Neil Kleid

Cartoonist, Author

1975 –


Who is Neil Kleid?

Neil Kleid is a U.S. cartoonist raised in Oak Park, Michigan, now living in New Jersey. He has received a 2003 Xeric Award grant for his graphic novella Ninety Candles.

Kleid also wrote Brownsville, a graphic novel about Murder, Inc., with Jake Allen; The Big Kahn, a graphic novel about family, faith, and con men, with Nicolas Cinquegrani, for NBM Publishing; and Ursa Minors!, an action/comedy mini-series for Slave Labor Graphics. He has written for Puffin Graphics, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, and Dark Horse Comics, and has created minicomics and cartoons for anthologies and magazines.

Outside of comic books, Kleid has written columns for online writer resource Scryptic Studios, and online websites,,, and He was a founder and active member of the webcomic collective The Chemistry Set.

Currently writing/drawing various projects, Kleid spends his days as a digital designer for the Topps Company in New York, and has worked on their various sports apps, including Topps Pennant, Topps BUNT, and Topps HUDDLE, the latter of which he did all of the art direction. Kleid has worked on marketing campaigns for Comedy Central and Miramax Films, and his work has appeared in Variety and The New York Times.

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on July 23, 2013


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