Phil McAndrew is creating comics, illustrations, zines, humor and more
14

patrons

$53
per month
My name is Phil McAndrew and I'm an award-winning illustrator, cartoonist and writer living in upstate New York. I've been making comics and drawings and putting them on the internet since I was a teenager, for almost 20 years. I mostly create short, funny comics, some of which were collected in my first book, Crying in Front of Your Dog and Other Stories. I've also illustrated books for children, like the Caveboy Dave series of graphic novels written by Aaron Reynolds and Monster Science by Helaine Becker. I've contributed comics to MAD Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Nib. I've worked on projects for Cartoon Network, Penguin Random House, BOOM! Studios and many others. I've written articles about drawing and creativity, I've given talks and held drawing workshops, and I enjoy making and sharing creative tools online for free like my Big List of Stuff To Draw.

Most of my time the last few years has been spent working full-time on a string of very long back-to-back freelance illustration jobs. I love being a freelance illustrator and I am always thankful to have the opportunity to work on big projects with clients, but they left me with very little time to work on my own comics and drawings. With your support, I'll be able to devote more of my time to creating comics, illustrations, and other projects of my own that I can share with YOU, right here on the internet.

I've tried throughout my career to support other artists and I'm extremely grateful for the support that I myself have received. Thank you!!!

Find me online:
website: philintheblanks.com
instagram: instagram.com/phil_mcandrew
twitter: twitter.com/philmcandrew
facebook: facebook.com/philmcandrewart
Tiers
Honorary Mayor of My Heart
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Access to the private BACKER BLOG where I'll post secret sketchbook stuff, process work, previews, and other secret things.
Cartoon Cadet
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
You'll get access to the private Backer Blog and a PDF of one of my existing mini comics or zines.
Cartoon Captain
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You'll get access to the private Backer Blog, plus PDFs of several of my existing books and mini comics and of any new books or zines I self-publish.
Fancy Pants
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll get access to the private Backer Blog, access to PDFs of old and new books and zines, AND I'll draw a little custom image for you to use as your profile image on social media!
Grand Poobah Postal Club
$20 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
You'll get access to the private Backer Blog, old and new PDFs, a custom image for use on social media, AND I will send you something via snail mail every month! It might be a small print, a mini comic or zine, a postcard, a tiny drawing or painting. It will vary from month to month!
Grand Poobah Postal Club (international)
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You'll get access to the private Backer Blog, old and new PDFs, a custom image for use on social media, AND I will send you something via snail mail every month! It might be a small print, a mini comic or zine, a postcard, a tiny drawing or painting. It will vary from month to month! The extra $5 helps cover international shopping costs.
Goals
$53 of $100 per month
Hot dog! Now I can easily afford art supplies and maybe a few sandwiches too!
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My name is Phil McAndrew and I'm an award-winning illustrator, cartoonist and writer living in upstate New York. I've been making comics and drawings and putting them on the internet since I was a teenager, for almost 20 years. I mostly create short, funny comics, some of which were collected in my first book, Crying in Front of Your Dog and Other Stories. I've also illustrated books for children, like the Caveboy Dave series of graphic novels written by Aaron Reynolds and Monster Science by Helaine Becker. I've contributed comics to MAD Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Nib. I've worked on projects for Cartoon Network, Penguin Random House, BOOM! Studios and many others. I've written articles about drawing and creativity, I've given talks and held drawing workshops, and I enjoy making and sharing creative tools online for free like my Big List of Stuff To Draw.

Most of my time the last few years has been spent working full-time on a string of very long back-to-back freelance illustration jobs. I love being a freelance illustrator and I am always thankful to have the opportunity to work on big projects with clients, but they left me with very little time to work on my own comics and drawings. With your support, I'll be able to devote more of my time to creating comics, illustrations, and other projects of my own that I can share with YOU, right here on the internet.

I've tried throughout my career to support other artists and I'm extremely grateful for the support that I myself have received. Thank you!!!

Find me online:
website: philintheblanks.com
instagram: instagram.com/phil_mcandrew
twitter: twitter.com/philmcandrew
facebook: facebook.com/philmcandrewart

Recent posts by Phil McAndrew

Tiers
Honorary Mayor of My Heart
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Access to the private BACKER BLOG where I'll post secret sketchbook stuff, process work, previews, and other secret things.
Cartoon Cadet
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
You'll get access to the private Backer Blog and a PDF of one of my existing mini comics or zines.
Cartoon Captain
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You'll get access to the private Backer Blog, plus PDFs of several of my existing books and mini comics and of any new books or zines I self-publish.
Fancy Pants
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll get access to the private Backer Blog, access to PDFs of old and new books and zines, AND I'll draw a little custom image for you to use as your profile image on social media!
Grand Poobah Postal Club
$20 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
You'll get access to the private Backer Blog, old and new PDFs, a custom image for use on social media, AND I will send you something via snail mail every month! It might be a small print, a mini comic or zine, a postcard, a tiny drawing or painting. It will vary from month to month!
Grand Poobah Postal Club (international)
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You'll get access to the private Backer Blog, old and new PDFs, a custom image for use on social media, AND I will send you something via snail mail every month! It might be a small print, a mini comic or zine, a postcard, a tiny drawing or painting. It will vary from month to month! The extra $5 helps cover international shopping costs.