Sarah Mirk is creating zines, comics, and writing
55
patrons
$292
per month
Hi! I'm a feminist writer, editor, and artist who is constantly making new things. I worked for four years as the online editor and podcast host at  Bitch Media and am now an editor at political comics outlet  The Nib. I'm the author of the relationship guidebook Sex from Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules and the sci-fi graphic novel Open Earth.

In January 2019, I'm starting an ambitious new project: making a zine every day for a year. Follow along as I aim to write, draw, fold, and photocopy 365 original zines. I love snail mail, so I'll be sending print copies of zines to patrons every month, along with stickers, postcards, and other ephemera I dream up.

Zine topics include:
  - Cat drama
  - Travel guides to many cities
  - Gender feelings 
  - Vegan recipes
  - Relationship wisdom  
  - Bike riding stories 
  - Existential crisis over the inevitable doom of humanity  

I'll also be writing a weekly illustrated newsletter! 
I teach a writing class at Portland State University, give lectures and workshops on media,
and offer advice about how to write about tricky topics. Every week, I send out a newsletter for patrons packed with ideas on how to approach creative work in a sustainable, inclusive way and how get creative work done. The illustrated newsletter includes things to read and do every week, plus personal stories about recent adventures, friendships, and failures.  

I want to have a collaborative relationship with my patrons—I'm always excited to take suggestions for zines or comics you want to me to make. I'm happy to answer questions and offer feedback if you have an idea or project you're working on. 

I'm honored that people want to support my work and ideas. It means so, so much that anyone would pitch in to help me create work I think is essential in the world. Keep in touch, friends! 
Tiers
Vote of Confidence
$2 or more per month 32 patrons
Thanks, friend! You'll get:

- My patron-only weekly newsletter 

- I'll mail you a Believe Women sticker when you join!


Plus you'll get access to posts about what I'm working on. You'll be invited to suggest ideas for zines and comics you want me to make.

Zine of the Month Club
$8 or more per month 15 patrons
Welcome to the club!


- I'll snail-mail you a zine of your choosing once a month

- My patron-only weekly newsletter 

- I'll mail you two Believe Women stickers when you join!


Plus you'll get access to posts about what I'm working on. You'll be invited to suggest ideas for zines and comics you want me to make.

Snail Mail Supporters
$12 or more per month 3 patrons
Open your mailbox and find something you actually love. 


- I'll snail-mail you two zines of your choosing once a month

- You'll also receive a hand-written postcard with an original illustration on the front.  Perfect for displaying on your fridge with pride.

- My patron-only weekly newsletter 

- I'll mail you two Believe Women stickers when you join!


Plus you'll get access to posts about what I'm working on. You'll be invited to suggest ideas for zines and comics you want me to make.

Comics Cabal
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
For people who love comics and want more of them! 


- A monthly PDF of pages from my sketchbook, which is usually packed with travel stories, diary comics, and oddball jokes.

- I'll snail-mail you two zines of your choosing once a month and hand-written postcard with an original illustration on the front. 

- My patron-only weekly newsletter 

- I'll mail you two Believe Women stickers when you join!


Plus you'll get access to posts about what I'm working on. You'll be invited to suggest ideas for zines and comics you want me to make.

Fantastic Fan
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Geez! Thanks for your generosity! 


- A quarterly snail-mail care package of new things I've made

- A monthly PDF of pages from my sketchbook, which is usually packed with travel stories, diary comics, and oddball jokes.

- I'll snail-mail you two zines of your choosing once a month

- A hand-written postcard with an original illustration on the front.

- My patron-only weekly newsletter 

- I'll mail you two Believe Women stickers when you join!

Obsessive Zine Collector
$30 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons

Do you want every single zine I make during the year? Alright, be careful what you wish for! I'll mail you a monthly package of 30 zines, so you can collect all 365 zines. 


