Oh man you guys, NAOR turns 7 years old today! I started Naor in 2010 and I cannot believe it has been this long. XnX
Naor originally started while I was watching TV and saw some cool mythology come up about a dog who brought bad luck. Around that time I had to create a character for my animation classes. I thought I would be totally original and make a canine.... and I made Ahk. Originally he looked like this:
He kinda turned derpy and cute and nice as I kept drawing him. He was a lonely uh, thing, and didn't seem to have friends. Here is Ahk now (minus the horrid leg anatomy FML )
(actually from my 2015 senior thesis)
In 2012 ish I took the animation class AGAIN cause why not, and I needed to make a new character to use. I created Koko, who, also looked derpy. This proves first ideas aren't always the best. At first Koko WAS gonna be a kiwi, but eventually I made him his own species, a Koanfu.
Koko was scared of everything and would explode if you scared him enough. HE still explodes, but on his own terms. lol
(also from my thesis)
The two were drawn together during 2012 and my teacher asked how they knew each other and that is all it took. I started drawing them all the time. I started thinking of why and how and when and where. I starting writing this story and it exploded by the time I got to Ringling.
I used Naor in my senior thesis and was making my script during that time. I developed about 200 chapters work of material, and over time I have condensed it down to about 80 chapters. I used NAOR as my senior thesis for my BFA and should I go for my masters someday, use it there as well if allowed of course.
NAOR has been a corner stone of my life since 2012 when it REALLY got heavy and I cannot recall a day in nearly those 5 main years I haven't worked on it somehow. Either writing or drawing or planning. I am pretty obsessed I guess.
Anyway, this comic means so much to me and I am so happy to see how it has grown on dA too! You guys are awesome and I'm glad it has gotten so much love ( 'cos lets be honest how often do I post anything else? ono ).
NOW for the other thing, Patreon is tough. And demanding. Over the last few weeks I have cleaned it out and revamped it. I cut it down from a few tiers to ONE tier.
That is all I ask. 1$ a month. I don't care if you think that's not enough, you can always give more if you want. Patreon lets you chose your amount. However I want to make this available to everyone. My goal is to get 2000 people to care enough about me or the comic to give a dollar a month.
That's all it'll take. XD Now I know a lot of you DO care and cannot give a dollar. Either times or tough, or you don't like Naor or you don't have a credit card or paypal. That's ok. I get it. I'll be around if you ever change your mind and/or are able.
So what do you get for that dollar?
Anything I can throw at you.
Naor Comic pages (10x15in full res)
How to Make Comics (a series with 4eps already)
Videos (currently editing the first one)
Sketches and WIP
Access to personal art
I am not posting much to dA anymore because I am trying to save more for Patreon. Patreon is a place to be supported and as much as I LOVE dA, I need to focus on income now. I is an adults. Adults needs monies.
If you want to see my Patreon, click on the image below:
Anyway, thanks for being awesome guys. I hope in the next year I can get more accomplished. I'm not where I want to be after 7 years, but it's progress and I will get there. Patience is a virtue they say.
Thanks again! -Ahk