Neal Von Flue is an artist and educator with a strong foundation of traditional art techniques and expert knowledge of digital media.
He has designed books, board games, albums, posters and magazines. His clients include Blue Moon Beer, Pac Global Insurance, The Integer Group, The Boy Scouts of America, Neal Stephenson’s Subutai Corporation, Gorilla Games, Mark Teppo, Resurrection House, The Automobile Driving Museum, The City of El Segundo, The Kiwanis Club, South Bay Customs, Talisman Studios and more.
He created LABOR & LOVE: A Garland of American Folk Ballads with Sam Costello and his work has been included in the long running anthology NEGATIVE BURN. His work was featured in WEBCOMICS: Tools and Techniques of the Digital Artist by Steven Withrow published by Barron’s Educational Series and Character Design for Graphic Novels from Focal Press, as well as the documentary film Adventures into Digital Comics.
He has been teaching art for over a decade through schools, civic organizations and private instruction and is currently teaching 3D Art and Digital Media at Vistamar School. His hand-crafted syllabuses include lessons on fundamentals, comic illustration, painting, sculpture, concept and design work and much more. He was the president of the El Segundo Art Association as well as a guest member of the Advisory Board for the SoCal ROC School of Art and Design. He has juried art shows and is a guest speaker for groups and schools on art techniques and the intersection of traditional and digital media. His new presentation, The Creativity Diagram is now available.
In the early days of the internet he made visually rich webcomics with an emphasis on nonlinear storytelling models and pioneered story navigation in the digital environment. His award winning collaboration with Alexander Danner, FIVE WAYS TO LOVE A COCKROACH was featured in MoCCA’s “Infinite Canvas” art exhibition. His comic THE JERK earned him a spot on Scott McCloud’s list of up and coming talent. Though, admittedly, that was some years ago. An archive of his webcomic work can be found at hypercomics.net