Support Your Local (or Distant) Cartoonist

If you are a lover of the medium, please consider supporting a couple of your favorite artists. As staff positions disappear, private donations make a huge, huge difference. This genuinely matters.

And if you are a cartoonist with a support site not listed here, or need a correction, let us know and we’ll update the list.

A. F. Branco

Ailurus Mursus

Alan Moir

Ann Morse Hambrock

Barney & Clyde

Barry Deutsch

Ben Wright-Heuman

Ben Zaehringer

Bill Day

Bob Eckstein

Bob Englehart

Brad Guigar

Brian McFadden

Brian Michael Bendis

Cartoon Box

Cartooning for Peace

Cartoons By Dante

Casey Nowak

Charles Brubaker

Chip Zdarsky

Chuck Whelon

Colleen Doran


Crowden Satz

Dan Thompson

Dark Legacy Comics

Darrin Bell

David Fitzsimmons

D.M. Higgins President Supervillain

Drew Litton

Ed Power and Melissa Dejesus

Ed Steckley

Erika Moen

Folding Hamster

Fred Malm

Frega DiPerri

Georgia Dunn

Gerry Duggan

Glass Eye studios

Grant Morrison

Grant Snider

Greg Kearney


Hilary B. Price

Hilary Campbell


Ike and Joe

James Tynion IV

Jason Chatfield

Jason Chatfield

Jeffrey Koterba

Jen Sorensen

Jesse Springer

Jim Keefe

John Kovalic, Dork Tower

Joy of Tech

Julia Wertz

Keith Knight-K Chronicles

Kevin and Kell

Kevin Fagan

Kris Black


Levni Yilmaz

Liana Finck


Liza Donnelly

Lucy Bellwood

Mark Fiore

Mark Fiore

Mark Parisi


Melissa Mendes

Michael de Adder

Michael de Adder

Micheal Ramirez

Molly Ostertag

Monica Gallagher

M. Rasheed

Mr. Fish

Nancy Beiman

Nathaniel Gold

ND Stevenson

The Nib

Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

Otterly Human


Pat Mills

Patrick Chappatte

Paul Karasik

Rick Stromoski

Rob Rogers

Roger Langridge

Rusty Yunusoff


Sandra Bell-Lundy

Satish Acharya

Scott Snyder

Shannon Wheeler

Skottie Young

Sophie Campbell

Sophie Goldstein

Steve Brodner

Steve Conley

Tauhid Bondia:

Ted Rall

3W3M comics

Tini Howard

Tom Sparke

Tom the Dancing Bug

Tom Tomorrow, Sparky’s List

Tundra Comics, Chad Carpenter

William Brown

Zoe Si

Zookie Cartoons


(h/t to Rickey Scott, who compiled the original list!)

5 thoughts on “Support Your Local (or Distant) Cartoonist

  1. These monthly donation schemes kinda fill me with angst (“what if they stop producing? what if I stop liking what they’re producing?”). I’d rather support in a lump sum, and (ideally) I’d rather make that support through the purchase of a piece of original art — a keepsake of an artist’s work that speaks to me, and is (I imagine) sitting on a giant teetering stack in the artist’s storeroom. What I find is that few creators have a nice simple method for how to buy art from them. Creators seem to feel some weird need to be coy about it. I can’t even recall the last time I was on an artist website and they had a page full of original art listed, with prices specified, and how one goes about paying.

    I suppose these days many are working digitally, so there’s nothing to sell (I’ll not sully this discussion with the idiocy of NFTs), but there’s lots of artists who still work in the physical world, and vanishingly few of them offer their work to fans in a way that doesn’t smack of breaking into a Las Vegas casino vault.

    Heck, the term patron itself, messed with by patreon presumably for copyright reasons, refers to those who support artists by BUYING THEIR OUTPUT.

    Okay, end of rant. Sell us your art!

  2. I have a fairly long list of cartoonists I support to the tune of $5 per month. Each is a drop in the bucket, so (to answer one of Allan’s concerns), I don’t really care if they’re intermittently productive. I respect them and like their stuff, and that’s good enough for me.

    Having said that, there are some people on the above list (not gonna name them) who are already so successful I’d expect them to be embarrassed to solicit Patreon support. Of course everyone’s life story and financial situation is a mystery to me, but if (to pick an absurd and deceased example) Charles Schulz were to ask me to kick in, he’d get a big side-eye from me.

    I have a Patreon irk, and that is when a creator I’m supporting announces that they’re funding someone else. I don’t have a rational objection–it’s nice that they’re sharing the pie, it’s a small amount of money, and surely those people deserve their support–but emotionally I think, “Hey, if you can afford to give Jane Doe $5 a month, why do you need mine? If I wanted to pay Jane, I’d do it directly.”

    I’m not always proud of myself.

  3. Meant to add that I differentiate between Patreon and Substack. With Substack, you’re usually getting a cartoon, column, or other content on a regular basis, often daily. I think of that more as self-syndication; you’re buying a subscription. Patreon feels more loosy-goosy. I do subscribe to some Substack content and like that model very much.

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