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My Dream is for You to be My Boss.

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 17, 2014, 2:31 PM
So, as many of you know, I'm working on and off on a creator-owned property which I intend to publish both online and in book form. Recently I became aware of a new crowd-funding site call Patreon( www.patreon.com ), which I believe has the very real potential to revolutionize how artists and creators make their living, and bring the idea of being a "Patron of the Arts" to its purest form. Unlike Kickstarter and other similar crowd-funding sites, Patreon is a system in which "Patrons" give small monthly contributions to artists/projects that they want to fund, and in return they get to be a part of making projects happen that otherwise never would have a chance. There are also similar incentives that are employed as rewards for higher donations, similar to Kickstarter. I am extremely excited about this possibility, and hope to someday be able to transition from my current state of working for various companies at which I have a boss that I report to, who has his boss, who has another boss, who then has a board of directors, who have focus groups that tell them what they should fund and what they shouldn't. Patreon and other sites like it take out all the middle men and give a direct path from the audience, to the creator. I think this is brilliant, and I fully intend to try to utilize this incredible system in the future. If you'd like to listen to an interview with the founders of Patreon by the awesome Chris Oatley of Oatley Academy fame, click here: chrisoatley.com/crowdfunding-f… Thanks for reading, and supporting! I'd love to hear your thoughts on Patreon specifically, and crowd-funding in general.

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MicahJGunnell
Micah Gunnell
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
I got my start drawing comics professionally in 2004 under the tutelage of Michael Turner at Aspen Comics. My first published work was pencilling Soulfire: Dying of the Light. Following this I worked on several series at Aspen, including Shrugged, Dellec, Executive Assistant: ORCHID and most recently Idolized. I also drew a single issue for Marvel, Deadpool Team-Up #890. Currently I reside in Burbank, CA and am employed as an in-house storyboard artist at Film Roman working on Marvel's Ultimate Spiderman cartoon. I love art, and bringing my vision to various creative ventures is my passion.

deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favourite genre of music: I like it all, as long as its unique and artistic. The less commercial the better usually.
Favourite photographer: Sebastiao Salgado
Favourite style of art: Anything original and well-executed.
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: ipod
Skin of choice: <Insert stupid joke here>
Favourite cartoon character: Cartman
Personal Quote: "Consistency Comes With Consistency"
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:iconyooguruto:
Can you spare some talent ? Cause you have a lot of it ;)
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MicahJGunnell 1 day ago  Professional Filmographer
Haha :) No!! Sorry, but I barely have enough for myself!! :) Thank you for the kind words, I appreciate it!
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Hilokilo 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to support amazing artists like you. 

Keep up with great work. 
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MicahJGunnell 2 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, I appreciate that! :)
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Semeone1 3 days ago  New member Student Artist
What awesome drawings these are, I also like comics and design  them. Woohooooo! Winner 
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MicahJGunnell 3 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I appreciate the kind words!
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Semeone1 3 days ago  New member Student Artist
your welcome. you are so talented to the point I don't know  what to say:D (Big Grin) 
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MicahJGunnell 3 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Haha...Thanks man, don't worry, we're all on the same journey towards perfecting our art and I'm definitely not where I want to be yet!
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Swindy Jan 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Your background sketches look completely digital, do you use a cintiq or just a normal drawing tablet?
I love your gallery, and it would be very interesting to see how you work. If you made a video process of a background, I'm pretty sure everybody following you would watch it :D
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MicahJGunnell Jan 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the comment! I'll consider doing that...Never made a video before but I'll post a poll to see how many people are interested. The sketches are pretty simple and not all that much is really involved in the process, so I'm not sure if it would be all that informative, but if people want to see, maybe I'll do that :) Thanks!
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