Wil Panganiban

is creating Art and Comics

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My many thanks for your support!

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My sincerest thanks and appreciation.  I will make sure to keep the wellspring of Frank and Steinway and Grace flowing every month, drought be damned!! You'll have access to my activity stream, where I will post interesting musings on life, drawing, show spoilers (just kidding), whatever I think is interesting.  You, as a patron can post as well! Ask a question, anything.  Finally, your name will grace a special section of the credits of future episodes of the Frank and Steinway cartoon.

Cartoonify Me!

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My thanks of course!  But along with the rewards mentioned in the lower tier, I will also cartoonify you!  All you need is to send me a head shot and I will cartoonify you in the style of Frank and Steinway cartoons.  You can use these images for whatever you want!  A profile picture, or print it out and  hang on the wall.  You decide.  As for comics,  I will also post the rough of the strip before final.  You can also see the strip a day before it actually comes out!

Cartoon Cameo Tier 1

$5
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All the lower tier rewards, and you will have access to my blog about cartoons and other musings.  Your cartoonified image will appear in the background of future episodes of the Frank and Steinway cartoon.  Though it is not animated, you get to be in the scene!  You'll also have access to behind the scenes stuff like work in progress videos, as well as storyboards and sketches.  I will also send you a PDF version of Frank and Steinway's book I create!

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About Wil Panganiban

Hi, I'm Wil!  I'm a cartoonist.  I've been drawing ever since I was in preschool.  I loved to draw Superman.  I got in trouble many times for making large chalk murals at school.  Then, I saw my first Peanuts book. I was hooked on comics, in all its forms forever.    
I grew up drawing.  My dream job was to become a famous cartoonist, like Charles Schulz.  I touched the sky once, back in 1994 when I took over as artist for a single panel comic called Chaos.  It was syndicated by King Features.  I was hooked.  Sadly, the owner and writer of the strip decided to end its run without giving me a chance to take the reigns.  I was devastated.  My dreams were over, for now anyway. 

I was again teased with greatness in 2014, when I had a chance to pitch a super hero idea idea to Hanna-Barbera.  They liked it!  So I was invited to final pitch!  There were two finalists.  I was one of them.   Initially, there were 2 spots.  I was excited.  This was a slam dunk!  Suddenly I found out that Mr. Barbera himself decided to take one of the spots.  Alas, that left only one opening.  I would have to duel it out with the second finalist.  Unfortunately for me, that other finalist was Van Partible's and his pitch was "Johnny Bravo".  We all know how that went.  I was then offered to pitch again, so I decided to pitch them another short.  This one starred old monsters that were suddenly fired from a movie studio.  Yup, you guessed it, Frank and Steinway.  They liked the pitch, but unfortunately, they decided to head off to another direction.  While waiting to hear from them, so did I and focused on my new career, in the video games industry. 

In 2010, I was laid off from my job and was forced to rethink my future. I decided to restart my pursuit of comic strip syndication, an easier road, I thought.  I decided to draw from an old cartoon animation pitch I did for Hanna-Barbera.  The characters of that pitch were Count Dracula and Frankenstein's monster.  the premise was simple:  Beloved monsters get laid off from Hollywood.  What do they do now?  What a coincidence! It clearly mirrors my situation. Tons of material!  For  years now, I've been drawing my comic strip in hopes of reaching that elusive dream, Syndication.  Frank and Steinway began its run in Canadian papers around  2014.  As you can imagine, I was absolutely ecstatic at reaching such a milestone. But I'm also very realistic in knowing that it still means a long hard climb up the mountain, usually for a small financial return. With the current state of newspapers today, that's become an even steeper climb.  

The advent of Youtube and other streaming services has also given me the opportunity to finally get that other monkey off my back.  The chance to animate Frank and Steinway (since technically it was meant as a cartoon anyway)!  Technology has also come around so that perhaps even one person can attempt to do a create continually updated animated content.  

With Patreon, I hope that you, the community can help me fund my dream of creating my stories.  Though I mostly work alone on these projects, they require a lot of work.  Normally, I don't mind working for free, but sometimes I do need the help of others.  Voice artists, musician, writers and maybe even other artists can alleviate the burden of creation.  However, unlike myself, I do not want to be unfair.  Work deserves to be paid and I cannot offer these people exposure in exchange for their assistance.  And, maybe someday, I can move on to a bigger team that can create even better, longer episodes for you to enjoy.  





As I mentioned earlier, I would like for my Patreon page to be a favorite destination place.  With that, I'd like to showcase more of my skills.  This includes my illustration skills, as well as my other comic strip ideas.  All are available as prints and post cards for qualifying patron tiers!  

Thanks for stopping by!  

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If we reach this goal, I hope to bring in some help.  Extra time not color is extra time drawing!  Hey, maybe some monthly prints! Original drawings?  
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 242 exclusive posts
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Writings
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Videos

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