I run the show.
See if you can find it at one of these locations:
If you desire a refresher re: what the heck is going on here, please turn your attention to Chapter 7.
Something Tyv knows that perhaps you the reader might not (because it’s not SUPER important to the narrative, just a bit of background detail) is that Bantri’s big skill is disguise. Within Cobb’s crew, that largely amounted to pretending to be a traveling merchant (or, rather, several different traveling merchants, busting out a new costume as circumstances warranted).
Anyhow, the saga continues next week!
Check out the loot:
This chapter introduces some new characters, of whomst you shall glimpse one here. Tyv is something of a famous burglar, well-known across the Valley for deploying a dramatic flair when xe steals stuff. Hence the fan club of Bad Kids intent on making off with xer wanted poster as a souvenir.
Regarding one of the other posters in the background, imploring people to halt the spread of sweetberry bush, I just wanna say this was written pre-pandemic and is mere thematic coincidence. I’d already figured the Valley would have issues with people complying (sweetberry bush spreads because the berries are tasty, and if you’re hungry, what are you gonna do), but actually stropping the spread for real would require coordinated governmental action and can’t be left to individuals to stop. Didn’t expect that to be quite so on the nose, but here we are.
ANYWAY. The chapter continues next week!
Yes indeed, it is time for the newest installment of my queer YA sci-fi/fantasy webcomic, Valley of the Silk Sky. You can now read page 106 at any one of these fine locations:
“But Dylan, that’s so many options. How do I know which one to choose?”
Well, I’ll tell you. Read it here if that’s what you’re used to and it works for you.
Read it on the VotSS website if you like additional material like appendices, character pages, concept art, and all that jazz.
Read it on Tumblr if you are still on Tumblr and want it to show up in your dash without you having to remember to do anything.
Read it on Patreon if you would like early access to pages by becoming my Patron for a mere one dollar a month; or you can choose to follow my Patreon for free and get notifications of when new pages get posted to the general public. Early access subscribers get pages on Mondays, then they go public on Thursdays.
“But Dylan, you’ve been working on this comic for years now and I forgot what happened three chapters ago. How can I get caught up?”
Simple! You can:
1. Read the story so far online
2. Read offline via print volumes or digital collections
Right? Right. See you next week for the continuation of Chapter 12!
The final installment of my Japanese metal show diary comic is here:
That Patreon post includes a discussion of souvenir towels, so hit that link if you yearn to know more.
If you yearn to read the whole comic in one fell swoop, this is the link for you.
Also, don’t forget to check out my soundtrack playlist for this comic, which is on the YouTubes here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYvv_X5qp4EyrOtVkosEwxlxh1e4cVnhZ
Now that this comic has wrapped, perhaps you’re wondering what comes next. Well, I’ll tell you.
I’m about halfway through coloring the next chapter of Valley of the Silk Sky, so that’s getting extremely close to done. I’ve been avoiding setting a specific date for when I’ll start running the chapter as my workflow has been painfully slow (sometimes due to literal pain, mostly due to Anxiety About the World We Live In).
BUT. Know that progress is happening, and new pages shall emerge very soon.
The latest installment of my Japanese metal show diary comic is here:
Like a lot of gothic metal bands, Mejibray’s style leans heavily on BDSM themes, so it’s not too surprising the crowd would be exuberant about being spat upon.
Also, I would have expected a mosh pit if it had been an American show, and would have avoided front and center accordingly. But no such scrum developed here. I don’t know if moshing just isn’t a thing in Japan, or if it does happen but sticks to other genres. Clearly one of these days I will need to do further research on the matter.