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STAPLE! this weekend, new comics sooooon

STAPLE! this weekend, new comics sooooon published on
Monster Journey trans masculine comics anthology

As you may have gleaned from the title, I’ll be at STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo in Austin, TX this weekend, October 12-13.

I will, of course, have a large assortment of queer & trans comics with me, including copies of the Monster Journey trans masculine comics anthology pictured here, in which I have an exclusive Valley of the Silk Sky short story. I’ll also have lots of art and merch of the Feeping Creatures variety.

So! If you’re in the ATX area this weekend, you should definitely come to this show.

I realize I haven’t posted much here lately, but I have indeed been working on new comics. I just wrapped up a new autobio story I hope to announce soon, and I have several pages of the next chapter of Valley of the Silk Sky penciled. Once I’m back from STAPLE!, my goal is to get that VotSS chapter done.

Anyhow, stay tuned, comics forthcoming …

Interview with The Comics Journal, Valley of the Silk Sky stuffs, and other whisperings

Interview with The Comics Journal, Valley of the Silk Sky stuffs, and other whisperings published on
Valley of the Silk Sky: Medicine Run

I know I haven’t updated on here recently, but it’s not for lack of working on things!

First up, you can now read an interview/discussion about queer and trans spec fic with myself, Melanie Gillman, and Blue Delliquanti, published by The Comics Journal. If you want a nerdy deep-dive on LGBTQIA SFF YA (how’s that for some acronyms), click on through!

I’ve also been posting short story comics to the Valley of the Silk Sky website. You can now read “Medicine; Run” in its entirety, as well as a one-pager I did for an anthology a few years ago.

Why am I not posting these comics here as well, you ask? The simple answer is I’m already pretty overwhelmed, and trying to build and maintain infrastructure on multiple websites is more than I have bandwidth for right now. Besides, the whole point of having a separate VotSS website was to allow for more VotSS-related content, instead of having Studio NDR become even more unwieldy than it already is.

That said, I am working on a couple of new projects I’ll be talking about more here in the weeks and months to come. They are not yet at the Ready to Be Announced stage, but know that I’m keeping busy behind the scenes.

Until then!

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky: “Medicine; Run” proceeds apace; SDCC approaches

Valley of the Silk Sky: “Medicine; Run” proceeds apace; SDCC approaches published on
Valley of the Silk Sky: Medicine Run

If you’re wondering why things have been quiet here these last few weeks, it’s because I’ve been focusing on posting updates over on the Valley of the Silk Sky website.

You can, for example, read several pages of “Medicine; Run” right now, as I work my way through the weekly serialization of this short story.

You can also buy the minicomic edition if you’re impatient, or if you prefer to read in print. Neat!

Will I ever post this short story to Studio NDR? I don’t know! Maybe. I just feel a bit overwhelmed with maintaining a billion websites and social media accounts, ha ha. For now, it lives in its own little corner of the web.

Meanwhile, SDCC

Monster Journey trans masculine comics anthology

Yes, I’ll be there! Once again you can find me in Small Press, where I will be sharing table L-06 with Stacked Deck Press (publisher of We’re Still Here, in which I have a short story, as well as several queer & trans-themed coloring books in which I have illustrations).

I’ll have a few copies of Monster Journey, the all-trans masc anthology from Pocket Bear Press in which I have an exclusive new Valley of the Silk Sky short story.

If you can’t make it to SDCC, you can snag Monster Journey online in either physical or e-book form.

I’m also working on some Feeping Creatures micro zines, featuring a bunch of artwork you probably haven’t seen before, so keep an eyeball out for those as well.

So yeah, been busy, even if I don’t always manage to post about it here!

Queers & Comics Conference is this weekend! And: new Valley of the Silk Sky short story!

Queers & Comics Conference is this weekend! And: new Valley of the Silk Sky short story! published on

I’m off to NYC this weekend for the Queers & Comics Conference!

Valley of the Silk Sky: Medicine Run

I’ll be on two panels:

Friday, May 17, 4:15 – 5:30 PM – Too Ace for This: Crafting Asexual and Aromantic Comics

Saturday, May 18, 2:15 – 3:30 PM – Falling Through the Cracks: Finding Space for Trans Masculine Creators

You can view the full panel schedule here. If you’re going to be in New York and you love queer comics, come check it out!

AND BUT ALSO: New Valley of the Silk Sky!

