The Neighbors is a yet-unfolding graphic novel written and illustrated by R.L. Thull. 

The Neighbors began in 2015 as a 13,000-word horror story exploring privacy, trust, and identity—where secret aliens collect information on their human neighbors. The following year, as R.L. was reading the incomparable graphic novel Persepolis, she got the overly ambitious idea of adapting her story to a visual format. Now she quests to complete the artwork and publish a print edition.

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R.L. Thull is a graphic designer and writer with a small robot collection. Her speculative fiction has been published in Daily Science Fiction and Fireside Magazine, and has also received honorable mentions in the Writers of the Future contest. She resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and two misbehaving cats.