Hello! I'm Dr. Dante Shepherd, creator the webcomic Surviving the World (the chalkboard guy in the labcoat) and chemical engineering professor. AMA!
Hello all! I'm Dante Shepherd, and you probably know me from Surviving the World, the daily chalkboard photocomic in which I wear a labcoat and pretend to be a bloviating professor, that I've been making for the past six years. I also write another weekly webcomic called PhD Unknown with artist Joan Cooke, and make extra comics for Medium, too.
I'm also an actual (slightly-less bloviating) chemical engineering professor doing engineering education research to make STEM modules for K-12 classrooms across the country. I'm hoping long-term to be able to make science and engineering comics to help students understand and enjoy science in new ways, too.
I'll be hanging around for a while, so feel free to ask me about STW, comics, engineering, science, velociraptors, how insane you have to be to willingly try to get a PhD, or whatever else you'd like!
EDIT: Okay, friends, I enjoyed this time we had together. And it's not you, it's me. But we should see other people. I'm just so busy these days. I need some space, and I can't give you what you need. If more questions trickle in, I'll swing back to answer them, but otherwise, I hope everyone has a good weekend, and I hope you continue to enjoy STW and the other comics I make. Please consider supporting my Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/danteshepherd) so I can support artists and make science comics. Thanks, everyone!