Neal Skorpen

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About Neal Skorpen

Hello! Thanks for dropping by. I make comics. Do you read comics? I hope you'll read mine. There are several in progress most of the time.

I've been told many times to pick a direction and stick with it. With Æthernaut, I tried, I really tried. For about five years I poured all my creative energy into the story of Lemuel,  New Byzantium, and a solar system accessible by hot air balloon.




I only stepped away one or two days a year, to draw a 24 hour comic ( a 24 page comic, spontaneously written and drawn in 24 hours, if you didn't know). My collected 24 hour comics are called The Crepusculars.




But then, two things happened. One was, I tried to draw a 24 hour comic with real stakes and fleshed-out characters, unlike my usual cartoon-logic comedies. I couldn't finish in the allotted time, and I couldn't let the story go. So now Simane the Slayer is another ongoing project.



The other thing was the 2016 election. It drove me back to drawing shrill opinionated comic strips, as I did during the Clinton and Bush Jr. years. These occasional outbursts appear under the title Mud Company.


When I have the free time, I can produce pages relatively quickly. But finding the time is a challenge. I do freelance graphic art to help pay the bills, and I'm a stay-at-home dad. My goal with Patreon is to cut back on contract work, hire on some child care, and thus make vastly more comics!! When you get onboard this boat, you'll get early access to all content, regular insider updates, a chance to win some original art, and other goodies!

I will always make comics. Contributions on any level are deeply appreciated. Honestly I'm grateful for anyone who reads any of my pages. Thank you, my friends. Fair winds and dry powder!


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