Rikkitikki Tavicat (Rikki Simons and Tavisha) are creating Art, Stories, and Comics
21

patrons

$135
per month
I'm Rikki Simons.
I'm mostly known for the work I did on Invader ZIM.
I was the voice of GIR.
But I'm also an writer and artist (I painted 700 backgrounds on ZIM).

My voice sounds like this: 

Rikki Simons' VO Demo Early 2000s


Some of the backgrounds that I painted on ZIM looked like this:


And my personal art looks like this:


Here's my partner: Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.
Tavisha is an illustrator of comics and books. Her art has been published by Nickelodeon, SLG Publishing, Tokyopop and many others.



Here's a small sample of Tavisha's art:




Together we are Rikkitikki Tavicat!
We have created and published books and comics together since we met at Disneyland in 1990.
Here are just 3 of our titles:


Ranklechick and His Three-Legged Cat
(Illustrated Hybrid Novel, 336 Pages)
Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check! Vol 1
(Graphic Novel Collection of Comic Series, 160 Pages)
Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check! Vol 2
(Graphic Novel Collection of Comic Series, 160 Pages)
ShutterBox Books 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
(Graphic Novel Series, 150 to 192 Pages Each)
Hitherto A Lion
(Prose Novel, 280 Pages)

Now, 26 years later, there are more stories we'd like to tell.

We have 3 projects we are currently working on.

  • @Tavicat
One is a weekly webcomic about our cats, called @Tavicat. We've published this one online for about 4 years:

  • The Trinkkits
Another project is an existential fantasy for all ages called The Trinkkits of The Sad Circus by the Sea:

The Trinkkits is a story of existential dread for children. It tells the story of two small, starry-eyed creatures, the astronomer Pihtzee and her scholarly brother Poosh. Poosh and Pihtzee are Trinkkits. They live on an island in a lake the size of a sea on top of a mountain that lies within a treasure box on the head of a Cosmic Bison who walks the ice rings of a sentient planet. Together, they wonder about their absurd Universe and try to live in peace.

In The Sad Circus by the Sea, Pihtzee, who is usually so logical, has seemingly gone crazy when she decides to turn her friends into a Circus. Together, with her brother, she finds a audience who will help them save their strange World from a Greater Dread.

A novel called Pihtzee Lives with Unicorns has also been written, and over the next few months we will be editing and illustrating it and prepping it for release.


  • Ranklechick
Finally, we are also making an audio book, with sound effects and music, about our absurdist science fiction novel Ranklechick and His Three-Legged Cat. Here's the first chapter:

Ranklechick Chapter 000

Sorry to spring so much information you! We feel it's important that you know where we've been and where we plan on going.

What will a Patron of Rikkitikki Tavicat be Supporting?

The 3 projects listed above, @Tavicat, Trinkkits, and the Ranklechick audio book, will get a boost from our patrons, that is for certain. Making these projects is all consuming and rapturous for us, and we are free-lancers for life. We've been married for 21 years but we never had kids because the art is what matters most of all to us (though we still think kids are pretty cool people). We look at our blank pages and we try to make the art worth living for, and despite my voice acting and Tavisha's illustrating, we still work very hard to keep up with the expense of living quiet, modest lives. Over the past two decades we've often thought how great it would be to have a patron, someone who believed in our work and wanted to see us make more of it.
Here we go. Makin' stuff.
We'd like you to enjoy it with us.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
9 patrons
Look at Us!



Well, not us specifically, but for $1.00 you will get access to our members-only Look at Us Blog that lets you see special bits of what we're working on. This includes peeks into character designs, unfinished page layouts for comics, and full chapters to drafts of whatever story Rikki is current working on with Tavisha.
Pledge $2 or more per month
5 patrons
Look at You!

$2.00 is nice easy way to support, and in exchange your name will be listed at our tavicat.com site for every month you contribute! You also get access to our members-only Look at Us Blog. Yep.
Pledge $13 or more per month
4 of 10 patrons
Tavisha's Random Fantasy Cafe Sketches

Tavisha likes to spend time in cafes drawing. She often draws little fantasy sketches on different types of sketchbooks. These are of whatever idea strikes her fancy. You won't be able to choose what she draws, but if you like original sketches, this is the Reward Level for you.

Tavisha will make 10 of these available per month. 

Your name will be listed at our tavicat.com site for every month you contribute! You also get access to our members-only Look at Us Blog. Yay!

Here's an example of the types of things Tavi draws:









Pledge $13 or more per month
6 of 10 patrons
Rikki's Random Fantasy Cafe Sketches

Rikki likes to draw in cafe's too. His drawings are pen and ink and rather whimsy-doodlish. If that's the sort of thing you like, pick this reward level and once a month you will get a random cafe drawing from Rikki.

Limited to 10 people per month.

Your name will be listed at our tavicat.com site for every month you contribute! You also get access to our members-only Look at Us Blog. It's true.

