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New Taxo Unbo and some general updates

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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

Valley of the Silk Sky page 90, and Part Two on ComiXology

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Valley of the Silk Sky

Valley of the Silk Sky turns 90 pages old, and is covered in weird growths. Goggle at them here:

Meanwhile, the digital edition of Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run Part Two is now available on ComiXology! If that’s your preferred platform, you need wait no longer.

I’m still recovering from TCAF (jetlag plus travel shenanigans), so that’s about it for this week. Next week, more VotSS, and WisCon news!

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky part 2 book is here, is now

Valley of the Silk Sky part 2 book is here, is now published on

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run Part Two

Yes indeedy, the time has come. Or will be about to come, depending on what format you’re looking for. But first, about the book:

Part Two collects chapters 6-10 of the story. Right now I’ve only published up through chapter 8 online, so you get to READ AHEAD, you naughty things.

Print: 60 pages, full-color. $15.00.
Digital: 54 pages, full-color. $5.99.

[NOTE: page count difference for print and digital is due to spacer pages, content is identical.]

Where to get it in print:

Where to get it in digital:

Why is the release date for Amazon right now and the Gumroad release is delayed? Well, simply put, my copies aren’t scheduled to be delivered until the 16th, so that’s when I will have them to distribute. I decided to set the digital release for the same day to keep things kinda sorta consistent.

As far as ComiXology goes, I just yesterday got the notification that it was accepted for their Submit platform, so it’ll probably be a few weeks yet before it’s available there. But if that’s your preferred platform, know that it is indeed coming.

The first convention where the book will be available for purchase is TCAF, as part of their announced list of debut books. Neat!

Anyhow, see you next week for the commencement of Valley of the Silk Sky chapter 9, and news about DiNK, which is coming up April 14-15. Stay tuned!

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky page 52 closes out Chapter 5, and Part One

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lgbtqia YA sci-fi comic Valley of the Silk Sky

Page 52 is up, and it is pretty darn gay! Observe the gayness:

And with that, Chapter 5 is done, and Part One is complete.

NOW WHAT, you wonder.

Valley of the Silk Sky queer nonbinary YA sci-fi comic

Next up, I’ll be releasing a digital edition of Part One so you can read it offline. If you are one of my Patrons, this eBook PDF version will be made available for you to download later this week. Otherwise, I’ll have it up for sale on Gumroad for $5.99. (Official release date is March 2.)

The book has also been accepted by ComiXology for their Submit program. So if you’re a ComiXology user, you will be able to buy a Guided View edition of Valley of the Silk Sky Part One, also for $5.99.

I’ll go into the details of the benefits of the eBook edition once it’s available for your purchasing pleasure. TL;DR: the art looks nicer and your $$ helps me keep doing this comics thing.

Okay, yes, but what about Chapter 6? What of Part Two, you ask?

Chapter 6 is in progress right now, though it’s not nearly as far along as I wanted it to be. Unfortunately, personal life stuff intervened (and by “personal life stuff,” I actually mean, “flying out of town twice to two different states in less than a month to visit relatives in hospice”). So it’s one of those situations where there was nothing much to do about it but accept that there was going to be a big delay.

So but I’m penciling now, and am hoping maybe to get Chapter 6 up and running by April. In the interim, I’ll be posting a lot of work-in-progress stuff to my Patreon for $1+ subscribers, and there’s a couple more world-building posts in the pipeline that I’ll be putting up on the Valley of the Silk Sky website.

Anyhow. Check back next week for an announcement about the PDF book!

Cheers,

Dylan