Nicole Johnson is creating Comics & Illustration
30

patrons

$144
per month
Hi there! My name is Nicole Johnson, but you can call me Nikki. I'm a 31-year-old artist living in Goleta, California, sharing a roof with my sister and her husband.

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: MaousssCone 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!

USEFUL LINKS:
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
7 patrons
$1.00 - "I'm Helping!!!"
Yay! You are officially furthering the cause of me and my art now. You get to feel good about that, and my sincere thanks.
Pledge $2 or more per month
2 patrons
$2.00 - "The Sequel"
It's like the first tier reward, but it feels more phoned in this time and it never got a theatrical release. Fun if you liked "$1.00" but wouldn't stand alone as its own reward.
Pledge $3 or more per month
6 patrons
$3.00 - "Rule of Threes"
I don't know what the Rule of Threes actually is, but if it's a rule, I figure we'd better observe it. Thank you for donating such an interesting number! Fun Fact: 3 is a Prime Number.
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
$5.00 - "A Good Honest Number"
Who doesn't love $5? $5 is such a good solid amount, for anything. Hey, want a burrito? It's $5. No singles, no coinage, no fuss. Two donations of $5 stack up to $10, which is considerable.
Pledge $6.66 or more per month
4 patrons
$6.66 - "Now You're Just Being Silly"
But I can't blame you, I've done the same thing. Blessings of the Dark One for your kind patronage.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
$10.00 - "You're Serious!"
Wow! Thank you! Giving me $10 a month is going to put a serious, noticeable dent in my expenses! A serious, even-numbered, perfectly base-10 dent, for which I am extra thankful. Also, when you first subscribe, I'll mail you a Meadowhawk sticker!
Pledge $20 or more per month
4 patrons
$20.00 - "You Can't Be Serious."
Hey, if you really have $20 to give out of the goodness of your heart so a dorky artist girl can dorkily art, I am impressed with your generosity and abundance. When you first subscribe, I'll mail you two Meadowhawk stickers and a little Thank-You-Note from me!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
$50.00 - "Structural Support Being"
This reward tier is no joke. You are paying me enough to get a simple commission once per month, without even asking for the commission!  Some people do this, but they demand a picture from me at the end. You are doing so much more! When you sign up for this reward, I'll mail you a pair of Meadowhawk stickers, and a hand-drawn thank-you picture of your choice!
Goals
$144 of $150 per month
This will cover my basic monthly utility bills, plus internet and phone service.
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Hi there! My name is Nicole Johnson, but you can call me Nikki. I'm a 31-year-old artist living in Goleta, California, sharing a roof with my sister and her husband.

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: MaousssCone 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!

USEFUL LINKS:

Recent posts by Nicole Johnson

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
7 patrons
$1.00 - "I'm Helping!!!"
Yay! You are officially furthering the cause of me and my art now. You get to feel good about that, and my sincere thanks.
Pledge $2 or more per month
2 patrons
$2.00 - "The Sequel"
It's like the first tier reward, but it feels more phoned in this time and it never got a theatrical release. Fun if you liked "$1.00" but wouldn't stand alone as its own reward.
Pledge $3 or more per month
6 patrons
$3.00 - "Rule of Threes"
I don't know what the Rule of Threes actually is, but if it's a rule, I figure we'd better observe it. Thank you for donating such an interesting number! Fun Fact: 3 is a Prime Number.
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
$5.00 - "A Good Honest Number"
Who doesn't love $5? $5 is such a good solid amount, for anything. Hey, want a burrito? It's $5. No singles, no coinage, no fuss. Two donations of $5 stack up to $10, which is considerable.
Pledge $6.66 or more per month
4 patrons
$6.66 - "Now You're Just Being Silly"
But I can't blame you, I've done the same thing. Blessings of the Dark One for your kind patronage.
Pledge $10 or more per month
2 patrons
$10.00 - "You're Serious!"
Wow! Thank you! Giving me $10 a month is going to put a serious, noticeable dent in my expenses! A serious, even-numbered, perfectly base-10 dent, for which I am extra thankful. Also, when you first subscribe, I'll mail you a Meadowhawk sticker!
Pledge $20 or more per month
4 patrons
$20.00 - "You Can't Be Serious."
Hey, if you really have $20 to give out of the goodness of your heart so a dorky artist girl can dorkily art, I am impressed with your generosity and abundance. When you first subscribe, I'll mail you two Meadowhawk stickers and a little Thank-You-Note from me!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
$50.00 - "Structural Support Being"
This reward tier is no joke. You are paying me enough to get a simple commission once per month, without even asking for the commission!  Some people do this, but they demand a picture from me at the end. You are doing so much more! When you sign up for this reward, I'll mail you a pair of Meadowhawk stickers, and a hand-drawn thank-you picture of your choice!