We have a new addition to announce.

Firestarter Monthly

Dear readers,we are happy to announce that starting 2019 we will have a ten webzines additionally to the two main ones. You will be able to get them through the Patreon account of Firestarter but we will also upload them on Cubebrush and Gumroad in case you want to be more selective with your pur...continue
Niobe: She is Death

Niobe: She is Death

NIOBE RETURNS TO RECLAIM HER THRONE! Stranger Comics launches an opportunity to get limited and exclusive copies of new comic NIOBE: She is Death issues 1 and 2 by Stranger Comics CEO Sebastian A. Jones (The Untamed, Dusu) and Amandla Stenberg (The Hate You Give, Hunger Games) and new titles Erat...continue
Everybody Poops

Everybody Poops

When speaking with fellow creatives at work or at conventions, there's a particular conversation segment that seems to come back often. Picture a group of people either looking at some art or talking about a specific artist and someone will usually say "This artist makes me mad, he or she makes m...continue
Clip Studio Paint

Clip Studio Paint

by Jasmin Darnell. When creating an artwork from scratch in Clip Studio, the first thing I do is create an illustration canvas with a familiar paper size, like A5 or B4, and I set the paper color to a muted pale pink or yellow which is easier on the eyes to draw on than stark white. All my sketch...continue
New tickets and new discounts!

New tickets and new discounts!

It is about to happen. In a little less than a month I will be traveling to THU in Malta. From there I will be flying to Promised Land in Poland and from there again a flight to Eindhoven where Playgrounds The Art Department is happening. I will be on the road for 13 days, meeting old and new fri...continue
Pierangelo Boog's Art Book

Pierangelo Boog's Art Book

Pierangelo Boog is an illustrator from Switzerland, who does beautiful Pinup Art, and other styles of illustration. He does specially characters and portraits in an impressive array of techniques, both traditional and digital. In the 88 pages of this beautiful art book (which has an introduction ...continue
The Anatomy, Life and Death of an Online Art Community in Iran

Post Mortem of CGart.ir

Hello everyone. My name is Amir and I’ve been running a digital art community in Iran for 10 years. It was indeed a monumental experience and made a difference, and involved many events, competitions, international achievements and everything you can imagine from an art community, but more import...continue
Pablo Carpio

Pablo Carpio

By Diego Gisbert Llorens. Pablo and I met roughly a couple of years ago, while waiting for yet another talk to start during Trojan Horse was a Unicorn; he shyly asked me for a quick look at his portfolio and asked, with a voice full of dreams and hopes, if I thought he could get a job in the indu...continue
Why Patreon?

Why Patreon?

Why? I asked that myself often enough when I saw friends of mine setting up an account and that they offered all this great material to very few people. But with time, the number of people increased so I guessed this was how these things worked. Then I saw the TED Talk of Amanda Palmer called The...continue
Firestarter Magazine #4

Firestarter Magazine #4

Release the Kraken! It has been a while since the last magazine but we are finally finished and the monster has gone to print. The first editions will be brought to the August festivals Industry Workshops London, Futuro Varna and d2 Vienna. That doesn't mean that our Patrons cannot already enjoy ...continue
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