Now, I’m loathe to apply the starving artist label to myself. I do (or at least did until lockdown) have other work and am working on art projects in between this. However, working on Unsung Superheroes is an immense amount of work that is taking up most of my time at the moment, and besides the small amount that my Patreon brings in, it is entirely unpaid.
I am constantly looking out for ways to help finance this project. Patreon is one of them, but I am looking for others.
Recently, a friend pointed me to the Black Artists Grant, established by Creative Debuts that seeks to award black artists with… well… a grant.
If selected, I would receive a £500 grant, no-strings-attached that would help immensely with Unsung Superheroes and with costs in general.
I envisage using some of the money for promoting Unsung Superheroes and getting the project out to a wider audience, and an audience that may potentially help support the project financially in a more long-term way.
I’ve just applied so… fingers crossed for me please!
If you know of any other schemes or grants that you think I and Unsung Superheroes might be applicable for, please do let me know, thanks.
And if you’d like to help support the project yourself, click the button at the end of this post!
Unsung Superheroes is an ongoing project, creating graphic novels based on the stories of real-life historical figures whose stories may not be as well-known as they could be.
New pages are added to the current story on the Homepage.
If you would like to help support this project financially, please consider signing up to my Patreon. For less than the price of a cup of coffee per month, you can become a Patron of the Arts and help keep this project going. You will get early access to all pages and behind-the-scenes and work-in-progress materials that I create, including some Patron-Only exclusives.
Also available is the opportunity for you to appear as a character in the novel or receive a hand-drawn sketch mailed to you. With no minimum sign-up period, you can stop at any time.
I’m donating 10% of all pledges to Anti-Slavery International to help them in their efforts to stop modern-day slavery and human trafficking.