Scout Tran is creating mayhem.
160

patrons

$999
per month
THANK YOU SO MUCH, this Patreon drives my whole life. Because of the stability of income from this Patreon I do nothing but work on projects, from when I paw bleary-eyed for my phone in the morning to when I pass out at 5am. I can't imagine having done any of this without you, so the deepest thanks from me and also from all my readers, collectors, collaborators and community.

OKAY BUT WTF IS GOING ON HERE

As the world is in chaos right now, and issues are very close to home for me, my projects are tending toward short-fuse direct responses to ongoing events, so it's a little hard to say what exactly you can expect to see on this feed if you subscribe to my Patreon... BUT, these are some of the ongoing projects my donors have been supporting over the last few years, to give you some context:

Failing Sky
failingsky.com — Graphic novel, free to read online as a work-in-progress, nominated for Eisner Awards in 2014 and 2015 and a Prism Award in 2017
[all donors can activate their Failing Sky reading perks at this link: failingsky.com/bouncy ]

[on hiatus since 45's inauguration to prioritize short-fuse projects]

Villainette
strip.villainette.com
— weekly comic strip about dangerous genders, rendered in frivolous watercolor every Monday, first-ever winner of a Prism Award for webcomics in 2017

[intermittent as of 2018]

Scoutsplains
failingsky.com/scoutsplains illustration tutorial video series, no-holds-barred 

[on hiatus since 2017]

Scout's Artillery 
[yelp]
 [facebook]

a marble-run art installation activated by toy slingshots, "for all your catharsis needs" prioritizing trans & poc folks — located in the back of my art studio in downtown SF, check yelp or facebook for open hours 


the Degenderettes
degenderettes.com an international art crew that makes feminist-genderqueer agit-prop for a better world, notorious for our queer color guard and gender-neutral restroom campaigns, but our strong suit is our mutual self-care tbh


Musics! recordings at bogprincess.bandcamp.com and various live shows around town


and some giant puppets and stuff
i used to be a puppeteer and sometimes i still make giant puppets for street theater and lgbt marches, give free stilt lessons and whatnot


Tiers
FAILING SKY BACKSTAGE PASS
$1 or more per month 40 patrons
access to all of Failing Sky's special reading perks, like the backdoor to read the entire novel as pre-inked pencils


[this reward applies to all patrons over $1 — all donors should visit http://failingsky.com/bouncy to activate those perks]

DRAWING BOARD
$2 or more per month 12 patrons
early photos of my comic strips & other illustrations — either as time lapse videos of digital work or photos of literal paper on my literal drafting board before I erase pencil lines
WORKSHOP CAM
$3 or more per month 25 patrons
intermittent work-in-progress photos & videos from my puppetry, artillery, and other build projects, with diary entries about my working process & problem solving
SONG PREVIEWS
$4 or more per month 3 patrons
my finished songs are free on youtube, but i post early drafts of them to patreon first, hot off the presses before i've had a chance to make backing tracks, polish up the lyrics, or make proper demo recordings [if u RLY like songwriting, see my higher reward for song sketches!]
ARTILLERY TOKEN
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
every three months I'll mail you some small piece of retired detritus from Scout's Artillery as an honorary token: a shattered marble that's been retired, a plastic figurine that isn't whole enough to continue being a slingshot target — understand that these aren't cool or special or artistically embellished, they're just worthless everyday tokens from the Artillery in case you're into that


** please pledge at $6+ if your address is outside the USA **

ORIGINAL COMIC STRIP (BIANNUAL)
$8 or more per month 5 of 6 patrons
an original signed page from my weekly comic, strip.villainette.com, every OTHER quarter (every 6 months) — this is the original ink & watercolor, with all the white-out & pre-scan errors intact — not a print of a digital file; pages are roughly 6"x10", on highest quality 90lb watercolor paper. [please add $0.75 for international postage]
SONG SKETCHES
$9 or more per month 1 patron
before i even have a whole set of lyrics together i make embarrassing little after-midnight videos that i text to my partner or songwriting peers as part of my accountability process to actually finish them. wanna be on that short list of recipients?
ORIGINAL COMIC STRIP (QUARTERLY)
$15 or more per month 4 of 6 patrons
an original signed page from my weekly comic, strip.villainette.com every 3 months — this is the original ink & watercolor, with all the white-out & pre-scan errors intact, not a print of a digital file; pages are roughly 6"x10", on highest quality 90lb watercolor paper. [please add $1.50 for international postage]
ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION PAGE
$20 or more per month 2 of 8 patrons
an original page from whatever graphic story i’m working on, whenever i finish a story/chapter. pages vary in size, but are generally  9" x 12" on archival 140lb watercolor paper


**note that i don’t produce graphic stories much anymore, so this reward only ships once a year or less **

PICTURES OF MY ASS
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
i publish a lot of lewd selfies of me in my underwear (or worse) to my public instagram as part of my "professional participation in trans culture" (in that body-is-political way). only the best shots go live, some of the others get drunk texted to my crushes, but most of them just get deleted 4evr. want exclusive access to the unedited photos of me in my panties before i wipe them off my phone? great, be my guest, at least someone's gonna use them!


