Surviving the World

A Photocomic Education by Dante Shepherd

The Faculty

Head Professor: Dante J.T. Shepherd holds an engineering Ph.D. from Cornell University. Hewas a research scientist at the Fred Paulson Institute in Wincheck City, PA during the first two years of STW, worked as a government research scientist at the Institute for Scientific Progress and Research in Sharpe Valley, MD for the next two years, and is currently a professor at a college in Massachusetts. His perspectives on living to the age of ninety-six have been shared with Surviving the World since May 2008.




Teaching Assistant: German Shepherd holds a B.A. in House Destruction with a minor in Feline-Canine Relations from the University of Phoenix. He grades the STW exams and occasionally steps in to deliver a lesson himself. While he may look like a large beagle, he's actually a Treeing Walker Coonhound, which, in general, is notable for looking like large beagles.




Teaching Assistant: Sprite Shepherd holds a self-taught Ph.D. in Ornithology which culminated in her highly regarded thesis, "Are Birds Tasty?: The Flavor Units Of Winged Creatures And Various Spiders". Funding for future research dried up after the ethics of her methods were called into question. Now a suspected birderer, she contributes occasional lessons to STW while training to become an Olympic lap sitter and food devourer.