Dante Shepherd is creating comics
125

patrons

$275
per month
PHOTOCOMICS!
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!

SIMPLY PUT
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!
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
83 patrons
  • For your support, you will receive my deepest thanks and utter gratitude.  Not my udder gratitude.  Hands off the cow.
  • You will also get access to the Patreon-only activity stream, which will include unused STW poses; behind-the-scenes sketches, scripts and insight for STW and PhD Unknown; and other good stuff!
Pledge $3 or more per month
22 patrons
  • For your support, you will get access to a monthly videostream in which I will perform several velociraptor impressions at your suggestion (such as a velociraptor astronaut and one-man velociraptor Romeo and Juliet)! I will also answer questions and it will be a good time!
  • You will also get access to the Patreon-only activity stream, which will include unused STW poses; behind-the-scenes sketches, scripts and insight for STW and PhD Unknown; and other good stuff!
  • You will also receive my deepest thanks and utter gratitude for being awesome!
Pledge $5 or more per month
23 patrons
  • For your support, you will receive a monthly wallpaper (that doubles as a digital print)!  This will include exclusive chalkboard mazes, PhD Unknown prints and drawings, and more!
  • You will also get access to a monthly videostream in which I will perform several velociraptor impressions at your suggestion (such as a velociraptor astronaut and one-man velociraptor Romeo and Juliet)! I will also answer questions and it will be a good time!
  • You will also get access to the Patreon-only activity stream, which will include unused STW poses; behind-the-scenes sketches, scripts and insight for STW and PhD Unknown; and other good stuff!
  • You will also receive my deepest thanks and utter gratitude for being awesome!
Pledge $10 or more per month
8 patrons
  • For your support, you will become part of an Exclusive STW Patron Club that allows you to help decide what future comics will be about.  Once a week, STW comics will address specific topics as suggested by you and the other Exclusive STW Patrons, rotating through and giving you modern day Renaissance power!
  • You will also receive a monthly wallpaper (that doubles as a digital print)! This will include exclusive chalkboard mazes, PhD Unknown prints and drawings, and more!
  • You will also get access to a monthly videostream in which I will perform several velociraptor impressions at your suggestion (such as a velociraptor astronaut and one-man velociraptor Romeo and Juliet)! I will also answer questions and it will be a good time!
  • You will also get access to the Patreon-only activity stream, which will include unused STW poses; behind-the-scenes sketches, scripts and insight for STW and PhD Unknown; and other good stuff!
  • You will also receive my deepest thanks and utter gratitude for being awesome!
Goals
$275 of $400 per month
We'll be able to provide our artist, Joan, the support needed so we can make PhD Unknown update on a regular, weekly basis!

Supporters will also receive a weekly calendar page with an original STW comic and additional jokes/material, straight out of the digital STW calendar!
1 of 6
PHOTOCOMICS!
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!

SIMPLY PUT
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!

Recent posts by Dante Shepherd

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
83 patrons
  • For your support, you will receive my deepest thanks and utter gratitude.  Not my udder gratitude.  Hands off the cow.
  • You will also get access to the Patreon-only activity stream, which will include unused STW poses; behind-the-scenes sketches, scripts and insight for STW and PhD Unknown; and other good stuff!
Pledge $3 or more per month
22 patrons
  • For your support, you will get access to a monthly videostream in which I will perform several velociraptor impressions at your suggestion (such as a velociraptor astronaut and one-man velociraptor Romeo and Juliet)! I will also answer questions and it will be a good time!
  • You will also get access to the Patreon-only activity stream, which will include unused STW poses; behind-the-scenes sketches, scripts and insight for STW and PhD Unknown; and other good stuff!
  • You will also receive my deepest thanks and utter gratitude for being awesome!
Pledge $5 or more per month
23 patrons
  • For your support, you will receive a monthly wallpaper (that doubles as a digital print)!  This will include exclusive chalkboard mazes, PhD Unknown prints and drawings, and more!
  • You will also get access to a monthly videostream in which I will perform several velociraptor impressions at your suggestion (such as a velociraptor astronaut and one-man velociraptor Romeo and Juliet)! I will also answer questions and it will be a good time!
  • You will also get access to the Patreon-only activity stream, which will include unused STW poses; behind-the-scenes sketches, scripts and insight for STW and PhD Unknown; and other good stuff!
  • You will also receive my deepest thanks and utter gratitude for being awesome!
Pledge $10 or more per month
8 patrons
  • For your support, you will become part of an Exclusive STW Patron Club that allows you to help decide what future comics will be about.  Once a week, STW comics will address specific topics as suggested by you and the other Exclusive STW Patrons, rotating through and giving you modern day Renaissance power!
  • You will also receive a monthly wallpaper (that doubles as a digital print)! This will include exclusive chalkboard mazes, PhD Unknown prints and drawings, and more!
  • You will also get access to a monthly videostream in which I will perform several velociraptor impressions at your suggestion (such as a velociraptor astronaut and one-man velociraptor Romeo and Juliet)! I will also answer questions and it will be a good time!
  • You will also get access to the Patreon-only activity stream, which will include unused STW poses; behind-the-scenes sketches, scripts and insight for STW and PhD Unknown; and other good stuff!
  • You will also receive my deepest thanks and utter gratitude for being awesome!