Cara Bean is creating comics.
19
patrons
$134
per month
Welcome to my Patreon page, the home base for my goal to create comics that speak to kids directly about mental health. I have taken a leave from my teaching position to focus on this goal for the 2018-19 school year. I am excited to share my discoveries and project progress with a supportive audience!

The topic of mental health interests me because I have lived with my own anxiety and periods of depression. I have also been impacted as a teacher witnessing the emotional landscape of the students who have opened up to me over the years. I think it’s important to make comics that I would have wanted to read as a kid and something that would have helped my students before they came to me in high school. I aim to create honest and visually appealing comics that will address and explain brain behavior along with positive and negative coping mechanisms.

As an educator I am struck by how useful the medium of comics can serve as a form of pedagogy. The format is well-suited to conveying a large amount of information in a condensed manner. There are bookshelves of evidence demonstrating the comics medium as exceptionally adept at expressing the experience of mental distortions and disorders. I believe there is room for artists like myself to provide visually compelling bibliotherapy in the form of comics. I am open to the idea of publishing my work as a book form and I am also interested in collaborating with organizations that want to help kids.

I am hoping to make this Patreon account a place for me to experiment with my cartooning and test out my ideas before committing to publication. As my supporter, you will have a backstage pass to my studio and first access to my work as it materializes. Thank you for your support!

Webpage: carabeancomics.com
Twitter: @carabeancomics
Instagram: @beandoodling
Tiers
The Supportive Snakes
$1 or more per month
One dollar per month gives you my sincere appreciation and gratitude. 
The Circle of Snails
$5 or more per month
Five dollars per month will allow you access to my sketches and journal entries as I try to make the mental become visual.  
The Helper Hounds
$10 or more per month
Ten dollars per month allows you the aforementioned access to my drawings and journal entries AND I will send a high quality PDF of comics and visual notes that I create. 
The Mailing Moths
$20 or more per month only 47 left
Twenty dollars per month allows you the access to my drawings and journal entries AND I will send you an original sketches and creations on paper every couple of months from my living, breathing hands! 
Goals
$134 of $500 per month
When we reach this goal, I willl compile a minicomic which will be sent out to subscribers from five dollars and above. This will be an artful experimental booklet that includes some of my early discoveries and beginnings.  
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Welcome to my Patreon page, the home base for my goal to create comics that speak to kids directly about mental health. I have taken a leave from my teaching position to focus on this goal for the 2018-19 school year. I am excited to share my discoveries and project progress with a supportive audience!

The topic of mental health interests me because I have lived with my own anxiety and periods of depression. I have also been impacted as a teacher witnessing the emotional landscape of the students who have opened up to me over the years. I think it’s important to make comics that I would have wanted to read as a kid and something that would have helped my students before they came to me in high school. I aim to create honest and visually appealing comics that will address and explain brain behavior along with positive and negative coping mechanisms.

As an educator I am struck by how useful the medium of comics can serve as a form of pedagogy. The format is well-suited to conveying a large amount of information in a condensed manner. There are bookshelves of evidence demonstrating the comics medium as exceptionally adept at expressing the experience of mental distortions and disorders. I believe there is room for artists like myself to provide visually compelling bibliotherapy in the form of comics. I am open to the idea of publishing my work as a book form and I am also interested in collaborating with organizations that want to help kids.

I am hoping to make this Patreon account a place for me to experiment with my cartooning and test out my ideas before committing to publication. As my supporter, you will have a backstage pass to my studio and first access to my work as it materializes. Thank you for your support!

Webpage: carabeancomics.com
Twitter: @carabeancomics
Instagram: @beandoodling

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Tiers
The Supportive Snakes
$1 or more per month
One dollar per month gives you my sincere appreciation and gratitude. 
The Circle of Snails
$5 or more per month
Five dollars per month will allow you access to my sketches and journal entries as I try to make the mental become visual.  
The Helper Hounds
$10 or more per month
Ten dollars per month allows you the aforementioned access to my drawings and journal entries AND I will send a high quality PDF of comics and visual notes that I create. 
The Mailing Moths
$20 or more per month only 47 left
Twenty dollars per month allows you the access to my drawings and journal entries AND I will send you an original sketches and creations on paper every couple of months from my living, breathing hands!