Plus, you'll get the rest of the benefits, too: 

- A quarterly snail-mail care package of new things I've made

- A monthly PDF of pages from my sketchbook

- A hand-written postcard

- My patron-only weekly newsletter 

- Two Believe Women stickers

Goals
$292 of $500 per month
When I reach $500 a month, I'll write and draw a 10-page zine called "How I Write" sharing tips and self-trickery I've learned about how to write clearly and effectively... and how to actually finish creative projects. 
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Hi! I'm a feminist writer, editor, and artist who is constantly making new things. I worked for four years as the online editor and podcast host at  Bitch Media and am now an editor at political comics outlet  The Nib. I'm the author of the relationship guidebook Sex from Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules and the sci-fi graphic novel Open Earth.

In January 2019, I'm starting an ambitious new project: making a zine every day for a year. Follow along as I aim to write, draw, fold, and photocopy 365 original zines. I love snail mail, so I'll be sending print copies of zines to patrons every month, along with stickers, postcards, and other ephemera I dream up.

Zine topics include:
  - Cat drama
  - Travel guides to many cities
  - Gender feelings 
  - Vegan recipes
  - Relationship wisdom  
  - Bike riding stories 
  - Existential crisis over the inevitable doom of humanity  

I'll also be writing a weekly illustrated newsletter! 
I teach a writing class at Portland State University, give lectures and workshops on media,
and offer advice about how to write about tricky topics. Every week, I send out a newsletter for patrons packed with ideas on how to approach creative work in a sustainable, inclusive way and how get creative work done. The illustrated newsletter includes things to read and do every week, plus personal stories about recent adventures, friendships, and failures.  

I want to have a collaborative relationship with my patrons—I'm always excited to take suggestions for zines or comics you want to me to make. I'm happy to answer questions and offer feedback if you have an idea or project you're working on. 

I'm honored that people want to support my work and ideas. It means so, so much that anyone would pitch in to help me create work I think is essential in the world. Keep in touch, friends! 

Recent posts by Sarah Mirk

Tiers
Vote of Confidence
$2 or more per month 32 patrons
Thanks, friend! You'll get:

- My patron-only weekly newsletter 

- I'll mail you a Believe Women sticker when you join!


Plus you'll get access to posts about what I'm working on. You'll be invited to suggest ideas for zines and comics you want me to make.

Zine of the Month Club
$8 or more per month 15 patrons
Welcome to the club!


- I'll snail-mail you a zine of your choosing once a month

- My patron-only weekly newsletter 

- I'll mail you two Believe Women stickers when you join!


Plus you'll get access to posts about what I'm working on. You'll be invited to suggest ideas for zines and comics you want me to make.

Snail Mail Supporters
$12 or more per month 3 patrons
Open your mailbox and find something you actually love. 


- I'll snail-mail you two zines of your choosing once a month

- You'll also receive a hand-written postcard with an original illustration on the front.  Perfect for displaying on your fridge with pride.

- My patron-only weekly newsletter 

- I'll mail you two Believe Women stickers when you join!


Plus you'll get access to posts about what I'm working on. You'll be invited to suggest ideas for zines and comics you want me to make.

Comics Cabal
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
For people who love comics and want more of them! 


- A monthly PDF of pages from my sketchbook, which is usually packed with travel stories, diary comics, and oddball jokes.

- I'll snail-mail you two zines of your choosing once a month and hand-written postcard with an original illustration on the front. 

- My patron-only weekly newsletter 

- I'll mail you two Believe Women stickers when you join!


Plus you'll get access to posts about what I'm working on. You'll be invited to suggest ideas for zines and comics you want me to make.

Fantastic Fan
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Geez! Thanks for your generosity! 


- A quarterly snail-mail care package of new things I've made

- A monthly PDF of pages from my sketchbook, which is usually packed with travel stories, diary comics, and oddball jokes.

- I'll snail-mail you two zines of your choosing once a month

- A hand-written postcard with an original illustration on the front.

- My patron-only weekly newsletter 

- I'll mail you two Believe Women stickers when you join!

Obsessive Zine Collector
$30 or more per month 2 of 10 patrons

Do you want every single zine I make during the year? Alright, be careful what you wish for! I'll mail you a monthly package of 30 zines, so you can collect all 365 zines. 


Plus, you'll get the rest of the benefits, too: 

- A quarterly snail-mail care package of new things I've made

- A monthly PDF of pages from my sketchbook

- A hand-written postcard

- My patron-only weekly newsletter 

- Two Believe Women stickers