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Hey folks! Isa and I decided to take the plunge and started a Patreon!
Patreon is kind of like a hybrid between a tip jar and Kickstarter. What it does is help you to support the artists you love and enable them to do more work. In our case, we would love to eventually get Namesake up to five days a week. However, to do that, we need to be able to have Isa work full-time (or clone her, but we’re still figuring out the process.)
Anyone who donates can access our creation and activity feeds. This will include a variety of behind-the-scenes content, including videos of us working on various aspects of the comic, the research that goes into creating Namesake and our other comics, Q&As, book/comic critiques, first read on our new projects, previews and more. Those who pledge
$10 $5 or more per month will get early access to Namesake updates!
Those who contribute at any level will also get access to development work going on with Quibbling, our second major comic series that’s slated to debut this winter.
We’re really excited about this, and we’re thrilled about the chance to share more of our stories with you!
The Namesake team has been hard at work : we’ve been secretly plotting to launch an anthology Kickstarter in August. and THIS is the first official announcement!
Introducing Valor – a fairy tale anthology about courageous heroines producedby a team of amazing fairy-tale loving creators!
Valor is an anthology of re-imaged fairy tales showcasing the talent of some of the top creators in the field of digital comics. The purpose of this book is to pay homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales. Some of these are recreations of time-honored tales. Others are brand new stories, designed to be passed to future generations.
The anthology will be young adult friendly and in color, each story being 4 to 15 pages long.
WHO IS THE TALENT :
+ Morgan Beem - Ink Wielder Extraordinaire
+ Meaghan Carter - Creator of Take Off
+ Kadi Fedoruk - Creator of Blindsprings
+ Megan Kearney - Creator of the Beauty and the Beast
+ Isabelle Melançon - Co-creator of Namesake
+ Laura Neubert - Lover of all things revolutionnary
+ Emily Hann - Composer of backgrounds
+ Sara Goetter - Creator of the short comic Haircut
+ Annie Stoll - Creator of Ode
+ Michelle Krivanek - Creator of Alice and the Nightmare
+ Nicole Chartrand - Creator of Feywinds
+ Jayd Ait-Kaci - Creator of Small Town Witch
+ Justin Lanjil - Master of colors
+ Ran Brown - Creator of The End
+ Angelica Maria Lopez - Creator of Solstoria
We also have an amazing writing team working with some of the artists and writing prose :
+ Megan Lavey-Heaton - Co-creator of Namesake
+ Tim Ferrera - Writer of Ode
+ Alex Singer - Author of Sfeer Theory
+ Joanne Webster - Forger of words
OK SO I NEED THIS. WHEN IS THE KICKSTARTER?
Launch is scheduled for August 1st. There will be a HUGE announcement on the site, of course.