Noah Grigniis creating illustrations and comics
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Thank you for supporting my art! Every dollar counts. As a Peasant Patron, you have access to all my online content here on Patreon -- including exclusive art, 6 of my comics which are available nowhere else on the internet, behind-the-scenes posts, project updates, and more.
You bought me a coffee! As a Princess Patron, you have access to all my online content and some physical content. When you join at this tier, I'll send you a thank you card. After that, you join my Basic Mailing Rotation. Every three months (once per season), I'll mail you a Basic Art Bundle including 2 postcards, 2 stickers, and 1 mini-print, along with my Patreon Newsletter.
You bought me a burrito! As a Queen Patron, you have access to all my online content and all my physical content. When you join at this tier, I'll send you a thank you card. After that, you join my Fancy Mailing Rotation. Every three months (once per season), I'll mail you a Fancy Art Bundle including 2 postcards, 2 stickers, 1 mini-print, 1 self-published zine, and 1 small original doodle addressed to you, along with my Patreon Newsletter. I'll occasionally throw in extras, like embroidered patches and other mailable merch.
I graduated from Lesley University College of Art & Design in 2018 with a BFA in illustration, and I've been freelancing full time since then. I am the illustrator of The Every Body Book by Rachel Simon (2020), The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean (2020), It Feels Good To Be Yourself by Theresa Thorn (2019), and The Gender Identity Workbook For Kids by Kelly Storck (2018). My art has also appeared in We're Still Here: An All Trans Comics Anthology by Avery and Thornton (2018) and The Transgender Heroes Coloring Book by Avery and Cameron (2019), and on the covers of The Other Animals by Audible (2019) and Boston Pride Guide (2019). I am currently working on my first graphic novel, Cloudland, coming in 2022 from Henry Holt. I also self-publish my art in the form of zines (available in my Etsy shop), sell my art semi-regularly at markets in Boston, and do various other projects on the side. My art lives online here:
ABOUT MY PATREON:
I'm joining Patreon in the hopes of becoming more financially stable. Working as a freelance illustrator is a full time job, but it doesn't pay like one. I have two part-time jobs on top of my freelance work, and I barely make enough money to support myself. I love what I do and I work hard, but my current work structure is exhausting, overwhelming, and deeply unsustainable. I can't predict how much work I'll find from month to month, and I can't control whether my clients will pay me on time, so I am constantly dealing with a fluctuating, irregular, and unpredictable income. I am doing everything I can to stabilize myself. That's why I'm on Patreon. Patreon offers a crowd-funded, secondary source of income for artists and freelancers like me who need stability. This supplementary income is something like a buffer or safety net. If I have a bad month and can't find freelance work, if a job falls through, if I don't get paid on time, etc -- at least I'll have something for the month, and that means a lot to me.
I don't want to burn myself out, so I am using crowd-funding to make my art career more sustainable and less exhausting. I post most of my art for free on platforms like instagram and my website, because I want it to be accessible. So, if you like my art, tip me for it! Why should you tip artists? The same reason you tip waiters: because we are doing you a service (yes, just by making art you like), and we don't make a livable income doing it. You can tip me once on Ko-fi, or support me monthly here on Patreon in exchange for exclusive digital content and mailed rewards.
If you like my art and want to keep seeing it, please consider throwing me a few dollars every month. It helps me pay the bills and bring you the content you love. I deeply appreciate any support, no matter how small.
What will you get by becoming my patron? My everlasting gratitude. And a few other things:
DIGITAL CONTENT (ALL PATRONS):
All my patrons have access to exclusive digital content, including six short comics which can be found nowhere else on the internet. These six comics are *cue dramatic music*: The Lighthouse (2013), The Tempest (2014), Undone (2015), Shit I Learned In Art School (2016), Anatomy of a Wallflower (2016), and Thots With Thoughts (2017). Patrons can find and download these comics by clicking the featured #comic tag in the the "posts" section of my page.
Three of these six exclusive comics are also available as physical self-published zines, which I sell on my Etsy shop and at artists' markets. It took me a long time to value my comics enough to charge money for them, but I finally got there. For that reason, my comics are available ONLY to paying customers, both here on Patreon and on Etsy.
*A note for patrons: This is an honor system, guys. DO NOT post my comic PDFs anywhere. If you do, I will find out, and I will cry.
I try to post new content to Patreon at least once a week. This content includes sketches, illustrations, project updates, time lapses, works in progress, and occasionally comics. I also try to post new art to Patreon before Instagram, so my patrons are the first to know what I'm working on. I'm trying my best to post consistently, but sometimes I forget! Please be patient with me, and just message me if your
MAILED REWARDS ($4+ PATRONS):
All patrons get access to ALL my digital content here on Patreon. $4+ patrons ALSO receive physical art bundles in the mail every three months, once per season. $4 patrons receive Basic Bundles (2 stickers + 2 postcards + 1 mini-print + my Patreon Newsletter), and $10+ patrons receive Fancy Bundles (all of these things + 1 self-published zine + 1 small original doodle addressed to you + occasional extras like patches). It's pretty cute! I like sending mail, you like getting mail, everyone wins.
CLOUDLAND CAMEOS ($20+ PATRONS):
If you support me at the $20 level for 5 months or more, I will draw you into my upcoming graphic novel, Cloudland, as a background character. Cloudland is my baby, my passion project, and my debut graphic novel, to be published by First Second in 2021.
Every pledge helps, no matter how small. Love you guys, couldn't do it without you.