Lisa Quinn is creating Comics
27

patrons

$165
per month

Hello!!
My name is Lisa Quinn and I draw a web comic called "Monsters in the Merlot" It is the love child of waiting tables too much, drinking a lot, and depression that some times spirals into unexplained laughter...I blame the lack of sleep.

When I first started putting my comics on Patreon, I was living behind a divider in half of a room in down town Raleigh. I was single, I was barely making ends meet  and drinking entirely too much. Some of the earlier comics were drawn WHILE I was drinking, which is why they are harder to read. 

Money from Patreon has literally literally helped keep my bills paid. 

WHERE WILL YOUR MONEY BE GOING??
I just hired a real live human person to do my website for me. I paid GoDaddy for years for a site that I never got around to creating. monstersinthemerlot.com is up !! BrandsGoBoom.com is going to make my site mobile ready and clean up my online presence in general because the trash from my failed attempts is still floating around. This is where $100 a month will be going. The second goal is to start trying to compile a book. A lot of the first comics were drawn on an ipad in a different program at a very terrible resolution that will most likely need to be redrawn. So I guess what is left over from paying the web person will be used on coffee and energy drinks to accomplish that.

A lot of stuff goes on behind the scenes here at Monsters in the Merlot. I am not a computer person or a digital marketing person so I spend a lot of time trying to google things, watch videos and just over all figure out what I’m doing here. I’d like to publish a book....I have no idea where to start, which publishers to look into, the format for submissions, whether some of my early stuff is at the wrong dpi and I’m going to have redraw everything...I DON’T KNOW!!! But first I need to figure out a way to pay for it to be published (sounds like it will cost me at least a few thousand since I am not popular enough for a big company to sign me...SO! To get the money, I need to figure out how to sell merch somehow to start bringing in more income! As of right now I am waiting to hear back from cafepress about being a vender and someone told me to check out another site....I have a full time job, a boyfriend, a dog and family, so it’s actually really hard for me to keep up with incentives on Patreon. I used to try to give out mugs and t-shirts...it was costing me a lot and was more time consuming than you would expect...

Basically, if you love and support me, give me what you can! A dollar a month gets you access to everything. I try my best to post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but ima human and sometimes I’m a day late and a comic short. I try to create Patreon specific videos and comics when I can, but I can’t promise an actual schedule for any of this, I just do the best I can, when I can. It’s moving slower than I would like but I still have a book goal in sight! Help me get there!!! Thank you!!!








Tiers
Minions
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
Official patron status. This means you'll get access to my feed and my endless appreciation for joining my team! Everyone gets a Thank You shout out on Instagram and Facebook unless you email me specifically asking me not to! Or email me your address to [email protected] and I will send you a hand made card!  Never miss a comic, they will all come straight to your email!!
Expert Minions
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
All my comics are free on Instagram and Facebook, but your contribution to keep them going is appreciated! From time to time you will get extra drawings or comics! 
Minion Extrodinares
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
getting me closer to the day that I can actually afford to treat this like a job!! Thank you SO much! Please feel to email me at [email protected] and send me a picture of a pet or loved one and I will send you back a doodle of them!
Minionmus Maximus!
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
A true philanthropist! In return you will get:

-A shout out on Patreon, Facebook and Instagram 

-Email me for a hand made card

-Email me and request a doodle of a pet or loved one! Send a picture!! Unless you would like me to just guess or make one up!

