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.
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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 …
Page 4 of Ace Pilot is up! You can read it here on Studio NDR, and here on Patreon.
OR: Click ye here to see all pages posted thus far.
Meanwhile, DiNK is barreling towards us at an alarming clip. I’ll be at table 372 on the third floor for all your comic purchasing needs. (Or some of your needs; presumably you’ll buy comics from other people as well.)
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 brang new Valley of the Silk Sky story what has never been seen before by human eyes.
Anyhow, yes. I’ll repeat a bunch of this next week as a reminder, but PREPARE YOURSELVES FOR DINK.
Chapter 10 marches on with page 94 reporting for duty. Observe:
Nevermind that, you say. What of these SDCC deets of which you speak? Well, then, read on …
The San Diego Comic Book Concern and Entertainment Emporium
Guess what! I’m going to be at San Diego Comic Con next week (July 18-22, 2018). Here’s where you can find me:
Small Press L-05 is where I’ll be camped out in general throughout the week. Come buy some comics!
I am also on two panels:
Transformation Magic: Transgender Life in Comics from Street Level to the Stratosphere – Thursday, July 19, 6:00 PM – Room 28DE
Secret Loves of Geeks – Sunday, July 22, 11:00 AM – Room 32AB
I’ll also be doing a signing at the Dark Horse Comics booth, along with several other creators featured in the Secret Loves of Geeks anthology, just after the Secret Loves of Geeks panel, from 12:30 – 1:15 on Sunday, July 22. This would be a great time to snag some sigs on your copy of the book!
Finally a word about advertising
Maybe you know this, and maybe you don’t, but Project Wonderful has closed its doors. I ran ads through them to help defray the costs of hosting this website, and while the money I made from advertising never fully covered those costs, it was still much appreciated.
At this time I don’t have plans for any new ad hosting. If you enjoy my work and want to help with the expenses I take on to maintain this site, please do consider becoming a regular Patron, or giving a one-time donation via Ko-Fi (they suggest $3, you can put in whatever dollar amount you like).
Yes indeed, Chapter 10 has arrived, and page 93 awaits your eyeballs in these various locations:
If you want to nerd out about that face Tavaly is making in the second panel, this public Patreon post has the rundown.
Meanwhile, WesterCon 71 (a.k.a. MALCon 6) is going on RIGHT NOW here in Denver.
You’ll find me in the dealer’s room at the Out in Colorado table throughout the show. I’m also on a veritable slew of panels:
Wed, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, The Laser Cannon on Page Two (Thunderpass)
Thu, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Queer and Trans characters in Sci-Fi and Fantasy (Serenity)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Characters are Who, not What (Serenity)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Body Image in Sci Fi & Fantasy (Room of Requirement)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Diversity in Fandom (Serenity)
Come to the show, buy some comics, and hit up some programming!
I will be at Denver Comic Con this weekend, but just for Friday. My schedule is thusly:
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
11:00 – 11:50 AM
PANEL: Denver Public Library Presents – Creating Comics & Community in Colorado, Room 302
1:00 – 4:00 PM
BOOTH SIGNING: Charlie LaGreca/DiNK Booth #1300
4:00 – 4:50 PM
PANEL: How To Support Small Artists, Room 607
So! if you’re going to be at Denver Comic Con on Friday, you should come find me at one of these things.
Also, if you are a giant nerd, I’m doing world-building appendix posts over on the Valley of the Silk Sky tumblr in between chapters.
$1+ Patreons get to peep concept art and other behind-the-scenes stuff on upcoming projects during the break, so drop a dollar if you wanna see.
Care for some overgrown ruins? Worry not, Valley of the Silk Sky page 89 has you covered (in weird plants):
That Patreon post has a little more info about said weird plants, so click through if you desire more knowledge (Patreon posts of VotSS pages are locked Monday-Wednesday, and become available to the general public on Thursday).
But also, TCAF is nigh!
If you’re going to be at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend (May 12-13, 2018), you should come find me at table 218 for the convention debut of the Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run Part Two print book!
I’ll also be on the Adventure Teens panel on Sunday at 2:00 PM, wherein we’ll talk about why we let our characters run around without adult supervision.
I’m excited for to return to Toronto, even if it means I have to get up ridiculously early for my flight tomorrow. See you there!
Chapter 9 proceeds apace, as page 87 emerges from the fog. It may be observed here:
In convention news, I’m on a panel at TCAF, but they haven’t officially announced the schedule yet, so I’ll reveal more about that soon.
WisCon panels HAVE been officially announced, so now I can tell you when and where I’ll be (besides the vendor’s room, of course):
What: Alternatives To Patreon: Direct Support To Creators
When: Sat, 8:30–9:45 AM
Where: Capitol B
What: Fantasy Worldbuilding In Comics
When: Sat, 10:00–11:15 AM
Where: Capitol B
What: Found Media in Mixed Objects (readings by various trans folk)
When: Sat, 2:30–3:45 PM
What: Beyond S/He
When: Sun, 10:00–11:15 AM
Where: Capitol A
Exciting, is it not? (Actually, yes indeed, it is.)
Also, this is a propos of absolutely nothing, but I got tickets to see Janelle Monáe, and I’m unreasonably excited about it (unless that level of excitement is to be expected, which probably it is, so I’m actually very reasonably excited).
Yes indeed, Chapter 9 has begun, and you can read the first page here:
As you might maybe have possibly heard, the entirety of chapters 6-10 are collected into the newest Valley of the Silk Sky book, The Long Run Part Two. As you may have noticed, Chapter 9 only just started posting online, so you can read ahead by way of this tome, which may be obtained here:
DiNK this weekend
Unfortunately, I won’t have my own copies of the book in time for DiNK this weekend (April 14-15, 2018), but I shall be there nonetheless.
I’ll be at table 232 on the second floor, and I’ll also be on three panels:
4/14 at 4:45 PM – Back to the Drawing Board: Non Digital Mediums for Creating Comics
4/15 at 1:30 PM – What is Queer: Discussions of Identity in Independent Comics
4/15 at 2:45 PM – Creating Comics and Community in Colorado
So! Come to by table and buy some comics, come to these panels and hear a bunch of cartoonists talk about comics. You cannot lose.
Yes indeed, page 84 marks the EXCITING CONCLUSION to chapter 8, so check it out:
If you want to read the whole chapter through from the beginning you can do so either here on Studio NDR or here on Tumblr.
Chapter 9 is, of course, already finished. My plan is to start running it in early-to-mid April. I have some minor art corrections I want to do to previous pages before it kicks off.
In the meanwhile, I will indulge in the world-building appendix posts I usually sandwich in between chapters. These posts will just be on the Tumblr site, not here, JSYK.
Also, $1+ subscribers to my Patreon will get to peep some concept art during the break, so if you want in on that, gimme one whole dollar.
Spirit in Action Conference
I’ve just arranged to have a table at the Spirit in Action Conference, a community event for trans folks and their friends and allies, which is being hosted by the Mile Hi Church on Saturday, March 24. The conference is free, so if you’re in the Denver area you should come!
On Friday, March 23 the Mile High Church is hosting Janet Mock, which event is NOT free, but you should come to that, too.