Stephan Anstey

Stephan Anstey

is creating Poetry, Illustration, Painting & Digital Collage

2

patrons

$2

per month
Who Am I?

Hey there. If by some odd chance you don't know me, I'm Stephan Anstey. I'm a guy who lives in Lowell, MA, a constant poet, a mildly hungry artist in search of a snack, the owner of the currently-on-hiatus-literary-magazine "Shakespeare's Monkey Revue", the proprietor of Anstey Studios at Western Ave Studios, the collector of a bunch of comic books, the owner of a very old orange cat and a man with an insane desire to create something truly sublime and great. I release an average of 1500-2000 poems per year on many social media and blog type sites, and I have done this consistently since 2005. As an artist, I also create sketches almost daily, more than a painting a month, and dozens of digital collages each year incorporating poetry and visuals.  

Why Am I On Patreon?
I'd love for you to be a part of my journey. I'm going to create art every day whether your'e with me or not, but in order to keep paying rent at my studio, and to re-start my magazine which has been on hiatus since 2009, I've joined Patreon to raise money and share my work with people who enjoy and value poetry and art. I hope this is you. I'd love nothing more than to build a relationship with you where I create art that you love and appreciate, that enriches your life and creates a dialogue between us that makes us both richer.

What DO I make in My Studio?

1. A lot of Poetry
Honestly, this is the thing I do the most. Depending on how much time I have to spend doing other things (meaning, other jobs and work) I will be continuing to write a mininum of 3-5 poems a day. 

2. Shakespeare's Monkey Revue 
Once I have the money to pay artists for their work, I will restart the Revue. This is a printed journal, which, again depending on resources, I will be expanding the online access and components. 

3. Paintings & Drawings
As long as I have my studio, I'll continue to pain, draw and create digital art. The amount and types of art depend on resources. Digital equipment, Paints, canvases, frames etc all cost money and time. But regardless, I'll at very least continue to make an image or two every day based on time and resources available to me. 
  
4. Occasional Videos 
This is something I'm excited to do more with, for patrons though, I'd definitely offer video content of me reading my poetry, animations of poetry, and possibly commentary and Q&A if you're interested. 

Tiers
Buddy [1$/month]
$1 or more per month
First and foremost, everyone that supports me gets a little poem on the topic of their choosing. It is my pleasure to say thank you this way and to do something special and customized just for you. Whether I have 2 or 2000 patrons, whether you give 1 or 100 dollars, I'm grateful that you support me. SO -- 

#1 A POEM FOR EVERYONE!

Buddies also get updates on what I'm doing and access to poems I don't put out there on the internet for all to see. They'll also get my monthly update letter, which will include some art and a poem or two.
Supporter [$5/month]
$5 or more per month
  • Access to MP3 readings of my poems
  • 1 4x6 print selected from a library of more than 300 choices and mailed to you. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Snodgrass [$10/month]
$10 or more per month
  • Choice of 1 Chapbook from a set of 5 options OR a copy of a back issue of Shakespeare's Monkey Review
  • 1 5x7 Print
  • Plus all previous rewards
Kerouac [$25/month]
$25 or more per month
  • Access to occasional behind the scenes videos
  • Your name in the credits of my books & videos
  • 1 4x6 and 1 signed 8x10 print
  • 1 custom poem
  • Plus all previous rewards
Sponsor [$50/month]
$50 or more per month
  • Personalized chapbook of 20 poems based on a 10-15min chat between us. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Hero [$100/month]
$100 or more per month
  • Everything I got. Chapbooks, Exclusive Content, Personalized stuff. Prints. You'll get a bit of everything as well as discounts on paintings. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$2 of $250 per month
250 a month covers my studio and gives me the room I need to do all the writing and creating. This works out to 3000 a year. 
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Who Am I?

Hey there. If by some odd chance you don't know me, I'm Stephan Anstey. I'm a guy who lives in Lowell, MA, a constant poet, a mildly hungry artist in search of a snack, the owner of the currently-on-hiatus-literary-magazine "Shakespeare's Monkey Revue", the proprietor of Anstey Studios at Western Ave Studios, the collector of a bunch of comic books, the owner of a very old orange cat and a man with an insane desire to create something truly sublime and great. I release an average of 1500-2000 poems per year on many social media and blog type sites, and I have done this consistently since 2005. As an artist, I also create sketches almost daily, more than a painting a month, and dozens of digital collages each year incorporating poetry and visuals.  

Why Am I On Patreon?
I'd love for you to be a part of my journey. I'm going to create art every day whether your'e with me or not, but in order to keep paying rent at my studio, and to re-start my magazine which has been on hiatus since 2009, I've joined Patreon to raise money and share my work with people who enjoy and value poetry and art. I hope this is you. I'd love nothing more than to build a relationship with you where I create art that you love and appreciate, that enriches your life and creates a dialogue between us that makes us both richer.

What DO I make in My Studio?

1. A lot of Poetry
Honestly, this is the thing I do the most. Depending on how much time I have to spend doing other things (meaning, other jobs and work) I will be continuing to write a mininum of 3-5 poems a day. 

2. Shakespeare's Monkey Revue 
Once I have the money to pay artists for their work, I will restart the Revue. This is a printed journal, which, again depending on resources, I will be expanding the online access and components. 

3. Paintings & Drawings
As long as I have my studio, I'll continue to pain, draw and create digital art. The amount and types of art depend on resources. Digital equipment, Paints, canvases, frames etc all cost money and time. But regardless, I'll at very least continue to make an image or two every day based on time and resources available to me. 
  
4. Occasional Videos 
This is something I'm excited to do more with, for patrons though, I'd definitely offer video content of me reading my poetry, animations of poetry, and possibly commentary and Q&A if you're interested. 

Recent posts by Stephan Anstey

Tiers
Buddy [1$/month]
$1 or more per month
First and foremost, everyone that supports me gets a little poem on the topic of their choosing. It is my pleasure to say thank you this way and to do something special and customized just for you. Whether I have 2 or 2000 patrons, whether you give 1 or 100 dollars, I'm grateful that you support me. SO -- 

#1 A POEM FOR EVERYONE!

Buddies also get updates on what I'm doing and access to poems I don't put out there on the internet for all to see. They'll also get my monthly update letter, which will include some art and a poem or two.
Supporter [$5/month]
$5 or more per month
  • Access to MP3 readings of my poems
  • 1 4x6 print selected from a library of more than 300 choices and mailed to you. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Snodgrass [$10/month]
$10 or more per month
  • Choice of 1 Chapbook from a set of 5 options OR a copy of a back issue of Shakespeare's Monkey Review
  • 1 5x7 Print
  • Plus all previous rewards
Kerouac [$25/month]
$25 or more per month
  • Access to occasional behind the scenes videos
  • Your name in the credits of my books & videos
  • 1 4x6 and 1 signed 8x10 print
  • 1 custom poem
  • Plus all previous rewards
Sponsor [$50/month]
$50 or more per month
  • Personalized chapbook of 20 poems based on a 10-15min chat between us. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Hero [$100/month]
$100 or more per month
  • Everything I got. Chapbooks, Exclusive Content, Personalized stuff. Prints. You'll get a bit of everything as well as discounts on paintings. 
  • Plus all previous rewards