My name is Melissa K. Vassar-Belloso. I am an autistic writer,artist and beginning HTML5 developer with a special passion for character design.I appreciate you stopping by and showing an interest in my work.I do a bunch of stuff for non-patrons and followers but you can also join me on my creative journey for as low as $3/month!
Do you like my work?
You should check out my Patreon page at http://www.patreon.com/meina !
As a non-patron who keeps an eye on my work you still get…
- Access to read any news or updates I post about my projects
- Access to the monthly newsletter which contains 6 sampler characters and a Q& A when 3-5 questions have been submitted by patrons
- 8 character Fanpro Friday Digest every third week or when possible
- Light access to art/writing content I post such as poems and initial sketches
- Light access to suggest characters
- 2021 Sampler Digests:3/19,6/18,9/17 & 12/17
If you can’t make a monthly pledge on Patreon but still want to support my work you can …
But you can also join me on my creative journey as a patron for as little as $3/month!
Did you know I have a store?
The Laughing Cat is the only place where you can buy awesome apparel,stationery items,drinkware and more with my designs. Check it out now at http://bit.ly/shopthelaughingcat !
- My lowest tiers are $3 & $7
- My middle range tiers are $12 & $25
- My higher range tiers are $40 & $60
Patron Avatar Sample
- Representation via a patron avatar in posts and streams for all tiers $7+
- Access to a Discord server where you can reach out to me or be part of a creative community
- Access a special menu of options on my site to provide input toward my books or submit character requests
- Access a weekly digest of 4-10 (# dependent on tier) characters every Friday for tiers $7+
- $12+ tiers will get an extra post of 5 bonus characters on Saturdays when possible
- All Tiers will have access to a 6-24 character digest based on the SketchDaily character inspirations that I post to my Twitter account at the end of each month.
- $7 tier patrons will have access to the final version of any art I create while $12+ tier patrons will have access to the full creation process of artwork.
- All patrons will get 30-day early access to any articles I create outside of working on my books
- $7+ tiers of patrons will be eligible for survey/contest participation related to my book projects
- $12+ tiers will get book content previews like chapters,case studies and book graphics
- All patrons at the $60 tier will receive a signed copy of every book I publish (pending active patronage and good standing at the time of publishing)
- Monthly Perk Packs with an extra character showcase for $12+ tiers and an additional content preview and 5 downloadable vector characters for non-commercial/personal use for $25+ tiers
Please Note! Anything found in the Patron Hub is meant for patron eyes only. Please do not share,resell,or redistribute the content outside of the hub or to any non-patrons. To access the Hub menu options initially you will have to unlock the pages by logging in with your Patreon account.
What can you do right now?
- Submit a question for the next Q & A
- Request/Change a patron avatar
- Submit a character request for original characters (new and more extensive form coming in 2021)
- Vote on the covers & suggest chapters for my upcoming book series
- Send me items to customize my avatar
What’s coming in the future?
- Contest entry forms and surveys for my upcoming books
- A special patron-only commission price list
- Patron exclusive versions of my HTML5 apps
- An oekaki board & possibly a forum
- An extended and updated character request form
Please Note that due to an influx of spam requests sent through my public facing forms, anti-spam and tracking measures have been put in place. As long as you are sending a valid request nothing will be done with any of the information collected. Any spam requests or solicitations tracked to a specific e-mail may result in your IP being banned from the usage of the entire site. Please be respectful and only submit actual serious requests.