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JUST $1 GETS YOU FULL ACCESS


As a patron, you will not only get exclusive access to comics and artwork created here, but you will also get access to insights about writing, producing comics, and running crowdfunding campaigns! Just $1 gets you access, but the more you pledge, the more access and the more content you will get.



WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?


This Patreon is focused on raising funds for paying artists. Every goal is centered on the creation of exclusive artwork pieces by various artists for not only my two established series, Alter-Life and Zed, but the creation of new, Patreon-Exclusive Comics The Nook and Babel.

This patron money is not meant for profit! All money will go directly into the production of conceptual artwork and full comic pages!!





I have a long-standing relationship with Katrina Kunstmann, who has done the artwork, coloring, and lettering for both ZED and Alter-Life. I will be working with her as well as with a number of other artists from around the world.

     
    

WHY PATREON?


Here's the deal. I will be a new Dad this July, I work part-time for my local newspaper, and I aspire to write comics as much as I can. My ambitions are grand and my ideas are vast, but my pockets are not deep. Comics require art, and great artists need to be paid for their work. Village Comics is my creation, and it's an attempt to have readers and fans help bring artwork to my ideas and creations.

I have successfully funded two creator-owned, self-published comic series through Kickstarter. Alter-Life and ZED will both continue, and will likely be one of the primary functions of the money raised here. In addition, two other comics will be brought exclusively to Patrons via digital webcomic form!

GOALS


Once we hit our goals, every month I will work artists to develop conceptual artwork, pin ups, cover art, and full pages of web comics, some of which will ONLY be available to current patrons.

I live to create, and I truly thank you all for supporting indie comics. I can't wait to reveal all of these worlds and ideas living inside my head.


FEATURED COMICS


ALTER-LIFE

A series exploring the mystery of Human Consciousness.



Alter-Life is the story of a man's tragic life that is forever changed when he discovers he can enter his alternate existences.

It’s been a rough few years. Trapped in a dead-end customer service rep job, his wife and child recently killed in an accident, Jake decides that he is just going to end it all.  On that day, at the very time and place he decides to kill himself, he is presented with a chance to bring meaning to his existence. Just as this meaning becomes clear, Jake is killed. The world goes black...

Suddenly, he finds himself standing at the very place and time he was before he died. Everything is different, but everything's the same. This discovery will send him on quest for the truth about his past and the source of his new found abilities.


ZED

A Buddy-Roadtrip-Zombie-Superhero Comic

It lasted three years, but the outbreak is over. Most of the infected have been isolated or destroyed. The vaccine was created on day 900, and now life is getting back to normal. Cities are repopulating, and there is a long-awaited sense of calm throughout the country.

The PH-virus was relatively short lived thanks to Samuel Grace, genius scientist and the creator of the PH vaccine. His vaccine can prevent the spread of the virus, but cannot reverse it. Fortunately, Sam’s vaccine stopped the PH-virus before it decimated the world population, but the vaccine did not come without a cost. For three years Sam experimented on patient after patient, subject after subject. Tuning the vaccine carried a cost of both human and Post-Human life. One such test subject was Zed.

Zed was a good friend to Sam. They grew up together and remained friends even though they grew apart when Sam pursued science and Zed lived the simple life of a carefree ice deliveryman.

When the outbreak hit, society went into a frenzy of destruction. By year two, there was little need for deliverymen, and Zed wanted to help in any way he could. He offered to help Sam with his search for a cure. Although he successfully created a vaccination, Sam had other motives behind his research...


PATREON EXCLUSIVE WEB COMICS


THE NOOK

A ghost story set in World War II France.

Fleeing the oppression of Germany, a young girl and her parents move to a remote town on the border of France. It is here she finds her new best friend, a cat named Nook. But, there is more to this cat than it seems.

A dark and twisted history longs to be revealed. The young girl embarks on a quest with her to learn more about her fuzzy new friend's past and what exactly happened to the family that once inhabited their new home.
 

THE HENCHMAN

A noir-esque story of an unemployed Henchman looking for his next boss.

(I will be sharing more with Patrons!)


Tiers
Patron of the Comics Arts
$1 or more per month
  • Access to All Patreon-Exclusive Artwork, Webcomics, and Weekly Videos
Digital Comics
$5 or more per month
  • High Quality Downloads of Artwork
  • Instant Access to Digital Editions of Alter-Life Issues 1 & 2 and ZED Issue 1 (PDF)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Behind the Scenes
$10 or more per month
  • Access to any and all Behind-the-Scenes Content
  • Access to Conceptual (WIP) Drawings
  • Plus all previous rewards
Patronage Powers
$20 or more per month
  • Access to Script Previews
  • Power to Suggest Topics for Videos
  • Power to Submit Artist Recommendations
  • Plus all previous rewards
Curators of Creativity
$50 or more per month
  • One Patreon-Exclusive Print (ANY Comic Page, Cover, Pinup, or Full Issue)
  • Participate in the Monthly Hangout/Live Video Update including Q&A and Comic Book Writing/Crowdfunding Workshop
  • Plus all previous rewards
Producer of Fine Comics
$100 or more per month
  • Producer Credit in ALL Content
  • Seek Peek of all Art Pages and Scripts
  • Second Print Every Month of your choice. (ANY Comic Page, Cover, Pinup, or Full Issue Commissioned)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
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MORE COMICS


Every month we will be releasing 2-4 pages of one of the Patreon-Exclusive webcomics, ZED, The Henchman or The Nook.

