Sarah Nelson is creating a webcomic
28

patrons

$105
per month
Hello, hello! I am Sarah Nelson, veteran webcomic artist looking to stay a webcomic artist until I'm dead or my arm falls off.

My current project is DANIEL, a free online graphic novel of the vampire-horror kind; it is also for adults only due to graphic violence and adult language.

DANIEL website: http://www.vermillionworks.com/daniel/

The Story

Set during the 1930s, it follows the tale of Daniel Groth, a down-on-his-luck but good spirited gravedigger who simply disappears one day without a trace, leaving behind his best and only friend, Christine, of whom he was secretly in love with. He returns months later to Christine's house...very much changed. Now a horrifying creature of the night, Daniel's true personality is fading away, leaving only his unquenchable desire for blood.

The Horror of the Vampire

Vampires have always been one of my favorite mythological creatures of the night, though I have always been a bit more fascinated with what makes them disturbing rather than the "sexy immortality" aspects of them.

Imagine the psychological horror of having someone you love die and come back as a shadow of their former self; a lifeless thing with a rotting soul. These sort of vampires stories seem to be becoming rather scarce in recent years, and I personally find them more interesting than any misunderstood vampire romance that plays it safe, or even a "vampire hordes have taken over the Earth" tale where it's all about survival.

I want to bring some horror back into the vampire genre with Daniel. Oh, there is romance and drama as well, but it is first and foremost a horror story. I even tried to give the whole thing an "old horror film" vibe with the grayscale coloring and early setting.

The Lowdown

Daniel is free to read on it's main website and this Patreon won't change that, you can simply get new pages faster and other goodies no one else gets to see by becoming a patron. Sometimes, I will aim to get my patrons an extra page, or even a page ahead of everyone else. You can also just get a good feeling of helping a girl survive!

Let's also make it more awesome and say you would be supporting more creepy vampire stories. =)

While Daniel is pretty long, it does have an end in sight, but it has a while yet before it gets there. Once it does though, and especially if Patreon is helping me, I will jump right into the next free comic with bonuses for all you lovely patrons! This story is my current baby and by donating you'd be helping see it through to the end and would make me feel confident about going forward on future projects.

For the record: I'm currently working without a buffer - meaning pages are posted here as they're completed. While I consider myself generally reliable on getting pages out, sometimes life will happen, especially since I suffer from very serious arm strain in BOTH arms caused by too much drawing and computer use. So just giving you guys a heads up that this is a "making pages one day at a time" project. I do aim to please, so even if I miss a week, I'll still try my best to get you guys some extras to look at.

WHAT YOUR DONATIONS DO!
Support from Patrons will go to site hosting, living expenses, upgrading my art programs & equipment, getting ads for the comic out more, possibly printing the comic and so on. Most of all it will assure that Daniel keeps going until it's completion and I can kind of survive while I'm at it. =P

MY CURRENT GOALS
Probably the two biggest goals I'd like to achieve are to attempt to at least make a lean living off of my comics as it's just what I'd love to do (or at least feel compensated for the work), and, if possible, save up to finally print Daniel so you can read this creepy little story of mine in book form as well, with low lighting around you...during a thunderstorm.
Rewards
Sweet
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
  • FASTER UPDATES: Your buck goes a long way and you have my thanks. Don't care about rewards but want quicker updates? Then this is a great option for you! You'll always get to see new pages earlier.
Sweeter Than Sweet
$2 or more per month 10 patrons
The faster updates, as well as...
  • THE FEED: You'll get access to progress shots of the comic pages, glimpses at my scripts, sketches, special artworks/wallpapers (either first looks or exclusive ones) when I can manage it, and any other tidbits I can think of.
  • TIMELAPSE VIDEOS: You'll get access to occasional timelapse video recordings of me working on the comic pages.
  • WRITTEN STORIES: (Currently on hold for a while. Two completed stories are still available though!) You'll get access to written stories about Daniel's past as a human, as well as stories about his three months span as a vampire before going to Christine. They will often have illustrations as well!
Creeper
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
Everything above, as well as....
 
