I teach my creative writing students that the best means of promoting their work is to participate within a network of distribution that can seem counter-intuitive. They should give their work away.

The Secret Furry Patrons Keeping Indie Artists Afloat

At an unsteady time to be a professional creative, furry commissions offer stable supplementary income for many artists. Sara Jensen, a 28-year-old artist in Minnesota, estimates that she makes around $500 drawing ten or so illustrations per month. “Some people make a lot more than me, some people make just, you know, ‘I want to go out tonight, can I take a commission so I can go to a movie or whatever.’”