Martha Grover is creating a Graphic Memoir, Zines and Podcasts
114

patrons

$619
per month
Hi Everyone!

I've been writing and making art for over a decade and am excited to share it with you. I do illustrations, zines, podcasts, essays and poetry.

By becoming a patron, you get access to everything I post on my page. 

THE BEST DEAL...is the five dollar level because it includes an ongoing  subscription to my zine!  (But there are a lot of other levels to subscribe at...check out the rewards!)


What People Have Said About my Writing: 
Award- Winning Author of Bluets and The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson:

"In a style one might describe as raucously droll, Grover takes the decidedly mundane and rotates in the light of her dead-aim wit. Here’s one page in entirety, which combines a Lydia Davis-esque minimalism with Grover’s wry feminism: “I ask my father to read an article about male entitlement and emotional labor. ‘Can you just tell me what it says?’ he says.” The universe here sketched—punctuated by cleaning jobs, so-so sex, the toll of chronic illness, the growing seep of the internet into our lives—is both original and timely, and Grover is a curious, companionable guide throughout."

Jeff Vandermeer, NYT bestselling author of Borne and the Southern Reach Trilogy tweeted:

"I devoured Martha Grover's The End of My Career on the plane from Portland to San Francisco. Frank, funny, sad at times--beautifully observed. Basically, it doesn't matter what she writes, I'm gonna want to read it. She's that kind of writer."

What People Have Said About my Artwork: 
"That doesn't look like me"
"My mom didn't like it."
"You made me look too beautiful"
"I look like I have chin hair in that drawing."

MORE: 
- Since 2003 I have published thirty issues of Somnambulist Zine. The writing in my zine includes nonfiction essays, interviews and occasionally poetry.  I also do comics and artwork. 
- I've done illustration for three books, three album covers, one magazine, and countless commissions, art shows and my own zine. 
- My two published books include One More For the People and The End of My Career both by Perfect Day Publishing. The End of My Career was recently a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction! 
- I do a weekly podcast: PDX Darlings Micro Edition
- I also host a monthly storytelling event at Beeswing Cafe in Cully
- I'm writing a play!
- My written work has appeared in The Collagist, Portland Review, Vol.1 Brooklyn, The Portland Mercury, All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go, Switchback Journal, The Coachella Review among others....

What I do with the money:
1. Postage
2. Printing
3. Art Supplies
4. Travel
5. Podcasting/Computer stuff
6. Occasional help with my zine
7. Having the peace of mind knowing that I have a steady income from my art! 

Check out: somnambulistzine.com for more information about me and to buy individual issues of my zine.
Thanks so much for your support! 
xoxo
Martha
Tiers
One Dollar Level!
$1 or more per month 14 patrons
REWARDS:
1. Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page.

Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.
Two Dollar Level!
$2 or more per month 5 patrons

REWARDS:
1. A copy of Somnambulist Zine

2. Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page.
Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.

Three Dollar Level!
$3 or more per month 9 patrons
REWARD
 1. Two copies of Somnambulist Zine and a postcard from my original artwork.  

2.  Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page.
Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.

Five Dollar Level!
$5 or more per month 62 patrons
REWARDS
1. A subscription to my zine for as long as you support at this level, mailed right to your house or PO box! 


(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)

2. Two copies of Somnambulist zine and a postcard from my original artwork.  . 
Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page.
Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.

Uber Patron
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
This reward tier is for people who just want to support my art and writing and don't want any rewards sent to them in the mail. 

Thank you!!!

Six Dollar Level!
$6 or more per month 8 patrons
REWARDS
1.  A subscription to my zine for as long as you support at this level, mailed right to your house or PO box! 

(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)
Two copies of Somnambulist zine and a postcard from my original artwork.  .
Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page.
Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.

Ten Dollar Level!
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
REWARDS:


1. A random  gift mailed to your house each month. (It could be an original drawing, it could be a thank you card, it could be a couple fathoms of bunting, it could be a random zine...it's a surprise!)


2. A subscription to my zine for as long as you support at this level, mailed right to your house or PO box! 

(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)  

Two copies of Somnambulist Zine and a postcard from my original artwork.  . 

Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page. Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.  



Fifteen Dollar Level!
$15 or more per month 1 patron
REWARDS:
1. One copy of my first book, One More for the People

2. A random  gift mailed to your house each month. (It could be an original drawing, it could be a thank you card, it could be a couple fathoms of bunting, it could be a random zine...it's a surprise!)

A subscription to my zine, as long as you support at this level, mailed right to your house or PO box!

(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)
Two copies of Somnambulist Zine and a postcard from my original artwork.  .
Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page.
Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.


Twenty Dollar Level!
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
REWARDS:
1. A copy of my most recent book, The End of My Career

2.One copy of my first book, One More for the People   

A random  gift mailed to your house each month. (It could be an original drawing, it could be a thank you card, it could be a couple fathoms of bunting, it could be a random zine...it's a surprise!)

(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)  Two copies of Somnambulist Zine and a postcard from my original artwork.    Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page. Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material. 

Thirty Dollar Level!
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
REWARDS:
1. A SIGNED copy of my most recent book, The End of My Career

2.A SIGNED copy of my first book, One More for the People   

A random  gift mailed to your house each month. (It could be an original drawing, it could be a thank you card, it could be a couple fathoms of bunting, it could be a random zine...it's a surprise!)

(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)  Two copies of Somnambulist Zine and a postcard from my original artwork.    Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page. Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material. 

Fifty Dollar Level!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
REWARDS:
1. A piece of original artwork from me! 


2. A SIGNED copy of my most recent book, The End of My Career


3. A SIGNED copy of my first book, One More for the People   

A random  gift mailed to your house each month. (It could be an original drawing, it could be a thank you card, it could be a couple fathoms of bunting, it could be a random zine...it's a surprise!)

(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)  Two copies of Somnambulist Zine and a postcard from my original artwork.    Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page. Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material. 

Goals
$619 of $1,000 per month
This amount of money represents the amount of money I need each month so that I don't have to continue to clean houses as a side job, and instead can focus entirely on Art, Writing, my podcast and real estate. 

The costs of creating art and my zine etc include:
Rent on my art studio
printing
postage
travel
promotional stuff
materials

Subscribe at one dollar a month to see all the creative stuff that I am doing - including working on my next book, the next issue of my zine and the podcast!
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Hi Everyone!

I've been writing and making art for over a decade and am excited to share it with you. I do illustrations, zines, podcasts, essays and poetry.

By becoming a patron, you get access to everything I post on my page. 

THE BEST DEAL...is the five dollar level because it includes an ongoing  subscription to my zine!  (But there are a lot of other levels to subscribe at...check out the rewards!)


What People Have Said About my Writing: 
Award- Winning Author of Bluets and The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson:

"In a style one might describe as raucously droll, Grover takes the decidedly mundane and rotates in the light of her dead-aim wit. Here’s one page in entirety, which combines a Lydia Davis-esque minimalism with Grover’s wry feminism: “I ask my father to read an article about male entitlement and emotional labor. ‘Can you just tell me what it says?’ he says.” The universe here sketched—punctuated by cleaning jobs, so-so sex, the toll of chronic illness, the growing seep of the internet into our lives—is both original and timely, and Grover is a curious, companionable guide throughout."

Jeff Vandermeer, NYT bestselling author of Borne and the Southern Reach Trilogy tweeted:

"I devoured Martha Grover's The End of My Career on the plane from Portland to San Francisco. Frank, funny, sad at times--beautifully observed. Basically, it doesn't matter what she writes, I'm gonna want to read it. She's that kind of writer."

What People Have Said About my Artwork: 
"That doesn't look like me"
"My mom didn't like it."
"You made me look too beautiful"
"I look like I have chin hair in that drawing."

MORE: 
- Since 2003 I have published thirty issues of Somnambulist Zine. The writing in my zine includes nonfiction essays, interviews and occasionally poetry.  I also do comics and artwork. 
- I've done illustration for three books, three album covers, one magazine, and countless commissions, art shows and my own zine. 
- My two published books include One More For the People and The End of My Career both by Perfect Day Publishing. The End of My Career was recently a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction! 
- I do a weekly podcast: PDX Darlings Micro Edition
- I also host a monthly storytelling event at Beeswing Cafe in Cully
- I'm writing a play!
- My written work has appeared in The Collagist, Portland Review, Vol.1 Brooklyn, The Portland Mercury, All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go, Switchback Journal, The Coachella Review among others....

