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Hello there!

As an artist, still today, it's hard to make ends meet. The learning phase is long and hard, until you reach a point of actual, serious and professional work. What's often forgotten is, that by paying for a piece of art, you're not only paying for the materials used and maybe some of the working hours - but also rewarding the artist for keeping on through all the unpaid years of learning and trying, mistakes and failure.

Your contribution helps me to make a living without worrying about the basic spendings for a living: food, rent, insurance. I highly appreciate even a small support for my work. The eventual goal is to be able to create with a mind freed from worrying about these basic needs. Trust me - that's a high stake to take!

About me
I'm a mid-thirty German cartoonist, commenting in colors on subjects and matters ranging from politics & economics to cultural phenomena, latest news, memes and gags. Some of my cartoons are rather serious, some are plain stupid - which certainly calls for more laughs.

I was born and raised in the North of Germany, in a district called Angeln. That's actually where the Anglo-Saxons came from a loooong time ago; they later became known as the British people, but the British today are not too happy to hear something about that.

After the usual start with two (then) awful older brothers, some parents that I certainly didn't choose by myself, school (don't get me started!), and the unbearable phase they call 'puberty', I went on with my life trying to study at a college in Denmark, dropped that to work in some good, some okay, and a lot of really effing bad jobs (and I can't believe the conditions that are out there, what a disgrace for a civilized country after the 1800s!).

Besides that, I always - and that's the only constant thing in my life - painted, wrote a little, made plastiques, and last but not least drew cartoons. I actually started drawing when I was 12 and later on became a little famous after a little appreciated cartoon of the high school's principal, painted meters high in the school garage.

Today, I'm on a good way to make a living from drawing cartoons - but not quite yet. That's why now, after some years of training, building up a work environment for a professional flow, and collecting some five hundred good cartoons, I feel ready to ask the community out there to support me - and actually can give something interesting in return!

I'd love to upload a video, but my accent is horrible and I feel like I need to practice English a little before doing so. As soon as I figured out, what to say and how to speak clearly and understandable, I'll be back with a clip.

Support me to create and I will do, what I like and do best:
Draw funny, deep, thinkful and / or just crazy stuff to lighten your day!
Tiers
EnTOONiast
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you will be enlisted to receive an instant update, as soon as a new cartoon is online - that will be once a week at least.
This is a Patreon service called patron-only feed and works just like an email alert!
SupporTOONist
$5 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
Besides the basic treat of the cartoon alert, you will receive access to a secret cartoon per month. Those are ideas I'm so fond of, I hold them back for special occasions - or people, just like you!
Also, you will receive the newest cartoon calendar, 2018 edition. The calendars will be delivered within 2017.
Special Patron: Journalist Service
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
This is a special patron level for journalists within the fields of international politics & economics: You will receive special access to all my 300+ high res cartoons, translated to English. As a German, I share a European view and shed light on new aspects or from different angles. The cartoons will cover a range of the latest subjects in German / European / International politics, economics, and cultural phenomena.
Please note: This level does not include licensing!
Goals
$0 of $100 per month
As a starter and special 1st goal treat, I will draw a  cartoon version of all minimum $5 patrons that were part in achieving the $100 earnings amount.

This goal is to test the network and see if it's possible to gather a crowd of supporters, who actually like my cartoons well enough to pay the artist for creating, rather than just buying a selected piece of art as a product.

As the goal is reached, I will send out a message to all supporting patrons, asking for a photo. You will then receive a cartoon version of yourself in return by email within 4 weeks. If it's all $5-patrons, it might take a little longer, so you're most warmly welcome to chose a higher patron level and snatch some of the other good treats included!
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Hello there!

As an artist, still today, it's hard to make ends meet. The learning phase is long and hard, until you reach a point of actual, serious and professional work. What's often forgotten is, that by paying for a piece of art, you're not only paying for the materials used and maybe some of the working hours - but also rewarding the artist for keeping on through all the unpaid years of learning and trying, mistakes and failure.

Your contribution helps me to make a living without worrying about the basic spendings for a living: food, rent, insurance. I highly appreciate even a small support for my work. The eventual goal is to be able to create with a mind freed from worrying about these basic needs. Trust me - that's a high stake to take!

About me
I'm a mid-thirty German cartoonist, commenting in colors on subjects and matters ranging from politics & economics to cultural phenomena, latest news, memes and gags. Some of my cartoons are rather serious, some are plain stupid - which certainly calls for more laughs.

I was born and raised in the North of Germany, in a district called Angeln. That's actually where the Anglo-Saxons came from a loooong time ago; they later became known as the British people, but the British today are not too happy to hear something about that.

After the usual start with two (then) awful older brothers, some parents that I certainly didn't choose by myself, school (don't get me started!), and the unbearable phase they call 'puberty', I went on with my life trying to study at a college in Denmark, dropped that to work in some good, some okay, and a lot of really effing bad jobs (and I can't believe the conditions that are out there, what a disgrace for a civilized country after the 1800s!).

Besides that, I always - and that's the only constant thing in my life - painted, wrote a little, made plastiques, and last but not least drew cartoons. I actually started drawing when I was 12 and later on became a little famous after a little appreciated cartoon of the high school's principal, painted meters high in the school garage.

Today, I'm on a good way to make a living from drawing cartoons - but not quite yet. That's why now, after some years of training, building up a work environment for a professional flow, and collecting some five hundred good cartoons, I feel ready to ask the community out there to support me - and actually can give something interesting in return!

I'd love to upload a video, but my accent is horrible and I feel like I need to practice English a little before doing so. As soon as I figured out, what to say and how to speak clearly and understandable, I'll be back with a clip.

Support me to create and I will do, what I like and do best:
Draw funny, deep, thinkful and / or just crazy stuff to lighten your day!

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Tiers
EnTOONiast
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you will be enlisted to receive an instant update, as soon as a new cartoon is online - that will be once a week at least.
This is a Patreon service called patron-only feed and works just like an email alert!
SupporTOONist
$5 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
Besides the basic treat of the cartoon alert, you will receive access to a secret cartoon per month. Those are ideas I'm so fond of, I hold them back for special occasions - or people, just like you!
Also, you will receive the newest cartoon calendar, 2018 edition. The calendars will be delivered within 2017.
Special Patron: Journalist Service
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
This is a special patron level for journalists within the fields of international politics & economics: You will receive special access to all my 300+ high res cartoons, translated to English. As a German, I share a European view and shed light on new aspects or from different angles. The cartoons will cover a range of the latest subjects in German / European / International politics, economics, and cultural phenomena.
Please note: This level does not include licensing!