SCF2012I am a freelance cartoonist and animator, stay-at-home dad, and sometimes teacher of graphic novel classes.

I’m not a journalist. I’m not doing professional grade research on any topic. I do try to back up my opinions and understand opposing viewpoints.

I’m not a critic. I like to share my reactions to art and entertainment. Sometimes I’ve studied the form (cartooning, cinematography, storytelling) and sometimes I haven’t (music).

It seems I must make webcomics, or wither and die. My current project is Aethernaut, set in an alternate past where archaic science is true. I recently completed The Introvert Manifesto, about weirdos trying to live in a normal world (read it here, buy book 1 here, book 2 here), and Island of the Moths, an alternate 19th century drama/horror/satire written by Peter Gelman with art by me (read it here, buy the book here). Links to these and other projects are also on my home page.

This blog is about whatever I feel like writing at the moment, but mostly it’s me doing just what the title says; taking things– movies, comic books, political tomfoolery, etc– too seriously.


4 responses

5 01 2010
Polly Zagone

Hello Neal, You mentioned a class you are teaching at PNCA in digital cartooning, but I couldn’t find it in the PNCA catalog or website. I see the Graphic novel: Cartooning class, but not the digital class. Did that change?

5 01 2010

I’m sorry, that class listing was out of date. For Spring term I’m only doing the general Cartooning class. I believe we will offer Digital Cartooning again, but I don’t know when.

31 10 2012

Thanks so much for stopping by Gallivance to read Those Bodacious Baltic Beasties. We really enjoyed the Art Nouveau animals and are happy that you did too. And we really like your post on The Legos. Are they still sitting on the shelf?
All the Best, Terri and James Vance

31 10 2012

Glad you liked The Legos! Sadly they are gone, passed on to some unsuspecting innocent. Your Baltic Beasties post made me smile…more architecture should look back at us!

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