Steven M. Johnson is creating My story as a cartoonist, comics and design projects
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Welcome to my Patreon page! Even at age 80 I suffer from an itch to create something new, desiring to express myself in pen and ink. I did not go to art school. In 1957, as an undergraduate at Yale University, I learned a loose drawing style that could be used for showing the outlines of objects, with the pencil never leaving the paper. The instructor was Bauhaus founder Josef Albers. In the early 1960s, I found time to practice drawing using a Rapidograph pen, with its unvarying width, and experimented with drawing “from the subconscious.” In 1973, I began to have cartoons published in Sierra Magazine, and discovered that I liked to invent amusingly faulty or peculiar products.

These days, I draw on plain copy or printer paper, using black ink with a nib that does not vary in width. I draw slowly, at my "thinking" speed. I scan my drawings and sometimes color them in Adobe Photoshop. For decades, my trademark style has been clean, simple, evenly-drawn images that have been compared to the illustrated safety instructions found in a pocket on the back seats of airplanes. On occasion, I use a loose, sketchy style that proceeds more quickly, with shading, cross-hatching, and fine details).

Cartooning was always a sideline. My "actual" work was as a city planner, 1962-77; newspaper illustrator, 1978-95; and "futurist" for a car company, 1995-2004. I had my work published regularly in magazines from 1966 to 1995, and then took a break from doing cartoons. In May, 2009, I was “discovered,” and resumed my cartooning career online, and have had my work published there since. I have published nine books.
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The Basic
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Basics Plus
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
The Basics, plus limited correspondence by email to discuss whatever you wish to discuss.
Supreme Gratitude
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This level promises Patrons a few extra posts, now and then, that are not seen by the poorer people.
Gold Patron
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
This is the supreme level of support. I will send a personally signed piece of art and a note of thanks. This entitles Gold Patron members to a free copy of a book IF a book is created out of my Patreon posts. I do not know if a book will come out of these Patreon posts.
Welcome to my Patreon page! Even at age 80 I suffer from an itch to create something new, desiring to express myself in pen and ink. I did not go to art school. In 1957, as an undergraduate at Yale University, I learned a loose drawing style that could be used for showing the outlines of objects, with the pencil never leaving the paper. The instructor was Bauhaus founder Josef Albers. In the early 1960s, I found time to practice drawing using a Rapidograph pen, with its unvarying width, and experimented with drawing “from the subconscious.” In 1973, I began to have cartoons published in Sierra Magazine, and discovered that I liked to invent amusingly faulty or peculiar products.

These days, I draw on plain copy or printer paper, using black ink with a nib that does not vary in width. I draw slowly, at my "thinking" speed. I scan my drawings and sometimes color them in Adobe Photoshop. For decades, my trademark style has been clean, simple, evenly-drawn images that have been compared to the illustrated safety instructions found in a pocket on the back seats of airplanes. On occasion, I use a loose, sketchy style that proceeds more quickly, with shading, cross-hatching, and fine details).

Cartooning was always a sideline. My "actual" work was as a city planner, 1962-77; newspaper illustrator, 1978-95; and "futurist" for a car company, 1995-2004. I had my work published regularly in magazines from 1966 to 1995, and then took a break from doing cartoons. In May, 2009, I was “discovered,” and resumed my cartooning career online, and have had my work published there since. I have published nine books.

Recent posts by Steven M. Johnson

Tiers
The Basic
$2 or more per month 12 patrons
Basics Plus
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
The Basics, plus limited correspondence by email to discuss whatever you wish to discuss.
Supreme Gratitude
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
This level promises Patrons a few extra posts, now and then, that are not seen by the poorer people.
Gold Patron
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
This is the supreme level of support. I will send a personally signed piece of art and a note of thanks. This entitles Gold Patron members to a free copy of a book IF a book is created out of my Patreon posts. I do not know if a book will come out of these Patreon posts.