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.
The latest installment of Chapter 8 of Valley of the Silk Sky is to be found in these fine places:
As is often the case, the Patreon post has some additional nuggets of world-building info, should you yearn for such a snack.
WhimsyCon This Weekend
In convention news, I am to be found this weekend at WhimsyCon here in Denver.
I’ll be in the vendor’s room most of the time, tabling with Out in Colorado. So if you’re looking to buy some books, this is a fine time to do it.
I’ll also be on several panels:
Fri, 9:00 PM-9:50 PM, Author Readings (Mesa Verde C – Maker)
Sat, 4:00 PM-4:50 PM, Fantasy Map Creation (Main Events)
Sat, 5:00 PM-5:50 PM, Gender Representation in Fandom (Wind River B – Costuming)
Sun, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM, QUILTBAG Characters and Stories (Mesa Verde B – Victorian)
To see panel descriptions, you can go to the schedule listing by participant and scroll down to “Dylan Edwards” to find my stuff.
I believe this is the first year for this show, so if you’re in the Denver area, come on down and give it a big ol’ welcome!
Valley of the Silk Sky page 80 is here to let you know everything’s fine, nothing’s wrong, why would you even ask, oh, but while I’m thinking about it …
In other VotSS news, I’m so close (so close!) to finishing up colors on chapter 9. Just 2.5 more pages to go and it’ll be in the can. Hoping to wrap that up this weekend.
If I don’t quite manage that goal, it’s possibly because I’m gonna be hanging out at the Denver Public Library this weekend for the grand opening of their Teen Space at the Central Library. You can learn more about the event here.
It’s on Sunday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. I’ll have display copies of my various books available for perusal (though this is not a selling event, so it’s just for lookin’ this time around). I’ll also have some of my usual giveaways like bookmarks and whatnot, so come check it out.
I’ve also been confirmed for Whimsy Con, taking place here in Denver March 2-4. I’m on three panels (listed on my Appearances page), and will otherwise be hanging out selling books at the Out in Colorado booth in the Dealer’s Room.
So! Come check out all those things, why doncha.
Chapter 8 continues, and page 76 awaits your eyeballs! Read it here:
Speaking of Patreon, a couple of things:
I now have page updates set to early access, which means $1+ Patrons get exclusive access to them on Monday. On Thursday, the post goes public. (Note: This doesn’t apply to all the posts I make on Patreon, just finished comic pages. Things like work-in-progress posts will stay behind the paywall.)
That particular post has some additional details about eating habits in the Valley, so check it out if you’re curious.
Even if you don’t pledge, you can still follow creators and see their public posts. So if it’s convenient for you, feel free to follow me on there and get updates that way. The “follow” button is on the left under the total pledge widget.
As for convention news: I got into TCAF! I will have my own table this time around, up on the second floor. I’m very excited to return to Toronto and one of the best indie comics shows in all the land.
I’m working on lining up a couple of local events for February and March, and will post when I have more info.
As ever, you can keep track of all my convention appearances on the Appearances page.
Until next week,