Jonas Lau Markussen is creating illustrated content about the Viking age
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patrons

$184
per month

Hi, I'm Jonas Lau Markussen



I'm creating and sharing illustrated educational content about the Viking Age.

Since January 2016 I have been posting free content regularly on a weekly basis on my website (and else where).



There is a lot of knowledge about the Viking age out there, but most of it is really hard to get to or very difficult to consume. I'd like to change that!

That's why I've set out to explore and cover the Viking Age through easy to digest illustrated content, that goes right to the core of the subject matter based on the work of really smart and educated scholars.

I believe that knowledge should be freely obtainable and I'd like to keep my content available for free online for everybody no matter your means and privileges. But to do that I need your help!

If you enjoy the content I produce and if you'd like to see more of it in the future, I'd kindly ask you to please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron.


Completed projects



The Anatomy of Viking Art

Since January 2017 I've been working on a series of articles on Viking Age art available for free on my website which I have turned into a handy e-book —  The Anatomy of Viking Art. The series explores the seven stylistic periods of the Viking Age ornamental art, their stylistic traits and how they are constructed.

I have been sharing drafts of the book with all patrons here on Patreon and all patrons got the book a whole month before everyone else.


The Younger Futhark

I have created a series of cards illustrating all the names of  the Younger Futhark which also shows all 16 runes and their variants, what they sounded like and what that transliterates into in modern English.

Hi-res versions of all 16 illustrations for commercial use are currently only available for $5+ patrons.

Current projects

The Anatomy of Germanic Art

I'm currently working on a prequel to The Anatomy of Viking Art book covering the style periods of Germanic art leading up to the Viking Age —  The Anatomy of Germanic Art.

I'll be publishing a new illustration from the project every week. As a $5+ patron, you will get access to  hi-res images of all the illustrations which you can use for both personal as well as commercial projects.

All patrons will get early access to The Anatomy of Germanic Art e-book a whole month before everyone else.



Future projects


I have tons of ideas for new projects I want to explore and share with you covering all aspects of the Viking Age.

I've only just begun, and I'd like to share the journey with you, so please come and join me!




Rewards


$1 — Early access


You'll get early access to all the content I produce and insights into my creative process while I'm creating new content.

  • Get the upcoming eBook a month before everyone else.
  • Get next weeks Weekly Illustration here on Patreon a week before everyone else on the web.
  • See drafts and sketches of upcoming content (including the book).
  • Be the first to know of any announcements.


$5 — Hi-res images


You'll get all of the above plus Hi-res image and vector files (scalable) of all the Weekly Illustrations I post online.

You can do whatever you want with them, as long as you don't sell them as they are without incorporating them into your own project or take credit for the design. Print posters, make wallpapers, convert them into woodwork, get them tattooed on your skin, craft Viking-styled Yule-ornaments or whatever you like.

  • Hi-res images in JPG.
  • Scalable vector files in PDF.


$10 — Have a say


You'll get all of the above plus a vote in editorial decisions.

I'll do polls on decisions like what illustration would you like on the cover of the upcoming book? Should my next project be around the mythology of the Vikings? Historical events? or more on how to construct Viking ornamental artwork? And you will get a very special thank you and mentioned by name in the upcoming book.

  • Get to vote on editorial decisions.
  • Get credited in the book.


$XX — How can I help you?


I'd love to know what else you would like to see. Let me know what additional rewards you would like and what you think they are worth and hopefully, I'll be able to make it happen! :)
Tiers
Early Access
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
You'll get:


- Early access to the content I post online.

- First to know about announcements.

- Insights into my creative process.


(For more info please see the profile description)

Hi-res images
$5 or more per month 16 patrons
You'll get:


- Early access to the content I post online.

- Insights into my creative process.


- Hi-res images (JPG).

- Scalable vector files (PDF).


(For more info please see the profile description)

Have a say
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
You'll get:


- Early access to the content I post online.

- Insights into my creative process.


- Hi-res images (JPG).

- Vector files (PDF, AI and EPS).


- A vote in editorial decisions.

- A special thank you in the upcoming book.


(For more info please see the profile description)

Goals
$184 of $250 per month
Expenses covered
Even though a lot of stuff is free on the web I do have expenses for website hosting, books for research etc. This will all be covered and I'll be able to keep the lights on and keep the wheels spinning.

