Hello! I'm Dante Shepherd. I have been making Surviving the World, a chalkboard photocomic, on a daily basis for the last 8+ years - that's over 2900 comics! It's set up with a classroom style setting, so anyone who reads the comic is a student sitting in the class, and I play the bloviating professor/teacher up at the board. There are comics about science, about literature, about love, about pets, about sex, about politics - questions from the students have been answered - all while I wear a labcoat. It's fun and sometimes even educational.
AND NON-CHALKBOARD COMICS!
I've also collaborated with artists to produce more traditional style comics. PhD Unknown is a webcomic about grad school and unusual creatures that I put together with Joan Cooke. Your support through Patreon helps us keep it running, and might even make it possible for us to publish more frequently!
EVEN MORE PROJECTS!
There are a number of other comics and book projects I'd really like to launch and make reality, and your support will help do that. We'd be able to do a lot of really cool things with really cool artists - in some cases, this means telling even more new stories. But in some cases, as I'm a full-time engineering professor trying to make new experiments for K-12 students, this even means making comics to help explain science to kids!
I've made comics for over eight years and given them out for free, utterly grateful for everything that kind readers have helped make possible. With your support, I'd be able to do even more and collaborate with some really great people. I'm eager to see what we can do!