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When I reach £900, I'll get an iPad Pro with Procreate so I can take my drawing anywhere to continue creating!

£224 of £900 goal reached

When I reach £900, I'll get an iPad Pro with Procreate so I can take my drawing anywhere to continue creating!

Thanks for checking out my BuyMeACoffee page!

It's to help fund my "Unsung Superheroes" graphic novel project. You can see the completed pages on my Homepage.

I hope you like what you see, and I'll be eternally grateful if you could toss me a coupla bucks to help support this project!
I'd also be most grateful if you were to share this page around your social networks!

What Am I Creating?

Throughout history, there have been a great number of people, just regular people, who have overcome near-unsurpassable odds, shown insurmountable bravery, or mind-boggling skill to do something seemingly superhuman.

Not all of these people are well-known for their acts; for example, for every Oskar Schindler, there's a Lois Gunden (look her up!).

I'm creating a series of graphic novels to highlight these lesser-known true human stories of bravery, compassion, and humanity, and the lives of the people behind them, each one telling the story of a different Unsung Superhero.

Each story will be released online at first, but then I hope to get them published as physical copies and to try to get them into places like school libraries so children and young adults may learn about these lesser-known historical figures in a fun and unforced way.

I'm researching each story in depth, and each will be based on the known facts of the events and the people involved (though taking some dramatic license where needed).

This is a collection of true historical tales of real, ordinary people, like you and I, who did remarkable things, and who maybe aren't as well known as they could be.
This is the "Unsung Superheroes" graphic novel series.
This is "US".

Who is the Current Story About?

The story I'm working on at the moment is the story of Robert Smalls.

I'll be honest, I hadn't heard of him until the end of 2018 when I saw a meme about him pop up on Facebook.

Born into slavery, as a young man he stole a ship from under the Confederates' noses and sailed himself to the relative freedom of the Union blockade, before embarking on a most remarkable life that led to him becoming a U.S. Senator!

You can visit www.unsungsuperheroes.com to see the completed pages as they are finished, and to find out more about the project.

What Am I Asking You For?

I'll be upfront about this and you probably guessed it already - it's money.

I am excited to be working on this graphic novel series, and at the time of writing this, am creating the first one. I've been working on it since November 2018.
There is a phenomenal amount of work involved in creating each story. Most of my free time (and a lot of time I should be sleeping), in between other jobs that I have taken on (and that Covid has mostly put a stop to) to keep myself housed and fed, is going into this project. There's also financial outlay, buying books, subscribing for access to historical archives, and the like.

What I'm asking you for, and where this site comes in is for you to "Buy Me a Coffee"; that is, chuck me a few bucks to help support me to keep telling these wonderful stories.

I will also be donating 10% of everything I receive through www.BuyMeACoffee.com to a charity relevant to the story I'm working on. (Unless you specifically request that I do not with your "coffee". I understand that some people may have reservations about certain charities for any number of reasons)

The current and relevant charity that 10% of your donations will be given to for the duration of the Robert Smalls story is Anti-Slavery, who work to end slavery around the world.

Who Am I?

I didn't introduce myself, did I? Please forgive me.
I'm Curtis, an illustrator raised and living in Birmingham, England. I've been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil and I've been working as an illustrator professionally for a few years now.

If you're interested in seeing my other work, here's my website: www.curtisallen.co.uk

I also take commissions for artwork such as portraits, and also sell a few lines of my own greeting cards, prints, and other illustrated goods in my Etsy store .

Thank You!That's about the size of it. Thank you for reading this far, and thanks in advance for any of you who do Buy Me A Coffee, and many thanks to anyone who shares this page, too.

It really does all help me, and I like to think it helps bring about another voice to the comics world!

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Keep on going Curt <3 what an awesome project x

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Looking forward to seeing your graphic novel when its finished. Such an exciting project.