Neal Skorpen is creating comics
3

patrons

$6
per month
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 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 access to weekly 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!


Rewards
Byzantines
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Get access to regular blog posts, and my boundless gratitude!
Lunatchiks
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Get access to regular blog posts, plus process updates of what I'm working on and how it looks in progress. You also get discounts on any merchandise I produce.
Cythereans
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to blog posts and process updates, and every new item of merchandise free! (One of each, excludes print books) You'll receive a downloadable PDF of every new book, and you'll be entered in an annual drawing to win a page of original art from a 24 hour comic!
Martians
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Includes all the rewards above, plus one free copy of every new print book. And you will be entered in a second annual drawing, to win a page of original Æthernaut art!
Jovians
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the rewards above, I will put you in my next 24 hour comic! Are you a good guy or a bad guy? A one-off or a recurring character? Between your input and the demands of the comics, we shall see!
Saturnines
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Blog posts, process updates, free new merchandise and books, plus you will receive the full back-catalog of merchandise, downloadable PDFs, and print books. You will not be entered in either drawing for original art. Instead, you just get some! One page of Æthernaut and one page of another project, both chosen by me, but we can talk about your preferences.
Goals
$6 of $250 per month
I will commit to completing and posting two pages of unspecified comic projects per month. (This is more or less my current schedule, but I will be sure not to miss an update.)
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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 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 access to weekly 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!


Recent posts by Neal Skorpen

Rewards
Byzantines
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Get access to regular blog posts, and my boundless gratitude!
Lunatchiks
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Get access to regular blog posts, plus process updates of what I'm working on and how it looks in progress. You also get discounts on any merchandise I produce.
Cythereans
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to blog posts and process updates, and every new item of merchandise free! (One of each, excludes print books) You'll receive a downloadable PDF of every new book, and you'll be entered in an annual drawing to win a page of original art from a 24 hour comic!
Martians
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Includes all the rewards above, plus one free copy of every new print book. And you will be entered in a second annual drawing, to win a page of original Æthernaut art!
Jovians
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the rewards above, I will put you in my next 24 hour comic! Are you a good guy or a bad guy? A one-off or a recurring character? Between your input and the demands of the comics, we shall see!
Saturnines
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Blog posts, process updates, free new merchandise and books, plus you will receive the full back-catalog of merchandise, downloadable PDFs, and print books. You will not be entered in either drawing for original art. Instead, you just get some! One page of Æthernaut and one page of another project, both chosen by me, but we can talk about your preferences.