Hello! I am Liz. I am the creator of Things Without Arms and Without Legs, a comic about creatures who are kind. I’ve created over 500 comics in the last 5 years and it has been the most wonderful, humbling experience seeing how some of those comics have helped people (a sad http://www.thingswithout.com/comic/311-a-sad/ in particular). The Things have been blessed to be part of the Uncanny Posse for a few years, responding to wonderful works of fiction, poetry, and editorials. Looking over the ones I’ve done so far (http://uncannymagazine.com/category/webcomic/), I’m so glad Uncanny gave us the chance to make something that would never exist otherwise.
First up, I want to say thanks to any of the Uncanny readers who nominated me (Liz Argall, which in my mind means Things!) for the Best Fan Artist Hugo Award. I’m certain some of you did, and I want you to know how much it means to me. 528 ballots were cast for 242 nominees, and we made it to the top 12. I wasn’t prepared for how wonderful that would feel. It made me want to work harder… and it gave me hope, that hope bit is so special it deserves mentioning twice. It made me all teary and stuff. So thank you.
Today, I’m launching my Patreon page. Patreon is a place where everyday folks can support stuff they love in an ongoing way (there’s even an Uncanny Patreon if you’re more of an ongoing backer type rather than a Kickstarter type).
Patreon is a place where you get to give creators the rocket fuel they need to take their art to the next level. Rewards range from access to the special Patreon feed, to physical goodies, to video shout outs, to mentoring. At any reward level, you will be supporting me and the Things to put more art in the world that is a hug when you need it, or some courage when you need to push through.
If it interests you, please check it out and sign up if you can at https://www.patreon.com/lizargall
Thanks for your support (be it patronage, sharing, reading, commenting, or just reading this all the way to the end), for loving Uncanny Magazine, and for being mighty Space Unicorns who bring the awesome.