Jeffrey Johnson

Jeffrey Johnson

is creating Illustrated Stories of Love, Adventure, and Crafts

12

patrons

$27

per month
Hi my name is Jeffrey Johnson, and I love stories about daily life, love and adventure. Sometimes, they take the form of comic strips, sometimes illustrated stories.

When I was in high school, I wanted nothing more than to be a muppeteer. I studied every book I could find, drew pictures, built several small puppets. Somewhere along the line though I realized that I enjoyed designing and making things more than I enjoyed performing. So I did the only sensible thing, and got a degree in printmaking.

The desire to tell stories with my artwork has remained a constant inspiration for me, and has led me to Focus on storytelling, childhood memories and a sense of adventure. These days I work mostly in pencil and paint instead of ink and presses, and while I’ll probably never get to perform with Kermit, at least I can take comfort in the fact that my house is a lot like the Happiness Hotel…

Full of talking rats.

What I noticed early on is that I'm really happiest when I'm making things and sharing my skills and stories with others. I want to encourage people to get out there in the world, to try new things and to empower them to get together with their family and friends and make those ideas reality. I want to be able to do this regularly, online, for everyone to read for free.

Unfortunately, because I'm a full-time freelance artist, crafter, and dad, I still need to take on a lot non-personal work each month to cover bills and expenses. This means that filling orders and making the things to fill my show displays with takes priority after work deadlines and I'm able to spend less time writing new stories, developing new product,creating new illustrations, and working on new tutorials and articles. So I'm turning to Patreon as a means to help me dedicate more time to producing free content to share with you!

We’re all winners here.

So How Does This Work, Exactly?

What a great question!

Patreon is an online platform where awesome folks like you can become patrons of the arts by directly supporting creators like us. It's sort of like a Kickstarter, but think smaller amounts over a longer period of time. You pick an amount you'd like to send us each month, and in return you gain access to some really cool Patreon-exclusive content (check the full list of perks below for details) and enjoy the benefit of our superb high-five skills. You can change or cancel your patronage at any time, and you'll only be charged once a month at the amount you choose to give.

Other creators charge per update, why don’t you do that?

Another great question!

I'm always working on something, and when I'm able, a week’s worth of content might consist of a tutorial, collection of photos, new product announcements, Watercolor Wednesday post, and a comic. Needless to say it can be a little inconsistent, but my plan is to have new content up as often as I can. Those of you donating at the $2.00 a month level will get a full Behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on every week on various projects and goals.

Every little bit of support I receive through Patreon is a reminder to set aside time for the projects I care about most. While I don’t really see it totally replacing my freelance work, knowing that there’s somebody out there is a heck of an incentive to keep on moving forward and working on new projects to share with you!

Whatever you decide to donate, it will help me be able to continue to develop and deliver high quality stories, tutorials, and products, and I can’t thank you enough for that.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Pledging $1 a month? Thank you! I really appreciate your support! You get high-fives every time I see you, and all of my general posts will be delivered directly to your e-mail!
Accountability Partner
$2 or more per month

 There’s things that don’t really get talked about in public. At the $2 level I will share my weekly goal list that I talk about with my accountability partners.  

Sketchbook Club
$5 or more per month

 A quarterly PDF sketchbook. I really like the idea of touching base with what I’ve worked on and seeing it all in one place. On top of that, it’ll give me the opportunity to play in inDesign and produce some high quality sample materials.  

Cartoon Club
$10 or more per month

You're kind of a big deal. You believe in me and I want to do something special for you. Once a year I’ll do a special cartoon illustration for you. 

Collaborator
$50 or more per month only 5 left

This is bonkers, and honestly, I have no idea. Let's chat about what we can make together.

Goals
$27 of $1,500 per month
Oh my gosh, you all are amazing! Meeting this goal will mean that my rent is paid, the kids are fed, and  I'll be able to effectively focus my entire attention on making art, and telling stories both online and in the real world. Thank you so much for believing in me, you  all are incredible!
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Hi my name is Jeffrey Johnson, and I love stories about daily life, love and adventure. Sometimes, they take the form of comic strips, sometimes illustrated stories.

When I was in high school, I wanted nothing more than to be a muppeteer. I studied every book I could find, drew pictures, built several small puppets. Somewhere along the line though I realized that I enjoyed designing and making things more than I enjoyed performing. So I did the only sensible thing, and got a degree in printmaking.

The desire to tell stories with my artwork has remained a constant inspiration for me, and has led me to Focus on storytelling, childhood memories and a sense of adventure. These days I work mostly in pencil and paint instead of ink and presses, and while I’ll probably never get to perform with Kermit, at least I can take comfort in the fact that my house is a lot like the Happiness Hotel…

Full of talking rats.

What I noticed early on is that I'm really happiest when I'm making things and sharing my skills and stories with others. I want to encourage people to get out there in the world, to try new things and to empower them to get together with their family and friends and make those ideas reality. I want to be able to do this regularly, online, for everyone to read for free.

Unfortunately, because I'm a full-time freelance artist, crafter, and dad, I still need to take on a lot non-personal work each month to cover bills and expenses. This means that filling orders and making the things to fill my show displays with takes priority after work deadlines and I'm able to spend less time writing new stories, developing new product,creating new illustrations, and working on new tutorials and articles. So I'm turning to Patreon as a means to help me dedicate more time to producing free content to share with you!

We’re all winners here.

So How Does This Work, Exactly?

What a great question!

Patreon is an online platform where awesome folks like you can become patrons of the arts by directly supporting creators like us. It's sort of like a Kickstarter, but think smaller amounts over a longer period of time. You pick an amount you'd like to send us each month, and in return you gain access to some really cool Patreon-exclusive content (check the full list of perks below for details) and enjoy the benefit of our superb high-five skills. You can change or cancel your patronage at any time, and you'll only be charged once a month at the amount you choose to give.

Other creators charge per update, why don’t you do that?

Another great question!

I'm always working on something, and when I'm able, a week’s worth of content might consist of a tutorial, collection of photos, new product announcements, Watercolor Wednesday post, and a comic. Needless to say it can be a little inconsistent, but my plan is to have new content up as often as I can. Those of you donating at the $2.00 a month level will get a full Behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on every week on various projects and goals.

Every little bit of support I receive through Patreon is a reminder to set aside time for the projects I care about most. While I don’t really see it totally replacing my freelance work, knowing that there’s somebody out there is a heck of an incentive to keep on moving forward and working on new projects to share with you!

Whatever you decide to donate, it will help me be able to continue to develop and deliver high quality stories, tutorials, and products, and I can’t thank you enough for that.

Recent posts by Jeffrey Johnson

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Pledging $1 a month? Thank you! I really appreciate your support! You get high-fives every time I see you, and all of my general posts will be delivered directly to your e-mail!
Accountability Partner
$2 or more per month

 There’s things that don’t really get talked about in public. At the $2 level I will share my weekly goal list that I talk about with my accountability partners.  

Sketchbook Club
$5 or more per month

 A quarterly PDF sketchbook. I really like the idea of touching base with what I’ve worked on and seeing it all in one place. On top of that, it’ll give me the opportunity to play in inDesign and produce some high quality sample materials.  

Cartoon Club
$10 or more per month

You're kind of a big deal. You believe in me and I want to do something special for you. Once a year I’ll do a special cartoon illustration for you. 

Collaborator
$50 or more per month only 5 left

This is bonkers, and honestly, I have no idea. Let's chat about what we can make together.