Illustrators

15 Patreon Artists You Should Know About

15 Patreon Artists You Should Know About

Mark Hill

Want to learn something? Need a laugh? Or do you just feel like taking a trip to a strange new world full of magical, musical frogs? These Patreon artists have you covered.

Sara Faber is Illustrating a Successful Creative Career

Sara Faber is Illustrating a Successful Creative Career

Caitlin White

After her childhood love for drawing resurfaced, Sara knew the only way to follow her artistic dreams was quitting her day job. But then what?

Interview with illustrator Jacqueline Chen, creator of Chibird

Interview with illustrator Jacqueline Chen, creator of Chibird

Matt St. John

Having a rough day? There's nothing like a hug from a penguin to get you feeling like yourself again. To hear Jacqueline Chen, the creator of Chibird, talk about the inspiration behind her motivational drawing series, watch now.

Kate Allan Is Drawing so We Can All Feel Better

Kate Allan Is Drawing so We Can All Feel Better

Matt St. John

Kate Allan describes her art as Lisa Frank meets your therapist." But she isn't just drawing sparkly unicorns so we can feel better — she's doing it so she can feel better, too."

Patreon at SXSW: Day Three at the House of Creativity

Patreon at SXSW: Day Three at the House of Creativity

Erica Campbell

We wrapped up our SXSW residency on Rainey Street with more creator-centric panels featuring podcast and other industry experts. Plus, Jack welcomed Amanda Palmer and Ben Folds on stage to talk about how creators can engage with their communities.

Patreon at SXSW: Day Two at the House of Creativity

Patreon at SXSW: Day Two at the House of Creativity

Erica Campbell

Day 2 of SXSW was magic: we hosted five panels and performances onsite at the #HouseOfCreativity before the sun went down, and across town, Jack brought down another house. At night, six artists took the stage for a must-see musical showcase. Read on!

Patreon at SXSW: Day One at the House of Creativity

Patreon at SXSW: Day One at the House of Creativity

Erica Campbell

Patreon is in Austin, Texas, for SXSW and we're recapping all the festival fun happening at our #HouseOfCreativity on Rainey Street. Day One featured The Try Guys, Hannahlyze This, and memorable music from industry icons.

Patreon at SXSW: Steps to Launching and Growing a Membership Business

Patreon at SXSW: Steps to Launching and Growing a Membership Business

Erica Campbell

Want to launch a membership business but don't know how? Our Creator Partnerships Lead, Alexis Gay, gives you steps for success in this SXSW session.

10 Can’t-Miss SXSW Panels for Creators

10 Can’t-Miss SXSW Panels for Creators

Erica Campbell

With countless options to absorb all things film, music, and more - where do you start with SXSW panels? We know that scheduling the perfect panel programming agenda ain't easy, so we’ve done the work for you.

Looking for what to do at SXSW? Join Patreon’s House of Creativity for panels and performances from groundbreaking creators.

Looking for what to do at SXSW? Join Patreon’s House of Creativity for panels and performances from groundbreaking creators.

Valerie Veteto

Patreon is heading to SXSW and showcasing creator panels, live performances, and more at our House of Creativity. Get all the details in this post and we'll see you in Austin!

Our 5 Favorite Meetups for Creators at SXSW 2019

Our 5 Favorite Meetups for Creators at SXSW 2019

Erica Campbell

Interested in collaborating, co-mingling, and getting to know other creators just like you while at SXSW? Check out our list of meetups for creators!

Ultimate 2019 SXSW Survival Guide for Creators

Ultimate 2019 SXSW Survival Guide for Creators

Erica Campbell

Attending SXSW this March and looking for a guide on how to survive the festival? This guide is for you!

Beating Creator Burnout: 5 Tips for Managing Stress

Beating Creator Burnout: 5 Tips for Managing Stress

Daisy Barringer

Have you ever experienced creator burnout? Here are five things you can do to manage your stress and get back on track.

Creators: Don’t Overlook Evergreen Content

Creators: Don’t Overlook Evergreen Content

Susan Johnston Taylor

Timely, urgent updates get attention. But so can evergreen content (content you make once and use repeatedly because it stays relevant). Here’s why.

How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer

How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer

Christine Donaldson

We recently launched our Special Offer feature and are loving seeing creators' success with it! To help you get the most out of Special Offers, we put together a list of Patreon Special Offer best practices.

16 Patreon Rewards for Illustrators To Offer Patrons

16 Patreon Rewards for Illustrators To Offer Patrons

Olivia Seitz

Are you an illustrator looking for reward ideas to offer your fans? This article compiles some of the most lucrative and popular rewards for illustrators to offer on Patreon.

What Affects How Much I Can Make on Patreon? (With Examples from Top Earners)

What Affects How Much I Can Make on Patreon? (With Examples from Top Earners)

Olivia Seitz

We're sometimes asked, How much can I make on Patreon?" We can’t look into a crystal ball and predict the future. But we can tell you what factors influence your earning potential."

This Art Teacher Makes $2k/mo on Patreon… and It All Started on Reddit

This Art Teacher Makes $2k/mo on Patreon… and It All Started on Reddit

Olivia Seitz

Irshad Karim built a strong following on Reddit, which helped him turn his Patreon page into a sustainable business. He shares his tips for community and income growth.

Patreon Lens: How 5 Creators Are Giving Patrons Behind the Scenes Access to Their Work and Life

Patreon Lens: How 5 Creators Are Giving Patrons Behind the Scenes Access to Their Work and Life

Olivia Seitz

Our most successful creators consistently provide awesome content for their patrons. Patreon Lens is designed to help you do just that — share more content — easier.

The Comic Artist Who Walked Away from DreamWorks

The Comic Artist Who Walked Away from DreamWorks

Olivia Seitz

Comic artist Michelle Czajkowski shares her path from DreamWorks to full-time comic artist and how launching a Patreon page helped make her dream a reality.

How Illustrator Ty Carter Became a Digital Mentor on Patreon

How Illustrator Ty Carter Became a Digital Mentor on Patreon

Christine Donaldson

Professional illustrator Ty Carter (Peanuts, Epic, Ice Age: Continental Drift) shares how he balances his professional career and his independent business--both as an artist.

How Illustrator Fran Meneses Went from Unemployed to Full-Time Artist (and How You Can, Too)

How Illustrator Fran Meneses Went from Unemployed to Full-Time Artist (and How You Can, Too)

Kati Holland

Self-taught illustrator Fran Meneses, aka Frannerd, shares her tips for turning a side-hustle into a full-time business.

These 34 Creators Earned Over $150,000 Each on Patreon in 2016 – Meet Them!

These 34 Creators Earned Over $150,000 Each on Patreon in 2016 – Meet Them!

Taryn Arnold

Meet a dynamic group of high-earning Patreon creators and learn more about their businesses. Get ready to be inspired!

How to Get Started as an Illustrator

How to Get Started as an Illustrator

Taryn Arnold

Pursuing a full-time art career can be scary. Fran Meneses offers guidance for artists who are just getting started with a career change.