Maria Sweeney is a disabled New Jersey-based freelance illustrator and comic artist. They graduated from Moore College of Art & Design in 2016 and have been freelancing for the past six years. They also illustrate In A Rut Comics. Art has always been a source of autonomy and expression for them. Their hope is that through utilizing Patreon, they’ll be able to continue to create and build their professional platform. While a career in the the artistic field is notoriously difficult, being a disabled artist prevents them from being able to work standard able-bodied jobs. Their hope is that with your support they’ll be able to pay their bills a bit easier, but also offer patrons an intimate view at their drawing and comics process.