Kael McDonald is creating Vigilante 2890, a Comic Series
12

patrons

$45
per month
Vigilante 2890 is a comic series about independence, corruption, and the nature of heroism. In a wasteland desolated by ancient wars, the coastal city of Duvoch prospers under the government of the Vigilante Guild. Citizens may be trained in law enforcement and given license to exert justice. But Laer Ballard defines justice by his own personal gain. Laer's crew - a gang of thieves known simply as the Coyote - uses their vigilante status to arrest the same crooks they work with. When a ransomed woman with ties to an eldritch cult causes his plans to crumble and he becomes Duvoch's most wanted criminal, Laer vows to get back at his enemies - as long as he can stay ahead of the people he's wronged in the past.

My name is Kael McDonald and I love to tell stories of fantasy and science fiction!

I am a self-taught writer and illustrator who has worked in commercial and film for the past decade. First and foremost, I am a lover of the art of storytelling. For a long time, I have been working on several stories within an overarching universe, with a wide cast of characters and interweaving storylines. My big project from this universe is a comic called Vigilante 2890. With the first issue nearing completion, I felt it was time to open a Patreon! I have been funding all of this through my day job, but in order to dedicate the time and resources a project like this deserves, I need to turn art into my primary income. This is where I need your help!

Patreon is an amazing way to support an artist who creates content for you. It's a relatively new system, but it's been proven to work for hundreds of other creators! Instead of purchasing a product or making a single donation, you sign up for a small subscription and the artist is paid based on what you wish to contribute!
While a subscription of $1 to $10 may seem small to you, it quickly adds up and can eventually allow an artist to create full-time. You can cancel your subscription at any time, but you get some amazing rewards for being a patron!
This is easily the best way to enjoy your content without any greasy ads or sales tactics. And as a patron, it allows you to put your money toward what you want more of in the world!
As an artist, I want my stories to reach as many people as possible, and I want to share every bit of knowledge that I have for free. However, artists can't continue to make free content AND work a day job. That's where Patreon comes in.

Where your money goes:

The money will cover the costs of...
  • Time - Primarily, the more I can earn making art, the less time I need to put in at a 9-5er to put food on the table for my family.
  • Articles on Storytelling and Art - If you're anything like me, you're always on the lookout for some helpful information from someone experienced on how to make your way as a creator. My ability has come from self-study and figuring things out as I go, and I'd like to provide that resource to the next person!
  • Video editing - Eventually I would love to extend my efforts in teaching from text to video. While I know the ins and outs of video editing, I also know the astounding amount of time and effort that goes into it.
  • Web hosting - as the popularity of the comic, tutorials, and other awesomeness raises, so does the hosting cost.
  • Ongoing website development - the website is good, but I believe that it can be so much better. Let's grow it together over time!
  • Equipment and Tech - To make great art in this digital age, you only need determination and a computer that doesn't die when you open a drawing application. That said, there are a lot of things that help, and I've built my system over time from savings. To further boost my productivity and creative process, I will be building toward better computer components, an 11x17 printer/scanner designed for traditional inkwork, and traditional tools that will help me deliver the story to you as it appears in my imagination!
... and, once everything else is covered, it will cover my cost of living. It's my dream to be able to create content for you full-time!

Thank you so much for making your way to my Patreon page. I have some really big plans for the future and I want you to be a part of it all!
Tiers
Vigilante
$1 or more per month
YOU ARE THE JUSTICE OF YOUR PEOPLE
Welcome to the Guild, vigilante! You're supporting me, and that's huge! Thank you! I'm hugging you SO HARD through the Internet right now.


  • Patron-Only Content and Early Updates
  • Access to Polls & the Suggestion Box
  • Digital Bonuses: Brushes, Templates, Wallpapers, and More!
  • Discord Role: Vigilante
Includes Discord rewards
Expansionist
$3 or more per month
HUMANITY IS THE FOUNDATION

Thank you for caring so much! Your generosity will open the gates for more Vigilante 2890 goodness!


  • Previous rewards, plus:
  • Sketches and Process Posts
  • Behind the Scenes with Lens
  • Discord Role: Expansionist
Includes Discord rewards
Deadseeker
$5 or more per month
THE DEAD GOD RISES. ALL SHALL WORSHIP

You're after that extra bit of mystery, the information underneath. Thank you for your curiosity and patronage!


  • Previous Rewards, plus:
  • Bonus Art and Mini Comics
  • Process and Tutorial Videos
  • Discord Role: Deadseeker
Includes Discord rewards
Coyote
$10 or more per month

A GOOD JOB NEEDS A GOOD CREW
Welcome to the Coyote crew. Get comfy, have a Skeletonic, and let's plan a heist.


  • Previous Rewards, plus:
  • Shoutout in Patrons Section of Vigilante 2890 Issues! 
  • Behind the Scenes Sketches and Story Snippets (Beware of Spoilers!)
  • High-resolution Art Downloads & Coloring Pages
  • Discord Role: Coyote
Includes Discord rewards
Councilor
$50 or more per month

THE MOUNTAIN'S PEAK HONORS ITS FOUNDATION

You are the sort of person that helps build empires, and as such you're part of the inner circle of fans who want to make something. Truly, thank you for giving so much.


