Elizabeth Simins is creating illustration & queer media analysis
201
patrons
$844
per art thing

Hello! 

My name is Elizabeth and I'm a  writerillustrator living in Portland, OR. I co-edit AniGay, co-write Icebergs, and co-host JoJo's Bizarre Explainer. In my downtime, I fill my apartment with colorful things, read extensively about queer history, and hang out with my two adorable cats. 90% of my monthly income comes from my supporters here on Patreon—so, first of all, thank you! ♥︎

What I do 

In the past, I've devoted my Patreon pretty much entirely to illustration. Lately, though, I've been branching out into writing a great deal, so it's time for a big readjustment! Going forward, my Patreon updates will fall into two categories:

 Illustration 
Just like I've been doing for the past couple years, I'll continue to paint themed illustrations on a monthly-ish basis, such as my #febzooary, #automn, and #artchitecture series—for these, I usually post inked versions to Twitter then share the fully hand-painted final versions with Patrons. I also have a few non-Twitter series in the works that I haven't publicized yet, but that my Patrons have either already gotten a behind-the-scenes glimpse into, or will soon! I also occasionally post one-off paintings, fanart, or other difficult-to-predict illustration work, so look forward to unexpected art in your inbox!

Writing 
I have SO MANY writing projects in the works right now—not only Icebergs, but also AniGay, which has been consuming more and more of my time and intellectual energy. PLUS I want to leave room for other possibilities too because writing about queerness in anime is extremely rewarding. So I'll definitely be posting most of that here before it's available to the general public, and I'll also be posting write-ups of various books on queer history I read, which I'm super excited to share with you!

All-New Rewards 

It's the part you've all been waiting for! Read on to get all the details on my new Patreon reward tiers, which I've named after my top five favorite JoJos, from 5th-fav to absolute-#1-forever-fav. Oh, and DON'T FORGET TO SET A MONTHLY CAP ON YOUR DONATIONS!!! I've been known to post 15 times in a single month, so make sure you're only pledging as much as you're comfortable with.

All patrons ($1+) will get access to Patreon-exclusive posts, and all behind-the-scenes sketchbooks (formerly a $5+ reward). So far, that consists of over 400 pages of sketches, doodles, thumbnails, and other behind-the-scenes, not-quite-fit-for-print art! You'll also get to participate in any polls I run on Patreon—for example, which anime series I'll do audio commentaries for, what I'll illustrate for monthly drawing series, and other stuff like that.

At the $5 pledge level and above, you'll get your very own super-strong Anime Ruins Lives magnet!  You'll also get all audio content I ever release, which will become relevant when I hit my $1000 goal, and start creating audio anime commentaries.

If you pledge $10 or more per art thing, I will draw you the butt of the fictional character of your choice! This will be in the style of my Yuri!!! On Ice and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure butt stickers, so every custom butt will be lovingly hand-painted. Josuke-Tier Patrons will also be enrolled in my monthly sticker club as soon as I hit my $900 goal! At that point, I'll start releasing a different limited edition die-cut vinyl sticker each month, and $10+ patrons will get them all, shipped to you on a quarterly schedule. Plus all rewards from lower tiers!!


If you pledge $20 or above, in addition to all previous rewards, you'll also get any and all merch (sticker sheets, postcard prints, buttons, etc) that I make shipped directly to you! This does not include t-shirts or other print-on-demand products, but all merch I keep stocked in my house, you'll get.


WOW! I guess you're right up there with Giorno, my favorite JoJo. 😍If you pledge $40 or more, not only will you get everything listed above, but I'll also give you personalized media recommendations! Listen: I'm really good at media curation. Just trust me. AND as if that's not enough, in September (2018) I'll be announcing a SUPER EXCITING CUSTOM ART REWARD for this tier, too! So that's also in your future.

Questions? 

Ask me on my twitter! Otherwise, if you can afford to do so, please please PLEDGE! I will be eternally grateful, and you'll get your money's worth; I promise.

Much love,
elizabeth
Tiers
Pledge $1+!
$1 or more per art thing 110 patrons
➸ Access to all posts & polls
430+ pages (and counting) of unpublished sketches in three PDF volumes, as well as all future behind-the-scenes digital sketchbooks
Pledge $5+!
$5 or more per art thing 46 patrons
➸ Your very own super-strong Anime Ruins Lives magnet!! 

➸ All previous rewards

Pledge $10+!
$10 or more per art thing 16 of 40 patrons
➸ I will draw the butt of the fictional character of your choice!!!
➸ Monthly stickers will be shipped to you on a quarterly basis when I reach my $900 goal

➸ All previous rewards 

Pledge $20+!
$20 or more per art thing 3 of 20 patrons
Any and all merch (sticker sheets, postcard prints, buttons, etc) that I make at any time shipped directly to you! (*Does not include t-shirts or other products available via print-on-demand services.)

➸ All previous rewards 

Pledge $40+!
$40 or more per art thing 1 of 10 patrons

➸ Personalized media curation/recommendations FROM ME (my greatest skill)
➸ A super-secret and super-exciting custom art reward that I'll be announcing in early 2019!! 🤐

➸ All previous rewards 

Goals
$844 of $900 per art thing

At $900 per art thing, I'll start releasing a monthly series of limited edition, full-color, die-cut stickers! They'll mostly be tied-in with the themes of my drawing challenges, and all $10+ patrons will receive every single sticker, in quarterly shipments. As you can see (above are some examples of past stickers I've designed), if and when I reach this goal, many colorful stickers are in your future~
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Hello! 

