Nathaniel Burney is creating The Illustrated Guide to Law, a webcomic
65

patrons

Hi! My name is Nathaniel Burney, and I make the Illlustrated Guide to Law webcomic. It's all about debunking myths and explaining complex ideas with a bunch of silly pictures. So far I've covered all of criminal law (stuff like entrapment, murder, conspiracy) and criminal procedure (search and seizure, confessions, etc.). Now I'm plugging away at Constitutional Law (all the hot-button social issues) and Terrorism (terrorism).

The comic's a lot of fun to create, but for me the best part is the "class participation" at the bottom of each page, where readers engage in fantastic discussions and debates. Although I write for a target audience of interested high school students, the comic's readership is wonderfully diverse—law students and librarians, philosophers and foresters, scientists and social workers—and they all contribute far more than I could on my own. The comic has gotten tons of praise from thinkers like Cory Doctorow and institutions like Harvard Law School, and was even included in a major exhibit of illustrated legal works throughout history!

By becoming a patron, you'll be playing a big role in keeping the comic going. This isn't my day job (though oh my god how awesome would that be), and the extra cash keeps the website running and and frees me up to put out the best work I can.

Patrons get various rewards, and I'm open to suggestions for other rewards you might like.

Thank you for your support, and keep on reading!
Tiers
You're In!
$1 or more per month
You're a patron of arts and letters, helping to ensure a better-educated, happier world. And you have my sincere gratitude!


Notions and Novelties
$5 or more per month
Pledge $5 per month, and you'll get Patreon-exclusive previews of upcoming art, as well as Patreon-exclusive mini-comics from time to time!
High-Rez, Early Access!
$10 or more per month
You'll get to see posts before they go live on the website, in their full 2800px resolution. That's right, you'll be free to wallow in FOUR TIMES the detail, and before anyone else in the world gets to see it! 
Custom Doodle
$25 or more per month
In addition to the hi-rez posts, I'll also email you a custom digital doodle of any Illustrated Guide character you like, doing whatever you please!
Commissioned Art
$100 or more per month
Pledge $100, and I'll create a high-resolution digital illustration of pretty much anything you want. Abraham Lincoln riding a grasshopper into battle? Sure! A bloodthirsty barbarian in love? No problem! Your imagination's the limit.
Commissioned Storyline
$500 or more per month
Pledge $500, and I will write and illustrate an explainer comic on the topic of your choice!
Goals
53% complete
I work on this in my free time, so updates can be irregular and sometimes far apart. But at this level, no matter what my schedule, you'll be sure to get an update every week.
1 of 2
Hi! My name is Nathaniel Burney, and I make the Illlustrated Guide to Law webcomic. It's all about debunking myths and explaining complex ideas with a bunch of silly pictures. So far I've covered all of criminal law (stuff like entrapment, murder, conspiracy) and criminal procedure (search and seizure, confessions, etc.). Now I'm plugging away at Constitutional Law (all the hot-button social issues) and Terrorism (terrorism).

The comic's a lot of fun to create, but for me the best part is the "class participation" at the bottom of each page, where readers engage in fantastic discussions and debates. Although I write for a target audience of interested high school students, the comic's readership is wonderfully diverse—law students and librarians, philosophers and foresters, scientists and social workers—and they all contribute far more than I could on my own. The comic has gotten tons of praise from thinkers like Cory Doctorow and institutions like Harvard Law School, and was even included in a major exhibit of illustrated legal works throughout history!

By becoming a patron, you'll be playing a big role in keeping the comic going. This isn't my day job (though oh my god how awesome would that be), and the extra cash keeps the website running and and frees me up to put out the best work I can.

Patrons get various rewards, and I'm open to suggestions for other rewards you might like.

Thank you for your support, and keep on reading!

Recent posts by Nathaniel Burney

Tiers
You're In!
$1 or more per month
You're a patron of arts and letters, helping to ensure a better-educated, happier world. And you have my sincere gratitude!


Notions and Novelties
$5 or more per month
Pledge $5 per month, and you'll get Patreon-exclusive previews of upcoming art, as well as Patreon-exclusive mini-comics from time to time!
High-Rez, Early Access!
$10 or more per month
You'll get to see posts before they go live on the website, in their full 2800px resolution. That's right, you'll be free to wallow in FOUR TIMES the detail, and before anyone else in the world gets to see it! 
Custom Doodle
$25 or more per month
In addition to the hi-rez posts, I'll also email you a custom digital doodle of any Illustrated Guide character you like, doing whatever you please!
Commissioned Art
$100 or more per month
Pledge $100, and I'll create a high-resolution digital illustration of pretty much anything you want. Abraham Lincoln riding a grasshopper into battle? Sure! A bloodthirsty barbarian in love? No problem! Your imagination's the limit.
Commissioned Storyline
$500 or more per month
Pledge $500, and I will write and illustrate an explainer comic on the topic of your choice!