-Feel free to email me and ask me for life advice. How do I deal with all the fame? What color is the new black? What are my thoughts on Whole Foods? (please ask me, I have so many thoughts/ angry rants about Whole Foods. )

Goals
$165 of $300 per month
I want to be able to pay someone to help me. I'm sorry guys, I'm just not smart enough to do it alone. I want help selling merch. I have purchased a lot of mugs and T-shirts and post cards to sell that didn't sell...or maybe they just haven't sold YET! Either way it has left me thinking that getting fixed up with a third party site would be the way to go. I submit my images, when they get an order, they print and send it out, keeping some of the earnings. I don't know how many times I had to arrange to meet someone in between shifts at work to sell a $20 mug ($4 profit) or meet them after work to sell a mug, where I would find myself having a beer with them (-$2 profit) So at this point I would hopefully be able to pay someone else to figure this out for me. I am retarded with computers, all of this website stuff is a mystery and a nightmare for me. I draw stick figures! I don't dabble in magic!
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Hello!!
My name is Lisa Quinn and I draw a web comic called "Monsters in the Merlot" It is the love child of waiting tables too much, drinking a lot, and depression that some times spirals into unexplained laughter...I blame the lack of sleep.

When I first started putting my comics on Patreon, I was living behind a divider in half of a room in down town Raleigh. I was single, I was barely making ends meet  and drinking entirely too much. Some of the earlier comics were drawn WHILE I was drinking, which is why they are harder to read. 

Money from Patreon has literally literally helped keep my bills paid. 

WHERE WILL YOUR MONEY BE GOING??
I just hired a real live human person to do my website for me. I paid GoDaddy for years for a site that I never got around to creating. monstersinthemerlot.com is up !! BrandsGoBoom.com is going to make my site mobile ready and clean up my online presence in general because the trash from my failed attempts is still floating around. This is where $100 a month will be going. The second goal is to start trying to compile a book. A lot of the first comics were drawn on an ipad in a different program at a very terrible resolution that will most likely need to be redrawn. So I guess what is left over from paying the web person will be used on coffee and energy drinks to accomplish that.

A lot of stuff goes on behind the scenes here at Monsters in the Merlot. I am not a computer person or a digital marketing person so I spend a lot of time trying to google things, watch videos and just over all figure out what I’m doing here. I’d like to publish a book....I have no idea where to start, which publishers to look into, the format for submissions, whether some of my early stuff is at the wrong dpi and I’m going to have redraw everything...I DON’T KNOW!!! But first I need to figure out a way to pay for it to be published (sounds like it will cost me at least a few thousand since I am not popular enough for a big company to sign me...SO! To get the money, I need to figure out how to sell merch somehow to start bringing in more income! As of right now I am waiting to hear back from cafepress about being a vender and someone told me to check out another site....I have a full time job, a boyfriend, a dog and family, so it’s actually really hard for me to keep up with incentives on Patreon. I used to try to give out mugs and t-shirts...it was costing me a lot and was more time consuming than you would expect...

Basically, if you love and support me, give me what you can! A dollar a month gets you access to everything. I try my best to post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but ima human and sometimes I’m a day late and a comic short. I try to create Patreon specific videos and comics when I can, but I can’t promise an actual schedule for any of this, I just do the best I can, when I can. It’s moving slower than I would like but I still have a book goal in sight! Help me get there!!! Thank you!!!








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Tiers
Minions
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
Official patron status. This means you'll get access to my feed and my endless appreciation for joining my team! Everyone gets a Thank You shout out on Instagram and Facebook unless you email me specifically asking me not to! Or email me your address to [email protected] and I will send you a hand made card!  Never miss a comic, they will all come straight to your email!!
Expert Minions
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
All my comics are free on Instagram and Facebook, but your contribution to keep them going is appreciated! From time to time you will get extra drawings or comics! 
Minion Extrodinares
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
getting me closer to the day that I can actually afford to treat this like a job!! Thank you SO much! Please feel to email me at [email protected] and send me a picture of a pet or loved one and I will send you back a doodle of them!
Minionmus Maximus!
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
A true philanthropist! In return you will get:

-A shout out on Patreon, Facebook and Instagram 

-Email me for a hand made card

-Email me and request a doodle of a pet or loved one! Send a picture!! Unless you would like me to just guess or make one up!

-Feel free to email me and ask me for life advice. How do I deal with all the fame? What color is the new black? What are my thoughts on Whole Foods? (please ask me, I have so many thoughts/ angry rants about Whole Foods. )