Jade Sarson is creating comics about tea, romance, mental health, and more!
20

patrons

$99
per month
Hi! I’m Jade Sarson, the Teahermit. Welcome to my Patreon. I make comics about tea for teens ( Cafe Suada) and lovemaking for ladies ( For the Love of God, Marie!). Among other subjects like mental health, superheroes and slice-of-UK-life.


I’ve been a self-employed comic artist, illustrator and workshop teacher for 5 years now, and the first 3 years were bit of a struggle. In 2015 I finally got some steady work, and a book deal! Wow! That meant my income mainly came from: a one-time arts council commission, a series of workshops, attending conventions, a book commission and my own graphic novel for Myriad Editions called “ For the Love of God, Marie! ”. It was all very exciting, but I definitely spread myself thin.

So thin, in fact, that I had to put my free-to-read webcomic Cafe Suada (a comic about tea, coffee and romance, which I had been updating every week for 5 years since I left university) on hiatus for 9 months. And that SUCKED. I’ve been trying to find time for it ever since Cup 5 (the fifth chapter) ended, but there’s just no time when I’m looking for freelance work to support myself - I have basically no downtime.

So here’s the gist: I’ve finished all of my ongoing commissioned work and my graphic novel is out now. I want to get back to work on Cafe Suada and deliver you all the rest of the story in a weekly fashion once again. 

That’s where YOU come in.
I’ve started a Patreon to fund these things:

1. Getting Cafe Suada back to weekly cupdates, with the possibility of progressing to 3 pages a week
2. Living and Business Costs (i.e. Rent, Bills, Printing, Conventions, etc)

The first two goals have been met! So Cafe Suada is back, and Feels like Noodles is available to download. If we can hit some of the other milestone goals, I’ll be able to really devote more time to Cafe Suada . The more you pledge, the less time I’ll have to spend doing freelance work, and the more Cafe Suada pages I can make per week. I’ll be able to start streaming as I draw my comics for you to watch, too! Once we hit some of the higher goals, you might even cover my rent and bills, so I could devote ALL my time to Cafe Suada, possibly even… ANOTHER SUPER SECRET SPECIAL COMIC PROJECT?

What you and I get out of this Patreon is entirely in your hands. Did I mention the goodies? Ohohoooo-- you guys can get soooo many goodies for pledging as little as $1! Take a look at the pledges and see what you fancy.

If Patreon isn’t your thing, that’s fine too of course, Cafe Suada will always be free to read online . And there are other ways of supporting me! You can buy merch from my  shop - printed comics, mugs, teatowels, coasters, etc - OR simply sharing my patreon or my comics with your friends and family will help too. You can also  commission me anytime. Anything you can do to support me making more comics for you will be greatly appreciated.
Tiers
Oolong
$1 or more per month 4 patrons

  • Thanks on my website
  • Access to Cafe Suada pages a day before everyone else
  • Automatic entry to any giveaways
  • Advanced notice and reminders for when I'm streaming each month (i.e. first access to streams) if we hit the streaming goal
Pu'erh
$2 or more per month 6 patrons

  • Thanks on my website
  • Access to Cafe Suada a week before everyone else
  • SECOND GOAL REACHED: PDF of my 24hr comic Feels like Noodles, a comic about how I experience anxiety and depression as noodly feelings..
  • PLUS download a seasonal wallpaper every 3 months (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter). The characters will either be from Cafe Suada or one of my other comics based on what you all suggest over time (make sure you comment if you're pledging!) and no matter when you pledge you will have access to any previous wallpapers as well.
Robert
$5 or more per month 5 patrons

  • Thanks on my website and in future Cafe Suada books (Cup 6 onwards)
  • Access to Cafe Suada a week before everyone else
  • Feels like Noodles PDF at second goal
  • Quarterly Wallpaper
  • PLUS access to the Behind the Scenes section! (Including original Cafe Suada concepts, sketches, thumbnails etc, PLUS the same for other projects, past and FUTURE…) Section will be updated as frequently as I can manage – so you’ll see old projects, in progress stuff, and future ideas as they come together. I’ve thrown in some photo posts as well such as my workspace and events, plus some new videos of my process!
Rosette
$10 or more per month 1 patron

