Sarah and the Strange is creating illustrations, comics, and stories.
32
patrons
$83
per month
Hello! My name is Sarah and I'm an illustrator and writer from the UK. I'm best known for my webcomic Llamas in Pajamas, and I make things with the intention of putting smiles on faces when smiles are hard to come by. When I experience depression I notice that the little things are what keep me going, and so I want to create things that do that for other people.

I've written and illustrated children's books, been involved in a number of comics, and make videos on my youtube channel. I do standalone, digital and traditional illustrations, which I sell on my etsy store, and I'm always coming up with new ideas and stories to work on.



Why Patreon?

Patreon is a fantastic service that lets the people who love my art support my art. The money I raise through Patreon goes straight back into my art, and it means I can buy more supplies, and do more to make my work the best it can be. The people who support me through Patreon are people who love my work and want to get involved in making it even better!

Here's a bunch of things my Patreon helps me fund:
  • My website hosting. It's currently only £8.97 every 3 months, so this is only really a snippet.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud. In other words, Photoshop! The subscription is around £50 per month and lets me make my art, make videos, and other exciting things.
  • Art supplies.  I'm kind of heading more into digital work, but I do still like picking up pen and paper now and then...
  • Food! Sustenance! Money is tight for an independent artist, and some of the money from Patreon does indeed go towards feeding me! There have been times where I was literally able to eat because of the support my Patrons give me. There's something extraordinarily special about that.
  • New gadgets. Last year, due to the help of my Patreon supporters, I was able to purchase a new computer. I was working off a laptop which couldn't handle photoshop very well and kept overheating. My new computer means more cool stuff for you! :)



Art Goals!

Behold; a bunch of stuff I want my Patreon to help support me in the future:

  • Dedicated art space. I currently work in the living room of my flat, which is also home to two other humans and three rats. It's a bit chaotic sometimes and my art stuff doesn't really have a set home. Studio space means a dedicated work area just for me, which means more things for you to look at and read and see.
  • Travelling / going to conventions: I want to be able to frequently hire tables at conventions and travelling around to visit the friends I've made here. Currently I'm stuck with my limited income, and I can't afford to travel. One of my patreon goals is to be able to do that regularly, meeting new friends and old.
  • Hiring help. There's no easy way to say this, some businessy things I have to do are really boring. I want to eventually get to a place where I can justify hiring someone to help me with these tasks so I can spend more time on the work that matters.

Thanks so much for checking me out! Any questions, just throw me a message and I can't wait to have you join me in achieving some of these goals! xxx
Tiers
The Llama Tier
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
Thank you so much for your support, and for believing in me. $1 might seem like a small amount but it means so much, because it means you want to keep supporting and helping creators like me do what we do. It honestly means the world to me that you are willing to put something towards supporting my goals and dreams :) 


At this level you get access to my secret Patreon only Facebook group, where I share behind the scenes work. 


(Approximately  £ 0.76, as of 08/10/2018)

Early Bird Tier!
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Early access: Early access to all of the things I make! You get to see it before anyone else. For example, with my comic Life is Beautiful,  $5 Patrons get the pages earlier than anyone else. You also get early bird views to my YouTube channel and whatever else I make :D


ALSO: Message me with your birthday and I'll send you a birthday card, and for the winter holidays, a Happy Holidays card!


You also get access to the secret Patron only Facebook group :)


(Approximately £3.82  as of 08/10/2018)

The EPIC tier
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
For this tier reward, you'll get mail! I'll send you a letter once a month with art included. 


You also get super secret EXTRA behind the scenes stuff - you're the first group that gets to know all of my secret projects. Think of it having VIP access to my brain ;)


You'll also get everything from the lower tiers :D


(Approximately £7.65  as of 08/10/2018)

The "Holy Smokes!" Tier
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Holy Smokes, $50 a month is a lot to pledge for an artist! With this tier, I'll send you an original piece of art once a month. 


You'll also get all the lower tier rewards as well!

