Richard Pettitt is creating comics and cartoons
7

patrons

$58
per month
Hi! Thanks for visiting my Patreon page!

I'm Richard, the cartoonist behind the weekly webcomic Oojo and Bink, the autobiographical comic strip Drizzle Cake, and those black-and-white cartoons with the thought bubbles called Think vs Say.

That's me in the video above. It's something I made especially for Patreon. I hope you like it.

I love drawing comics and cartoons, and making people laugh. It gives me a real buzz. And I can see how much they cheer people up, especially during difficult times.

I also love sharing my work online for free. I can make what I want, post it on social media, and it's available for everyone to enjoy.

The reason I've been able to do this for the past two years is that, until recently, I was living with my parents (yep, it's glamorous being a cartoonist) and I had a part-time job with a charity supporting young people with special needs. But in November I moved into a flat with my girlfriend, and in March I lost my job due to lack of funding. Yeah, good timing.

I've been scooped up by a new community interest company doing similar work, and I'm doing some direct payment work with a family, but I'm making much less money than I used to. At this rate I'll need to find another job to pay for essential things like food and water and Sharpies and air. Are we paying for air yet? I wouldn't be surprised.

If you enjoy my comics and cartoons, and want to carry on seeing new ones, please support me by pledging a little bit of money on Patreon.*

Any amount that you can give will make a difference, and will be much appreciated. In return I'll give you some extra funny stuff each month (see the list of rewards to find out more), and a hug when I next see you - if you want one. I give good hugs. :-)

Thanks, Rich

* Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid. It uses the system of patronage, and provides artists with a regular income. Patreon made this video to explain how it works.
Tiers
Cupcake
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You delicious sweet treat topped in buttercream you! Thank you. You've brightened up my day.


Extra toppings:

- See new comics and cartoons first on Patreon, before I share them anywhere else. 

- Your name included in a thank you message on social media once a month (optional).

Caterpillar Cake
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Mm-mmm, wriggle over here you tasty swiss roll smothered in Smarties. Thanks to you, it feels like my 8th birthday (instead of my 38th).


Extra filling:

- Behind-the-scenes photos of my comics and cartoons in progress.


Plus extra toppings:

- See new comics and cartoons first on Patreon, before I share them anywhere else. 

- Your name included in a thank you message on social media once a month (optional).

Chocolate lava cake
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Ooo, you hot sponge bursting with delicious gooey chocolate sauce. You spoil me! 


I dropped a lava cake on the kitchen floor once trying to dance like a Bollywood star. This is better.


Extra sauce:

- A bonus comic or cartoon every month published only on Patreon.


Plus extra filling:

- Behind-the-scenes photos of my comics and cartoons in progress.


And extra toppings:

- See new comics and cartoons first on Patreon, before I share them anywhere else. 

- Your name included in a thank you message on social media once a month (optional).

Christmas cake
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You're my favourite!!! A chunky wedge of rich, moist fruitcake covered in yummy yellow marzipan and soft snow-white icing. It's Chriiiiiistmaaaaasss!!! ...all year round. :-D


Extra sprinkling:

- A personalised cartoon once every three months inspired by something you have posted on social media (optional).


Plus extra sauce:

- A bonus comic or cartoon once a month published only on Patreon.


And extra filling:

- Behind-the-scenes photos of my comics and cartoons in progress.


As well as extra toppings:

- See new comics and cartoons first on Patreon, before I share them anywhere else. 

- Your name included in a thank you message on social media once a month (optional).

Croquembouche
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Heavenly towering profiteroles of perfection, you're a showstopping French delicacy bonded with golden threads of caramel and embellished with edible flowers! Merci beaucoup mon amie!


Extra portion:

- Once a year, a comic or cartoon of a subject that we will discuss in advance. I will post the original drawing to you, and I won't share it online unless you want me to.


Plus extra sprinkling:

- A personalised cartoon once every three months inspired by something you have posted on social media (optional).


And extra sauce:

- A bonus comic or cartoon once a month published only on Patreon.


As well as extra filling:

- Behind-the-scenes photos of my comics and cartoons in progress.


Not to mention extra toppings:

- See new comics and cartoons first on Patreon, before I share them anywhere else. 

- Your name included in a thank you message on social media once a month (optional).