  • All rewards above PLUS:
  • You will be sent a PDF of one of my short/one shot comics every month, until you have them all! Length of comics varies from 4-25 pages or 1 long scroll, so it’ll be random what you get each month.
Lee
$20 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons

  • All rewards above PLUS:
  • You may download the HQ PDFs of ALL CURRENT CUPS of Cafe Suada! That’s 5 Cups! As soon as it’s ready you will be able to download the PDF of Cup 6 too! Same for any future Cups, as long as you keep pledging.
  • PLUS: NEW REWARD! Teastained Postcards. Every month I will post you a hand drawn teastained postcard featuring an image and message from a character of your choosing.  
Ewan
$40 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

  • All rewards in the $20 tier PLUS:
  • A single digital illustration of one character (so that could be you, or your favourite character, or your pet dog, anything) with a very simple background (B&W or ONE colour) each month.
Geraldine
$60 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

  • All rewards in $40 tier BUT:
  • INSTEAD of the previous commission option you can have a FULL COLOUR character commission with simple background every month
  • PLUS at this pledge level you get a 10% discount in my online shop and at conventions when you buy any of my merch.
Cream
$80 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons

  • All rewards in the 60$ tier PLUS:
  • You will have a non-speaking cameo in one chapter of Cafe Suada! There will be a wait period for this one until I can work you into a scene, so it may be in the current Cup or the next Cup depending on when you start pledging this amount (for example if you start after all of the crowd or café scenes have been drawn in Cup 6, I will instead draw you in Cup 7). If you pledge for over a year, you’ll get a second cameo in another Cup. For examples of cameos, check out all the webcomic characters that cameoed in Cup 2.
  • PLUS a 20% discount in my online shop and at conventions when you buy any of my merch!
Rikyoo
$100 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons

  • All rewards in the 80$ tier PLUS:
  • A monthly tea party. Every month I will Skype (or FaceTime) with you (limited to 1 person per session) and we’ll have a tea party. We can talk about Cafe Suada, tea or anything else really! Manga, fluffy dogs, the weather, you name it. I can critique your work or offer advice if you’re an artist, and I’ll even show you what I’m working on that month. Which means you’ll probably see it before anyone else!
Goals
$99 of $100 per month

Monthly Stream.
 
I will start broadcasting a monthly comic-making stream. I'm very excited about this goal, as I've been wanting to stream for a long time!
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Hi! I’m Jade Sarson, the Teahermit. Welcome to my Patreon. I make comics about tea for teens ( Cafe Suada) and lovemaking for ladies ( For the Love of God, Marie!). Among other subjects like mental health, superheroes and slice-of-UK-life.


I’ve been a self-employed comic artist, illustrator and workshop teacher for 5 years now, and the first 3 years were bit of a struggle. In 2015 I finally got some steady work, and a book deal! Wow! That meant my income mainly came from: a one-time arts council commission, a series of workshops, attending conventions, a book commission and my own graphic novel for Myriad Editions called “ For the Love of God, Marie! ”. It was all very exciting, but I definitely spread myself thin.

So thin, in fact, that I had to put my free-to-read webcomic Cafe Suada (a comic about tea, coffee and romance, which I had been updating every week for 5 years since I left university) on hiatus for 9 months. And that SUCKED. I’ve been trying to find time for it ever since Cup 5 (the fifth chapter) ended, but there’s just no time when I’m looking for freelance work to support myself - I have basically no downtime.

So here’s the gist: I’ve finished all of my ongoing commissioned work and my graphic novel is out now. I want to get back to work on Cafe Suada and deliver you all the rest of the story in a weekly fashion once again. 

That’s where YOU come in.
I’ve started a Patreon to fund these things:

1. Getting Cafe Suada back to weekly cupdates, with the possibility of progressing to 3 pages a week
2. Living and Business Costs (i.e. Rent, Bills, Printing, Conventions, etc)

The first two goals have been met! So Cafe Suada is back, and Feels like Noodles is available to download. If we can hit some of the other milestone goals, I’ll be able to really devote more time to Cafe Suada . The more you pledge, the less time I’ll have to spend doing freelance work, and the more Cafe Suada pages I can make per week. I’ll be able to start streaming as I draw my comics for you to watch, too! Once we hit some of the higher goals, you might even cover my rent and bills, so I could devote ALL my time to Cafe Suada, possibly even… ANOTHER SUPER SECRET SPECIAL COMIC PROJECT?

