Maxx Follis-Goodkind is creating visual art, comics, & community engagement with the arts
2

patrons

$6
per month
Hello, I’m Maxx Follis-Goodkind, also found online as Maxx FG Art or friendsofmaxx. I’m an interdisciplinary artist combining comics, fine art, crafting, recycling and technology into my creations. I’m also the founder of Push/Pull – an art gallery, small press comics store, a small press publisher, and a community gathering space in Seattle. At Push/Pull I’m the Director, main curator, lead instructor for art classes, and general ‘whatever else needs to get done’ person. Push/Pull is a hybrid company, part cooperative LLC and part non-profit. I also founded Ballard Night Out, a nonprofit that coordinates the neighborhood Third Thursday art event every month. Outside of my two community-focused businesses, I also make art, comics, and graphic design; curate, teach and consult. My most popular publication is Feminist Icons of Seattle, I’m currently working on Volume Two.



Patreon is a way for you to support creators so that they can focus more time on creating. Plus, you get extra insight into their work and art. For me Patreon is great because a lot of the work that I do is for the benefit of the community and doesn’t generate much, if any, money. When you support my Patreon, you keep those programs going. As thanks, I’ll be posting information from my classes, art you won’t find anywhere else, and blog posts of advice for artists, curators, and community organizers.



What kind of work do I do?

Classes – I teach crafts, fine art, professional development for artists, screen printing, and mixed media.

Visual Art – I create mostly mixed media portraits. My current works focus on integrating interactive elements like lighting, moving parts, and thermochromic pigments. My goal is to have wall-hanging art that is fully revealed with dynamic interaction from the audience. I also create illustrations, sketches, and more traditional paintings.

Other Arts – I screen and block print, make jewelry from recycled objects, and do digital design work for posters, logos, and online uses.

Community – I host the following free events monthly: Fresh Look peer critique, Qu-Art queer art night, CABAL (Creative Art Babes Alliance) – PLUS Ballard Night Out, which happens over approximately 30 venues every month. Weekly I run Push/Pull’s free Teen Art Program. We provide materials, snacks, and instruction in comics and art.



Why support my Patreon?
With your support I can keep everything going and keep my focus on art. When I host a class, I’ll be uploading the curriculum and adding any tips from the instruction, plus photos to help you along. As I’m creating a new painting or comics, I’ll post progress and how I’m doing everything. I’ll also be adding in blogs with advice and sketches or ideas.

What are my goals?
My goals with Patreon are to be able to finish several books that I’ve been planning, to continue exploring interactive fine art, and to reach more people to inspire and empower them to be creative.


Tiers
Supporter
$2 or more per month 1 patron
Access to art posts, advice blogs, sketches, and process info.
Still less than a latte
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Less than a latte - at least in Seattle. Get the above, plus access to first look at comics.
Superstar
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above access, plus info and instruction material on classes. Screen printing, mixed media, professional development, crafting and more!
Collector
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
A new print every month! You will get real live art mailed to you every month. No originals at this level, but you can expect block prints, screen prints, and reproductions of paintings. A new piece every single month!
Super Patron!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Want new art every month? Select this! You will get real live art mailed to you every month. Expect illustrations and mixed media on paper. Plus you get all the other stuff.
Goals
$6 of $50 per month
A small goal - I'll create a fold-up mini comic w/ a pdf and folding instructions available here.
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Hello, I’m Maxx Follis-Goodkind, also found online as Maxx FG Art or friendsofmaxx. I’m an interdisciplinary artist combining comics, fine art, crafting, recycling and technology into my creations. I’m also the founder of Push/Pull – an art gallery, small press comics store, a small press publisher, and a community gathering space in Seattle. At Push/Pull I’m the Director, main curator, lead instructor for art classes, and general ‘whatever else needs to get done’ person. Push/Pull is a hybrid company, part cooperative LLC and part non-profit. I also founded Ballard Night Out, a nonprofit that coordinates the neighborhood Third Thursday art event every month. Outside of my two community-focused businesses, I also make art, comics, and graphic design; curate, teach and consult. My most popular publication is Feminist Icons of Seattle, I’m currently working on Volume Two.



Patreon is a way for you to support creators so that they can focus more time on creating. Plus, you get extra insight into their work and art. For me Patreon is great because a lot of the work that I do is for the benefit of the community and doesn’t generate much, if any, money. When you support my Patreon, you keep those programs going. As thanks, I’ll be posting information from my classes, art you won’t find anywhere else, and blog posts of advice for artists, curators, and community organizers.



What kind of work do I do?

Classes – I teach crafts, fine art, professional development for artists, screen printing, and mixed media.

Visual Art – I create mostly mixed media portraits. My current works focus on integrating interactive elements like lighting, moving parts, and thermochromic pigments. My goal is to have wall-hanging art that is fully revealed with dynamic interaction from the audience. I also create illustrations, sketches, and more traditional paintings.

Other Arts – I screen and block print, make jewelry from recycled objects, and do digital design work for posters, logos, and online uses.

Community – I host the following free events monthly: Fresh Look peer critique, Qu-Art queer art night, CABAL (Creative Art Babes Alliance) – PLUS Ballard Night Out, which happens over approximately 30 venues every month. Weekly I run Push/Pull’s free Teen Art Program. We provide materials, snacks, and instruction in comics and art.



Why support my Patreon?
With your support I can keep everything going and keep my focus on art. When I host a class, I’ll be uploading the curriculum and adding any tips from the instruction, plus photos to help you along. As I’m creating a new painting or comics, I’ll post progress and how I’m doing everything. I’ll also be adding in blogs with advice and sketches or ideas.

What are my goals?
My goals with Patreon are to be able to finish several books that I’ve been planning, to continue exploring interactive fine art, and to reach more people to inspire and empower them to be creative.


Recent posts by Maxx Follis-Goodkind

Tiers
Supporter
$2 or more per month 1 patron
Access to art posts, advice blogs, sketches, and process info.
Still less than a latte
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Less than a latte - at least in Seattle. Get the above, plus access to first look at comics.
Superstar
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above access, plus info and instruction material on classes. Screen printing, mixed media, professional development, crafting and more!
Collector
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
A new print every month! You will get real live art mailed to you every month. No originals at this level, but you can expect block prints, screen prints, and reproductions of paintings. A new piece every single month!
Super Patron!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Want new art every month? Select this! You will get real live art mailed to you every month. Expect illustrations and mixed media on paper. Plus you get all the other stuff.