Howard Tayler

is creating Schlock Mercenary, the online comic strip
Select a membership level
Schlock Patron
per month
Congratulations! You're a Schlock patron. You get behind-the-scenes peeks at Howard's process and special access to any pre-order we run. Special access may be getting to pre-order at least two days before ordering opens to the general public, or it might be extended ordering time past usual close of ordering.
Join the Schlock Troops and Go Ad Free
per month
You get everything the $1 patrons get plus the following:
  • Ad-free browsing¹
  • Week-at-a-time archives¹
  • Buy convention-exclusive merchandise online (no convention attendance required)
  • digital goodies which will include sneak peeks, concept sketches, and desktop wallpapers²
  • Schlock Mercenary Store coupons (coupons will drop four times per year.)

¹ Ad-free and week-at-a-time browsing require login

² Sometimes *everybody* gets the digital goodies because Howard forgets how this works

Hi Res Officer's Corps
per month
At this tier, in addition to getting everything the lower tiers get, you'll enjoy retina-resolution versions of the comic. It comes out to about 115,000 more pixels per strip (290,000 vs 175,000.) Note that this requires login, and you must be using a browser that knows how to request retina-resolution images. As of 2018 that means most mobile device browsers, as well as Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. 




per month

About Howard Tayler

Schlock Mercenary is a science-fiction comic strip that updates daily, and has done so without fail for over 16 years now. You can read it for free at

Howard Tayler writes and illustrates, Sandra Tayler edits and publishes, and Travis Walton does all the coloring. Gary Henson handles website design and management. Becoming a Schlock Mercenary patron will support Howard, Sandra, Travis, and Gary in their various roles as they bring the comic to you, and it will also enable us to do some cool stuff with the site that we couldn't otherwise afford. 

Patrons at or above the $2.50/mo levels get an ad-free version of Schlock Mercenary, and can browse the archives a week at a time rather than one day at a time. Patrons also get early access to pre-orders, some behind-the-scenes peeks at Howard's process, digital goodies, and they can purchase convention-exclusive merchandise without being at the convention.

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