** fyi while not exactly "adult" content (please see Crashpad for that), there might be a loose nipple here and there. and, nope, i really don't care what you do with these, but maybe use your anonymous patreon handle if you don't want me to have your sensitive info **

ARTILLERY MEMBERSHIP
$30 or more per month 5 patrons
you and a guest can shoot for free at Scout's Artillery during regular visiting hours. trash the place as often as you want & know that your membership helps keep the range open for other people to shoot too
PREMIUM ILLUSTRAION PAGE
$40 or more per month 3 patrons (sold out!)
a premium original page from whatever graphic story i’m working on, every time i finish a story/chapter. this will be the large cinematic page of the story (as large as 22" x 30") or else special in some other way, like full color or depicting the turning point of the narrative; on archival 140lb watercolor paper.


** note that i don’t produce graphic stories much anymore, so this reward only ships once a year or less **

Goals
160 of 300 patrons
Milestone goals are a little N/A for me because I've already made that great leap of abandoning all commission jobs to spend 200% of my time on patreon-related projects, so I can't physically offer you any more pages or songs than I already do :\ Which isn't to say I'm fully funded by any means: I'm always harrowingly scraping by financially, and every project on the table is mournfully underproduced.

Any amount of patreon subscription, wishlist purchase or in-kind donation helps me become less anxiously-dependent on sporadic merch sales and allows me to invest in better materials and equipment that helps me expand these art & community projects. Because of this Patreon I was able to double the size of my studio space last year, which directly created the Scout's Artillery therapy & self-defense community space, built all those 2017 SF Pride parade pieces, etc, and gave me room to get back into music.

I still relied this year on non-Patreon donations to pay for the self-defense training membership for the entire NorCal Degenderettes chapter, replace a fried laptop, buy groceries, clothes and so so much training equipment. If I could double my Patreon donations I could stop spending so much energy hitting up my already-strapped community for extra cash to keep this all running, and I could focus just on producing work. Someday I hope to have a strong enough Patreon that I could hire an intern or even support staff, outsource some production and help support the other artists in my community — realistically that's at least 6x what I earn now.

My great goal is to make as much as when i was a student-funded drawing professor in 2005 before I broke free to pursue community-funded artwork. I would love to buy my own health insurance, buy a vehicle, start saving for retirement, maybe settle down in a real house or something — it seems like such an unrealistic dream at this point, but other artists have done it so I know it's possible. Let's make it happen! <3 <3
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THANK YOU SO MUCH, this Patreon drives my whole life. Because of the stability of income from this Patreon I do nothing but work on projects, from when I paw bleary-eyed for my phone in the morning to when I pass out at 5am. I can't imagine having done any of this without you, so the deepest thanks from me and also from all my readers, collectors, collaborators and community.

OKAY BUT WTF IS GOING ON HERE

As the world is in chaos right now, and issues are very close to home for me, my projects are tending toward short-fuse direct responses to ongoing events, so it's a little hard to say what exactly you can expect to see on this feed if you subscribe to my Patreon... BUT, these are some of the ongoing projects my donors have been supporting over the last few years, to give you some context:

Failing Sky
failingsky.com — Graphic novel, free to read online as a work-in-progress, nominated for Eisner Awards in 2014 and 2015 and a Prism Award in 2017
[all donors can activate their Failing Sky reading perks at this link: failingsky.com/bouncy ]

[on hiatus since 45's inauguration to prioritize short-fuse projects]

Villainette
strip.villainette.com
— weekly comic strip about dangerous genders, rendered in frivolous watercolor every Monday, first-ever winner of a Prism Award for webcomics in 2017

[intermittent as of 2018]

Scoutsplains
failingsky.com/scoutsplains illustration tutorial video series, no-holds-barred 

[on hiatus since 2017]

