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Valley of the Silk Sky page 45, ALPHABET’s final hours

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queer SFF webcomic Valley of the Silk Sky

In this flashback, Razi does battle with the most terrifying monster of all: INTRACTABLE BUREAUCRACY. Witness the horror here:

About that Patreon link: as you may know, Patrons who pledge one dollar or more per month get early access to pages (typically Monday morning instead of Wednesday), as well as additional world-building information.

I’ve made a public post for this week’s page to show you what sorts of things I typically talk about in the world-building section. Also, when the series goes on break in between chapters, I typically give Patrons a peek at additional finished artwork, concept sketches, and so forth. All that for a mere $1 a month – that’s $12 for a whole entire year.

Obviously you can pledge more, and higher levels get you stuff like postcards in the mail, original comic pages, and suchlike. Check out the various reward tiers to see what strikes your fancy.

Now, last call for the ALPHABET Kickstarter!

ALPHABET queer comics anthology

As of Wednesday morning, December 23, exactly 24 hours remain on the campaign. You’ll be glad to know we’re funded and going to press, but this is your last shot at scooping some of those fancy backer rewards! Check it out, and pledge if you haven’t already.

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky page 44, and ALPHABET reminder

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quiltbag SFF webcomic Valley of the Silk Sky

What excitements are in store with the latest page of VoSS? Find out on:

Can you believe I actually deliberated over whether or not to have the bug leg sticking out of Hali’s mouth in that last panel? Good thing I came to my senses.

Have YOU come to your senses and backed the ALPHABET Kickstarter yet?

ALPHABET queer comics anthology

There’s a little over a week to go, and still a chunk (but a doable chunk) of money to be raised. Northwest Press is hosting a free preview of the book, if you need to read a bit before making a decision. Check it out!

Did I show you the sneak peek of my illustration for the coloring book? If not, observe:

coloring book illustration of Edward Gorey

So! Get on there and snag a copy, yeah?

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky page 43 wants to know if you’re hungry

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Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA sci-fi comic

VoSS page 43 is up, and it asks the important question: do you prefer orange meat or yellow meat? As you ponder your answer, read the new page here:

Difficult to choose, isn’t it?

Less difficult choices #1: if you’re in Denver, come to the Denver Drink & Draw comics reading at Mutiny Information Cafe this Saturday, Dec. 12. There’ll be several of us doing live readings of our comics, and there will, of course, be books for sale as well. Excite!

Less difficult choices #2: backing the ALPHABET Kickstarter!

ALPHABET queer comics anthology

There’s about two weeks left on the campaign, and a new backer award in the form of a QUILTBAG tote bag. That’s right, I said a QUILTBAG TOTE BAG. Clearly a queer necessity.

Plus, wonder of wonders, you can tote your ALPHABET anthology book and your queer coloring book in your QUILTBAG tote bag. Amaze.

Cheers,

Dylan

VoSS page 42, Northwest Press sale, ALPHABET Kickstarter oh my

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quiltbag YA science fiction webcomic Valley of the Silk Sky

First up, new page of Valley of the Silk Sky! In which we learn that Hali is prone to overexplaining things out of nervousness. Read it:

Hali’s dialogue includes a string of Daraz script. If you want to nerd out about the Daraz writing system, might I recommend this blog post over on the Vally of the Silk Sky website.

If you DON’T want to nerd out about it, well, fine. Whatever. Be that way.

Nerd out about this instead:

queer comics sale Northwest Press

Northwest Press is having a 40% off sale through December 7, which means you can get a big ol’ pile of queer comics for cheap! That includes my books Transposes and Politically InQueerect, and of course QU33R, the Ignatz Award-winning anthology I’m in.

And if you already have all those? Well, good on ya, first of all. But there’s a ton of other new and awesome things to grab, and now is a great time to do it. Might I recommend the complete Ethan Green collection?

ALPHABET queer comics anthology

Finally, don’t forget to back the ALPHABET Kickstarter, and help bring even more queer comics into the world. I have a new piece in this book, as does Eric Orner (author of the aforementioned Ethan Green), as well as a ton of other great creators: Melanie Gillman, Ed Luce, Dax Tran-Caffee, Ajuan Mance, Robert Kirby, Jennifer Camper, and more.

One of the things I really like about this book is how it showcases both established creators and new faces. Guaranteed you’ll find a new artist in here whose work you’ll enjoy. There’s a good mix of trans and asexual creators as well, and several bisexual/pansexual folks, and several people of color. So really, a wide range of representation, and a very worthy collection of comics.

Cheers,

Dylan

VoSS page 41, ALPHABET queer comics anthology

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Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA sci-fi comic

Valley of the Silk Sky page 41 is here, and it is intent on diagnosing your ailments:

I am currently working on finishing the pencils for chapter 4, which I can hopefully wrap up by the end of the week, and therefore continue to publish the chapter without interruption. Things been busy!

MEANWHILE, you have a chance to acquire even more queer comics. Observe:

ALPHABET queer comics anthology

ALPHABET, the lgbtqai comics anthology, is now up on Kickstarter. I have a new exclusive comic in this book, alongside many other amazing creators. The list includes Ahri Almeida, Elizabeth Beier, Christianne Benedict, Bex, Jennifer Camper, Vi Cao, Tyler Cohen, Howard Cruse, Dave Davenport, Tana Ford, Melanie Gillman, Diego Gomez, Soizick Jaffre, Emeric Kennard, Robert Kirby, Hanna-Pirita Lehkonen, Ed Luce, Steve MacIsaac, Hazel Newlevant, Hanna Oliver, Eric Orner, David Quantic, Carlo Quispe, Sonya Saturday, Mike Sullivan, Dax Tran-Caffee, Josh Trujillo, Kelsey Wroten, and many more!

I mean, dang. IN ADDITION to all that comics goodness, there’s also a coloring book, yes a COLORING BOOK offered as an incentive. The book features a number of different artists illustrating their queer heroes, and I chose to draw Edward Gorey. I have to say, I had way too much fun doing that drawing, which means YOU will have way too much fun coloring it.

So. Get on there and grab yerself some queer comics!

Cheers,

Dylan