Any funds not put toward pages will e used for conceptual artwork included but not limited to: conceptual art, character designs, pages, covers, sketches or pinups.
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JUST $1 GETS YOU FULL ACCESS


As a patron, you will not only get exclusive access to comics and artwork created here, but you will also get access to insights about writing, producing comics, and running crowdfunding campaigns! Just $1 gets you access, but the more you pledge, the more access and the more content you will get.



WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?


This Patreon is focused on raising funds for paying artists. Every goal is centered on the creation of exclusive artwork pieces by various artists for not only my two established series, Alter-Life and Zed, but the creation of new, Patreon-Exclusive Comics The Nook and Babel.

This patron money is not meant for profit! All money will go directly into the production of conceptual artwork and full comic pages!!





I have a long-standing relationship with Katrina Kunstmann, who has done the artwork, coloring, and lettering for both ZED and Alter-Life. I will be working with her as well as with a number of other artists from around the world.

     
    

WHY PATREON?


Here's the deal. I will be a new Dad this July, I work part-time for my local newspaper, and I aspire to write comics as much as I can. My ambitions are grand and my ideas are vast, but my pockets are not deep. Comics require art, and great artists need to be paid for their work. Village Comics is my creation, and it's an attempt to have readers and fans help bring artwork to my ideas and creations.

I have successfully funded two creator-owned, self-published comic series through Kickstarter. Alter-Life and ZED will both continue, and will likely be one of the primary functions of the money raised here. In addition, two other comics will be brought exclusively to Patrons via digital webcomic form!

GOALS


Once we hit our goals, every month I will work artists to develop conceptual artwork, pin ups, cover art, and full pages of web comics, some of which will ONLY be available to current patrons.

I live to create, and I truly thank you all for supporting indie comics. I can't wait to reveal all of these worlds and ideas living inside my head.


FEATURED COMICS


ALTER-LIFE

A series exploring the mystery of Human Consciousness.



Alter-Life is the story of a man's tragic life that is forever changed when he discovers he can enter his alternate existences.

It’s been a rough few years. Trapped in a dead-end customer service rep job, his wife and child recently killed in an accident, Jake decides that he is just going to end it all.  On that day, at the very time and place he decides to kill himself, he is presented with a chance to bring meaning to his existence. Just as this meaning becomes clear, Jake is killed. The world goes black...

Suddenly, he finds himself standing at the very place and time he was before he died. Everything is different, but everything's the same. This discovery will send him on quest for the truth about his past and the source of his new found abilities.


ZED

A Buddy-Roadtrip-Zombie-Superhero Comic

It lasted three years, but the outbreak is over. Most of the infected have been isolated or destroyed. The vaccine was created on day 900, and now life is getting back to normal. Cities are repopulating, and there is a long-awaited sense of calm throughout the country.

The PH-virus was relatively short lived thanks to Samuel Grace, genius scientist and the creator of the PH vaccine. His vaccine can prevent the spread of the virus, but cannot reverse it. Fortunately, Sam’s vaccine stopped the PH-virus before it decimated the world population, but the vaccine did not come without a cost. For three years Sam experimented on patient after patient, subject after subject. Tuning the vaccine carried a cost of both human and Post-Human life. One such test subject was Zed.

Zed was a good friend to Sam. They grew up together and remained friends even though they grew apart when Sam pursued science and Zed lived the simple life of a carefree ice deliveryman.

When the outbreak hit, society went into a frenzy of destruction. By year two, there was little need for deliverymen, and Zed wanted to help in any way he could. He offered to help Sam with his search for a cure. Although he successfully created a vaccination, Sam had other motives behind his research...


PATREON EXCLUSIVE WEB COMICS


THE NOOK

A ghost story set in World War II France.

Fleeing the oppression of Germany, a young girl and her parents move to a remote town on the border of France. It is here she finds her new best friend, a cat named Nook. But, there is more to this cat than it seems.

A dark and twisted history longs to be revealed. The young girl embarks on a quest with her to learn more about her fuzzy new friend's past and what exactly happened to the family that once inhabited their new home.
 

THE HENCHMAN

A noir-esque story of an unemployed Henchman looking for his next boss.

(I will be sharing more with Patrons!)


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Tiers
Patron of the Comics Arts
$1 or more per month
  • Access to All Patreon-Exclusive Artwork, Webcomics, and Weekly Videos
Digital Comics
$5 or more per month
  • High Quality Downloads of Artwork
  • Instant Access to Digital Editions of Alter-Life Issues 1 & 2 and ZED Issue 1 (PDF)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Behind the Scenes
$10 or more per month
  • Access to any and all Behind-the-Scenes Content
  • Access to Conceptual (WIP) Drawings
  • Plus all previous rewards
Patronage Powers
$20 or more per month
  • Access to Script Previews
  • Power to Suggest Topics for Videos
  • Power to Submit Artist Recommendations
  • Plus all previous rewards
Curators of Creativity
$50 or more per month
  • One Patreon-Exclusive Print (ANY Comic Page, Cover, Pinup, or Full Issue)
  • Participate in the Monthly Hangout/Live Video Update including Q&A and Comic Book Writing/Crowdfunding Workshop
  • Plus all previous rewards
Producer of Fine Comics
$100 or more per month
  • Producer Credit in ALL Content
  • Seek Peek of all Art Pages and Scripts
  • Second Print Every Month of your choice. (ANY Comic Page, Cover, Pinup, or Full Issue Commissioned)
  • Plus all previous rewards