I’ve put together a minicomic of the remastered edition of “Medicine; Run,” which was originally published in the Beyond Anthology. It’s now in full color, with some edits to bring the story more in line with official VotSS canon. So if you wanna read it all in one go, snag yourself a copy of the mini.

I’m also publishing “Medicine; Run” as a weekly webcomic over on the Valley of the Silk Sky website, and on the VotSS Tumblr.

I haven’t decided yet whether or not I’ll run it on Studio NDR, but if I do it’ll probably be all at once after the whole thing has finished running. Mostly that’s because I’m already completely overwhelmed and have a very busy summer coming up, so I need to cut myself some slack somewhere.

But yes, things and stuff. Come to the conference, and read some VotSS comics!

Cheers,

Dylan

Ace Pilot wraps, and DiNK is upon us!

Ace Pilot wraps, and DiNK is upon us! published on
Ace Pilot - queer asexual trans autobio comic

The fifth and final page of Ace Pilot is up! Read it right here, or read the whole story in one go.

Also, as promised, here’s the whole thing on Tumblr if’n ye wish.

So now you know all about my headcanon of Luke Skywalker as asexual!

If you’d like to buy the anthology this story originally appeared in, Dark Horse can hook you up with the Secret Loves of Geeks.

Meanwhile, DiNK

I mentioned all this last week, but I’ll repost it here for your edification:

DiNK is this weekend, April 13-14. I’ll be at table 372 on the third floor with a bevy of books and art for you to peruse, and, perchance, purchase.

I am also going to be on three (3!) panels:

  • Saturday, April 13 – 12:30 PM – PLZ RT <3: What Social Media Means for Cartoonists
  • Saturday, April 13 – 3:45 PM – Worldbuilding Across All Mediums of Narrative Story Telling
  • Sunday, April 14 – 4:30 PM – Navigating & Redressing Toxic Masculinity

I will ALSO have copies of the brand new Valley of the Silk Sky minicomic: the remastered edition of “Medicine; Run” (which originally appeared in the Beyond Anthology), now in color and with several dialogue changes to make the thing more canon.

I will ALSO ALSO have a limited number of copies of Monster Journey, the all trans masc anthology with a brand new Valley of the Silk Sky story.

So! Hopefully see you this weekend!

Ace Pilot flies undone, DiNK approaches

Ace Pilot flies undone, DiNK approaches published on
Ace Pilot - queer asexual transgender autobio comic

Page 4 of Ace Pilot is up! You can read it here on Studio NDR, and here on Patreon.

OR: Click ye here to see all pages posted thus far.

Meanwhile, DiNK is barreling towards us at an alarming clip. I’ll be at table 372 on the third floor for all your comic purchasing needs. (Or some of your needs; presumably you’ll buy comics from other people as well.)

I am also going to be on three (3!) panels:

  • Saturday, April 13 – 12:30 PM – PLZ RT <3: What Social Media Means for Cartoonists
  • Saturday, April 13 – 3:45 PM – Worldbuilding Across All Mediums of Narrative Story Telling
  • Sunday, April 14 – 4:30 PM – Navigating & Redressing Toxic Masculinity

I will ALSO have copies of the brand new Valley of the Silk Sky minicomic: the remastered edition of “Medicine; Run” (which originally appeared in the Beyond Anthology), now in color and with several dialogue changes to make the thing more canon.

I will ALSO ALSO have a limited number of copies of Monster Journey, the all trans masc anthology with a brang new Valley of the Silk Sky story what has never been seen before by human eyes.

Anyhow, yes. I’ll repeat a bunch of this next week as a reminder, but PREPARE YOURSELVES FOR DINK.

Ace Pilot continues, and a Podcast interview emerges

Ace Pilot continues, and a Podcast interview emerges published on
Ace Pilot queer asexual transgender autobio comic

The thrilling autobio saga of Star Wars and my queer/asexual/trans identity continues!

Ace Pilot page 3 may be glimpsed here on Studio NDR and here on Patreon.

If you want to read all the pages that have been posted thus far, point your eyeballs this way.

But wait, you say. What’s this about a podcast?

A Podcast!

Yes indeed, I was recently interviewed by the FemiNerd Files podcast, wherein we discussed my comics and the making thereof. If you’ve always wanted to know how the heck I ended up writing a series about gay Republicans, or what fuels my imagination when I’m designing the world of Valley of the Silk Sky, give it a listen!

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