I'm an independent, mostly self-published cartoonist who has also worked full-time as various kinds of admin assistant for twenty years. I've pretty much given up my personal life to my art, but have always made sure I made a living while doing it. Because without that security I can't have the peace of mind to make art. I'm not an impractical person and I don't expect my art to ever make me rich; I don't usually pursue very commercial subjects. But I have to do it, it's a drive. But I've never expected anyone to fund it for me. That's always been my responsibility, choice and sacrifice, and it's cost me a lot. I have books on Amazon and Comixology, but they sell in very niche numbers, and I have no promo budget, so that's that. I accept that. I work for money during the day, do this at night, and maybe get 4 hours of sleep.
But this is how it's been since the end of September: I find out my unemployment is like a third of what it normally would be after my long-term assignment ends; I find out I have to move at the end of November; I get an assignment that allows me to get just enough money to cover half the moving costs; I don't get any other work since then and rent eats up what there was of my savings after the move, which already took a major chunk I was unprepared to spend, but had to. And now the already paltry unemployment is running out.
Please help and please share.
This money will go wholly to rent, and groceries. The expenses are actually higher than the goal.
Any help you can give to defray this cost would be appreciated. Thank you!