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New Taxo Unbo and some general updates

New Taxo Unbo and some general updates published on

Taxonomically Unbound: If a chicken is reinventing how poultry vocalize, is it thinking outside the boks

Yes indeed, the latest in Taxonomically Unbound punnery may be found here:

Meanwhile, I’ve been working away on the new Valley of the Silk Sky website, which is still not ready for your eyeballs, but it is definitely starting to take shape. Turns out I’ve created a fair amount of content for this series, and it’s gonna take awhile to get it all put in place.

Speaking of Valley of the Silk Sky, if you’ve been wanting to get the digital edition from ComiXology but have been holding off for whatever reason, it might interest you to learn that it’s on sale for 50% off at the moment. You can grab both collections here:

The Long Run: Part One
The Long Run: Part Two

Cheers,

Dylan

New Taxo Unbo, Mini Comic Con, Tumblr goings-on, VotSS news, etc.

New Taxo Unbo, Mini Comic Con, Tumblr goings-on, VotSS news, etc. published on

Taxonomically Unbound - If a grape stubbornly refuses to dry out, is it being unraisinable

First up, here is where one might read the new Taxonomically Unbound, should one so choose:

But, wait there’s more. Oh, so much more to discuss. First up, an event this very Saturday:

Mini Comic Con

On Saturday, Dec 8, I will be at the Sam Gary Branch of the Denver Public Library for Mini Comic Con. The event runs from 10 AM – 4 PM, and admission is free. FREE, I tell you.

All the deets are to be found at this Facebook event page, so click and learn.

Tumblr goings-on

Meanwhile, what the heck with Tumblr, you ask.

As you may know, Tumblr is, as far as I can tell, in the process of destroying itself by driving off its entire user base and generally treating everyone like garbage. Cool!

It’s hard to say right now how all this is going to shake out, but I’m definitely bracing for Tumblr to essentially disappear altogether, or to fall so far into irrelevancy that it hangs around like MySpace’s ghost but no one really speaks of it anymore.

The problem that creates for me is that the Valley of the Silk Sky website is built on a Tumblr webcomic platform. Now, I had long yearned to make a proper VotSS website, since the limits of the Tumblr site functionality grate on my nerves sometimes. But building a whole new website is a massive (unpaid) undertaking, so I haven’t been in a rush to get to it.

However. If Tumbs is going to flush itself down the toilet, getting to website building is a thing I’m going to have to do.

So I’ve started the process. I have a dot com domain for VotSS, and the bones of the new site are there. It’s going to be at least a couple few weeks before I even feel comfortable linking to it, since it really is a construction zone at the moment, but the process is underway.

I’ll continue to post to the VotSS Tumblr site for as long as it seems reasonable to do so, but know that soon Valley of the Silk Sky will have its own home.

Monster Journey update

Speaking of Valley of the Silk Sky, you may recall I’d created a short story for the Monster Journey anthology, and said anthology was having a Kickstarter to raise funds to print. Well, I’m sorry to say the KS didn’t make goal. So what happens next?

I’ve already been paid for my contribution, as have all the other artists involved, so that part isn’t an issue. The publisher has said he’ll likely run a new Kickstarter in a couple of months, and will definitely be publishing the books one way or the other. So I’ll let you know when I have more details.

I am no KS expert by any means, but I have definitely noticed that campaigns running during the holidays tend to struggle. Thanksgiving week is something of a black hole, and losing an entire week of a crowdfunding campaign certainly ups the difficulty. Hopefully a post-holiday campaign will fare better!

Finally …

I was having alllll kinds of website problems last week. I *think* they have been resolved, though I’m still noticing a thing or two out of place. Mostly minor stuff related to deprecated widgets and whatnot.

Anyhow. Lots going on, and I must get back to it!

Cheers,

Dylan

Ongoing technical difficulties

Ongoing technical difficulties published on

EDIT: I may have found the solution to comics pages not displaying? Still need to do a more thorough check, but so far I have seen An Improvement. Fingers crossed!

Yesterday I found out my site had been hacked, and my web host had yanked the whole thing offline as a cautionary procedure. I seem to have restored some, but not all, of the functionality. Like, I’m getting “not found” errors when I try to view comic pages, even though they’re showing up in the admin dashboard.

SOOooooOOO … [sighs heavily]

I don’t know. I’m trying to fix this with my very, VERY marginal amount of web admin knowledge. I’m not sure how long it’s going to take to fully repair.

Until things are functional again, you can always see new comics from me on my Patreon and my Tumblr.

And, of course, Valley of the Silk Sky continues to have its own website.

Anyway, back to trying to fix my broken-ass website.

Sighs again,

Dylan

New Taxonomically Unbound, another fan art thingy

New Taxonomically Unbound, another fan art thingy published on

Cornucopia: Horn of Polenta?

Ah, yes, time for some truly corny jokes, wot wot. Here you go:

And but also, I watched the new She-Ra cartoon on the Netflix after my Twitter timeline became 75% She-Ra by volume. And ya know what, it’s a damn good cartoon.

I fan arted because I decided Peridot from Steven Universe would be made wobbly by Catra:

Catra Peridot She-Ra Steven Universe fan art

If you crave further ramblings about character design and cartoons, this public Patreon post shall provide.

Cheers,

Dylan

New TaxoUnbo, plus a Wolverine

New TaxoUnbo, plus a Wolverine published on

If you issue edicts via pointillism, do you stipple-ulate?

The newest Taxonomically Unbound has arrived, and it may be observed in these locations:

So there’s that.

But there’s also this: a commission I recently completed, wherein the prompt was to draw “Wolverine doing something chill.”

I elected to go with bird-watching.

Wolverine is secretly a bird nerd

If you would like a shareable version of that, here ’tis:

Anyhow, that’s what’s what. See you again next week!

Cheers,

Dylan

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