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Trans Tokyo: A Trek to Two’s Cabin page 3 is here, is now, as is some new Feeping Creatures stuff

Trans Tokyo: A Trek to Two’s Cabin page 3 is here, is now, as is some new Feeping Creatures stuff published on

The exciting saga of my adventure to a Japanese queer/trans bar in Tokyo continues! You can read page 3 here on Studio NDR, or here on Patreon.

The documentary referenced in the first panel is called Queer Japan, and it has officially been released! You can view a promo for it here.

Also, if I knew how to say, “I speak some Japanese, but not much and not well and I definitely don’t understand colloquial speech as opposed to textbook constructions,” I’d say that. But I don’t, so “I don’t speak Japanese” it is.

New Feeps, you say

I do indeed. I updated my Feeping Creatures Etsy shop with some new items, including stickers, zines, and original art. Check it out, and maybe snag some indie art by an indie artist?

Cheers,

Dylan

Trans Tokyo: A Trek to Two’s Cabin – page 2

Trans Tokyo: A Trek to Two’s Cabin – page 2 published on
Trans Tokyo: A Trek to Two's Cabin

The second installment of my autobio comic detailing my adventure to a trans bar in Tokyo has arrived, and you can read it here on Studio NDR or here on Patreon.

There was a small restaurant on the same floor as Two’s Cabin (the カレー店, a.k.a. Curry Shop), which had a few people waiting in line outside the door. I think when he first showed up, Masaki (owner and founder of Two’s Cabin) assumed I was waiting to be seated at the restaurant and not for Two’s Cabin to open, because he was a little surprised when I poked my head in the door.

I was glad I’d followed his Instagram prior to my journey, since I at least knew from the photos that I was in the right place.

See you next week for … PAGE THREE.

Cheers,

Dylan

Two’s Cabin, Be Gay Do Comics, and Valley of the Silk Sky news

Two’s Cabin, Be Gay Do Comics, and Valley of the Silk Sky news published on
Trans Tokyo: A Trek to Two's Cabin

So many announcements to announce!

First, up, for the next few weeks I’ll be running my comic that originally appeared in We’re Still Here, an autobio comic about my visit to a queer/trans bar in Tokyo.

The first page of Trans Tokyo: A Trek to Two’s Cabin is here on Studio NDR and here on Patreon.

As per usual, Patrons get early access to comics, so new pages go up for Patrons on Monday, and are released to the general internet on Thursday.

I’ll be posting this on Tumblr eventually as well, but since it’s a short comic it makes more sense to do a single post there rather than individual pages in separate posts.

Be Gay, Do Comics

Meanwhile, The Nib is running a Kickstarter for this giant tome of queer comics, culled from the many pieces they’ve run online over the years. I have some work in this book, alongside a host of numerous other amazing cartoonists. Go forth and back the Kickstarter to snag a copy for yourself!

Valley of the Silk Sky progress report

Finally, I will actually have a new chapter of Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run to post soon. Chapter 11 is fully penciled and inked, and I’ve now moved on to coloring.

Current plan is to start posting pages around about the 5 (!) year anniversary of the comic, which is in mid-January.

So! Lots of comics coming your way. Stay tuned!

Cheers,

Dylan

New autobio comic: “Gig in Japan” at The Comics Journal

New autobio comic: “Gig in Japan” at The Comics Journal published on
Mejibray Visual Kei metal show autobio comic

I made a diary comic about going to a heavy metal show in Japan, and the first installment is up at The Comics Journal. There’ll be a new page each day this week! I’m not going to spam you with posts for each new installment, but once it wraps I’ll post another link so you can read the whole thing.

Also, because I am a giant nerd, I made a soundtrack for this comic. You can find the playlist here on the You Tubes.

Cheers,

Dylan

New autobio comic: Con Crud Conqueror!

New autobio comic: Con Crud Conqueror! published on
con crud convention tips PSA comic

True fact: I did not get con crud in 2019. I decided to make a PSA comic about the new addition to my routine to share this knowledge.

You can download a free printable PDF of this comic from my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/con-crud-psa-30865064

If you want to share this on the social mediums, here are the relevant Twitter and Tumblr posts:

Thank you to my Patrons, whose support enabled me to create this comic and make it available for free distribution. If you found this information useful, please consider becoming my Patron for as little as $1 a month, or you can leave a one-time donation on my Ko-Fi page: https://ko-fi.com/dylanedwards

Cheers,

Dylan

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!

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