What you and I get out of this Patreon is entirely in your hands. Did I mention the goodies? Ohohoooo-- you guys can get soooo many goodies for pledging as little as $1! Take a look at the pledges and see what you fancy.

If Patreon isn’t your thing, that’s fine too of course, Cafe Suada will always be free to read online . And there are other ways of supporting me! You can buy merch from my  shop - printed comics, mugs, teatowels, coasters, etc - OR simply sharing my patreon or my comics with your friends and family will help too. You can also  commission me anytime. Anything you can do to support me making more comics for you will be greatly appreciated.

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Tiers
Oolong
$1 or more per month 4 patrons

  • Thanks on my website
  • Access to Cafe Suada pages a day before everyone else
  • Automatic entry to any giveaways
  • Advanced notice and reminders for when I'm streaming each month (i.e. first access to streams) if we hit the streaming goal
Pu'erh
$2 or more per month 6 patrons

  • Thanks on my website
  • Access to Cafe Suada a week before everyone else
  • SECOND GOAL REACHED: PDF of my 24hr comic Feels like Noodles, a comic about how I experience anxiety and depression as noodly feelings..
  • PLUS download a seasonal wallpaper every 3 months (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter). The characters will either be from Cafe Suada or one of my other comics based on what you all suggest over time (make sure you comment if you're pledging!) and no matter when you pledge you will have access to any previous wallpapers as well.
Robert
$5 or more per month 5 patrons

  • Thanks on my website and in future Cafe Suada books (Cup 6 onwards)
  • Access to Cafe Suada a week before everyone else
  • Feels like Noodles PDF at second goal
  • Quarterly Wallpaper
  • PLUS access to the Behind the Scenes section! (Including original Cafe Suada concepts, sketches, thumbnails etc, PLUS the same for other projects, past and FUTURE…) Section will be updated as frequently as I can manage – so you’ll see old projects, in progress stuff, and future ideas as they come together. I’ve thrown in some photo posts as well such as my workspace and events, plus some new videos of my process!
Rosette
$10 or more per month 1 patron

  • All rewards above PLUS:
  • You will be sent a PDF of one of my short/one shot comics every month, until you have them all! Length of comics varies from 4-25 pages or 1 long scroll, so it’ll be random what you get each month.
Lee
$20 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons

  • All rewards above PLUS:
  • You may download the HQ PDFs of ALL CURRENT CUPS of Cafe Suada! That’s 5 Cups! As soon as it’s ready you will be able to download the PDF of Cup 6 too! Same for any future Cups, as long as you keep pledging.
  • PLUS: NEW REWARD! Teastained Postcards. Every month I will post you a hand drawn teastained postcard featuring an image and message from a character of your choosing.  
Ewan
$40 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

  • All rewards in the $20 tier PLUS:
  • A single digital illustration of one character (so that could be you, or your favourite character, or your pet dog, anything) with a very simple background (B&W or ONE colour) each month.
Geraldine
$60 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

  • All rewards in $40 tier BUT:
  • INSTEAD of the previous commission option you can have a FULL COLOUR character commission with simple background every month
  • PLUS at this pledge level you get a 10% discount in my online shop and at conventions when you buy any of my merch.
Cream
$80 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons

  • All rewards in the 60$ tier PLUS:
  • You will have a non-speaking cameo in one chapter of Cafe Suada! There will be a wait period for this one until I can work you into a scene, so it may be in the current Cup or the next Cup depending on when you start pledging this amount (for example if you start after all of the crowd or café scenes have been drawn in Cup 6, I will instead draw you in Cup 7). If you pledge for over a year, you’ll get a second cameo in another Cup. For examples of cameos, check out all the webcomic characters that cameoed in Cup 2.
  • PLUS a 20% discount in my online shop and at conventions when you buy any of my merch!
Rikyoo
$100 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons

  • All rewards in the 80$ tier PLUS:
  • A monthly tea party. Every month I will Skype (or FaceTime) with you (limited to 1 person per session) and we’ll have a tea party. We can talk about Cafe Suada, tea or anything else really! Manga, fluffy dogs, the weather, you name it. I can critique your work or offer advice if you’re an artist, and I’ll even show you what I’m working on that month. Which means you’ll probably see it before anyone else!