Lise Richardson is creating illustrations, magazines, books, and other comedy-themed fun.
17

patrons

$95
per month


Hello! 
I'm Lise, and I'm an illustrator, earnest gig runner, and comedy enthusiast. You probably know me already since you're on this page but if not; I make fun things like incredibly niche colouring books with my mate Jenny, a quarterly magazine about how nice independent comedy is, zines about festivals I've been to and mad little manifestos, and the delicious bread and butter work that is poster design for events and whatnot. 
SHOP!
TWITTER!
INSTAGRAM!


Anyway, here's what this patreon thing is all about:
I've been trying to make illustration my full-time job since about 2010, with relative degrees of success - there have been short-lived big money commercial jobs, tangentially art-related retail work where I didn't have much time to actually make stuff, and private commissions. I've also got a degree in fine art and photography and have just finished another one in graphic communication, so on paper I should know what I'm doing (or alternatively I've spent over six years doing drawings just so I can wear a weird hat and a robe for a bit).

What's nice about patreon is that if it works out, I don't have to be a total SELL OUT and can keep on making super niche books and mags about things you and I like, without advertisements and compromises on what's included. Oh, and if this works I can also pay writers for my magazine, which means LESS GUILT and that's definitely my vibe.

I'm making new stuff constantly, and a lot of it is time-consuming and costs me quite a bit of money which for the most part I don't have. Before this I've done things like pre-orders on Etsy and on one occasion produced 200 posters of a pair of sexually aggressive paintings of digital indie radio DJs based on an encouraging facebook group post, of which I have sold NOT MANY. Curse you, hubris posters.


What I'm saying is, think of this less as a purely self-indulgent experiment from some idiot with access to pens and paper, and more of a very EXCLUSIVE and furthermore COOL AND FUN club for total legends like yourself to get special access to fun stuff everyone else will miss out on on. 

There are various tiers, but from $2 (because we're all American now, apparently) a month you'll be subscribed to my quarterly magazine, The Independent Comedy Appreciation Society (as in I will send you a physical copy of the magazine every time a new one is published), and it only gets better from there on up.

I'll also keep you updated with new projects, give you the chance to have your say on what should go in future books, mags, and on cards, and whatever else takes my fancy. It'll be a laugh, promise.

Lise xx
Tiers
It's the Lise-t you can do.
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Hey, I really appreciate your dollar (singular). Genuinely. You'll get access to all the fun behind-the-scenes stuff, but no physical goodies like mags and cards. But you're still lovely.

(Yes, every tier name is a terrible pun. Get on board.)
P-Lise of cake (Standard #IndieComedyMag subscription)
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
For the UK people amongst you, that's about £1.50. You'll receive my quarterly physical printed magazine, The Independent Comedy Appreciation Society, with a 50p discount per issue. You'll also get access to all the special goodies here on patreon!
Special Re-Lise (Special #IndieComedyMag subscription)
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Much like the previous tier, you'll receive my quarterly physical printed magazine, The Independent Comedy Appreciation Society, PLUS a special monthly treat along with your magazine (it might be a badge, or a card, or something else fun!). You'll also get access to all the special goodies here on patreon, just like the lower tiers.
Yes P-Lise! (Super snazzy #IndieComedyMag subscriber)
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Sure, you'll get the The Independent Comedy Appreciation Society magazine, a special monthly treat (it might be a badge, or a card, or something else fun!) and access to all the special goodies here on patreon, just like the lower tiers. But you'll also get an extra special treat every month, that the lower tiers won't get.
C-Lise and Desist
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Do you want one month's treats but don't want to commit to a long-term subscription? For this you'll get the most recent issue of #IndieComedyMag plus that month's treats from the Super Snazzy tier. (Don't forget to cancel your subscription if you don't want to keep paying this much! This is just for those of you who want to contribute a lump sum when you fancy it.) 
Lise-us Christ Superstar
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
That's a lot of sweet sweet dollar, you weird but delightful individual. If you do want to contribute this as a one-off lump sum then I'll send you a special goodie-box (it might be an envelope but that sounds less fancy) of all the lower tier treats plus you'll get a copy of my most recent book, "Where is my mind?" (which is full of illustrations of shows from Edinburgh in 2017) and probably a very earnest thank you letter.

Don't forget to stop your subscription if you only want to pay this once (OR force me to think of a new range of goodies for you for next month)!
Masterp-Lise
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
That's about £75 (so roughly 15 quid less than my standard poster commissions). Wowzers.


You'll get all the treats for this month, a copy of #IndieComedyMag, AND an illustration of yourself/a loved one/your dog based on a photo. The illustration will be a digital file which you can print at home, and everything else will be a physical product.

Don't forget to stop your subscription if you only want to pay this once (OR force me to think of a new range of goodies for you for next month)!