What I do with the money:
1. Postage
2. Printing
3. Art Supplies
4. Travel
5. Podcasting/Computer stuff
6. Occasional help with my zine
7. Having the peace of mind knowing that I have a steady income from my art! 

Check out: somnambulistzine.com for more information about me and to buy individual issues of my zine.
Thanks so much for your support! 
xoxo
Martha

Recent posts by Martha Grover

Tiers
One Dollar Level!
$1 or more per month 14 patrons
REWARDS:
1. Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page.

Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.
Two Dollar Level!
$2 or more per month 5 patrons

REWARDS:
1. A copy of Somnambulist Zine

2. Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page.
Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.

Three Dollar Level!
$3 or more per month 9 patrons
REWARD
 1. Two copies of Somnambulist Zine and a postcard from my original artwork.  

2.  Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page.
Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.

Five Dollar Level!
$5 or more per month 62 patrons
REWARDS
1. A subscription to my zine for as long as you support at this level, mailed right to your house or PO box! 


(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)

2. Two copies of Somnambulist zine and a postcard from my original artwork.  . 
Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page.
Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.

Uber Patron
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
This reward tier is for people who just want to support my art and writing and don't want any rewards sent to them in the mail. 

Thank you!!!

Six Dollar Level!
$6 or more per month 8 patrons
REWARDS
1.  A subscription to my zine for as long as you support at this level, mailed right to your house or PO box! 

(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)
Two copies of Somnambulist zine and a postcard from my original artwork.  .
Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page.
Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.

Ten Dollar Level!
$10 or more per month 12 patrons
REWARDS:


1. A random  gift mailed to your house each month. (It could be an original drawing, it could be a thank you card, it could be a couple fathoms of bunting, it could be a random zine...it's a surprise!)


2. A subscription to my zine for as long as you support at this level, mailed right to your house or PO box! 

(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)  

Two copies of Somnambulist Zine and a postcard from my original artwork.  . 

Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page. Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.  



Fifteen Dollar Level!
$15 or more per month 1 patron
REWARDS:
1. One copy of my first book, One More for the People

2. A random  gift mailed to your house each month. (It could be an original drawing, it could be a thank you card, it could be a couple fathoms of bunting, it could be a random zine...it's a surprise!)

A subscription to my zine, as long as you support at this level, mailed right to your house or PO box!

(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)
Two copies of Somnambulist Zine and a postcard from my original artwork.  .
Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page.
Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.


Twenty Dollar Level!
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
REWARDS:
1. A copy of my most recent book, The End of My Career

2.One copy of my first book, One More for the People   

A random  gift mailed to your house each month. (It could be an original drawing, it could be a thank you card, it could be a couple fathoms of bunting, it could be a random zine...it's a surprise!)

(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)  Two copies of Somnambulist Zine and a postcard from my original artwork.    Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page. Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material. 

Thirty Dollar Level!
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
REWARDS:
1. A SIGNED copy of my most recent book, The End of My Career

2.A SIGNED copy of my first book, One More for the People   

A random  gift mailed to your house each month. (It could be an original drawing, it could be a thank you card, it could be a couple fathoms of bunting, it could be a random zine...it's a surprise!)

(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)  Two copies of Somnambulist Zine and a postcard from my original artwork.    Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page. Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material. 

Fifty Dollar Level!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
REWARDS:
1. A piece of original artwork from me! 


2. A SIGNED copy of my most recent book, The End of My Career


3. A SIGNED copy of my first book, One More for the People   

A random  gift mailed to your house each month. (It could be an original drawing, it could be a thank you card, it could be a couple fathoms of bunting, it could be a random zine...it's a surprise!)

(The zine comes out roughly two to three times a year)  Two copies of Somnambulist Zine and a postcard from my original artwork.    Access to all podcasts, updates and videos I post on my page. Access to "Patron Only" essays, poems and other material.