Here's the sort of thing Rikki draws:







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$135 of $1,500 per month
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I'm Rikki Simons.
I'm mostly known for the work I did on Invader ZIM.
I was the voice of GIR.
But I'm also an writer and artist (I painted 700 backgrounds on ZIM).

My voice sounds like this: 

Rikki Simons' VO Demo Early 2000s


Some of the backgrounds that I painted on ZIM looked like this:


And my personal art looks like this:


Here's my partner: Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons.
Tavisha is an illustrator of comics and books. Her art has been published by Nickelodeon, SLG Publishing, Tokyopop and many others.



Here's a small sample of Tavisha's art:




Together we are Rikkitikki Tavicat!
We have created and published books and comics together since we met at Disneyland in 1990.
Here are just 3 of our titles:


Ranklechick and His Three-Legged Cat
(Illustrated Hybrid Novel, 336 Pages)
Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check! Vol 1
(Graphic Novel Collection of Comic Series, 160 Pages)
Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check! Vol 2
(Graphic Novel Collection of Comic Series, 160 Pages)
ShutterBox Books 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
(Graphic Novel Series, 150 to 192 Pages Each)
Hitherto A Lion
(Prose Novel, 280 Pages)

Now, 26 years later, there are more stories we'd like to tell.

We have 3 projects we are currently working on.

  • @Tavicat
One is a weekly webcomic about our cats, called @Tavicat. We've published this one online for about 4 years:

  • The Trinkkits
Another project is an existential fantasy for all ages called The Trinkkits of The Sad Circus by the Sea:

The Trinkkits is a story of existential dread for children. It tells the story of two small, starry-eyed creatures, the astronomer Pihtzee and her scholarly brother Poosh. Poosh and Pihtzee are Trinkkits. They live on an island in a lake the size of a sea on top of a mountain that lies within a treasure box on the head of a Cosmic Bison who walks the ice rings of a sentient planet. Together, they wonder about their absurd Universe and try to live in peace.

In The Sad Circus by the Sea, Pihtzee, who is usually so logical, has seemingly gone crazy when she decides to turn her friends into a Circus. Together, with her brother, she finds a audience who will help them save their strange World from a Greater Dread.

A novel called Pihtzee Lives with Unicorns has also been written, and over the next few months we will be editing and illustrating it and prepping it for release.


  • Ranklechick
Finally, we are also making an audio book, with sound effects and music, about our absurdist science fiction novel Ranklechick and His Three-Legged Cat. Here's the first chapter:

Ranklechick Chapter 000

Sorry to spring so much information you! We feel it's important that you know where we've been and where we plan on going.

What will a Patron of Rikkitikki Tavicat be Supporting?

The 3 projects listed above, @Tavicat, Trinkkits, and the Ranklechick audio book, will get a boost from our patrons, that is for certain. Making these projects is all consuming and rapturous for us, and we are free-lancers for life. We've been married for 21 years but we never had kids because the art is what matters most of all to us (though we still think kids are pretty cool people). We look at our blank pages and we try to make the art worth living for, and despite my voice acting and Tavisha's illustrating, we still work very hard to keep up with the expense of living quiet, modest lives. Over the past two decades we've often thought how great it would be to have a patron, someone who believed in our work and wanted to see us make more of it.
Here we go. Makin' stuff.
We'd like you to enjoy it with us.

Recent posts by Rikkitikki Tavicat (Rikki Simons and Tavisha)

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
9 patrons
Look at Us!



Well, not us specifically, but for $1.00 you will get access to our members-only Look at Us Blog that lets you see special bits of what we're working on. This includes peeks into character designs, unfinished page layouts for comics, and full chapters to drafts of whatever story Rikki is current working on with Tavisha.
Pledge $2 or more per month
5 patrons
Look at You!

$2.00 is nice easy way to support, and in exchange your name will be listed at our tavicat.com site for every month you contribute! You also get access to our members-only Look at Us Blog. Yep.
Pledge $13 or more per month
4 of 10 patrons
Tavisha's Random Fantasy Cafe Sketches

Tavisha likes to spend time in cafes drawing. She often draws little fantasy sketches on different types of sketchbooks. These are of whatever idea strikes her fancy. You won't be able to choose what she draws, but if you like original sketches, this is the Reward Level for you.

Tavisha will make 10 of these available per month. 

Your name will be listed at our tavicat.com site for every month you contribute! You also get access to our members-only Look at Us Blog. Yay!

Here's an example of the types of things Tavi draws:









Pledge $13 or more per month
6 of 10 patrons
Rikki's Random Fantasy Cafe Sketches

Rikki likes to draw in cafe's too. His drawings are pen and ink and rather whimsy-doodlish. If that's the sort of thing you like, pick this reward level and once a month you will get a random cafe drawing from Rikki.

Limited to 10 people per month.

Your name will be listed at our tavicat.com site for every month you contribute! You also get access to our members-only Look at Us Blog. It's true.

Here's the sort of thing Rikki draws: