I've been an artist for my entire life! As far back as I can remember, I've been drawing, coloring, inking and bringing imagination to life on page. I've been a professional artist since 2012, supporting myself through commission work provided mostly by the furry community.
I'm the creator, writer and illustrator of the webcomic Meadowhawk. I'm illustrating a children's book with writer and friend Richard Roberts. I'm working on writing and illustrating my own book, to be a small anthology of all-original graphic short fiction and illustrated anecdotes, thoughts and memories from my life.
I'm also a musician! Whaaaat? Yes it's true! I produce electronic music under the alias Boreal Network. I have a few side projects as well: Maousss, Cone Distance, and Ruiness, my band with my know-it-all big sister Dana Simpson.
In addition to all of this, I design and craft my own costumes and suits, some of which are quite dazzling if I do say so myself!
As you can see, I have a lot of irons in the fire! Unfortunately, I am not bigtime. On average, I make less than $100 per year on all my musical projects combined. In terms of commissioned artwork, a good month sees me making approximately $300, and most months are not good ones. I make nothing off Meadowhawk, or my costumes, and my books can't pay anything til they're published.
I would love to have more time to work on my webcomic, my children's book, and my other book without having to worry about constantly taking commissions to keep the lights on. Your support through this Patreon will allow me to do exactly that. Here are my current expenses that your patronage will help me pay for: Rent, utilities, internet, phone service, veterinarian bills, car insurance, car repair, therapy sessions, gas, food, and the occasional life maintenance that must be done to stay an artist (replacing components that break or wear out on my workstation computer, for instance).
So what kind of Patreon campaign is this? This is the sort of thing where you support me for already doing the things you love. I'm going to try to design a few small rewards - stickers, buttons, and access to special private streams and chats where you can watch me build costumes, draw, or make music. You'll also get updates on what I'm up to far more frequently than most people! The majority of my art sites are sadly only updated once in a blue moon, but I'm making art all the time.
So if you like what I do, and you want to help me out, you're at the right place. Thank you for reading my spiel, and I thank you in advance for your kind patronage!