Sayomi

is creating manga illustrations & comics

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Baby Bat
reward item
$3
per month
  •  Early access to new illustrations/short-form comics and new pages of ongoing series.
  • An exclusive discount for my online store!
Fruit Bat
reward item
$5
per month

The same benefits as 'Baby Bat' PLUS:

  • Exclusive sketches, WIPS and process images, with explanatory notes - get a detailed insight into how I create my comics and illustrations!
  • New patrons to this tier will ALSO receive a PDF copy of the Comic Book Hour anthology I took part in last year - 'One Comic To Rule Them All'.
Vampire Bat
reward item
$8
per month

 The same benefits as 'Baby Bat' and 'Fruit Bat' PLUS: 

  • Access to a monthly blog that goes into further detail about my creative process, including some tutorials!

3

patrons

$31

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About


Hello!

I'm Lauren Matthews/Sayomi, a UK manga artist who specialises in dark, spooky stuff.

I create comics and illustrations which deal with dark themes and aesthetics - from the occult, to body horror, to mental illness. Even my most ‘kawaii’ pieces have a dark undercurrent - I like to challenge and subvert people’s expectations.
My main comic series, ‘Sacred?’ has been online in various forms for over ten years, and became available in print in 2016. Over the past few months I have pushed myself to work on smaller, complete projects, which will now be available to Patrons before they are published anywhere else.

I work in both digital and traditional media, using Clip Studio Paint for digital art and comics. I tend to use watercolour, ink and coloured pencil for traditional pieces. If you become a Patron at $5 and above, you can learn more about my creative process!

Currently, I primarily reach customers and clients by touring the UK anime convention scene, selling art prints and merchandise such as badges, keyrings and self-published comics. I would love to take my art further and take on more professional work; my dream is to become a professional comic creator & illustrator. The funds from Patreon will help me with the costs of travelling to conventions, as well as expanding into new forms of merch that can be expensive upfront (such as keyrings, charms and physical comics).

There's a list of rewards on the right for different monthly amounts, including access to WIPs, early access to comic pages, and a monthly blog.

Feel free to check out my social links too!

Thankyou for your support! <3
Goals
3 of 10 patrons
Once I get 10 patrons, I'll start doing Artist Q&As where I will answer your questions about my art!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 74 exclusive posts
76
Images
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Poll
11
Writings

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