The latest episode of Politically InQueerect is now up on Tapastic. This is originally from The Outfield, in which several PiQue characters had cameos. I’m just pleased this one has come around to being relevant again, what with the Red Sox being the awesomest and the Yankees sucking and all that. Whether the Sox manage to swing a World Series win this year is yet to be determined, but Archer is a bit over-excited nonetheless.
Also, I guess there’s been a certain amount of downtime for Studio NDR lately? I keep getting alert messages to that effect, though it seems to happen overnight for me (which I guess sucks for any Australian readers). I dunno what that’s about. I am honestly just about the world’s worst website administrator, and my eyes lose focus the instant I start to read any technical details of the server thingy thum, so yeah. Sorry. I don’t really have a good solution at this time, owing to the fact that I’m a cartoonist and therefore have no money.
One of the benefits, I guess, of publishing externally on a place like Tapastic … at least somewhere on the internet my cartoons are available!
The newest remastered Politically InQueerect is now up on Tapastic, and it seeks to answer a burning question: what IS Rand’s gender identity, anyway? Well, NOW YOU KNOW.
So! SPX was awesome. It was my first experience of this particular con, and I really had a blast. I am pretty worn out from it (my travel to and from was fraught with peril, bookended by 1,000-year weather events on the one side and mass shootings on the other), but would happily do it again next year. My pal Melanie Gillman drew all the panelists for the Queering the Mainstream panel I was on, which is the first time I’m aware of such a thing happening to me. It is awesomeness.
Up next: a local event, wherein I shall join something like 30 other Colorado authors for a book-selling, food-eating event called Books & Bites. That’s this Friday, Sept. 20, from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, at the Arvada Library (7525 West 57th Avenue, Arvada, CO 80002). Be there!
Gosh, so much stuff this week.
Let’s begin with this week’s Politically InQueerect offering on Tapastic, in which we buck the stereotype of the lesbian jock, and catch up with a few non-sporty Sapphics. This was originally an Outfield cartoon with a cameo from Dee, which I’ve recolored for this incarnation. I also had to change the text rather extensively to make it work in the context of an official PiQue comic. So even if you’ve read this particular Outfield cartoon before, you might want to give it a look.
Next up is the brand-new cartoon I made for the most recent issue of Rocksalt. Even if you read said issue you might have missed my cartoon, as it was cleverly disguised as an ad (THAT’S WHAT YOU GET FOR NOT READING THE ADS). Here it is all comic-sized and in sepia color.
This one posits what sort of beauty regimen a Skeksis might get up to (yes, Skeksis as in The Dark Crystal). I spent way too much time researching old-timey vanishing cream ads in the making of this one. Although, important point! This is actually intended as a modern ad done up in an old-timey style, as is the current trend with products marketed to hipsters.
Third piece of new art is this Welcome to Nightvale fan art I did. A recent episode had Cecil rattling off a list of horrible monstrosities, of which spider wolves were but one. I was instantly captivated by the concept of a spider wolf, and was unable to resist the urge to draw one. (Note: this has my Feeping Creatures watermark on it, coz I’m too lazy to make a separate image for studiondr.com. I expect you’ll manage.)
Lastly but not leastly, SPX is upon us. I leave tomorrow! The show is this weekend, Sept. 14-15 in Bethesda, MD. Once again, I’ll be tabling with Northwest Press. You can find us at K10. My pal Tony Breed made this awesome chart of LGBTQ comics and creators at SPX. Use it! I’ll also be on the “Queering the Mainstream” panel on Sunday the 15th, from 3:30-4:30 PM. Please come watch us yammer on about things and stuff.
Is that everything? Jeebus, I hope so.
In this week’s remastered Politically InQueerect, Todd and Archer argue about a spatula. No, wait! Come back! I promise, it’s funny.
It is actually kinda funny, for me at any rate, to figure out what kind of decorating sense these guys have. The house is not particularly done to Archer’s taste, since he’d prefer to live in a sterile white box if he could. But Todd winds up taking control of the interior design because he’s the one actually willing to put forth the money and effort for it. Hence colorful walls and antique furniture. I think they may have compromised on more earthy tones rather than bright, screaming colors.
I’ve also added last week’s new strip, starring new characters Yuki and Sunita, to the PiQue archives here on Studiondr.com. You’ll find it in PiQue Pieces, the repository for one-pagers and other short pieces that aren’t part of a specific storyline.
I am definitely getting to a point now where I need to resurrect the obligatory Cast o’ Characters page. Probably won’t be done before SPX, but it’s definitely high on the priority list for this fall.