Melanie Gillman

is creating As the Crow Flies
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About Melanie Gillman

Hi, everybody!  My name's Melanie Gillman.  I'm a queer cartoonist currently living in Tulsa, OK .  Since 2012, I've been making a long-form, all-colored-pencil webcomic called "As the Crow Flies".  ATCF follows a group of queer teens who meet while stuck on a week-long Christian youth camp backpacking trip; it's been nominated for the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize (2013), several Autostraddle Comics & Sequential Art Awards (2014-2016), an Ignatz (2016), and an Eisner (2014).  As of this writing, the comic is a little shy of the 300 page mark, and the whole thing can be read online for free at

I love working on this comic more than anything!  My biggest dream is to be able to give up more of my non-comics work commitments so I can devote more time to it.  Supporting this patreon is a way for you to help me update more frequently -- as well as publish some neat side projects, like diary comics and side stories.

I also have some fancy bonuses to give to patrons!  Everyone at the $2+ level will get access to the secret backers-only blog (where I'll be posting sketches, WIP, side story comics, and how-the-sausage-is-made process posts about writing and drawing ATCF.)  Everyone at the $5+ level will also receive an illustrated postcard in the mail from me every few months.  And, for the die-hard $15+ backers, you'll get a page of original colored pencil art from ATCF sent to you for every 6 months of patronage, which you can then hang on the wall and relish the sweet, sweet taste of envy from all your friends.

But for those of you who can't donate, no worries -- ATCF will always be free to read online.

Thanks so much, everybody!  Your support means the world to me <3

(Music in the video is "Madison Street Rag" by Gus Cannon.)

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