Johnny Wander is creating Comics
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$1,075
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Johnny Wander is Yuko Ota (artist) & Ananth Hirsh (writer), creating a variety of comics that they publish to johnnywander.com. Their latest collaboration is BARBAROUS, a comic about a bad wizard and an anxious monster who have to get over themselves and bring order to an apartment building full of misfits. Begin reading here.





We also wrote and drew Lucky Penny, a book-length story about a plucky girl with exceptionally bad luck. She's also a big fan of romance novels:

We first became known for our autobio comics,

We have work in print! We've self-published several books:
  • Johnny Wander V1: Don't Burn the House Down
  • Johnny Wander V2: Escape to New York
  • Johnny Wander V3: Ballad of Laundry Cat
  • CUTTINGS: A Johnny Wander Collection

and have worked together & separately freelancing w/ a wide range of publishers:
  • Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Omnibus (Oni Press)
  • Lucky Penny (Oni Press)
  • BUZZ! - drawn by Tessa Stone (Oni Press)
  • Adventure Time: Candy Capers (BOOM!)
  • The Bootlegger in Marceline & The Scream Queens (BOOM!)
  • Callie Eats Feathers in Dark Horse Presents #5 (Dark Horse)
  • Revenge of Dr. Dinosaur in Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures #1 - written by Brian Clevinger (Red5)
  • Exquisite Beast (Benign Kingdom)
  • Spring 2012 Art Book: Yuko Ota (Benign Kingdom)
  • Manga Math Mysteries #3: The Secret Ghost (Lerner Publishing)
  • Twisted Journeys: Detective Frankenstein (Lerner Publishing)
  • Yo Gabba Gabba: Comic Book Time (Oni Press)
This is us!

You'll notice that one of those lists is much bigger than the other! In the past we've thrown ourselves into freelance and have come to the realization: for us, industry comics don't pay the bills. Over-committing to both freelance and personal work is also the major reason Yuko has been dealing with years of chronic wrist pain.

Since 2009, the majority of our income has always come from our self-published work and the support of our readers, and we'd like to return to that! In 2015, we want to come back to our personal work with renewed focus! By supporting our Patreon, you're giving us the flexibility we need to develop and grow as creators, and by lessening Yuko's workload into a reasonable 8-hour workday, her wrist will have time to heal.

This is also a good chance to share something fun and exciting with you, our readers! Let's hang out and make some good comics!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
143 patrons
You just helped us feed Rook! Cricket we aren't quite sure about... maybe she gets her energy through osmosis?

Pledge $3 or more per month
75 patrons
You get:
  • Access to our Patron Blog. We'll be posting advance information about upcoming releases, projects, and stuff we're working on there!
Pledge $5 or more per month
105 patrons
You get:
  • You can submit to our weekly reader question/mailbag!
    • Every week we'll answer a few questions about projects we're working on from what you submit to us. How does Cecilia's hand work? What's Puppy's favorite food? Is Cricket truly humanity's best, last hope, for salvation? Etc!
  • Access to our Patron Blog. We'll be posting advance information about upcoming releases, projects, and stuff we're working on there!
  • Yuko's Warmup Doodles:
Pledge $10 or more per month
10 patrons
You get:
  • Access to Patron-only Streams!
  • Monthly Wallpaper
  • You can submit to our weekly reader question/mailbag!
  • Yuko's Warmup Doodles
  • Access to our Patron Blog. We'll be posting advance information about upcoming releases, projects, and stuff we're working on there!
Pledge $15 or more per month
13 patrons
You get:
  • Early Access to our Updates on johnnywander.com
  • Access to Patron only Streams!
  • Monthly Wallpaper
  • You can submit to our weekly reader question/mailbag!
  • Yuko's Warmup Doodles
  • Access to our Patron Blog. We'll be posting advance information about upcoming releases, projects, and stuff we're working on there!
  • Access to Pages as Sketches:
Goals
$1,075 of $1,250 per month
Wow!! For this amount we will update a video of Rook and/or Cricket once per month. These cats better step it up to earn their keep, or else end up living in a box! W-wait, they love that...
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Johnny Wander is Yuko Ota (artist) & Ananth Hirsh (writer), creating a variety of comics that they publish to johnnywander.com. Their latest collaboration is BARBAROUS, a comic about a bad wizard and an anxious monster who have to get over themselves and bring order to an apartment building full of misfits. Begin reading here.