  • VERMILLION TALES: A series of dark/horror comics exclusive to Patreon. Currently in an early experimental phase (may or may not stick with it), but you'll get a new episode/page once a month.
  • HD PDFS: High-quality PDFs of all past and future chapters of Daniel, some will have tweaked artwork! New chapter PDFs will be released as the chapters are finished...
  • BIGGER PAGES: ...but you won't have to wait for the chapter PDFs to see the pages in BIG, shiny mode! You'll get to see larger versions of the pages as they're completed!
  • LOST COMIC: Access to a PDF of an unreleased 15 page comic I sent to a contest entitled, "Heart of Malice".
Undead
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
  • THE WALL OF LOVE: When your first payment goes through under this tier, your name will go on "The Wall Of Love" that lies in the "Support" section of the site, as well at the end of new DANIEL Chapter PDFs. It can be a username rather than your real name (but let me know if you want me to use something specific!), and I will also have your name linked to your own personal website! Your name/url will also probably be at the end of any future print versions of Daniel (if/when that happens, please note that's still a big 'if') or any other printed stories I may create with Patreon support.
    ((IMPORTANT: Your name/link will remain up for some time after the first month, but if it eventually becomes clear you are no longer a patron under this tier, I may remove your name/link from the site's Wall Of Love.))
  • YOUR SITE LINKED: To top it off, not only will I link your name to your site on The Wall of Love, but if you have a 200x40 size button for your site, I will also put it up in the Links section! It can be to any site of yours, even something like a social media page or popular comic host where your comic resides (Tapastic, Smackjeeves, ect.)
    ((IMPORTANT: I still have the right to refuse to post a link to a site I deem as very inappropriate, hateful, extremely porntastic, ect.))
Evil Incarnate
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
I'm sorry, I don't have a lot to offer beyond the $10 point, but LET ME LOVE YOU STILL.
Goals
$105 of $200 per month
I will start making special 'director's commentary' videos where I go over each chapter of Daniel and just try to explain what the heck I was thinking of.
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Hello, hello! I am Sarah Nelson, veteran webcomic artist looking to stay a webcomic artist until I'm dead or my arm falls off.

My current project is DANIEL, a free online graphic novel of the vampire-horror kind; it is also for adults only due to graphic violence and adult language.

DANIEL website: http://www.vermillionworks.com/daniel/

The Story

Set during the 1930s, it follows the tale of Daniel Groth, a down-on-his-luck but good spirited gravedigger who simply disappears one day without a trace, leaving behind his best and only friend, Christine, of whom he was secretly in love with. He returns months later to Christine's house...very much changed. Now a horrifying creature of the night, Daniel's true personality is fading away, leaving only his unquenchable desire for blood.

The Horror of the Vampire

Vampires have always been one of my favorite mythological creatures of the night, though I have always been a bit more fascinated with what makes them disturbing rather than the "sexy immortality" aspects of them.

Imagine the psychological horror of having someone you love die and come back as a shadow of their former self; a lifeless thing with a rotting soul. These sort of vampires stories seem to be becoming rather scarce in recent years, and I personally find them more interesting than any misunderstood vampire romance that plays it safe, or even a "vampire hordes have taken over the Earth" tale where it's all about survival.

I want to bring some horror back into the vampire genre with Daniel. Oh, there is romance and drama as well, but it is first and foremost a horror story. I even tried to give the whole thing an "old horror film" vibe with the grayscale coloring and early setting.

The Lowdown

Daniel is free to read on it's main website and this Patreon won't change that, you can simply get new pages faster and other goodies no one else gets to see by becoming a patron. Sometimes, I will aim to get my patrons an extra page, or even a page ahead of everyone else. You can also just get a good feeling of helping a girl survive!

Let's also make it more awesome and say you would be supporting more creepy vampire stories. =)

While Daniel is pretty long, it does have an end in sight, but it has a while yet before it gets there. Once it does though, and especially if Patreon is helping me, I will jump right into the next free comic with bonuses for all you lovely patrons! This story is my current baby and by donating you'd be helping see it through to the end and would make me feel confident about going forward on future projects.

For the record: I'm currently working without a buffer - meaning pages are posted here as they're completed. While I consider myself generally reliable on getting pages out, sometimes life will happen, especially since I suffer from very serious arm strain in BOTH arms caused by too much drawing and computer use. So just giving you guys a heads up that this is a "making pages one day at a time" project. I do aim to please, so even if I miss a week, I'll still try my best to get you guys some extras to look at.

WHAT YOUR DONATIONS DO!
Support from Patrons will go to site hosting, living expenses, upgrading my art programs & equipment, getting ads for the comic out more, possibly printing the comic and so on. Most of all it will assure that Daniel keeps going until it's completion and I can kind of survive while I'm at it. =P

MY CURRENT GOALS
Probably the two biggest goals I'd like to achieve are to attempt to at least make a lean living off of my comics as it's just what I'd love to do (or at least feel compensated for the work), and, if possible, save up to finally print Daniel so you can read this creepy little story of mine in book form as well, with low lighting around you...during a thunderstorm.

Recent posts by Sarah Nelson

Rewards
Sweet
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
  • FASTER UPDATES: Your buck goes a long way and you have my thanks. Don't care about rewards but want quicker updates? Then this is a great option for you! You'll always get to see new pages earlier.
Sweeter Than Sweet
$2 or more per month 10 patrons
The faster updates, as well as...
  • THE FEED: You'll get access to progress shots of the comic pages, glimpses at my scripts, sketches, special artworks/wallpapers (either first looks or exclusive ones) when I can manage it, and any other tidbits I can think of.
  • TIMELAPSE VIDEOS: You'll get access to occasional timelapse video recordings of me working on the comic pages.
  • WRITTEN STORIES: (Currently on hold for a while. Two completed stories are still available though!) You'll get access to written stories about Daniel's past as a human, as well as stories about his three months span as a vampire before going to Christine. They will often have illustrations as well!
Creeper
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
Everything above, as well as....
 
  • VERMILLION TALES: A series of dark/horror comics exclusive to Patreon. Currently in an early experimental phase (may or may not stick with it), but you'll get a new episode/page once a month.
  • HD PDFS: High-quality PDFs of all past and future chapters of Daniel, some will have tweaked artwork! New chapter PDFs will be released as the chapters are finished...
  • BIGGER PAGES: ...but you won't have to wait for the chapter PDFs to see the pages in BIG, shiny mode! You'll get to see larger versions of the pages as they're completed!
  • LOST COMIC: Access to a PDF of an unreleased 15 page comic I sent to a contest entitled, "Heart of Malice".
Undead
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
  • THE WALL OF LOVE: When your first payment goes through under this tier, your name will go on "The Wall Of Love" that lies in the "Support" section of the site, as well at the end of new DANIEL Chapter PDFs. It can be a username rather than your real name (but let me know if you want me to use something specific!), and I will also have your name linked to your own personal website! Your name/url will also probably be at the end of any future print versions of Daniel (if/when that happens, please note that's still a big 'if') or any other printed stories I may create with Patreon support.
    ((IMPORTANT: Your name/link will remain up for some time after the first month, but if it eventually becomes clear you are no longer a patron under this tier, I may remove your name/link from the site's Wall Of Love.))
  • YOUR SITE LINKED: To top it off, not only will I link your name to your site on The Wall of Love, but if you have a 200x40 size button for your site, I will also put it up in the Links section! It can be to any site of yours, even something like a social media page or popular comic host where your comic resides (Tapastic, Smackjeeves, ect.)
    ((IMPORTANT: I still have the right to refuse to post a link to a site I deem as very inappropriate, hateful, extremely porntastic, ect.))
Evil Incarnate
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
I'm sorry, I don't have a lot to offer beyond the $10 point, but LET ME LOVE YOU STILL.