Donnie Mustardseed

Donnie Mustardseed

is creating children's content.

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patrons

WELCOME!!!

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Dr. Donovan Anderson aka Donnie Mustardseed and I am the Chief Content Creator and Co-Founder of Juniors Read.  I live in Washington, DC with my wife (Dr. Mindelyn Anderson), three daughters (4-years old twins, Olivia and Vivian, 2-year old, Miriam, and newborn, Isaiah), and two characters (Annie and Izzie).  

Juniors Read is a multimedia literacy company that targets girls ages 2 through 8 years old.  You can find the main characters behind our company, Annie and Izzie, in their first book Mango in a Tree and on Instagram @annie._.izzie.  

My primary goal is to create content that develops child literacy while using material that relates to girls, empowering them to think outside of the box that we, as a society, sometimes place them in.  I also love sharing my work and process for others to enjoy.  The purpose of this Patreon is to help fund our illustrations and animation but generally our new and relevant content.  Your pledges will help me create new content by continuing to fund my team who are dedicated to the development of our nascent company. Your pledges also give me the ability to dedicate more of my time to develop new and relevant content.

BUT WHY ARE YOU HERE?!


I AM HERE TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE SELF-PUBLISHING PROCESS.  PERIOD.   I get tons of questions regarding my book publishing process. Everyone is always surprised by the quality of my work, but it is no accident. Frankly, it is your right to be able to produce high quality children's books that would be indistinguishable from mainstream titles.  

You will be able to access preloaded video content that helps walk you through the children's book publishing process from idea to printing press.  You would also be able to pick my brain and ask me specific questions along the way.  For example, "Donnie, I have met an illustrator and I think she would be perfect for my book project.  But how do I know?"  I would help you to understand what a professional or an aspiring professional illustrator looks like.  What is their process in creating high quality work?  And more importantly, how much should they cost?!  Your support here gives you access to my experience and allows me to address all questions more effectively with material such as video tutorials, various tips and tricks.  And, in general, I look forward to just building a better connection with you all.  

HOW DOES THIS WORK?!


If you enjoy my work and would like to support me in what I do, you can simply choose how much you would like to pledge each month from the 4 tiers available. Any amount makes a difference and each tier comes with it's own unique perks! You can also cancel or edit your tier at any time!

Payment is processed during the first week of each month and rewards are distributed throughout the month. If you have any further questions please feel free to email me at [email protected].  If you'd like to become a patron today please hit the big orange button that says "become a patron" and select the amount you'd like to pledge! And as always thank you for your support!
Tiers
Level 1
$3 or more per month
Patreon exclusive look at my work.
  • In-depth look at my sketchbooks, including rough sketches, original characters, work in progress shots and even some of my errors and mistakes.
  • Exclusive monthly discounts for my online store.
Level 2
$10 or more per month
Patreon exclusive video tutorials and walkthroughs.
  • Access to short stories videos where I give tips and insight into our children's book publishing process.  These videos will vary in length and can consist of anything from finding talent, social media marketing, getting your work in bookstores, etc.
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Level 3
$25 or more per month
Patreon digital color art.
  • Level 3 patrons will receive an exclusive random personalized digital print each month. The digital drawing will be printed on high quality paper and will be approximately 6x6 in size. Patrons will not be able to choose the subject matter, however.  Part of the fun is that the drawing is a surprise!
  • Voting privileges for future video topics you'd like to see me cover.
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Level 4
$45 or more per month
Patreon personalized full color digital print.
  • Level 4 patrons will receive a monthly full color 6x6 personalized digital print.  Patrons will have the ability to choose the scenario of this drawing, which can consist of a personal photo from you (ideally with a child in the photo).  The characters Annie and Izzie will interact within your photo.  These drawings will be one of kind--meaning they will not be made into prints for my online store or for our developing book!  And you will make the decision to post it on social media, (but don't forget to tag us!).
  • Plus Level 1 & 2 rewards!
Goals
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When I reach $500 per month, I will create animated music videos and expand my posts to include my animation and music process!
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WELCOME!!!