We also wrote and drew Lucky Penny, a book-length story about a plucky girl with exceptionally bad luck. She's also a big fan of romance novels:

We first became known for our autobio comics,

We have work in print! We've self-published several books:
  • Johnny Wander V1: Don't Burn the House Down
  • Johnny Wander V2: Escape to New York
  • Johnny Wander V3: Ballad of Laundry Cat
  • CUTTINGS: A Johnny Wander Collection

and have worked together & separately freelancing w/ a wide range of publishers:
  • Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Omnibus (Oni Press)
  • Lucky Penny (Oni Press)
  • BUZZ! - drawn by Tessa Stone (Oni Press)
  • Adventure Time: Candy Capers (BOOM!)
  • The Bootlegger in Marceline & The Scream Queens (BOOM!)
  • Callie Eats Feathers in Dark Horse Presents #5 (Dark Horse)
  • Revenge of Dr. Dinosaur in Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures #1 - written by Brian Clevinger (Red5)
  • Exquisite Beast (Benign Kingdom)
  • Spring 2012 Art Book: Yuko Ota (Benign Kingdom)
  • Manga Math Mysteries #3: The Secret Ghost (Lerner Publishing)
  • Twisted Journeys: Detective Frankenstein (Lerner Publishing)
  • Yo Gabba Gabba: Comic Book Time (Oni Press)
This is us!

You'll notice that one of those lists is much bigger than the other! In the past we've thrown ourselves into freelance and have come to the realization: for us, industry comics don't pay the bills. Over-committing to both freelance and personal work is also the major reason Yuko has been dealing with years of chronic wrist pain.

Since 2009, the majority of our income has always come from our self-published work and the support of our readers, and we'd like to return to that! In 2015, we want to come back to our personal work with renewed focus! By supporting our Patreon, you're giving us the flexibility we need to develop and grow as creators, and by lessening Yuko's workload into a reasonable 8-hour workday, her wrist will have time to heal.

This is also a good chance to share something fun and exciting with you, our readers! Let's hang out and make some good comics!

Recent posts by Johnny Wander

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
143 patrons
You just helped us feed Rook! Cricket we aren't quite sure about... maybe she gets her energy through osmosis?

Pledge $3 or more per month
75 patrons
You get:
  • Access to our Patron Blog. We'll be posting advance information about upcoming releases, projects, and stuff we're working on there!
Pledge $5 or more per month
105 patrons
You get:
  • You can submit to our weekly reader question/mailbag!
    • Every week we'll answer a few questions about projects we're working on from what you submit to us. How does Cecilia's hand work? What's Puppy's favorite food? Is Cricket truly humanity's best, last hope, for salvation? Etc!
  • Access to our Patron Blog. We'll be posting advance information about upcoming releases, projects, and stuff we're working on there!
  • Yuko's Warmup Doodles:
Pledge $10 or more per month
10 patrons
You get:
  • Access to Patron-only Streams!
  • Monthly Wallpaper
  • You can submit to our weekly reader question/mailbag!
  • Yuko's Warmup Doodles
  • Access to our Patron Blog. We'll be posting advance information about upcoming releases, projects, and stuff we're working on there!
Pledge $15 or more per month
13 patrons
You get:
  • Early Access to our Updates on johnnywander.com
  • Access to Patron only Streams!
  • Monthly Wallpaper
  • You can submit to our weekly reader question/mailbag!
  • Yuko's Warmup Doodles
  • Access to our Patron Blog. We'll be posting advance information about upcoming releases, projects, and stuff we're working on there!
  • Access to Pages as Sketches: