Joseph Rooks

is creating illustrations and doodles, and hand-typing letters, stories, and

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About Joseph Rooks

Don't call it a comeback — I'm only moving forward.

One of my big goals for this year is to make a lot of art that makes people smile, makes them feel seen, and makes them feel less alone, by putting it in the hands of actual people or by putting together events and projects that give them something meaningful and joyful to experience.

Making people feel more happy and less lonely is what has always mattered most to me in everything I do, from writing, to drawing, to conversations. This year, I'm going to put everything I can behind that.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the mental breakdown that led me to drop out of art school, to focus on my mental health and grieving losses as best I could at the time.

It's taken this long to hurt, cry, find safe places to grieve my losses and bandage my wounds, build great relationships with friends who value honesty and vulnerability, and finally, come back around to the idea of taking my not-so-serious art seriously. In the meantime I've built a pretty great career out of writing, but I've always been working toward finding my way back to my art.

If you want to support my smile-making, loneliness-busting efforts, will you have a look at the three rewards I have set up for patrons, consider supporting my work here like a mini-Medici if you will, and help me make as many bright spots as I can in this world?

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Pledge $2 or more per month
$2
per month
+ Access to my Patreon activity feed, where I'll share sketches, hand-typed things, and previews of upcoming projects.


+ An abundance of gratitude and the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing you're contributing to more happiness in the world.


+ For each one of you, I'll write and draw something random and give it to a complete stranger each month to make them smile.

Monthly Haiku & Doodle Club
$5
per month
+ Get a hand-typed haiku and a handful of random doodles plucked from the doodle pile, all drawn or mounted on 3x5 index cards, delivered to you in the mail every month.


+ Every time I write and draw something for you, I'll write and draw something for a complete stranger and give it to someone at random that week.


+ Access to my Patreon activity feed, where I'll share sketches, hand-typed things, and previews of upcoming projects.


+ An abundance of gratitude from me, and the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing you're contributing to more happiness in the world.

Monthly Letter & Doodle Club
$20
per month
+ Get a hand-typed letter about a random subject (each one will be unique!), a handful of random hand-drawn doodles and sketches drawn or mounted on 3x5 index cards, and an original one created from scratch just for you, delivered to you in the mail every month.


+ Every time I write and draw something for you, I'll write and draw something for a complete stranger and give it to someone at random that week.


+ Access to my Patreon activity feed, where I'll share sketches, hand-typed things, and previews of upcoming projects.


+ An abundance of gratitude from me, and the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing you're contributing to more happiness in the world.

Goals
$0 of $200 per month
Whenever I reach the $200 a month mark, I'll print a set of die-cut stickers based on my upcoming iMessage Sticker Pack and send them to everyone in the $5 and $20 tiers to celebrate!
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