  • Previous Rewards, plus:
  • Signed copies of Vigilante 2890 Issues as they release
  • 20% Discount on my Streamlabs, INPRNT, and RedBubble stores
  • Access to monthly Story Hero video calls hosted live by Yours Truly to learn how to tell better stories through comics! Lets workshop your stories together!
  • Fan Feature! Be a background character in Vigilante 2890!
  • Discord Role: Councilor
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$45 of $500 per month
NIGREDO. First thing's first! I want to raise awareness of my Patreon and give away some awesome stuff for doing so! This will contribute toward getting physical comic issues printed.
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Vigilante 2890 is a comic series about independence, corruption, and the nature of heroism. In a wasteland desolated by ancient wars, the coastal city of Duvoch prospers under the government of the Vigilante Guild. Citizens may be trained in law enforcement and given license to exert justice. But Laer Ballard defines justice by his own personal gain. Laer's crew - a gang of thieves known simply as the Coyote - uses their vigilante status to arrest the same crooks they work with. When a ransomed woman with ties to an eldritch cult causes his plans to crumble and he becomes Duvoch's most wanted criminal, Laer vows to get back at his enemies - as long as he can stay ahead of the people he's wronged in the past.

My name is Kael McDonald and I love to tell stories of fantasy and science fiction!

I am a self-taught writer and illustrator who has worked in commercial and film for the past decade. First and foremost, I am a lover of the art of storytelling. For a long time, I have been working on several stories within an overarching universe, with a wide cast of characters and interweaving storylines. My big project from this universe is a comic called Vigilante 2890. With the first issue nearing completion, I felt it was time to open a Patreon! I have been funding all of this through my day job, but in order to dedicate the time and resources a project like this deserves, I need to turn art into my primary income. This is where I need your help!

Patreon is an amazing way to support an artist who creates content for you. It's a relatively new system, but it's been proven to work for hundreds of other creators! Instead of purchasing a product or making a single donation, you sign up for a small subscription and the artist is paid based on what you wish to contribute!
While a subscription of $1 to $10 may seem small to you, it quickly adds up and can eventually allow an artist to create full-time. You can cancel your subscription at any time, but you get some amazing rewards for being a patron!
This is easily the best way to enjoy your content without any greasy ads or sales tactics. And as a patron, it allows you to put your money toward what you want more of in the world!
As an artist, I want my stories to reach as many people as possible, and I want to share every bit of knowledge that I have for free. However, artists can't continue to make free content AND work a day job. That's where Patreon comes in.

Where your money goes:

The money will cover the costs of...
  • Time - Primarily, the more I can earn making art, the less time I need to put in at a 9-5er to put food on the table for my family.
  • Articles on Storytelling and Art - If you're anything like me, you're always on the lookout for some helpful information from someone experienced on how to make your way as a creator. My ability has come from self-study and figuring things out as I go, and I'd like to provide that resource to the next person!
  • Video editing - Eventually I would love to extend my efforts in teaching from text to video. While I know the ins and outs of video editing, I also know the astounding amount of time and effort that goes into it.
  • Web hosting - as the popularity of the comic, tutorials, and other awesomeness raises, so does the hosting cost.
  • Ongoing website development - the website is good, but I believe that it can be so much better. Let's grow it together over time!
  • Equipment and Tech - To make great art in this digital age, you only need determination and a computer that doesn't die when you open a drawing application. That said, there are a lot of things that help, and I've built my system over time from savings. To further boost my productivity and creative process, I will be building toward better computer components, an 11x17 printer/scanner designed for traditional inkwork, and traditional tools that will help me deliver the story to you as it appears in my imagination!
... and, once everything else is covered, it will cover my cost of living. It's my dream to be able to create content for you full-time!

Thank you so much for making your way to my Patreon page. I have some really big plans for the future and I want you to be a part of it all!

Recent posts by Kael McDonald

Tiers
Vigilante
$1 or more per month
YOU ARE THE JUSTICE OF YOUR PEOPLE
Welcome to the Guild, vigilante! You're supporting me, and that's huge! Thank you! I'm hugging you SO HARD through the Internet right now.


  • Patron-Only Content and Early Updates
  • Access to Polls & the Suggestion Box
  • Digital Bonuses: Brushes, Templates, Wallpapers, and More!
  • Discord Role: Vigilante
Includes Discord rewards
Expansionist
$3 or more per month
HUMANITY IS THE FOUNDATION

Thank you for caring so much! Your generosity will open the gates for more Vigilante 2890 goodness!


  • Previous rewards, plus:
  • Sketches and Process Posts
  • Behind the Scenes with Lens
  • Discord Role: Expansionist
Includes Discord rewards
Deadseeker
$5 or more per month
THE DEAD GOD RISES. ALL SHALL WORSHIP

You're after that extra bit of mystery, the information underneath. Thank you for your curiosity and patronage!


  • Previous Rewards, plus:
  • Bonus Art and Mini Comics
  • Process and Tutorial Videos
  • Discord Role: Deadseeker
Includes Discord rewards
Coyote
$10 or more per month

A GOOD JOB NEEDS A GOOD CREW
Welcome to the Coyote crew. Get comfy, have a Skeletonic, and let's plan a heist.


  • Previous Rewards, plus:
  • Shoutout in Patrons Section of Vigilante 2890 Issues! 
  • Behind the Scenes Sketches and Story Snippets (Beware of Spoilers!)
  • High-resolution Art Downloads & Coloring Pages
  • Discord Role: Coyote
Includes Discord rewards
Councilor
$50 or more per month

THE MOUNTAIN'S PEAK HONORS ITS FOUNDATION

You are the sort of person that helps build empires, and as such you're part of the inner circle of fans who want to make something. Truly, thank you for giving so much.


  • Previous Rewards, plus:
  • Signed copies of Vigilante 2890 Issues as they release
  • 20% Discount on my Streamlabs, INPRNT, and RedBubble stores
  • Access to monthly Story Hero video calls hosted live by Yours Truly to learn how to tell better stories through comics! Lets workshop your stories together!
  • Fan Feature! Be a background character in Vigilante 2890!
  • Discord Role: Councilor
Includes Discord rewards