Rebecca Cohen

is creating snarky feminist comics and podcasts

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  • Behind-the-scenes stuff! Peeks at works-in-progress, my comics-making process, alternate endings/punchlines, etc.
  • Regular updates about what I'm up to and how my cats are doing.
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You get the stuff above plus...

  • Access to pages from the long-form Gyno-Star comic I'm making, weeks or even MONTHS before they become public.
  • Your name added to the Social Justice Party on gynostar.com (with link if desired).
  • High-res, downloadable wallpaper versions of my comics.
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  You get the stuff above plus...

  • Stickers! Buttons! Magnets! A new surprise goody every month.
  • An official Certificate of Appreciation and hand-written thank-you note.
  • 50% off at my Etsy shop .

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About


In these trying times, the world needs a hero to champion equality and resist the forces of tyranny.

That hero is definitely not me.

I just draw funny pictures and share my opinions a lot. I'm Rebecca, also known as @gynostar.

Critically analyzing the patriarchy, four panels - or 280 characters - at a time.

I make comics and illustrations, mostly feminist-themed, which you may have seen floating around the web. I also have a regular webcomic, “The Adventures of Gyno-Star,” which started in 2010. It’s your typical average feminist superhero parody comic strip. My podcast, The Sauce, debuted in 2017 and is all about analyzing culture and politics through a feminist lens... while drunk.

Tipsy enough to fight the battles you’re too exhausted to deal with.

I believe that cultural progress comes before political progress. To change policy, we have to change the conversation. To change the conversation, we have to have a few drinks because it just makes conversation so much easier, you know? But I'm getting off topic.

I try to play a role in changing the conversation. Sometimes I do that sarcastically. Sometimes I do it sincerely. And sometimes I don’t do it at all, and just try to make you laugh and feel reassured that you're not alone and not delusional.

Give me money

So if you believe that feminist viewpoints are more important now than ever, and you want to support women creators and help amplify their voices, and you think artists should be paid a fair wage for their labor, then hot damn there are tons of amazing people on here you should be supporting.

And maybe I can be one of them.



FAQ

If the comics are free anyway, why should I pay?
Think of it like supporting your local public radio station. You don't have to do it; you can always listen for free. But even public radio costs money to produce, and if you're enjoying it, pledging is just the right thing to do. Plus the programming will be better if the station is well funded.

Are there rewards?
Boy Howdy. I believe patrons should get special rewards not available to all those deadbeats mooching free comics. You’re not one of those losers; you’re great and deserve things. But! I don’t want to create too much work for myself, which would mean less time for the art and writing - theoretically the reasons you joined in the first place. So at least for now, my rewards are structured to give you as much as possible without slowing down my regular output. Maybe some day I'll have enough patron support to add more rewards, like patron-exclusive comics and merch.

Why do you need my money? Don’t you have a job?
Look, not a lot of media outlets are paying big bucks for thoughtful but snarky feminist art. But if lots of people pay little bucks, it adds up. My patrons help me make the stuff I want, in my own particular… idiom.

What are you even going to do with this money?
It’s a pretty straightforward formula: more patron support means fewer hours I need to spend making a living at other things, which means more bottles of wine -- and also more comics. My goal is to have enough patrons to work on comics full time and never be too sober.
Goals
$207.91 of $336 per month
If I meet this goal, I'll be making California minimum wage for 8 hours of cartooning each week (about the time it takes to make a Gyno-Star comic). 
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Writings

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