Paul Hanley is creating writing, comics and art
16
patrons
$318
per month

Hey y'all, I'm Paul Hanley.  I'm a freelance commercial illustrator and comics artist who's been contributing to various published things since 2009.  I've worked on properties like GODZILLA, JUDGE DREDD, FIREFLY and BUCKAROO BANZAI as well as a small pile of creator-owned things.  But chances are you probably came here because you know my mostly-unofficial DOCTOR WHO work (I've done a few covers for Titan Comics and designed the War Doctor's companion Cinder for the DOCTOR WHO: LEGACY game, but the vast majority of my DW art proudly wears the "fan art" label).  I'm also continually doing covers for "Whoniverse-adjacent" character Iris Wildthyme in her various media appearances.


Lately I've backed off a bit from chasing "licensed" gigs to put more time into original work- mainly consisting of THE UNTHINKABLES, a comic I'm writing and designing characters for (though my talented collaborators Ian Richardson, Julien Hugonnard-Bert, Simon Gough and Martin Simmonds do most of the art duties).  It's the most exciting work of my career, but it means passing on some paying gigs (when every dollar counts more than ever), prioritizing gigs I DO take by money, and not "wasting" valuable time on just-for-fun fan art.

Well, I like wasting time on fan art, dammit.  If the Patreon account makes enough money, I'll have a little (maybe even a lot) more time for that while also moving ahead on Unthinkables and maybe one or two other writing projects.  The goal is to put out more of the work I'm most passionate about, while also giving some special rewards to the people who support and enjoy it the most. :)

(And if this thing really takes off, maybe we can get an exclusive webcomic going.)


Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
IT'S ALIVE
This is the "You get nothing back but a Thank You" level. Which makes you in some way the most awesome patron of all.

(Actually, no.  Giving more money would make you more awesome.  But you'd still be pretty awesome.)
MAIN DOORS
$3 or more per month
This gets you access to the private Patreon content, which will be A LOT. You'll get to see art-in-progress, updates on my original series (you'll be as in-the-loop as possible without spoiling anything), and a lot of exclusive stuff I'm planning just for this place. I'll be posting actual pitches that were shot down, chunks of yet-to-be-drawn comic scripts... all sorts'a crazy stuff.  And if we hit a stretch goal, there'll even be an exclusive webcomic!
ABOVE THE "P"
$10 or more per month
Same as "Main Doors", but you get a bonus hi-rez color pieces (and a black-and-white version too, when available) "from the vault" every so often with an honest commentary on how the art got made- what worked, what didn't, lessons learned, etc.
REMOTE CONTROL
$25 or more per month only 1 left
Actually get some say over the content. Once a month you get to pick one of the names off my incredibly long "characters I want to get around to drawing list" (over a hundred names long), and that one'll get drawn by the next month as one of my semi-daily warm-up sketches. If you're interested in the same things I am (and I figure there's a good chance of that), it's KINDA like getting a really cool con sketch for a stupid cheap price.  Also includes all the lower-priced rewards!
Pledge $26 or more per month
only 30 left
FAST RETURN
Once a month you'll get a signed 11"x17" color print sent to you ("lower 48" United States only, sorry) AND all the cheaper-priced features. Generally, these'll be pieces I pick out myself (including some exclusives!), but if you're keen to get an old piece, ask me and I'll see if I have any (I don't do reprints anymore, so when stuff's gone, that's it).  Also includes the $10 and lower rewards.
SCANNER
$35 or more per month (sold out!)
"Fast Return" combined with "Remote Control"... PLUS you get the original sketch art for the character you picked.  ALSO- at this level, I'll send the prints and art anywhere in the world, every two months that you're subscribed (every time you get charged for a 2nd month, I send the last 2 months worth of art out).
CHAMELEON
$40 or more per month (sold out!)
Head-and-shoulders digital color portrait of ANYONE in my "warm-up sketch" style. Your fave comic/ TV/ movie characters... my original characters... YOUR original characters... heck, I'll sketch your grandma! Maybe don't ask me to sketch my grandma, though- that'd be a little weird. Okay, so not anyone. But almost anyone.  Also includes all the $10 and lower rewards.
VISUALIZER
$60 or more per month (sold out!)
Same as "Perception Filter", but you get to pick TWO characters a month AND... if you're in the USA's lower 48 states... you get a "Fast Return" print and the original sketch art for both characters.
TRANSCENDENTAL
$110 or more per month (sold out!)
Same as "Visualizer", but you get to pick and receive original art for FOUR characters from the "To Draw" list each month.
Goals
$318 of $850 per month
If we hit this amount, I promise to get a new major art piece finished each month, come hell or high water with other deadlines.  Might be fan art, might be an original thing... but it'll be a thing that got done solely thanks to everyone funding me here.
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Hey y'all, I'm Paul Hanley.  I'm a freelance commercial illustrator and comics artist who's been contributing to various published things since 2009.  I've worked on properties like GODZILLA, JUDGE DREDD, FIREFLY and BUCKAROO BANZAI as well as a small pile of creator-owned things.  But chances are you probably came here because you know my mostly-unofficial DOCTOR WHO work (I've done a few covers for Titan Comics and designed the War Doctor's companion Cinder for the DOCTOR WHO: LEGACY game, but the vast majority of my DW art proudly wears the "fan art" label).  I'm also continually doing covers for "Whoniverse-adjacent" character Iris Wildthyme in her various media appearances.