Scout's Artillery 
[yelp]
 [facebook]

a marble-run art installation activated by toy slingshots, "for all your catharsis needs" prioritizing trans & poc folks — located in the back of my art studio in downtown SF, check yelp or facebook for open hours 


the Degenderettes
degenderettes.com an international art crew that makes feminist-genderqueer agit-prop for a better world, notorious for our queer color guard and gender-neutral restroom campaigns, but our strong suit is our mutual self-care tbh


Musics! recordings at bogprincess.bandcamp.com and various live shows around town


and some giant puppets and stuff
i used to be a puppeteer and sometimes i still make giant puppets for street theater and lgbt marches, give free stilt lessons and whatnot


Recent posts by Scout Tran

Tiers
FAILING SKY BACKSTAGE PASS
$1 or more per month 40 patrons
access to all of Failing Sky's special reading perks, like the backdoor to read the entire novel as pre-inked pencils


[this reward applies to all patrons over $1 — all donors should visit http://failingsky.com/bouncy to activate those perks]

DRAWING BOARD
$2 or more per month 12 patrons
early photos of my comic strips & other illustrations — either as time lapse videos of digital work or photos of literal paper on my literal drafting board before I erase pencil lines
WORKSHOP CAM
$3 or more per month 25 patrons
intermittent work-in-progress photos & videos from my puppetry, artillery, and other build projects, with diary entries about my working process & problem solving
SONG PREVIEWS
$4 or more per month 3 patrons
my finished songs are free on youtube, but i post early drafts of them to patreon first, hot off the presses before i've had a chance to make backing tracks, polish up the lyrics, or make proper demo recordings [if u RLY like songwriting, see my higher reward for song sketches!]
ARTILLERY TOKEN
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
every three months I'll mail you some small piece of retired detritus from Scout's Artillery as an honorary token: a shattered marble that's been retired, a plastic figurine that isn't whole enough to continue being a slingshot target — understand that these aren't cool or special or artistically embellished, they're just worthless everyday tokens from the Artillery in case you're into that


** please pledge at $6+ if your address is outside the USA **

ORIGINAL COMIC STRIP (BIANNUAL)
$8 or more per month 5 of 6 patrons
an original signed page from my weekly comic, strip.villainette.com, every OTHER quarter (every 6 months) — this is the original ink & watercolor, with all the white-out & pre-scan errors intact — not a print of a digital file; pages are roughly 6"x10", on highest quality 90lb watercolor paper. [please add $0.75 for international postage]
SONG SKETCHES
$9 or more per month 1 patron
before i even have a whole set of lyrics together i make embarrassing little after-midnight videos that i text to my partner or songwriting peers as part of my accountability process to actually finish them. wanna be on that short list of recipients?
ORIGINAL COMIC STRIP (QUARTERLY)
$15 or more per month 4 of 6 patrons
an original signed page from my weekly comic, strip.villainette.com every 3 months — this is the original ink & watercolor, with all the white-out & pre-scan errors intact, not a print of a digital file; pages are roughly 6"x10", on highest quality 90lb watercolor paper. [please add $1.50 for international postage]
ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATION PAGE
$20 or more per month 2 of 8 patrons
an original page from whatever graphic story i’m working on, whenever i finish a story/chapter. pages vary in size, but are generally  9" x 12" on archival 140lb watercolor paper


**note that i don’t produce graphic stories much anymore, so this reward only ships once a year or less **

PICTURES OF MY ASS
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
i publish a lot of lewd selfies of me in my underwear (or worse) to my public instagram as part of my "professional participation in trans culture" (in that body-is-political way). only the best shots go live, some of the others get drunk texted to my crushes, but most of them just get deleted 4evr. want exclusive access to the unedited photos of me in my panties before i wipe them off my phone? great, be my guest, at least someone's gonna use them!


** fyi while not exactly "adult" content (please see Crashpad for that), there might be a loose nipple here and there. and, nope, i really don't care what you do with these, but maybe use your anonymous patreon handle if you don't want me to have your sensitive info **

ARTILLERY MEMBERSHIP
$30 or more per month 5 patrons
you and a guest can shoot for free at Scout's Artillery during regular visiting hours. trash the place as often as you want & know that your membership helps keep the range open for other people to shoot too
PREMIUM ILLUSTRAION PAGE
$40 or more per month 3 patrons (sold out!)
a premium original page from whatever graphic story i’m working on, every time i finish a story/chapter. this will be the large cinematic page of the story (as large as 22" x 30") or else special in some other way, like full color or depicting the turning point of the narrative; on archival 140lb watercolor paper.


** note that i don’t produce graphic stories much anymore, so this reward only ships once a year or less **