Goals
$95 of $130 per month
That's about £100. I mean this would be really nifty per month, I'd be able to justify small print runs of #IndieComedyMag and be able to give writers something back for their time and effort that isn't solely goodwill.
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Hello! 
I'm Lise, and I'm an illustrator, earnest gig runner, and comedy enthusiast. You probably know me already since you're on this page but if not; I make fun things like incredibly niche colouring books with my mate Jenny, a quarterly magazine about how nice independent comedy is, zines about festivals I've been to and mad little manifestos, and the delicious bread and butter work that is poster design for events and whatnot. 
SHOP!
TWITTER!
INSTAGRAM!


Anyway, here's what this patreon thing is all about:
I've been trying to make illustration my full-time job since about 2010, with relative degrees of success - there have been short-lived big money commercial jobs, tangentially art-related retail work where I didn't have much time to actually make stuff, and private commissions. I've also got a degree in fine art and photography and have just finished another one in graphic communication, so on paper I should know what I'm doing (or alternatively I've spent over six years doing drawings just so I can wear a weird hat and a robe for a bit).

What's nice about patreon is that if it works out, I don't have to be a total SELL OUT and can keep on making super niche books and mags about things you and I like, without advertisements and compromises on what's included. Oh, and if this works I can also pay writers for my magazine, which means LESS GUILT and that's definitely my vibe.

I'm making new stuff constantly, and a lot of it is time-consuming and costs me quite a bit of money which for the most part I don't have. Before this I've done things like pre-orders on Etsy and on one occasion produced 200 posters of a pair of sexually aggressive paintings of digital indie radio DJs based on an encouraging facebook group post, of which I have sold NOT MANY. Curse you, hubris posters.


What I'm saying is, think of this less as a purely self-indulgent experiment from some idiot with access to pens and paper, and more of a very EXCLUSIVE and furthermore COOL AND FUN club for total legends like yourself to get special access to fun stuff everyone else will miss out on on. 

There are various tiers, but from $2 (because we're all American now, apparently) a month you'll be subscribed to my quarterly magazine, The Independent Comedy Appreciation Society (as in I will send you a physical copy of the magazine every time a new one is published), and it only gets better from there on up.

I'll also keep you updated with new projects, give you the chance to have your say on what should go in future books, mags, and on cards, and whatever else takes my fancy. It'll be a laugh, promise.

Lise xx

Recent posts by Lise Richardson

Tiers
It's the Lise-t you can do.
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Hey, I really appreciate your dollar (singular). Genuinely. You'll get access to all the fun behind-the-scenes stuff, but no physical goodies like mags and cards. But you're still lovely.

(Yes, every tier name is a terrible pun. Get on board.)
P-Lise of cake (Standard #IndieComedyMag subscription)
$2 or more per month 6 patrons
For the UK people amongst you, that's about £1.50. You'll receive my quarterly physical printed magazine, The Independent Comedy Appreciation Society, with a 50p discount per issue. You'll also get access to all the special goodies here on patreon!
Special Re-Lise (Special #IndieComedyMag subscription)
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Much like the previous tier, you'll receive my quarterly physical printed magazine, The Independent Comedy Appreciation Society, PLUS a special monthly treat along with your magazine (it might be a badge, or a card, or something else fun!). You'll also get access to all the special goodies here on patreon, just like the lower tiers.
Yes P-Lise! (Super snazzy #IndieComedyMag subscriber)
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Sure, you'll get the The Independent Comedy Appreciation Society magazine, a special monthly treat (it might be a badge, or a card, or something else fun!) and access to all the special goodies here on patreon, just like the lower tiers. But you'll also get an extra special treat every month, that the lower tiers won't get.
C-Lise and Desist
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Do you want one month's treats but don't want to commit to a long-term subscription? For this you'll get the most recent issue of #IndieComedyMag plus that month's treats from the Super Snazzy tier. (Don't forget to cancel your subscription if you don't want to keep paying this much! This is just for those of you who want to contribute a lump sum when you fancy it.) 
Lise-us Christ Superstar
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
That's a lot of sweet sweet dollar, you weird but delightful individual. If you do want to contribute this as a one-off lump sum then I'll send you a special goodie-box (it might be an envelope but that sounds less fancy) of all the lower tier treats plus you'll get a copy of my most recent book, "Where is my mind?" (which is full of illustrations of shows from Edinburgh in 2017) and probably a very earnest thank you letter.

Don't forget to stop your subscription if you only want to pay this once (OR force me to think of a new range of goodies for you for next month)!
Masterp-Lise
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
That's about £75 (so roughly 15 quid less than my standard poster commissions). Wowzers.


You'll get all the treats for this month, a copy of #IndieComedyMag, AND an illustration of yourself/a loved one/your dog based on a photo. The illustration will be a digital file which you can print at home, and everything else will be a physical product.

Don't forget to stop your subscription if you only want to pay this once (OR force me to think of a new range of goodies for you for next month)!