Howard Tayler is creating
Schlock Mercenary, the online comic strip

Updating daily since June 2000

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Howard is the creator, writer, and line-artist for Schlock Mercenary, the online comic strip found at Sandra Tayler handles the business side of things, beta-reads and edits the comic, and does layout for all the books. Travis Walton lays down all the digital colors, and isn't afraid to tell Howard when the lines aren't right. 

Schlock Mercenary is not a one-man show, but Howard stands out in front, and he owns the writhen mind and dry-wrung hands that wreak the merry havoc the comic strip presents to the reader.


Orem, UT, USA

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Schlock Mercenary is a science-fiction comic strip that updates daily, and has done so without fail for over 14 years now. The strip is written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colored by Travis Walton (since late 2009), and managed by Sandra Tayler. It appears at no charge to readers online at, and we plan to keep putting it out there daily, for free, for years to come.

Becoming a Schlock Mercenary patron will support Howard, Travis, and Sandra in the ongoing creation of the comic, which has been a full-time job for ten years now.

Patrons will get early access to pre-orders, some behind-the-scenes peeks at Howard's process, digital goodies, and can purchase convention exclusive merchandise without being at the convention.

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