Steve Tanner

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Hello, everyone!


My name is Steve Tanner and I write stories.  I've been writing stories for many years, mainly using the comics medium. Since 2007 I have been writing and publishing comics through a small indie publishing set-up I put together called Time Bomb Comics, and since 2016 I've been writing Flintlock, the success of which has brought me to Patreon.

What is Flintlock?  It's an ongoing comics anthology series entirely set in the Eighteenth Century, featuring adventure tales of highwaymen, pirates and other characters in this exciting historical period. Each story takes place at some point between 1701 and 1800 with all the characters co-existing in a shared timeline. Flintlock has been conceived by me, i write all the Flintlock stories and I'm working with some great artistic talents on each of the separate character story-lines that run through the series. What makes Flintlock a little bit different are the diversity of its lead characters in those stories. The lead highwayman and pirate characters, Lady Flintlock and Shanti the Pirate Queen, are women, presented as realistic, rounded figures rather than the overly sexualised female stereotypes you usually see in comics. Others, like the Clockwork Cavalier, Molly and the Trickster Thief also fall outside of the stereotypical male lead characters you normally see in comics. The shared timeline is unusual too as it means that although the various leads may never actually meet, the actions they take individually will sometimes have consequences on each other years, perhaps even decades, apart over the course of the century.

You can obtain copies of Flintlock that have already been published here in both printed and digital formats.

Since it's launch in April 2016. Flintlock has done well.  Reviews have been great and reader feedback overwhelmingly positive.  Folks like the book, and want to see more of it and its characters, as well as wanting to see more stories written by me both in the Flintlock timeline and in other genres and mediums.  And therein lies the rub.

As with many creative people, my time and resources are limited - So this is where you come in. By becoming my patron you can help me reach my ultimate goal of concentrating more on developing Flintlock and writing new stories.  You see, ideally I'd like Flintlock to be published more frequently, but to do that I need to devote more time to promoting and marketing the book as well as writing it (and liaising with the other Flintlock creators and printers to get each book in the Flintlock series finished and published of course!). I'd also like the opportunity to develop other ideas that I've had that aren't necessarily Flintlock related.  I'm not expecting miracles or overnight success but I like the idea of a platform to be able to share any progress that I make and successes that I have with people who have a genuine interest in either Flintlock or me individually as a creator.


Your patronage will get you regular updates and previews of what I've been creating, whether it's Flintlock related or not:

*  You'll be seeing advance previews of upcoming Flintlock characters and stories as they're being developed.
*  You'll be able to see excerpts from scripts and art pages.  
*  Another patron exclusive will be digital copies of some of the other comics I have previously written over the years, which I hope you'll enjoy reading and will give you insight how I've developed as a creator.
*  There'll also be new stories that will be shared with my patrons before being published elsewhere.
*  I'll also be asking for your comments and critiques regarding the works in progress, giving you the opportunity to directly influence them. 
However, if you would prefer to give your support through buying from me at conventions or though my online shop, or backing my Kickstarter pre-orders, or sharing and liking what I'm doing on my social media channels, or just being a friendly face if we meet each other - that's terrific!  Your support for me and Flintlock is valued and appreciated whichever way it comes!

Thanks for reading.

Cheers!
Steve

Tiers
Cabin Boys and Girls
$1 or more per month

You give me a monthly buck and I give you not just my eternal gratitude, but also immediate access to all patron-only updates and engagement.



Deck Hand
$3 or more per month

Immediate access to all patron-only updates and features!



Powder Monkey
$5 or more per month

Immediate access to all patron-only updates!


Once you have supported me for at least three months the following tier reward will also begin for you:


A digital copy of each new Flintlock book upon release!

Gunner
$10 or more per month

Once you have supported me for at least three months the following tier reward will also begin for you: 


Both a digital and print copy of each Flintlock book that's published during the length of your patronage!

Bosun
$15 or more per month

Immediate access to all patron-only updates!

 

Once you have supported me for at least three months the following tier reward will also begin for you: 


A digital and signed print copy of each Flintlock book that's published during the length of your patronage. With each book will also come  an artwork print by one of the Flintlock artists!

First Mate
$25 or more per month

Immediate access to patron-only updates!


Once you have supported me for at least three months the following tier reward will also begin for you: 


The Flintlock book and print package that's in the lower Bosun support tier!


A digital and print copy of any other comic or book I publish through Time Bomb Comics during that same period!


Quarter Master
$100 or more per month

Immediate access to all patron-only posts.


Once you have supported me for at least three months the following tier reward will also begin for you:  


All the rewards in the First Mate tier!


Each copy of Flintlock sent to you will also have your name listed on the inside page thank you section. I'll also arrange for one of the Flintlock artists to produce an original piece just for you, not just once but with each new Flintlock book you receive!

Goals
$0 of $500 per month
This amount monthly will enable me to spend more time promoting and marketing Flintlock, and be used to cover show attendance costs and expenses.
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Hello, everyone!


My name is Steve Tanner and I write stories.  I've been writing stories for many years, mainly using the comics medium. Since 2007 I have been writing and publishing comics through a small indie publishing set-up I put together called Time Bomb Comics, and since 2016 I've been writing Flintlock, the success of which has brought me to Patreon.

What is Flintlock?  It's an ongoing comics anthology series entirely set in the Eighteenth Century, featuring adventure tales of highwaymen, pirates and other characters in this exciting historical period. Each story takes place at some point between 1701 and 1800 with all the characters co-existing in a shared timeline. Flintlock has been conceived by me, i write all the Flintlock stories and I'm working with some great artistic talents on each of the separate character story-lines that run through the series. What makes Flintlock a little bit different are the diversity of its lead characters in those stories. The lead highwayman and pirate characters, Lady Flintlock and Shanti the Pirate Queen, are women, presented as realistic, rounded figures rather than the overly sexualised female stereotypes you usually see in comics. Others, like the Clockwork Cavalier, Molly and the Trickster Thief also fall outside of the stereotypical male lead characters you normally see in comics. The shared timeline is unusual too as it means that although the various leads may never actually meet, the actions they take individually will sometimes have consequences on each other years, perhaps even decades, apart over the course of the century.

You can obtain copies of Flintlock that have already been published here in both printed and digital formats.

Since it's launch in April 2016. Flintlock has done well.  Reviews have been great and reader feedback overwhelmingly positive.  Folks like the book, and want to see more of it and its characters, as well as wanting to see more stories written by me both in the Flintlock timeline and in other genres and mediums.  And therein lies the rub.

As with many creative people, my time and resources are limited - So this is where you come in. By becoming my patron you can help me reach my ultimate goal of concentrating more on developing Flintlock and writing new stories.  You see, ideally I'd like Flintlock to be published more frequently, but to do that I need to devote more time to promoting and marketing the book as well as writing it (and liaising with the other Flintlock creators and printers to get each book in the Flintlock series finished and published of course!). I'd also like the opportunity to develop other ideas that I've had that aren't necessarily Flintlock related.  I'm not expecting miracles or overnight success but I like the idea of a platform to be able to share any progress that I make and successes that I have with people who have a genuine interest in either Flintlock or me individually as a creator.


Your patronage will get you regular updates and previews of what I've been creating, whether it's Flintlock related or not:

*  You'll be seeing advance previews of upcoming Flintlock characters and stories as they're being developed.
*  You'll be able to see excerpts from scripts and art pages.  
*  Another patron exclusive will be digital copies of some of the other comics I have previously written over the years, which I hope you'll enjoy reading and will give you insight how I've developed as a creator.
*  There'll also be new stories that will be shared with my patrons before being published elsewhere.
*  I'll also be asking for your comments and critiques regarding the works in progress, giving you the opportunity to directly influence them. 
However, if you would prefer to give your support through buying from me at conventions or though my online shop, or backing my Kickstarter pre-orders, or sharing and liking what I'm doing on my social media channels, or just being a friendly face if we meet each other - that's terrific!  Your support for me and Flintlock is valued and appreciated whichever way it comes!

Thanks for reading.

Cheers!
Steve

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Tiers
Cabin Boys and Girls
$1 or more per month

You give me a monthly buck and I give you not just my eternal gratitude, but also immediate access to all patron-only updates and engagement.



Deck Hand
$3 or more per month

Immediate access to all patron-only updates and features!



Powder Monkey
$5 or more per month

Immediate access to all patron-only updates!


Once you have supported me for at least three months the following tier reward will also begin for you:


A digital copy of each new Flintlock book upon release!

Gunner
$10 or more per month

Once you have supported me for at least three months the following tier reward will also begin for you: 


Both a digital and print copy of each Flintlock book that's published during the length of your patronage!

Bosun
$15 or more per month

Immediate access to all patron-only updates!

 

Once you have supported me for at least three months the following tier reward will also begin for you: 


A digital and signed print copy of each Flintlock book that's published during the length of your patronage. With each book will also come  an artwork print by one of the Flintlock artists!

First Mate
$25 or more per month

Immediate access to patron-only updates!


Once you have supported me for at least three months the following tier reward will also begin for you: 


The Flintlock book and print package that's in the lower Bosun support tier!


A digital and print copy of any other comic or book I publish through Time Bomb Comics during that same period!


Quarter Master
$100 or more per month

Immediate access to all patron-only posts.


Once you have supported me for at least three months the following tier reward will also begin for you:  


All the rewards in the First Mate tier!


Each copy of Flintlock sent to you will also have your name listed on the inside page thank you section. I'll also arrange for one of the Flintlock artists to produce an original piece just for you, not just once but with each new Flintlock book you receive!