Meg Hunt is creating Risograph zines and assorted illustrations
27

patrons

$163
per month
Hello! My name is Meg Hunt and I am an illustrator, educator and maker of things based in Portland, OR!

My clients have included the New York Times, Chronicle Books, Disney, Dreamworks, Storey Publishing, American Express, Coach, and Jamie Oliver. I love how much variety my career has allowed, and it's evolved and grown with a lot of nudging and experimentation. I love to share this with both students and my creative community.

However, balancing others' projects often means that personal work gets pushed off-course, and for years I have been dreaming of making a project that allows time for me to dig into the many subjects I am fascinated by. This project, Wunderkammer, is a series of quarterly Risograph zines that will function as visual essays.

Why Risograph? 
I have been screenprinting for over thirteen years; it has given me a deep appreciation of limited color and the ways that shape, line and texture can mingle on the page.  My limited color work heavily utilizes transparency and overlays to get the effects I want.

I found out about Riso a couple of years ago and have been obsessed. A Risograph is a printing machine that is kind of like a lovechild between photocopying and screenprinting-- you only can print one color at a time, but you can overlap colors and create a wide variety of tones through transparency and halftone printing. Chances are if you love indie comics you've seen a Riso comic-- the soy inks are bright and luscious, and the textures and printing imperfections have a handmade appeal. Riso, in short, is affordable and beautiful and a fascinating new medium to explore!

What is Wunderkammer?
In German, Wunderkammer translates to 'cabinets of curiosity.' Historically, a Wunderkammer was a collection of objects that inspired wonder, from natural history, archeaology, antiquities, and mysterious relics.  These spaces (whether furniture or entire rooms) were the early forebears of museums and gave a personal focus to curation.

Being a deeply curious person, I want this zine project to be a space for all the subjects I'm fascinated by, from astronomy to etymology to mental health to food to mythology to the future... the list goes on. In this way, Wunderkammer will be a projection of the amazing world that I see.

Each book will be at least 16 pages and 2-4 colors (ideally with silkscreened covers, if I can swing it), which will allow me a playground to work in limited color and overlays. Word and image may play on the page in many different ways to allow me to be experimental about how each issue functions.


Previous sample spread for a Riso project.

In 2017, I'm determined to produce Wunderkammer. But I need your help to make it thrive. Having my audience there to cheer me on, take a peek at all stages of the process, and offset financial strains of the 'feast or famine' freelance lifestyle will keep me going. 

The secondary goal with this Patreon is to more deeply connect with my community on an honest and curious level. Through the Not-So-Secret posts that I'll release to patrons, I'll have a home to showcase an in-depth look at my work and the world of illustration-- from process, research, experimentation, growth, and the knowledge I've picked up through working and teaching illustration. It's my belief that illustration is a fascinating medium not just because it can look beautiful, but it can also solve problems and incite dialogue. This point of view is often hard to showcase in the modern oversaturated social-media landscape, so I think making a place to slow down, examine and talk about the practice of being an illustrator will be invaluable.


HOW IT WORKS:
I am currently anticipating process posts may touch on Wunderkammer or other projects I'm working behind-the-scenes on. Work on Wunderkammer will begin in 2017 released on a quarterly schedule (March/June/September/December) and balanced by my freelance schedule. Wunderkammer posts during the first month of every quarter will focus on research, ideation and experimentation whereas the second month will focus on execution of final art. Higher-tier patrons who elect to get the PDF copies will receive it when the book goes out to press, and those who get the print copies will get them before anyone else!
Rewards
<3
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Your support is huge! Thank you so much for chipping in and supporting an artist you like.
Not-So Secret Brigade
$2 or more per month 8 patrons
In addition to public posts, you'll get access to my Not-So-Secret process posts, which will take you behind the scenes of the Wunderkammer project, client work, process experimentations, research, and a more in-depth frank conversation about what it means to be a working illustrator.
Level-Up Squad
$4 or more per month 7 patrons
In addition to Not-So-Secret access, you'll receive access to Level-Up content that compiles my knowledge from being an educator and curious creator. This will run the gamut from patron Q+As, project prompts, illustration advice, idea-generation, and anything else I can think of.
Digital Zine Aficionado
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
In addition to Not-So-Secret and Level-Up access, you'll receive PDFs of every issue of Wunderkammer before they're printed, and 2 sketchbook PDFs a year.
Friend of Wunderkammer
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
All other previous rewards plus! you'll receive a printed Risograph version of each issue of Wunderkammer before they go up for sale.

Patrons outside the US, if you could pledge $12 a month to cover shipping, that'd be great.  I'll include a special bonus with your issues. :)
Circle of Surprises
$35 or more per month 1 patron
All other previous rewards, plus each quarter you'll receive a package of goodies bundled with your issue of Wunderkammer: this might range from screenprints, test products, stickers, pins, postcards, original art and other ephemera! I'll make it worth your while.
Goals
$163 of $1,500 per month
This will effectively cover my rent and cost of living/business expenses each month-- THANK YOU! I will design and send out a special pin for all my backers, even if you only back the minimum. This will give me more freedom to take on the projects that excite me.
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Hello! My name is Meg Hunt and I am an illustrator, educator and maker of things based in Portland, OR!