Goals
$58 of $100 per month
When I reach $100 a month on Patreon (approximately £71), I'll start a new weekly cartoon series, similar to Think vs Say, and share it on social media.
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Hi! Thanks for visiting my Patreon page!

I'm Richard, the cartoonist behind the weekly webcomic Oojo and Bink, the autobiographical comic strip Drizzle Cake, and those black-and-white cartoons with the thought bubbles called Think vs Say.

That's me in the video above. It's something I made especially for Patreon. I hope you like it.

I love drawing comics and cartoons, and making people laugh. It gives me a real buzz. And I can see how much they cheer people up, especially during difficult times.

I also love sharing my work online for free. I can make what I want, post it on social media, and it's available for everyone to enjoy.

The reason I've been able to do this for the past two years is that, until recently, I was living with my parents (yep, it's glamorous being a cartoonist) and I had a part-time job with a charity supporting young people with special needs. But in November I moved into a flat with my girlfriend, and in March I lost my job due to lack of funding. Yeah, good timing.

I've been scooped up by a new community interest company doing similar work, and I'm doing some direct payment work with a family, but I'm making much less money than I used to. At this rate I'll need to find another job to pay for essential things like food and water and Sharpies and air. Are we paying for air yet? I wouldn't be surprised.

If you enjoy my comics and cartoons, and want to carry on seeing new ones, please support me by pledging a little bit of money on Patreon.*

Any amount that you can give will make a difference, and will be much appreciated. In return I'll give you some extra funny stuff each month (see the list of rewards to find out more), and a hug when I next see you - if you want one. I give good hugs. :-)

Thanks, Rich

* Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid. It uses the system of patronage, and provides artists with a regular income. Patreon made this video to explain how it works.

Recent posts by Richard Pettitt

Tiers
Cupcake
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You delicious sweet treat topped in buttercream you! Thank you. You've brightened up my day.


Extra toppings:

- See new comics and cartoons first on Patreon, before I share them anywhere else. 

- Your name included in a thank you message on social media once a month (optional).

Caterpillar Cake
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
Mm-mmm, wriggle over here you tasty swiss roll smothered in Smarties. Thanks to you, it feels like my 8th birthday (instead of my 38th).


Extra filling:

- Behind-the-scenes photos of my comics and cartoons in progress.


Plus extra toppings:

- See new comics and cartoons first on Patreon, before I share them anywhere else. 

- Your name included in a thank you message on social media once a month (optional).

Chocolate lava cake
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Ooo, you hot sponge bursting with delicious gooey chocolate sauce. You spoil me! 


I dropped a lava cake on the kitchen floor once trying to dance like a Bollywood star. This is better.


Extra sauce:

- A bonus comic or cartoon every month published only on Patreon.


Plus extra filling:

- Behind-the-scenes photos of my comics and cartoons in progress.


And extra toppings:

- See new comics and cartoons first on Patreon, before I share them anywhere else. 

- Your name included in a thank you message on social media once a month (optional).

Christmas cake
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You're my favourite!!! A chunky wedge of rich, moist fruitcake covered in yummy yellow marzipan and soft snow-white icing. It's Chriiiiiistmaaaaasss!!! ...all year round. :-D


Extra sprinkling:

- A personalised cartoon once every three months inspired by something you have posted on social media (optional).


Plus extra sauce:

- A bonus comic or cartoon once a month published only on Patreon.


And extra filling:

- Behind-the-scenes photos of my comics and cartoons in progress.


As well as extra toppings:

- See new comics and cartoons first on Patreon, before I share them anywhere else. 

- Your name included in a thank you message on social media once a month (optional).

Croquembouche
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Heavenly towering profiteroles of perfection, you're a showstopping French delicacy bonded with golden threads of caramel and embellished with edible flowers! Merci beaucoup mon amie!


Extra portion:

- Once a year, a comic or cartoon of a subject that we will discuss in advance. I will post the original drawing to you, and I won't share it online unless you want me to.


Plus extra sprinkling:

- A personalised cartoon once every three months inspired by something you have posted on social media (optional).


And extra sauce:

- A bonus comic or cartoon once a month published only on Patreon.


As well as extra filling:

- Behind-the-scenes photos of my comics and cartoons in progress.


Not to mention extra toppings:

- See new comics and cartoons first on Patreon, before I share them anywhere else. 

- Your name included in a thank you message on social media once a month (optional).