Goals
$83 of $200 per month
When this goal is met, I'll be able to justify getting myself an iPad Pro (which means it'll be easier for me to create art more effectively!) As a gift, I'll send all of my patrons a special, original art shaped (exclusive!) present!
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Hello! My name is Sarah and I'm an illustrator and writer from the UK. I'm best known for my webcomic Llamas in Pajamas, and I make things with the intention of putting smiles on faces when smiles are hard to come by. When I experience depression I notice that the little things are what keep me going, and so I want to create things that do that for other people.

I've written and illustrated children's books, been involved in a number of comics, and make videos on my youtube channel. I do standalone, digital and traditional illustrations, which I sell on my etsy store, and I'm always coming up with new ideas and stories to work on.



Why Patreon?

Patreon is a fantastic service that lets the people who love my art support my art. The money I raise through Patreon goes straight back into my art, and it means I can buy more supplies, and do more to make my work the best it can be. The people who support me through Patreon are people who love my work and want to get involved in making it even better!

Here's a bunch of things my Patreon helps me fund:
  • My website hosting. It's currently only £8.97 every 3 months, so this is only really a snippet.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud. In other words, Photoshop! The subscription is around £50 per month and lets me make my art, make videos, and other exciting things.
  • Art supplies.  I'm kind of heading more into digital work, but I do still like picking up pen and paper now and then...
  • Food! Sustenance! Money is tight for an independent artist, and some of the money from Patreon does indeed go towards feeding me! There have been times where I was literally able to eat because of the support my Patrons give me. There's something extraordinarily special about that.
  • New gadgets. Last year, due to the help of my Patreon supporters, I was able to purchase a new computer. I was working off a laptop which couldn't handle photoshop very well and kept overheating. My new computer means more cool stuff for you! :)



Art Goals!

Behold; a bunch of stuff I want my Patreon to help support me in the future:

  • Dedicated art space. I currently work in the living room of my flat, which is also home to two other humans and three rats. It's a bit chaotic sometimes and my art stuff doesn't really have a set home. Studio space means a dedicated work area just for me, which means more things for you to look at and read and see.
  • Travelling / going to conventions: I want to be able to frequently hire tables at conventions and travelling around to visit the friends I've made here. Currently I'm stuck with my limited income, and I can't afford to travel. One of my patreon goals is to be able to do that regularly, meeting new friends and old.
  • Hiring help. There's no easy way to say this, some businessy things I have to do are really boring. I want to eventually get to a place where I can justify hiring someone to help me with these tasks so I can spend more time on the work that matters.

Thanks so much for checking me out! Any questions, just throw me a message and I can't wait to have you join me in achieving some of these goals! xxx

Recent posts by Sarah and the Strange

Tiers
The Llama Tier
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
Thank you so much for your support, and for believing in me. $1 might seem like a small amount but it means so much, because it means you want to keep supporting and helping creators like me do what we do. It honestly means the world to me that you are willing to put something towards supporting my goals and dreams :) 


At this level you get access to my secret Patreon only Facebook group, where I share behind the scenes work. 


(Approximately  £ 0.76, as of 08/10/2018)

Early Bird Tier!
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
Early access: Early access to all of the things I make! You get to see it before anyone else. For example, with my comic Life is Beautiful,  $5 Patrons get the pages earlier than anyone else. You also get early bird views to my YouTube channel and whatever else I make :D


ALSO: Message me with your birthday and I'll send you a birthday card, and for the winter holidays, a Happy Holidays card!


You also get access to the secret Patron only Facebook group :)


(Approximately £3.82  as of 08/10/2018)

The EPIC tier
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
For this tier reward, you'll get mail! I'll send you a letter once a month with art included. 


You also get super secret EXTRA behind the scenes stuff - you're the first group that gets to know all of my secret projects. Think of it having VIP access to my brain ;)


You'll also get everything from the lower tiers :D


(Approximately £7.65  as of 08/10/2018)

The "Holy Smokes!" Tier
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Holy Smokes, $50 a month is a lot to pledge for an artist! With this tier, I'll send you an original piece of art once a month. 


You'll also get all the lower tier rewards as well!