My clients have included the New York Times, Chronicle Books, Disney, Dreamworks, Storey Publishing, American Express, Coach, and Jamie Oliver. I love how much variety my career has allowed, and it's evolved and grown with a lot of nudging and experimentation. I love to share this with both students and my creative community.

However, balancing others' projects often means that personal work gets pushed off-course, and for years I have been dreaming of making a project that allows time for me to dig into the many subjects I am fascinated by. This project, Wunderkammer, is a series of quarterly Risograph zines that will function as visual essays.

Why Risograph? 
I have been screenprinting for over thirteen years; it has given me a deep appreciation of limited color and the ways that shape, line and texture can mingle on the page.  My limited color work heavily utilizes transparency and overlays to get the effects I want.

I found out about Riso a couple of years ago and have been obsessed. A Risograph is a printing machine that is kind of like a lovechild between photocopying and screenprinting-- you only can print one color at a time, but you can overlap colors and create a wide variety of tones through transparency and halftone printing. Chances are if you love indie comics you've seen a Riso comic-- the soy inks are bright and luscious, and the textures and printing imperfections have a handmade appeal. Riso, in short, is affordable and beautiful and a fascinating new medium to explore!

What is Wunderkammer?
In German, Wunderkammer translates to 'cabinets of curiosity.' Historically, a Wunderkammer was a collection of objects that inspired wonder, from natural history, archeaology, antiquities, and mysterious relics.  These spaces (whether furniture or entire rooms) were the early forebears of museums and gave a personal focus to curation.

Being a deeply curious person, I want this zine project to be a space for all the subjects I'm fascinated by, from astronomy to etymology to mental health to food to mythology to the future... the list goes on. In this way, Wunderkammer will be a projection of the amazing world that I see.

Each book will be at least 16 pages and 2-4 colors (ideally with silkscreened covers, if I can swing it), which will allow me a playground to work in limited color and overlays. Word and image may play on the page in many different ways to allow me to be experimental about how each issue functions.


Previous sample spread for a Riso project.

In 2017, I'm determined to produce Wunderkammer. But I need your help to make it thrive. Having my audience there to cheer me on, take a peek at all stages of the process, and offset financial strains of the 'feast or famine' freelance lifestyle will keep me going. 

The secondary goal with this Patreon is to more deeply connect with my community on an honest and curious level. Through the Not-So-Secret posts that I'll release to patrons, I'll have a home to showcase an in-depth look at my work and the world of illustration-- from process, research, experimentation, growth, and the knowledge I've picked up through working and teaching illustration. It's my belief that illustration is a fascinating medium not just because it can look beautiful, but it can also solve problems and incite dialogue. This point of view is often hard to showcase in the modern oversaturated social-media landscape, so I think making a place to slow down, examine and talk about the practice of being an illustrator will be invaluable.


HOW IT WORKS:
I am currently anticipating process posts may touch on Wunderkammer or other projects I'm working behind-the-scenes on. Work on Wunderkammer will begin in 2017 released on a quarterly schedule (March/June/September/December) and balanced by my freelance schedule. Wunderkammer posts during the first month of every quarter will focus on research, ideation and experimentation whereas the second month will focus on execution of final art. Higher-tier patrons who elect to get the PDF copies will receive it when the book goes out to press, and those who get the print copies will get them before anyone else!

Recent posts by Meg Hunt

Rewards
<3
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Your support is huge! Thank you so much for chipping in and supporting an artist you like.
Not-So Secret Brigade
$2 or more per month 8 patrons
In addition to public posts, you'll get access to my Not-So-Secret process posts, which will take you behind the scenes of the Wunderkammer project, client work, process experimentations, research, and a more in-depth frank conversation about what it means to be a working illustrator.
Level-Up Squad
$4 or more per month 7 patrons
In addition to Not-So-Secret access, you'll receive access to Level-Up content that compiles my knowledge from being an educator and curious creator. This will run the gamut from patron Q+As, project prompts, illustration advice, idea-generation, and anything else I can think of.
Digital Zine Aficionado
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
In addition to Not-So-Secret and Level-Up access, you'll receive PDFs of every issue of Wunderkammer before they're printed, and 2 sketchbook PDFs a year.
Friend of Wunderkammer
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
All other previous rewards plus! you'll receive a printed Risograph version of each issue of Wunderkammer before they go up for sale.

Patrons outside the US, if you could pledge $12 a month to cover shipping, that'd be great.  I'll include a special bonus with your issues. :)
Circle of Surprises
$35 or more per month 1 patron
All other previous rewards, plus each quarter you'll receive a package of goodies bundled with your issue of Wunderkammer: this might range from screenprints, test products, stickers, pins, postcards, original art and other ephemera! I'll make it worth your while.