sohmer is creating Zufruh

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At just 35 years of age, Ryan Sohmer has amassed a body of comics writing work that rivals those twice his age.

In 2003, Sohmer created Least I Could Do, a newspaper-style strip that is published online daily at . The strip follows Rayne Summers, a not-so average narcissistic 20-something who is living a life that is best described as "consequence free." Joining Rayne are his best friends, Noel, John, Mick, and Issa. Over the years, the cast has ballooned to include over 30 different characters, each one playing an intricate role in the life of Rayne Summers.

In the midst of all this, Sohmer worked as freelance writer and columnist. His "According To Me" column was published in over 100 newspapers in Canada and the United States.

Least I Could Do has enjoyed immense popularity, regularly seeing over 30 Million page views a month. Nine volumes of Least I Could Do strips have been published.

Sohmer also created and writes the incredibly popular comic Looking For Group. A fantasy-comedy, Looking For Group centers around a group of warriors including the heroic Cale, and the wildly popular Richard The Undead Warlock. Looking For Group is published twice a week at and has been released in six hardcover collections. Looking For Group enjoys a readership of well over a million people, both online and in print.

In 2008 Sohmer and deSouza won a Shuster Award for their work on both Looking For Group and Least I Could Do.


Montreal, QC, Canada

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A Brief Introduction

What if you had an idea for a comic strip that was pretty horrible, touched upon numerous tough subjects and you desperately wanted to write it? What if you were concerned that no one else had your sense of humour? Well if you're me, you turn to Patreon.

The Comic: Zufruh... What is it?

This is 'Zufruh', German for 'too soon'.

Zufruh is a 4 panel comic strip, giving the reader a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most powerful people on the planet. As toddlers.

Zufruh is written by Ryan Sohmer, and drawn by Ali R Thome.

My Vision
My hope is to get the opportunity to develop and write this strip specifically as a printed book, but show them as they come out to our Patreon backers. Or the Patreon Nation. Or Patreocons.

If you think this might be something you'd want to see, and we can do this together, slowly eroding our souls.

Rewards and Recognition for backing me
$1 per Month- Early access when I release a new comic strip
$5 per Month- Printed comic book once Zufruh reaches 128 (NOTE: Must be a patron for 6 months)
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