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