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Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run chapter 11 concludes! Plus more ways to support yer queer comics creator

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run chapter 11 concludes! Plus more ways to support yer queer comics creator published on

Page 105 marks the finale of chapter 11, and you can find it here:

For those of you who like to wait until a chapter is complete to dig in, you can find the whole of Chapter 11 here.

So, what’s next, you ask? I am even now working on Chapter 12: the whole thing is thumbnailed, and I’ve got the first page penciled. 

Whilst we wait for me to get the rest of it penciled, inked, colored, scanned, and lettered, I’ll be running some concept art, character design, and work-in-progress posts for $1+ Patrons. If you want in on that, hit up my Patreon.

TCAF canceled

As far as my convention schedule goes, TCAF has now officially canceled their 2020 festival. Other emails coming in indicate other shows are still weighing how they want to proceed: postponement? full cancellation?

Again, conventions account for about half my income, so this is grim news on the financial front. If you’d like to help support my work during these trying times, here are some options:

IndieGoGo

My friend Olivia Wylie put together an IndieGoGo campaign to help out Colorado creatives during these rough times. Backing the campaign gets you books, art, and other swag, so chip in if you can!

Buy some stuff

Buy some books : http://www.studiondr.com/buy-stuff/

My Feeping Creatures monster art is here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/feepingcreatures

Patreon

You might also consider signing up for my Patreon if you have a couple bucks a month to spare. This ends up being kinda like a “paycheck” for me, and makes it easier to predict my income month-to-month.

Patreon is here: https://www.patreon.com/dylanedwards

Thanks for reading! Back to working on Chapter 12 for me.

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 104, and a note about convention appearances

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 104, and a note about convention appearances published on

Greet this new page, won’t you:

So, regarding conventions:

An event I was supposed to table at this weekend was just canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. I think they made the correct decision, but it does represent a financial hit for me that I have no way to recoup.

I strongly suspect this is only the first of many event cancellations to come (and, again, I think cancelling is probably the right move). For the moment I’m not updating my Appearances page because so much is in flux.

I make about half my income from conventions, so right at this moment I’m staring down a pretty disastrous year. If you’ve considered buying books (Gumroad sales get the money to me the fastest) or monster merch from me, now is a great time to do so.

You can find a list of my books here : http://www.studiondr.com/buy-stuff/

Monsters are here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/feepingcreatures

You might also consider signing up for my Patreon if you have a couple bucks a month to spare. This ends up being kinda like a “paycheck” for me, and makes it easier to predict my income month-to-month.

Patreon is here: https://www.patreon.com/dylanedwards

Thank you, and please feel free to share these links with anyone you think might be interested!

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 99 is feeling tetchy

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 99 is feeling tetchy published on

The latest installment Chapter 11 seeks your indulgence. Grant it here:

That there Patreon post, by the way, has a short little world-building snippet regarding certain cosmetic products one might find in the Valley, should you be curious about such things.

Eventually I’d like to do a whole Appendix post about cosmetics and beauty products in the Valley, though it’s going to be a little bit of awhile before that happens. Just know it’s a thing I think about!

Also, I need to update my convention calendar for 2020, a task which is not particularly difficult, just never *quite* my top priority. I do really have shows coming up this year, though. I swaer.

Anyhow. Until next week!

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 …

Ace Pilot flies undone, DiNK approaches

Ace Pilot flies undone, DiNK approaches published on
Ace Pilot - queer asexual transgender autobio comic

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.

Valley of the Silk Sky page 94 and SDCC schedule

Valley of the Silk Sky page 94 and SDCC schedule published on

Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA sci-fi webcomic

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).

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky chapter 10 commences! WesterCon/MALCon is on!

Valley of the Silk Sky chapter 10 commences! WesterCon/MALCon is on! published on

Valley of the Silk Sky The Long Run Tavaly

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!

Cheers,

Dylan

Denver Comic Con schedule – FRIDAY ONLY

Denver Comic Con schedule – FRIDAY ONLY published on

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.

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky page 89 now, TCAF this weekend!

Valley of the Silk Sky page 89 now, TCAF this weekend! published on

Valley of the Silk Sky

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!

Cheers,

Dylan