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Hi, I'm Jonas Lau Markussen



I'm creating and sharing illustrated educational content about the Viking Age.

Since January 2016 I have been posting free content regularly on a weekly basis on my website (and else where).



There is a lot of knowledge about the Viking age out there, but most of it is really hard to get to or very difficult to consume. I'd like to change that!

That's why I've set out to explore and cover the Viking Age through easy to digest illustrated content, that goes right to the core of the subject matter based on the work of really smart and educated scholars.

I believe that knowledge should be freely obtainable and I'd like to keep my content available for free online for everybody no matter your means and privileges. But to do that I need your help!

If you enjoy the content I produce and if you'd like to see more of it in the future, I'd kindly ask you to please consider supporting my work by becoming a patron.


Completed projects



The Anatomy of Viking Art

Since January 2017 I've been working on a series of articles on Viking Age art available for free on my website which I have turned into a handy e-book —  The Anatomy of Viking Art. The series explores the seven stylistic periods of the Viking Age ornamental art, their stylistic traits and how they are constructed.

I have been sharing drafts of the book with all patrons here on Patreon and all patrons got the book a whole month before everyone else.


The Younger Futhark

I have created a series of cards illustrating all the names of  the Younger Futhark which also shows all 16 runes and their variants, what they sounded like and what that transliterates into in modern English.

Hi-res versions of all 16 illustrations for commercial use are currently only available for $5+ patrons.

Current projects

The Anatomy of Germanic Art

I'm currently working on a prequel to The Anatomy of Viking Art book covering the style periods of Germanic art leading up to the Viking Age —  The Anatomy of Germanic Art.

I'll be publishing a new illustration from the project every week. As a $5+ patron, you will get access to  hi-res images of all the illustrations which you can use for both personal as well as commercial projects.

All patrons will get early access to The Anatomy of Germanic Art e-book a whole month before everyone else.



Future projects


I have tons of ideas for new projects I want to explore and share with you covering all aspects of the Viking Age.

I've only just begun, and I'd like to share the journey with you, so please come and join me!




Rewards


$1 — Early access


You'll get early access to all the content I produce and insights into my creative process while I'm creating new content.

  • Get the upcoming eBook a month before everyone else.
  • Get next weeks Weekly Illustration here on Patreon a week before everyone else on the web.
  • See drafts and sketches of upcoming content (including the book).
  • Be the first to know of any announcements.


$5 — Hi-res images


You'll get all of the above plus Hi-res image and vector files (scalable) of all the Weekly Illustrations I post online.

You can do whatever you want with them, as long as you don't sell them as they are without incorporating them into your own project or take credit for the design. Print posters, make wallpapers, convert them into woodwork, get them tattooed on your skin, craft Viking-styled Yule-ornaments or whatever you like.

  • Hi-res images in JPG.
  • Scalable vector files in PDF.


$10 — Have a say


You'll get all of the above plus a vote in editorial decisions.

I'll do polls on decisions like what illustration would you like on the cover of the upcoming book? Should my next project be around the mythology of the Vikings? Historical events? or more on how to construct Viking ornamental artwork? And you will get a very special thank you and mentioned by name in the upcoming book.

  • Get to vote on editorial decisions.
  • Get credited in the book.


$XX — How can I help you?


I'd love to know what else you would like to see. Let me know what additional rewards you would like and what you think they are worth and hopefully, I'll be able to make it happen! :)

Recent posts by Jonas Lau Markussen

Tiers
Early Access
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
You'll get:


- Early access to the content I post online.

- First to know about announcements.

- Insights into my creative process.


(For more info please see the profile description)

Hi-res images
$5 or more per month 16 patrons
You'll get:


- Early access to the content I post online.

- Insights into my creative process.


- Hi-res images (JPG).

- Scalable vector files (PDF).


(For more info please see the profile description)

Have a say
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
You'll get:


- Early access to the content I post online.

- Insights into my creative process.


- Hi-res images (JPG).

- Vector files (PDF, AI and EPS).


- A vote in editorial decisions.

- A special thank you in the upcoming book.


(For more info please see the profile description)