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Dr. Donovan Anderson aka Donnie Mustardseed and I am the Chief Content Creator and Co-Founder of Juniors Read.  I live in Washington, DC with my wife (Dr. Mindelyn Anderson), three daughters (4-years old twins, Olivia and Vivian, 2-year old, Miriam, and newborn, Isaiah), and two characters (Annie and Izzie).  

Juniors Read is a multimedia literacy company that targets girls ages 2 through 8 years old.  You can find the main characters behind our company, Annie and Izzie, in their first book Mango in a Tree and on Instagram @annie._.izzie.  

My primary goal is to create content that develops child literacy while using material that relates to girls, empowering them to think outside of the box that we, as a society, sometimes place them in.  I also love sharing my work and process for others to enjoy.  The purpose of this Patreon is to help fund our illustrations and animation but generally our new and relevant content.  Your pledges will help me create new content by continuing to fund my team who are dedicated to the development of our nascent company. Your pledges also give me the ability to dedicate more of my time to develop new and relevant content.

BUT WHY ARE YOU HERE?!


I AM HERE TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE SELF-PUBLISHING PROCESS.  PERIOD.   I get tons of questions regarding my book publishing process. Everyone is always surprised by the quality of my work, but it is no accident. Frankly, it is your right to be able to produce high quality children's books that would be indistinguishable from mainstream titles.  

You will be able to access preloaded video content that helps walk you through the children's book publishing process from idea to printing press.  You would also be able to pick my brain and ask me specific questions along the way.  For example, "Donnie, I have met an illustrator and I think she would be perfect for my book project.  But how do I know?"  I would help you to understand what a professional or an aspiring professional illustrator looks like.  What is their process in creating high quality work?  And more importantly, how much should they cost?!  Your support here gives you access to my experience and allows me to address all questions more effectively with material such as video tutorials, various tips and tricks.  And, in general, I look forward to just building a better connection with you all.  

HOW DOES THIS WORK?!


If you enjoy my work and would like to support me in what I do, you can simply choose how much you would like to pledge each month from the 4 tiers available. Any amount makes a difference and each tier comes with it's own unique perks! You can also cancel or edit your tier at any time!

Payment is processed during the first week of each month and rewards are distributed throughout the month. If you have any further questions please feel free to email me at [email protected].  If you'd like to become a patron today please hit the big orange button that says "become a patron" and select the amount you'd like to pledge! And as always thank you for your support!

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Tiers
Level 1
$3 or more per month
Patreon exclusive look at my work.
  • In-depth look at my sketchbooks, including rough sketches, original characters, work in progress shots and even some of my errors and mistakes.
  • Exclusive monthly discounts for my online store.
Level 2
$10 or more per month
Patreon exclusive video tutorials and walkthroughs.
  • Access to short stories videos where I give tips and insight into our children's book publishing process.  These videos will vary in length and can consist of anything from finding talent, social media marketing, getting your work in bookstores, etc.
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Level 3
$25 or more per month
Patreon digital color art.
  • Level 3 patrons will receive an exclusive random personalized digital print each month. The digital drawing will be printed on high quality paper and will be approximately 6x6 in size. Patrons will not be able to choose the subject matter, however.  Part of the fun is that the drawing is a surprise!
  • Voting privileges for future video topics you'd like to see me cover.
  • Plus all previous rewards!
Level 4
$45 or more per month
Patreon personalized full color digital print.
  • Level 4 patrons will receive a monthly full color 6x6 personalized digital print.  Patrons will have the ability to choose the scenario of this drawing, which can consist of a personal photo from you (ideally with a child in the photo).  The characters Annie and Izzie will interact within your photo.  These drawings will be one of kind--meaning they will not be made into prints for my online store or for our developing book!  And you will make the decision to post it on social media, (but don't forget to tag us!).
  • Plus Level 1 & 2 rewards!