Elizabeth Simins

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About Elizabeth Simins

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. I also recently started posting exclusive write-ups of various books I'm reading on queer history, theory, & criticism, so that's another category of writing that I'm super excited to share with Patrons!

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Much love,
elizabeth
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Queer {Movie/TV} Club! At $1000, I'll add write-ups of the various queer films & TV series I watch (mostly old stuff!) to my ever-growing roster of Patreon-exclusive text posts. Like with Queer Book Club, I'll eventually compile Queer {Movie/TV} Club posts into something that will be accessible to the general public, BUT Patrons will still get first access to my somewhat-organized thoughts on what I've been watching and how it fits into the history of queer visual media.
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