Zack Soto is creating Comics and Art
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patrons

$104
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Hi! I'm Zack Soto and I like to draw monsters, weirdos and more. I've been a professional cartoonist and small press publisher for about 15 years, under the Study Group banner and while I've done a bunch of short stories and anthology comics, The Secret Voice is probably the work most people know me from.

The Secret Voice is my version of an "epic fantasy-adventure comic," though there are elements of metaphysics, art comics, super hero fiction and science fiction to round it out. In The Secret Voice, the warrior-monk Dr. Galapagos races against time to stop a war, save himself, his world and everyone he holds dear. There's action, mysticism, kung fu, trolls, epic battles, and I've built a huge world, which people have only seen a fraction of so far. Still to come are conspiracies, hand-to-hand mayhem, secret societies, doomed romance, betrayal, psychic showdowns, bloody battlefields, and dark forces!
                           
So far, there's been three print issues of the first few chapters, with another one planned for Summer 2017, completing "Book One" of the story. You can buy copies of these books here in the webstore, but issues 1, 2 & 3 are also available to read on Study Group Comics right now for free. The completed story is going to be 6-7 print issues worth of comics.  I'm currently in the process of laying out the pages for issue 4. 

My other major project for the foreseeable future is a science fiction project that's nominally a YA book (or maybe it's just an actual "all ages audience" book) called Power Button. It's a story full of alien invasions, cyborgs, kid adventurers, family life, and great upheaval. Power Button is me channeling my love of 80s anime & manga, and european kids comics into one vessel. I'm well into development on the first book of what will likely be three large graphic novels. I'm not planning on serializing Power Button online or in print, but I will be posting sections here on Patreon as Patron-exclusive content as I work on it.    


In addition to those two major comics, I'm writing other pieces for people to draw, and in the beginning stages of another standalone graphic novel, and as these things progress, I'll post about them here.

So with that in mind, let's talk about: EXCLUSIVE CONTENT!
 
In addition to the Secret Voice updates on Studygroupcomics.com, I'll be running some Patreon-exclusive content here, only for my backers! For your monthly donation, you will receive access to:
  • Design Works posts: Secret Voice & Power Button are both generating a lot of concept art, character designs, sketches, etc. I'll post those on a regular basis so you can track the progress  of how these worlds are constructed.
  • All Patrons now have access to all my work in digital download format, for free.
  • Short Stories! Here and there, I'll post some smaller pieces.
  • Higher tier Patrons will have access to original art rewards as well. Check it out below for more info.
  • Additionally: Patrons will get 10% off at the Study Group Store, for as long as they are supporting my campaign.

Anyway, the Patreon thing is set up pretty easily, if you like my comic you can sign up to kick in 1, 5, 10, or however many dollars you want per month.
It'll be fun!



Tiers
Internet Pallies
$1 or more per month 29 patrons
You feel good, I feel good! Let's be friends. Internet friends.

You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content.

Art Buddies
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
You really like my comics/art and want to help push me forward *that much more.* You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content. 
Illustrious Peeps
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
I'd say you're practically ENTITLED to massive high-fives if we ever meet.

You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content. 

Ride or Die Pallies
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Subscription level: you get any print issues of Secret Voice or any other minis I might make that are published during the time you are signed up.
You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content. 
Hardcore Helpers
$15 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content.  You're also entered in as a Subscription-level patron. 
Person of Intense Distinction
$20 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
P.I.D.! 

You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content.  You are of course entered in as a subscription-level Patron at this point.

Medici Level Pallie
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Commission level: All of the stuff above, except you're an insanely talented, sexy person that I both envy and adore. You also get to tell me what to draw (within reason, there are guidelines) and I will send you a drawing of your choosing.
You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content. 
Goals
$104 of $500 per month
The "sweet sweet cushion" level: This would take care of many of my regular bills each month and allow me an unprecedented amount of stress free living!
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Hi! I'm Zack Soto and I like to draw monsters, weirdos and more. I've been a professional cartoonist and small press publisher for about 15 years, under the Study Group banner and while I've done a bunch of short stories and anthology comics, The Secret Voice is probably the work most people know me from.

The Secret Voice is my version of an "epic fantasy-adventure comic," though there are elements of metaphysics, art comics, super hero fiction and science fiction to round it out. In The Secret Voice, the warrior-monk Dr. Galapagos races against time to stop a war, save himself, his world and everyone he holds dear. There's action, mysticism, kung fu, trolls, epic battles, and I've built a huge world, which people have only seen a fraction of so far. Still to come are conspiracies, hand-to-hand mayhem, secret societies, doomed romance, betrayal, psychic showdowns, bloody battlefields, and dark forces!
                           
So far, there's been three print issues of the first few chapters, with another one planned for Summer 2017, completing "Book One" of the story. You can buy copies of these books here in the webstore, but issues 1, 2 & 3 are also available to read on Study Group Comics right now for free. The completed story is going to be 6-7 print issues worth of comics.  I'm currently in the process of laying out the pages for issue 4. 

My other major project for the foreseeable future is a science fiction project that's nominally a YA book (or maybe it's just an actual "all ages audience" book) called Power Button. It's a story full of alien invasions, cyborgs, kid adventurers, family life, and great upheaval. Power Button is me channeling my love of 80s anime & manga, and european kids comics into one vessel. I'm well into development on the first book of what will likely be three large graphic novels. I'm not planning on serializing Power Button online or in print, but I will be posting sections here on Patreon as Patron-exclusive content as I work on it.    


In addition to those two major comics, I'm writing other pieces for people to draw, and in the beginning stages of another standalone graphic novel, and as these things progress, I'll post about them here.

So with that in mind, let's talk about: EXCLUSIVE CONTENT!
 
In addition to the Secret Voice updates on Studygroupcomics.com, I'll be running some Patreon-exclusive content here, only for my backers! For your monthly donation, you will receive access to:
  • Design Works posts: Secret Voice & Power Button are both generating a lot of concept art, character designs, sketches, etc. I'll post those on a regular basis so you can track the progress  of how these worlds are constructed.
  • All Patrons now have access to all my work in digital download format, for free.
  • Short Stories! Here and there, I'll post some smaller pieces.
  • Higher tier Patrons will have access to original art rewards as well. Check it out below for more info.
  • Additionally: Patrons will get 10% off at the Study Group Store, for as long as they are supporting my campaign.

Anyway, the Patreon thing is set up pretty easily, if you like my comic you can sign up to kick in 1, 5, 10, or however many dollars you want per month.
It'll be fun!



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Tiers
Internet Pallies
$1 or more per month 29 patrons
You feel good, I feel good! Let's be friends. Internet friends.

You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content.

Art Buddies
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
You really like my comics/art and want to help push me forward *that much more.* You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content. 
Illustrious Peeps
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
I'd say you're practically ENTITLED to massive high-fives if we ever meet.

You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content. 

Ride or Die Pallies
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Subscription level: you get any print issues of Secret Voice or any other minis I might make that are published during the time you are signed up.
You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content. 
Hardcore Helpers
$15 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content.  You're also entered in as a Subscription-level patron. 
Person of Intense Distinction
$20 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
P.I.D.! 

You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content.  You are of course entered in as a subscription-level Patron at this point.

Medici Level Pallie
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Commission level: All of the stuff above, except you're an insanely talented, sexy person that I both envy and adore. You also get to tell me what to draw (within reason, there are guidelines) and I will send you a drawing of your choosing.
You get digital access to all my existing in print comics, sneak peaks at works in progress, process posts, design works posts, journal posts, and Patreon-exclusive comics content.