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Be Gay Do Comics wins an Ignatz and gets a starred Kirkus review!

Be Gay Do Comics wins an Ignatz and gets a starred Kirkus review! published on

The new anthology of LGBTQIA+ comics from The Nib and IDW publishing is officially out, and has already snagged some honors!

Read the starred review in Kirkus 

BGDC wins Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology 

Be Gay, Do Comics is filled with dozens of comics about LGBTQIA experiences, ranging from personal stories to queer history to cutting satire about pronoun panic and brands desperate to co-opt pride. Brimming with resilience, inspiration, and humor, an incredible lineup of top indie cartoonists takes you from the American Revolution through Stonewall to today’s fights for equality and representation.

Featuring more than 30 cartoonists, including yours truly!

How can you acquire this fine comics volume? Simply buy it from your preferred bookseller, or snag a copy from The Nib’s online store!

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run chapter 12 concludes as page 114 sneaks up on us

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run chapter 12 concludes as page 114 sneaks up on us published on

How the heck did we get to the end of the chapter already? And yet, here we are:

Chapter 13 is in the works, but it’s early days. I had to design a new environment which required researching some Things, and then figuring out how to retrofit those Things to the technology available to the fine folks in the Valley.

All for an element in the background that is unlikely to garner much notice, ha ha. BUT IT WILL BE A FUNCTIONAL BACKGROUND THING, OKAY.

Anyhow, thumbnailing has commenced. As per usual, I’ll be posting work-in-progress stuff for my $1+ Patrons, so if you want to follow along, a single dollar a month is all it takes.

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA sci-fi fantasy webcomic

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run – page 114

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run – page 114 published on

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 113 wants to peek at your bookshelf

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 113 wants to peek at your bookshelf published on

See what you can learn by skimming the titles:

Fun fact: my model for Mx. Skeleton is a plastic, glow-in-the-dark Halloween decoration I have lying around.

With the right kind of fungus growing on it, the skeleton in this comic could also be glow-in-the-dark. The possibilities are endless!

Check back next week to find out what else might be happening in the dark …

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA SFF webcomic

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run – page 113

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run – page 113 published on

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 112 has been unsealed

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 112 has been unsealed published on

MEANWHILE … let’s see how things are going with Chadsen, shall we? Discover the secrets here:

If you need a refresher on where Chadsen is and what xe’s been up to, point your eyeballs to Chapter 9.

Anyhow, it’s probably fine, nothing to worry about, really.

Check back next week to find out how really, truly fine and not worrisome it all is.

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run – page 112

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run – page 112 published on

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 111 is lurking in the underbrush

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 111 is lurking in the underbrush published on

And it is springing out at you from these locations:

I don’t know how well it shows up at web resolution size, but if you can’t tell, Ujo’s face in panel 2 is that of a big dork who cries about cute animals.

Perhaps somewhat less apt to cry about the animals in panel 3. Tyv may cry about those, actually, but not for the same reason. (Xe is really not the sort of person who likes hanging out in nature all that much.)

Check back next week to find out what else is hiding in the shadows …

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky - The Long Run

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run – page 111

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run – page 111 published on

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 110 is comin’ round the mountain

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 110 is comin’ round the mountain published on

Let us see what appears in the distance:

This was my go-to page for posting work-in-progress images for my $1+ Patrons (you can find those posts herehere, and here). So if you enjoy that kind of thing and can spare a dollar a month, consider becoming a Patron!

If you’re thinking that landscape looks kinda familiar but you’re not sure why, you may wish to review Chapter 9. Could be relevant, I dunno ….

Cheers,

Dylan