Who are you and what even is this page?
I'm Lesley, an artist/writer/overthinker. You might be here because of my Instagram, where I've been sharing my art for a few years.
This page is a brand new thing I've set up as a home for my comics, illustrations and general musings. You can think of this page as a mixture of a blog, a Patreon, and an email newsletter. I go into slightly more detail here, and also in this blog post. I'm running this page on Ghost, a non-profit, open-source content hosting provider.
Why should I become a paid subscriber?
If you like the things that I make and want me to keep making them, the best way to support me is to become a paid subscriber! I love making work and sharing it, and I want to share as much of it for free as possible. If you like what I draw and write, if my Instagram posts or my prints have added some sort of value to your life and you'd like to support me, this is the way to do it. Think of it as old time-y patronage, or a monthly tip, an encouragement that says: the thing you do is cool, please keep doing it.
How do I become a paid subscriber?
Click here and choose your subscription option. You can choose between paying monthly or yearly. Payments are handled by Stripe, a secure payment processor. You won't need to sign in with a password once you've signed up - you'll be emailed a link, and once you've clicked that link your browser should remember!
What do I get as a paid subscriber?
You will receive access to my work early, occasional discount codes, and, of course, my undying love and gratitude.
How do I change my subscription details?
Once you are signed up, you'll be able to manage your subscription in your account profile, for example to edit your details, change or cancel your plan, and update payment information. On mobile, click the button in the bottom right corner, or go to the sidebar and click "Account". On desktop, click the "Account" button in the top right corner of the screen. If you don't see the "Account" button, you'll need to sign it - click on the "Subscribe" button where it'll say "Already a member? Sign in". You'll be emailed a log-in link. Once you've signed in on a device once, you won't need to sign in again.
I'm confused, is this a blog or a newsletter?
It's both! If you're a paid subscriber, you'll be emailed when I publish a new post, and all the posts are also available here on this site.
I don't want to receive emails.
Of course, you can turn the newsletter emails off - if you want to financially support me but not be notified by email when I publish a post on here, you’ll still be able to see the posts on the website.
Why should I become a free subscriber?
Signing up to the free email newsletter list is basically just a way of saying you'd like to stay in touch! I'll occasionally send an email with updates - if I think I've written a particularly amazing comic, or if I'm running a sale in my shop, or if I have any other exciting news.