Eloise Grills is creating art, comics, poetry, and an air of general malaise
31

patrons

$151
per month
Hello hello! My name is Eloise and I'm a Melbourne-based illustration and comics artist, writer, poet and generally unemployable art person with a heart of (mainly) gold.

What can you expect to find on my Patreon?
Diary comics that are not-quite-diary-comics and are more like poetry. Poetry that is more like a diary and less like a poem. Pithy stories full of untempered emotion and moderate nudity. Things that attempt to cram my many many interests into the same creative basket: collage works that intermingle photos, drawings, poetry, paintings, overheard snippets from strangers, weird things I find on the street. Riverdale fan art. Hopefully stories with an insight into the drudgery of modern life that don't totally suck.

What can you expect not to find on my Patreon?
Any sense of knowing who I am or what I am or what I'm doing with my life. Finance tips. Inspirational quotes that could adorn mugs or cute cats that will go on t-shirts unless you ask really nicely maybe.

Why give me the money?
I generally write a lot and paint a lot and don't make a whole lot of money from it (which I'm ok with) but I would like to be able to share more and as I'm currently working doing tutoring a few hours a week and freelancing most of the rest of the time I'm trying to make my practice a bit more sustainable. Your wonderful contributions will help me with the bottom line of my practice—to buy art supplies (expensive) develop photographs (expensive) and print zines (very expensive). You will receive bountiful rewards and also the warm fuzzies that come along with helping an artist to achieve their dreams. Thank you thank you thank you.

Here are some things I have done over the last year that gives you a vibe of the creative things I do for love and little money:
- Edited memoir for Scum Magazine (voluntarily)
- Written a tinyletter in which I have shared comics with you for free!!!!!!
- Run a Comics Workshop for the Emerging Writers Festival with my friend Rachel Ang
- Performed and hosted a discussion about comics and issues with my friend Jini Maxwell at NYWF
- Had multiple emotional breakdowns and have finally meaningfully sought help for my depression & anxiety (sorry but it's true and also contributes a lot to my ability/inability to fend for myself).
- Contributed art, poetry and other things to journals like The Lifted Brow, Girls Will be Girls, LOR Journal, Scum Magazine, AntiTHESIS, and others. 
- Tabled at many zine and design fairs, including the Festival of the Photocopier, the State Library Zine fair and The NGV Art Book Fair.

What's in store for 2018 you big dope?
This year I hope to start working on my first graphic memoir!!!! I am going to write a comics chapbook, and I am going to try to put a lot of fun stuff on my Patreon, including exclusive excerpts from these aforementioned projects. Your assistance will be integral to all this and I am so so so so so thankful!

Where can I see more of you and your drawings and naked self-portraits perchance?
Check out my website, my tumblr, my instagram, my twitter, or shoot me an email if you want me to do a draw or write something personal just for little ol' you.

XOXO 
Gossip Grill
Rewards
Patron of the arts
$2 or more per month 17 patrons
You will receive 100% unprecedented access to all of my comics on my Patreon including adults-only content. At the end of the year you will receive a risograph print to signify my appreciation of your wonderful and kind support <3.
Zinester of the year
$7 or more per month 6 patrons
At the end of the year you will receive a risograph print and a compilation zine of the best-of my comics to signify my appreciation of your wonderful and kind support <3. You will also receive 100% unprecedented access to all of my comics on my Patreon including adults-only content. 
Superzine-star
$11 or more per month 6 patrons
You will receive every zine that I make in 2018 (and I'll send it to you before anybody else) and a compilation zine at the end of the year with the best of my Patreon. You will receive a risograph print and you will receive 100% unprecedented access to all of my comics on my Patreon including adults-only content. 
Holy mackerel-I-can't-believe-it's-a-patron level!
$15 or more per month 1 patron
You will receive every zine that I make in 2018 and a compilation zine at the end of the year with the best of my Patreon. You will receive a risograph print and you will receive 100% unprecedented access to all of my comics on my Patreon including adults-only content. I will send you a personalised artwork at the end of the year for your kind support.
Goals
$151 of $200 per month
When I reach $200 I will do a painting of myself as a renaissance slut tweaking mine own titty
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Hello hello! My name is Eloise and I'm a Melbourne-based illustration and comics artist, writer, poet and generally unemployable art person with a heart of (mainly) gold.

