Hi there! I’m Ariel Ries; celebrity eggplant and comic creator extraordinaire! I make sci-fi and fantasy content with a focus on POC/LGBTQ characters. I’m trying to make it in the webcomics business and would love if you paid me to do it!
My main project is Witchy; an on-going online comic about hair-powered witches under a military regime, and what happens when one witch suddenly has no hair. It takes place in a melting pot fantasy world influenced by cultures spanning continental Asia, where everyone’s Asian and no one is straight. Witchy updates twice a week! (for a more serious explanation, please just visit the site)
In addition to Witchy, I’m developing a comic under the working title Strange Bedfellows, about a guy who develops the power to physically manifest his dreams in real life — including that childhood crush he can’t seem to forget. Hoping to launch by the end of 2018!
Like the look of those comics? Guess what, there's more! Making webcomics full time means I have more time to make mini-comics, auto-bio strips, and illustrations!
I’ve been making Witchy since 2014, which I started shortly before I began my bachelor’s degree in animation. After making Witchy on top of full-time study for almost 4 years, I realised that making a webcomic while working full time was not going be a sustainable lifestyle for me. However, I’m super passionate about telling my own stories, so I wanted to have a go at making a living out of it before giving up the goat — that’s where you come in!
Your support will literally be keeping my bills paid and my stomach full, and while i know you’re probably just a real philanthropist, I have some Cool and Great reward tiers that’ll make your donation even more worthwhile! If you can’t afford much, even one dollar is amazing help.
I’m glad you asked my friend. My goal is to add new tiers and rewards as time goes on, but here's what you can currently get for your hard-earned money:
- Donate to my ko-fi!
Don’t want to commit to a monthly donation? Buy me a (figurative) coffee. I am actually allergic to caffeine.
- Commission me!
Let me make some art, just for you! Currently closed, but more details to come.
- Follow me on social media!
Do me a favour and follow me on my twitter, tumblr, or instagram!
- Share my work with your friends and followers!
The most important thing you can do. If you don’t have any spare change lying around, sharing my work with those around you lets my work reach the rest of the world. I’d be nothing without my audience!
Thanks for reading and for making my dreams.... a REALITY!!!!