Scout Tran

is creating mayhem.

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About Scout Tran

THANK YOU SO MUCH, this Patreon drives my whole life. Because of the stability of income from this Patreon I do nothing but work on projects, from when I paw bleary-eyed for my phone in the morning to when I pass out at 5am. I can't imagine having done any of this without you, so the deepest thanks from me and also from all my readers, collectors, collaborators and community. As of 2022, this Patreon will be paying into my mortgage, which has been my lifelong dream and about as much of a lifetime win as an independent artist can hope for.

OKAY BUT WTF IS GOING ON HERE

This Patreon started in 2014 as a fundraiser for my comics work (the stuff I got Eisner nominations for in 2014 & 2015). Following the 2016 election I was consumed by trans-activism to try to help my community, and this Patreon shifted to fund those short-fuse projects, some of which are listed below to give you some context. As of 2020 I am returning to long-term art projects, primarily a new comic called Wet Ochre (but also still recording music & customizing motorcycles).

Be Trans Throw Hands
[instagram]
a trans-centered LGBTQI+ self-defense program that I administrate and sometimes instruct. Oakland classes meet every Sunday 2:30 at Suigetsukan. Donate to our 501c3 at traction-project.org


Scout's Artillery 
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a marble-run art installation activated by toy slingshots, "for all your catharsis needs" prioritizing trans & poc folks — located in the back of my art studio in downtown SF from 2016-2020.


the Degenderettes
degenderettes.com an international art crew that makes feminist-genderqueer agit-prop for a better world, notorious for our queer color guard (2017) and gender-neutral restroom campaigns (2016), but our strong suit is our mutual self-care


Failing Sky
failingsky.com — Graphic novel, free to read online as a work-in-progress, nominated for Eisner Awards in 2014 and 2015 and a Prism Award in 2017 (2013-2017)
[all donors can activate their Failing Sky reading perks at this link: failingsky.com/bouncy ]

Villainette
strip.villainette.com
— weekly comic strip about dangerous genders, rendered in frivolous watercolor every Monday, first-ever winner of a Prism Award for webcomics in 2017 (2015-2018)

[intermittent as of 2018]

Scoutsplains
failingsky.com/scoutsplains illustration tutorial video series, no-holds-barred (2013-2017)


and some giant puppets and stuff

i used to be a puppeteer and sometimes i still make giant puppets for street theater and lgbt marches, give free stilt lessons and whatnot


Musics! recordings at bogprincess.bandcamp.com and various live shows around town


art motorcycles & workshoppy stuff
besides keeping my babies running i try to make artistic modifications — watch these posts for basic fabrication walkthroughs that can be applied to all sorts of situations


Goals
$1,081.47 of $1,500 per month
This means buying a house! This is the ultimate goal for independent artists like me: having housing security at last, with a space for making art that I actually control. It’s a dream beyond any dream I ever thought I could actually have, and it’s only taken 20 years to get here. [EDIT: I’m doing it! I need to make this $1500 goal by the end of 2021 in order to pay for the mortgage that I’ve just signed up for, but this is so close!]
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Writings
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