Check Out the Campaign!!www.Patreon.com/Qwirks
The Qwirks have invaded Patreon, and they need your support.
Your pledge of just $1 a month will help them spread their message of Qwirkitivity - that thing that makes us each a unique and special snowflake, just like every other snowflake. Of course, humans are not snowflakes, we're just sort of LIKE snowflakes. Except we won't melt. Not even in this awful summer heat. I don't think.
Patreon is a crowdfunding platform for Creatives that lets you support the Qwirks with a monthly pledge.
In return for your support, you'll get exclusive cool perks -- like trading cards from the Tarot deck that's under development, and the chance to participate in Qwirkbombs -- a community guerilla art project that's in the works.
What's a Qwirk?
They're odd little characters I've been drawing for a while, characters that represent, well, our quirks and oddities, the twitches and glitches of our humanness. I like to call them Totems of Weirdness.
What's the path forward look like?
Step one is to get a slew of Qwirks designed, then have them reproduced as prints, cards and 3D figures. They'll be offered for sale, but they'll also be incorporated into public art projects where they'll be left out in the wild for people to discover and explore.
Why do you need the support, Tori?
Developing, designing and distributing objets d'quirk takes time, moolah and motivation. By pledging even $1 a month, you're providing me with all of the above -- your pledge gives me time, by freeing me from the need to constantly fret over up freelance/consulting work. It provides me with the funds for supplies, proofs and prototypes, and covers the cost of the Qwirks I plan to out there in the wild. And your support provides a lot of motivation - I tend to focus wherever people encourage me to focus, and your pledge is a big show of encouragement!
What good will this do in the world?
The Qwirks provide a way for people to change their relationship to "differentness" - both their own differentness, and the differentness of others. The deeper message is about acceptance, and realizing that differentness is something we all have in common. There's also another message about the "compassion of the absurd" that I've barely begun to explore.
I firmly believe that art and especially comic-illustration style art, when presented with humor, can change how people think in fundamental ways. And while we may not all agree on HOW the way we think should change, most of us agree that something has to change. The Qwirks encourage us each to find our own change, in our own space.
Can I get a custom Qwirk?
Yes! Eventually I'll offer custom Qwirks through the shop, but you can get one through the Patreon campaign by signing up at the $90 level. Here's the direct link for that:Quintessentially Qwirky - $90` And yes, you can drop your pledge amount afterward (I would appreciate you staying a patron, at any level, after you get your custom Qwirk)
If you'd rather handle it another way, use the contact form to get in touch and I'm sure we can work(qwork?) something out.
What if I have other questions? Things that aren't here, or on the Patreon page?
Ask away! Leave a comment or drop me a line via the contact form and I'll do my best to answer.
What are you waiting for?
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