The Giant Rat is creating comics and zines
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patrons

HOWDY HOWDY HOWDY

I'm a cartoonist and zine slapper-togetherer who loves to make art out of garbage. By working with what I have rather than trying to confine myself to a "standard" I strive to make unique comics that flip over rocks and poke around in the inky vagueness of the human experience, usually involving piles of squirming creatures and sprawling patterns.

I'm all over the place in terms of what I do, and typically have a few projects in the works at any given time. I have 10 zines under my belt, as well as a nearly-daily updating art blog and a weekly, ongoing comic called Next Big Thing

This Patreon exists because I'm a 25yo on-caller and paper is expensive! Focusing on traditional media and print floppies means I have to fund my projects on an ongoing basis. Being able to say that people who care about my scribbles are the ones buying my ink makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, and I'm honored to say in the year and a half this has been around, you guys have not only funded my zinemaking, but even been a huge part in funding my tables at magical, faraway festivals like NOCAZ, DZF, and SDZF.

Patrons get access to a bunch of goodies, such as early access to new context and NBT pages, as well as mailed treats, such as pieces of my collages and demos of upcoming zines. Mostly, however, I beam good vibes at you as hard as I can.

www.thegiantrat.cool

Thanks for reading!
TGR
Tiers
Rat
$1 or more per month

+ See Next Big Thing updates a week early

+ Access to digital versions of any new zines that come out

+ My undying affection

Giant Rat
$5 or more per month

+ All Rat benefits

+ Small, monthly mailed treat, which could be anything from zines to pieces of projects to doodles

+ Occasional wistful sighs

Giant, International Rat
$6 or more per month

+ Same as Giant Rat, just compensating for international shipping!

+ Weekly daydreams about leaving my bustling city life and backpacking around [INSERT COUNTRY HERE]

Egg Tier
$10 or more per month

+ Ok, so, my roommate knows someone who has chickens and they have, like

+ Really tasty really fresh eggs, right?

+ And she always offers to pick me up a carton but they're like 5$ a pop, right? 

+ Which is, like, a lot of money, right?

+ Like, it is but it isn't, you know

+ and because they're tasty I eat a lot of them

+ So suddenly I'm shelling out (HA) 15$ a month on eggs

+ THATS HOW THEY GET YOU

+ Anyway

+ For helping me eat good I will help you eat good

+ Egg Tier gets all Giant Rat Tier benefits, plus a handwritten recipe card every month

+ Please shoot me a line with any dietary restrictions or things to otherwise avoid, gravitate towards, otherwise I'll just swing randomly lol

Mr. Dad Tier
$25 or more per month

+ For feeding my accursed animal, pledgers get all earlier tiers, plus a wad of Mr Dad's hair* every month. 

+ he is a grown man and its about time he starts pulling his weight

*if they want

*If that's legal

*is that legal?

*if it is im not sure it should be legal

Goals
47% complete
WHAT'S UP, DOC?
  • Meeting this goal would cover my every-other-week therapy bill, meaning i could afford to go weekly, or maybe just continue how i am worry free! goll
  • Saying suffering is the root of creativity is a big fat lie, and me feeling better means me doing better in my projects!
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HOWDY HOWDY HOWDY

I'm a cartoonist and zine slapper-togetherer who loves to make art out of garbage. By working with what I have rather than trying to confine myself to a "standard" I strive to make unique comics that flip over rocks and poke around in the inky vagueness of the human experience, usually involving piles of squirming creatures and sprawling patterns.

I'm all over the place in terms of what I do, and typically have a few projects in the works at any given time. I have 10 zines under my belt, as well as a nearly-daily updating art blog and a weekly, ongoing comic called Next Big Thing

This Patreon exists because I'm a 25yo on-caller and paper is expensive! Focusing on traditional media and print floppies means I have to fund my projects on an ongoing basis. Being able to say that people who care about my scribbles are the ones buying my ink makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, and I'm honored to say in the year and a half this has been around, you guys have not only funded my zinemaking, but even been a huge part in funding my tables at magical, faraway festivals like NOCAZ, DZF, and SDZF.

Patrons get access to a bunch of goodies, such as early access to new context and NBT pages, as well as mailed treats, such as pieces of my collages and demos of upcoming zines. Mostly, however, I beam good vibes at you as hard as I can.

www.thegiantrat.cool

Thanks for reading!
TGR

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Tiers
Rat
$1 or more per month

+ See Next Big Thing updates a week early

+ Access to digital versions of any new zines that come out

+ My undying affection

Giant Rat
$5 or more per month

+ All Rat benefits

+ Small, monthly mailed treat, which could be anything from zines to pieces of projects to doodles

+ Occasional wistful sighs

Giant, International Rat
$6 or more per month

+ Same as Giant Rat, just compensating for international shipping!

+ Weekly daydreams about leaving my bustling city life and backpacking around [INSERT COUNTRY HERE]

Egg Tier
$10 or more per month

+ Ok, so, my roommate knows someone who has chickens and they have, like

+ Really tasty really fresh eggs, right?

+ And she always offers to pick me up a carton but they're like 5$ a pop, right? 

+ Which is, like, a lot of money, right?

+ Like, it is but it isn't, you know

+ and because they're tasty I eat a lot of them

+ So suddenly I'm shelling out (HA) 15$ a month on eggs

+ THATS HOW THEY GET YOU

+ Anyway

+ For helping me eat good I will help you eat good

+ Egg Tier gets all Giant Rat Tier benefits, plus a handwritten recipe card every month

+ Please shoot me a line with any dietary restrictions or things to otherwise avoid, gravitate towards, otherwise I'll just swing randomly lol

Mr. Dad Tier
$25 or more per month

+ For feeding my accursed animal, pledgers get all earlier tiers, plus a wad of Mr Dad's hair* every month. 

+ he is a grown man and its about time he starts pulling his weight

*if they want

*If that's legal

*is that legal?

*if it is im not sure it should be legal