Lately I've backed off a bit from chasing "licensed" gigs to put more time into original work- mainly consisting of THE UNTHINKABLES, a comic I'm writing and designing characters for (though my talented collaborators Ian Richardson, Julien Hugonnard-Bert, Simon Gough and Martin Simmonds do most of the art duties).  It's the most exciting work of my career, but it means passing on some paying gigs (when every dollar counts more than ever), prioritizing gigs I DO take by money, and not "wasting" valuable time on just-for-fun fan art.

Well, I like wasting time on fan art, dammit.  If the Patreon account makes enough money, I'll have a little (maybe even a lot) more time for that while also moving ahead on Unthinkables and maybe one or two other writing projects.  The goal is to put out more of the work I'm most passionate about, while also giving some special rewards to the people who support and enjoy it the most. :)

(And if this thing really takes off, maybe we can get an exclusive webcomic going.)


Recent posts by Paul Hanley

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
IT'S ALIVE
This is the "You get nothing back but a Thank You" level. Which makes you in some way the most awesome patron of all.

(Actually, no.  Giving more money would make you more awesome.  But you'd still be pretty awesome.)
MAIN DOORS
$3 or more per month
This gets you access to the private Patreon content, which will be A LOT. You'll get to see art-in-progress, updates on my original series (you'll be as in-the-loop as possible without spoiling anything), and a lot of exclusive stuff I'm planning just for this place. I'll be posting actual pitches that were shot down, chunks of yet-to-be-drawn comic scripts... all sorts'a crazy stuff.  And if we hit a stretch goal, there'll even be an exclusive webcomic!
ABOVE THE "P"
$10 or more per month
Same as "Main Doors", but you get a bonus hi-rez color pieces (and a black-and-white version too, when available) "from the vault" every so often with an honest commentary on how the art got made- what worked, what didn't, lessons learned, etc.
REMOTE CONTROL
$25 or more per month only 1 left
Actually get some say over the content. Once a month you get to pick one of the names off my incredibly long "characters I want to get around to drawing list" (over a hundred names long), and that one'll get drawn by the next month as one of my semi-daily warm-up sketches. If you're interested in the same things I am (and I figure there's a good chance of that), it's KINDA like getting a really cool con sketch for a stupid cheap price.  Also includes all the lower-priced rewards!
Pledge $26 or more per month
only 30 left
FAST RETURN
Once a month you'll get a signed 11"x17" color print sent to you ("lower 48" United States only, sorry) AND all the cheaper-priced features. Generally, these'll be pieces I pick out myself (including some exclusives!), but if you're keen to get an old piece, ask me and I'll see if I have any (I don't do reprints anymore, so when stuff's gone, that's it).  Also includes the $10 and lower rewards.
SCANNER
$35 or more per month (sold out!)
"Fast Return" combined with "Remote Control"... PLUS you get the original sketch art for the character you picked.  ALSO- at this level, I'll send the prints and art anywhere in the world, every two months that you're subscribed (every time you get charged for a 2nd month, I send the last 2 months worth of art out).
CHAMELEON
$40 or more per month (sold out!)
Head-and-shoulders digital color portrait of ANYONE in my "warm-up sketch" style. Your fave comic/ TV/ movie characters... my original characters... YOUR original characters... heck, I'll sketch your grandma! Maybe don't ask me to sketch my grandma, though- that'd be a little weird. Okay, so not anyone. But almost anyone.  Also includes all the $10 and lower rewards.
VISUALIZER
$60 or more per month (sold out!)
Same as "Perception Filter", but you get to pick TWO characters a month AND... if you're in the USA's lower 48 states... you get a "Fast Return" print and the original sketch art for both characters.
TRANSCENDENTAL
$110 or more per month (sold out!)
Same as "Visualizer", but you get to pick and receive original art for FOUR characters from the "To Draw" list each month.