Have you heard all about the new way to support creators you love? It’s called Patreon. It’s a way to give recurring donations and get fun perks from artists, writers, podcasters, musicians, squirrels, and filmmakers. All that great stuff.
Unlike a one-time fundraising push for a big project via Kickstarter or Indiegogo, Patreon allows creators to infuse some level of financial predictability and stability into their creative routine. And it grants patrons behind-the-scenes access, patron-only content, perks, and rewards.
Truly everyone wins.
Patreon is absolutely brimming with talented, amazing people. But I’m going to tell you about a few creators that I back myself becasue they’re doing work I admire and appreciate. (Also, I’d give myself an F- in self-promotion if I didn’t mention that I, too, have a Patreon. You can check it out here.)
But on to these wonderful people (besides myself) who could use your support:
This is a new collaboration between Rosemary Mosco and Maris Wicks. You might know Mosco from her work on her nature comic series Bird and Moon. She writes the Wild City comics, and Wicks illustrates them. These two bring light-hearted wit to such topics as Hollywood's house finches, the slow growth of lichen, winter moth romance, staticky storm clouds, and city turkey secrets.
This is a fun comic series by artist Hadria Beth. Many of her comics are about astronomy, such as planets discussing the latest space news. You should definitely check it out.
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This is but a tiny taste of the amazing talent you can find and support on Patreon. In case you’re wondering how you can make the internet a better place—keeping it full of wonderful creative people making content we can all enjoy—this is it. You have to kick in a buck or two to keep this creative ship afloat. Get on it.