Grants / Funding

Cartoonists need to eat too. My comics have been funded by the following arts grants and funding opportunities.

Group Type Dates Details
6 Patreon crowdfunding Crowdfunding campaign 2015-present A recurring crowdfunding campaign that allows readers to support my work via automatic monthly payments via Patreon.
This is the primary way that I earn income from my readers, and I encourage you to get involved. Watch my 3 minute crowdfunding pitch via
As of April 2018, I have raised over US$14,000 (A$18,000) through this campaign.
5 Australian Cultural Fund Crowdfunding campaign + Arts grant 2016 A MATCH crowdfunding campaign, which was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Australian Government's Arts Ministry.
I successfully raised A$10,000 from my readers, which was matched by a further A$10,000 from Australian government funding. See my campaign page.
4 Australia Council for the Arts Arts grant + mentorship 2014 12 month ‘JUMP mentorship‘ program with First Dog on the Moon. Funding preliminary storyboards/artwork of Thermoeconomics. A$9,720
3 artsACT Arts grant 2014 Project Funding grant: preliminary storyboards/artwork of Thermoeconomics. A$9,720.
2 Pozible crowdfunding Crowdfunding campaign 2012 Crowdfunding the creation of my comic Rat Park. Successfully raised A$6,000 via Pozible. See: my lessons learnt from this crowdfunding experience.
1 Australian Government Incentive grant 2011-12 12 month New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) program aimed at assisting new Australian business ventures. $15,500.

As mentioned, the primary way that earn income from my readers is via my ongoing Patreon campaign

The primary way that I earn income from commercial clients is via commissions and licenses to repulish my artwork for their purposes.

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