Jay Bell

is creating gay comics and stories.

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Winter Warrior!
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Become a Winter Warrior and you will receive:

  • Two comic pages a week, a month before they are published elsewhere!
  • A dollar of your contribution will be donated to a charitable cause each month. Good job!
  • Access to my monthly video update.
Autumn Angel!!
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Become an Autumn Angel and you will receive:  

  • Two comic pages a week, a month before they are published elsewhere!
  • A dollar of your contribution will be donated to a charitable cause each month. Good job!
  • Access to my monthly video update
  • A monthly bonus story and/or illustration.
  • Access to the exclusive library, which includes all previous bonuses.
  • The ability to vote on community decisions.
Summer Savior!!!
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$8
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Become a Summer Savior and you will receive:
  
  • Two comic pages a week, a month before they are published elsewhere!
  • A dollar of your contribution will be donated to a charitable cause. Good job!
  • Access to my monthly video update
  • A monthly bonus story and/or illustration.
  • Access to the exclusive library, which includes all previous bonuses.
  • The ability to vote on community decisions.
  • Your name in every novel I publish. (optional, opting in required)
  • A yearly greeting card around the holidays.
  • Access to the Archive.
  • The final version of each eBook that I publish, as they come out.

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About

Hi there! I’m Jay Bell. If you’ve heard of me, it’s probably because of Something Like Summer, which is the first book in a series of gay novels, a web comic, and also a movie. As proud as I am of these achievements, my financial situation isn’t as glamorous as you might imagine. Gay fiction remains a very niche genre, and a limited audience means a limited income. Not only that, but I self-publish, running most aspects of my business alone. Aside from working long hours and even weekends, I often need to invest daunting amounts of money to have things such as the audiobooks produced. This can make life stressful, but I don’t mind, because I feel passionately about creating authentic and emotional stories. If you feel just as strongly about reading them, you can help by pledging a small amount each month, and in return, I can offer a variety of special perks. A few highlights include:

-Access to new pages of the comic a month before anyone else sees them.
-Exclusive art and stories featuring your favorite couples.
-A slew of exclusive short stories and bonus material.
-Your name in the next book I publish.

How does it work? If you’re not familiar with Patreon, it’s similar to Kickstarter except you contribute a small monthly amount to keep a creator going while receiving rewards in return. If that sounds good to you, pledge options are nearby. If you would like more information about why your support is so crucial, please see this article.

Depending on the tier you select, the following perks are available to you:

Twice weekly updates:
-the latest Something Like Summer comic a month in advance, including the concept sketches, inked art, and a text-free version of each page so you can really enjoy the art.

Monthly bonus stories and/or illustrations:
Each month I’ll write a special story or commission a new illustration exclusive to this site.

Access to the exclusive library:
Worried that you missed out on the all the previous bonus illustrations and stories? No problem! Browse the exclusive library to gain instant access to a wealth of material not found anywhere else. Click here to see what's inside!

The power to vote:
Some of my writing projects allow you to vote on what will happen next. Or sometimes I poll the community to ask what characters they want to see illustrated, or what charity they want to support. This is your chance to make your voice heard!

Your name in my novel:
Ever wanted to see your name printed in a book? If you’re an active Summer Savior during a month when I have a new release due out, your name will be included at the beginning under the acknowledgements, as long as you choose to opt in.

Holiday Greeting Card:
Once a year I will send out a greeting card for the holidays featuring exclusive art. Add a little magic to your mailbox!

Access to the archive:
Unsure about some of my stranger novels like Hell’s Pawn or the fantasy-fueled Loka Legends series? You can read them in their entirety in the archive, along the with previously unpublished gay romance novel, Blank Slate.

Free new releases:
If you’re an active Summer Savior during a month when I have a new release due out, you’ll receive the eBook version for free.

Support a good cause: Each month we will donate a dollar for each patron to a charity that higher tier levels will suggest and vote on. You won’t only be keeping me going, you’ll be making the world a better place!

Not all perks are available to all tier levels. Please choose carefully from the options to select the one that best matches your needs.
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Images
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Videos

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