William O. Tyleris creating art, movie reviews and the webcomic Cinephilia.
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At this tier, you'll be able to see how I create my art: sketches, work in progress shots, and process videos of upcoming illustrations, comic pages, shirt designs & more, before they are finished.
- Plus, you'll get all of the benefits of the Cinephile and Storyboarder tiers.
I’ve always had a deep love for the movies, starting as a kid with animation and everything fantastical. As I got older and my genres expanded, I noticed that filmmaking was a perfect storytelling medium for almost any story. As an artist and creator, I began to see and study the form and function of film and how its different aspects come together to create such beauty on the screen. In college, I majored in Visual Communications and minored in Critical Cinema. Since then, my love for the movies has only grown and grown, to the point that I often can not conceal how strongly a movie has affected me, not that I usually try to.
I have sometimes found it hard to walk the line between being a fan, spending large amounts of time loving the works of others to the extent of bringing great and enjoyable escapism, and being my own artist, trying to express and tell my own stories in addition to staying relevant to the important issues in the world at large that it would be absolutely detrimental to escape from. In the last couple of years particularly, I’ve gotten more into writing movie reviews, recording trailer reaction videos and more, but nothing I’ve done has felt like a way to access and share my love of movies in a way that is both fulfilling and productive to myself and the world around me. So, what could I possibly do that would be fun and informative but not actually take away too much time from work, real life and, naturally, getting to actually watch all of those movies?
Then it hit me! Why not start a webcomic all about my thoughts and ramblings on film? Here, I can be as silly or serious about the medium as I want, creating comics that explore my personal love for film as well as the way it shapes and shifts, helps or hinders, our culture and society, done at my own pace, whenever ideas come and time permits, simultaneously using it to experiment with and fine-tune my own creative works, keeping my drawing hand fresh and warm between other projects.
Why had I not thought of this before? Probably because I was in a darkened theater too busy gripping my seat. Now that my eyes have adjusted to the light again, I’m very excited to explore the celluloid (and the digital) through this Patreon.
It's free to follow, and by doing so you'll be able to read all of the finished Cinephilia webcomics, as well as other select movie reviews, illustrations and more. But, of course, you get all kinds of perks for becoming a patron at the various tiers, and help me to be able to continue creating this type of work.
Cinephilia Comic Stories:
Cinephilia is now also a show! Perception Studio has invited me to host the show Cinephilia with co-host Art Vega on their Twitch channel. Tune in Sunday evenings at 6:30pm pacific time to twitch.tv/perceptionstudio for some movie talk.
see original work & commission art at
. williamotyler.com .
Making $100 a month would cover my cheapest monthly expense: my media intake! (Surpising, isn't it?) This would include paying for movie tickets, streaming services, and the wifi to be able to stream! This goal would help ensure that I stay up to date for Cinephilia, so once reaching this goal, I'll let patrons vote on the topic of a Cinephilia comic every month.