What can you expect to find on my Patreon?
Diary comics that are not-quite-diary-comics and are more like poetry. Poetry that is more like a diary and less like a poem. Pithy stories full of untempered emotion and moderate nudity. Things that attempt to cram my many many interests into the same creative basket: collage works that intermingle photos, drawings, poetry, paintings, overheard snippets from strangers, weird things I find on the street. Riverdale fan art. Hopefully stories with an insight into the drudgery of modern life that don't totally suck.

What can you expect not to find on my Patreon?
Any sense of knowing who I am or what I am or what I'm doing with my life. Finance tips. Inspirational quotes that could adorn mugs or cute cats that will go on t-shirts unless you ask really nicely maybe.

Why give me the money?
I generally write a lot and paint a lot and don't make a whole lot of money from it (which I'm ok with) but I would like to be able to share more and as I'm currently working doing tutoring a few hours a week and freelancing most of the rest of the time I'm trying to make my practice a bit more sustainable. Your wonderful contributions will help me with the bottom line of my practice—to buy art supplies (expensive) develop photographs (expensive) and print zines (very expensive). You will receive bountiful rewards and also the warm fuzzies that come along with helping an artist to achieve their dreams. Thank you thank you thank you.

Here are some things I have done over the last year that gives you a vibe of the creative things I do for love and little money:
- Edited memoir for Scum Magazine (voluntarily)
- Written a tinyletter in which I have shared comics with you for free!!!!!!
- Run a Comics Workshop for the Emerging Writers Festival with my friend Rachel Ang
- Performed and hosted a discussion about comics and issues with my friend Jini Maxwell at NYWF
- Had multiple emotional breakdowns and have finally meaningfully sought help for my depression & anxiety (sorry but it's true and also contributes a lot to my ability/inability to fend for myself).
- Contributed art, poetry and other things to journals like The Lifted Brow, Girls Will be Girls, LOR Journal, Scum Magazine, AntiTHESIS, and others. 
- Tabled at many zine and design fairs, including the Festival of the Photocopier, the State Library Zine fair and The NGV Art Book Fair.

What's in store for 2018 you big dope?
This year I hope to start working on my first graphic memoir!!!! I am going to write a comics chapbook, and I am going to try to put a lot of fun stuff on my Patreon, including exclusive excerpts from these aforementioned projects. Your assistance will be integral to all this and I am so so so so so thankful!

Where can I see more of you and your drawings and naked self-portraits perchance?
Check out my website, my tumblr, my instagram, my twitter, or shoot me an email if you want me to do a draw or write something personal just for little ol' you.

XOXO 
Gossip Grill

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Rewards
Patron of the arts
$2 or more per month 17 patrons
You will receive 100% unprecedented access to all of my comics on my Patreon including adults-only content. At the end of the year you will receive a risograph print to signify my appreciation of your wonderful and kind support <3.
Zinester of the year
$7 or more per month 6 patrons
At the end of the year you will receive a risograph print and a compilation zine of the best-of my comics to signify my appreciation of your wonderful and kind support <3. You will also receive 100% unprecedented access to all of my comics on my Patreon including adults-only content. 
Superzine-star
$11 or more per month 6 patrons
You will receive every zine that I make in 2018 (and I'll send it to you before anybody else) and a compilation zine at the end of the year with the best of my Patreon. You will receive a risograph print and you will receive 100% unprecedented access to all of my comics on my Patreon including adults-only content. 
Holy mackerel-I-can't-believe-it's-a-patron level!
$15 or more per month 1 patron
You will receive every zine that I make in 2018 and a compilation zine at the end of the year with the best of my Patreon. You will receive a risograph print and you will receive 100% unprecedented access to all of my comics on my Patreon including adults-only content. I will send you a personalised artwork at the end of the year for your kind support.