Elizabeth Simins is creating Art Things

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Creator of comics, zines, art, &c.


Portland, OR, USA

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financial tl;dr: Patrons will be charged once, at the end of the month. But this Patreon will be updated 2-4 times per month. So (for example) if you pledge $5 per art thing, and I make two art things in a month, you'll be charged $10 at the end of the month. BUT! You can set a monthly cap on your donations so you don't accidentally get bankrupted if one month I decide to make a hundred things.

Hi! I'm Elizabeth, and I make comics, zines, and loads of other art things. 

If you're here, it's probably because you know me from my work on Manic Pixel Dream GirlGaming's Feminist Illuminati, The Womansplainer, Bad at Games, or that one Peter Molyneux interview with the orange.

Or it could be one of the other things I've made, or my twitter, or maybe you just really like my cats.

But regardless of how or why you got here, you have found your way to my Patreon page! That's awesome! So, welcome, and thank you, and here goes:

Art is hard to make, and it takes time, and energy, and money. There are paints and high-quality paper and pens to buy, and to make comics you have to read comics, and those cost money too. Then there's the not-very-glamorous time spent making and cultivating contacts, traveling to expos and other events, and being my own PR. Not to mention the whole all-day-every-day drawing, painting, scanning, editing, and repeating thing.

In short,
it's a job. But it's super difficult to make a living as a freelance artist, despite it having all the trappings of a career.

Which is where you come in: Since I joined Patreon over a year ago, and with the generous support of the community here, art has become my primary source of income. And while I still scramble for as many more-traditional freelance projects as I can get my hands on, the knowledge that I'll be paid for my personal work & passion projects as well has allowed me to create with more freedom than I ever thought I'd have. I've been able to experiment with new forms and genres, hone my skills, and put serious time into work I expected would remain on the backburner for years.

Every single pledge, whether it's $1 or $100, further enables me to grow my artistic career, and make more stuff to share with you all. So, THANK YOU!!!! <3 <3


I make lots of stuff, whether or not it's part of one of the many structured and semi-structured projects I'm working on at any given time. I love to vary what I'm working on—print, digital, narratives and standalone illustrations—and the more reliable my Patreon is as a source of income, the more time I have to experiment and produce.

If you become one of my patrons, you'll make it possible for me to work on some of my favorite (and, from what I gather, your favorite) projects that wouldn't otherwise make money on their own. Things won't be on a strict schedule, but like all Patreon donations, you'll be able to cap your monthly donations so it doesn't get out of hand. 

Okay so what am I even talking about? Well:


If you want the long version, complete with pictures & a timeline, just click here to see all my creations that have fallen under the Patreon umbrella since I started it in December 2013. Or read on for my future plans!

For the last couple years, I've been working on a long-term long-form multifaceted speculative-fiction comics project called OUTER STATES with* my friend & co-conspirator, Jacob Weisfeld. He's written literally hundreds of pages of scripts (and continues to do so in the spare time from his Real Person Job), and I've gotta produce all the art to back that work up. Outer States—concept artcostume designscharacter art, and actual honest-to-goodness pages of comics—is the primary ongoing project that will be covered by your Patreon contribution.

My autobiographical comic, 
Bad-at-Games, was on indefinite hiatus when I started this Patreon, and one of my first goals was to revive it—which, thanks to the generosity of a few awesome supporters, I was soon able to do. Though I don't post Bad-at-Games comics on a regular schedule anymore, I still put all my autobio comics up there, as well as other miscellaneous personal work that doesn't fit anywhere else.  Things that I post on Bad-at-Games will (almost always) be covered by your Patreon contribution!

At this point, I've been on Patreon for a long time, so my supporters have helped fund way more than just comics: My completed #inktober drawing-a-day project; an offline-only zinecontinuations of an old illustration series; three paintings on wood panels. So: Various art projects that defy categorization will be covered by your Patreon contribution!

And that about covers it, for now! To sum up, your contribution will go towards any and all Art Things I make that aren't covered by a traditional payment model.


Important note about my rewards: For any patron-requested art rewards, I reserve the right to refuse to draw something if it makes me uncomfortable or if I feel like it would make others feel unsafe or, you know, shitty. So please don't be an asshole. <3

*Quick clarification for financial reasons regarding OUTER STATES: Though it is a collaborative project, I'm the sole visual artist working on OUTER STATES. Funds earned from all my Patreon-funded art will go exclusively toward my livelihood & the furtherance of my career! But do ask me questions if you have them~

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