My name is Elizabeth and I'm a  writerillustrator living in Portland, OR. I co-edit AniGay, co-write Icebergs, and co-host JoJo's Bizarre Explainer. In my downtime, I fill my apartment with colorful things, read extensively about queer history, and hang out with my two adorable cats. 90% of my monthly income comes from my supporters here on Patreon—so, first of all, thank you! ♥︎

What I do 

In the past, I've devoted my Patreon pretty much entirely to illustration. Lately, though, I've been branching out into writing a great deal, so it's time for a big readjustment! Going forward, my Patreon updates will fall into two categories:

 Illustration 
Just like I've been doing for the past couple years, I'll continue to paint themed illustrations on a monthly-ish basis, such as my #febzooary, #automn, and #artchitecture series—for these, I usually post inked versions to Twitter then share the fully hand-painted final versions with Patrons. I also have a few non-Twitter series in the works that I haven't publicized yet, but that my Patrons have either already gotten a behind-the-scenes glimpse into, or will soon! I also occasionally post one-off paintings, fanart, or other difficult-to-predict illustration work, so look forward to unexpected art in your inbox!

Writing 
I have SO MANY writing projects in the works right now—not only Icebergs, but also AniGay, which has been consuming more and more of my time and intellectual energy. PLUS I want to leave room for other possibilities too because writing about queerness in anime is extremely rewarding. So I'll definitely be posting most of that here before it's available to the general public, and I'll also be posting write-ups of various books on queer history I read, which I'm super excited to share with you!

All-New Rewards 

It's the part you've all been waiting for! Read on to get all the details on my new Patreon reward tiers, which I've named after my top five favorite JoJos, from 5th-fav to absolute-#1-forever-fav. Oh, and DON'T FORGET TO SET A MONTHLY CAP ON YOUR DONATIONS!!! I've been known to post 15 times in a single month, so make sure you're only pledging as much as you're comfortable with.

All patrons ($1+) will get access to Patreon-exclusive posts, and all behind-the-scenes sketchbooks (formerly a $5+ reward). So far, that consists of over 400 pages of sketches, doodles, thumbnails, and other behind-the-scenes, not-quite-fit-for-print art! You'll also get to participate in any polls I run on Patreon—for example, which anime series I'll do audio commentaries for, what I'll illustrate for monthly drawing series, and other stuff like that.

At the $5 pledge level and above, you'll get your very own super-strong Anime Ruins Lives magnet!  You'll also get all audio content I ever release, which will become relevant when I hit my $1000 goal, and start creating audio anime commentaries.

If you pledge $10 or more per art thing, I will draw you the butt of the fictional character of your choice! This will be in the style of my Yuri!!! On Ice and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure butt stickers, so every custom butt will be lovingly hand-painted. Josuke-Tier Patrons will also be enrolled in my monthly sticker club as soon as I hit my $900 goal! At that point, I'll start releasing a different limited edition die-cut vinyl sticker each month, and $10+ patrons will get them all, shipped to you on a quarterly schedule. Plus all rewards from lower tiers!!


If you pledge $20 or above, in addition to all previous rewards, you'll also get any and all merch (sticker sheets, postcard prints, buttons, etc) that I make shipped directly to you! This does not include t-shirts or other print-on-demand products, but all merch I keep stocked in my house, you'll get.


WOW! I guess you're right up there with Giorno, my favorite JoJo. 😍If you pledge $40 or more, not only will you get everything listed above, but I'll also give you personalized media recommendations! Listen: I'm really good at media curation. Just trust me. AND as if that's not enough, in September (2018) I'll be announcing a SUPER EXCITING CUSTOM ART REWARD for this tier, too! So that's also in your future.

Questions? 

Ask me on my twitter! Otherwise, if you can afford to do so, please please PLEDGE! I will be eternally grateful, and you'll get your money's worth; I promise.

Much love,
elizabeth

Recent posts by Elizabeth Simins

Tiers
Pledge $1+!
$1 or more per art thing 110 patrons
➸ Access to all posts & polls
430+ pages (and counting) of unpublished sketches in three PDF volumes, as well as all future behind-the-scenes digital sketchbooks
Pledge $5+!
$5 or more per art thing 46 patrons
➸ Your very own super-strong Anime Ruins Lives magnet!! 

➸ All previous rewards

Pledge $10+!
$10 or more per art thing 16 of 40 patrons
➸ I will draw the butt of the fictional character of your choice!!!
➸ Monthly stickers will be shipped to you on a quarterly basis when I reach my $900 goal

➸ All previous rewards 

Pledge $20+!
$20 or more per art thing 3 of 20 patrons
Any and all merch (sticker sheets, postcard prints, buttons, etc) that I make at any time shipped directly to you! (*Does not include t-shirts or other products available via print-on-demand services.)

➸ All previous rewards 

Pledge $40+!
$40 or more per art thing 1 of 10 patrons

➸ Personalized media curation/recommendations FROM ME (my greatest skill)
➸ A super-secret and super-exciting custom art reward that I'll be announcing in early 2019!! 🤐

➸ All previous rewards