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Our Flag Means Death fan art – Izzy in drag, and digital color practice

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For the most part, I’ve just been posting my fan art creations on social media (Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter specifically), but this one I wanted to show here as a before/after thing, comparing my first ever effort at digital coloring with my most recent. So here’s the just-completed Izzy in Drag piece, line art done in natural media, coloring done in Photoshop:

And now, for comparison, my very first attempt at a digitally-colored comic (for this one, the line art was also digital, drawn with a tablet that is functionally little more than a glorified track pad, and is the same tablet I used in coloring the Izzy piece):
Taxonomically Unbound puns about math and food

I would say that’s a bit of an improvement, no? To be fair, I did install a bunch of digital brushes in the intervening 13 years, so I had more texture options for coloring Izzy. Even so, I have learned a lot about flatting and clipping masks and transparency and so forth.

This is all self-taught, by the way. I would love to take a class in digital coloring someday, but it ain’t happened yet.

Cheers,

Dylan

OUT FRONT Magazine – July 2022 issue: Kinky Geeks, plus Izzy Hands Leather Pride Flag Sticker

OUT FRONT Magazine – July 2022 issue: Kinky Geeks, plus Izzy Hands Leather Pride Flag Sticker published on
Yeah, so, apparently I completely forgot to make a post here to announce my comic in the July issue of OUT FRONT Magazine. Oops. But it works out okay, as I can now make a themed post about a couple of different projects.

ANYHOW, my July comic for OFM focused on Kinky Queers in Geeky Media, for the Kinky Geeks issue. As you can see from the header image, Laszlo Cravensworth from What We Do in the Shadows makes an appearance. You can find the comic on page 6 of the digital issue.

Speaking of kinky queers in geeky media, I made my first ever piece of fan merch, a leather/BDSM pride flag with an Izzy Hands theme:

I had done the heart hands illustration for an anthology zine I’m in (about which I shall reveal more at a later date), and decided to reuse it for a flag design. I’ve had this idea kicking around in my head for awhile, the zine just gave me an excuse to bring it into the world.

These stickers are $4 each, free shipping in the U.S., $2 shipping to the rest of the world. I have them for sale in my Ko-Fi shop, so go snag one if you are of a mind to do so.

I will (hopefully) remember to make a post about my August OFM comic before the month ends, but I haven’t picked up my physical copy yet, so it’ll wait until I manage to do that.

Cheers,

Dylan

OUT FRONT Magazine – June 2022 issue – OFMD in OFM

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My newest comic for OUT FRONT Magazine is all about the queer rep in Our Flag Means Death, and how the show offers a welcome pushback against rising anti-LGBTQ prejudice. Digital edition is here (I’m on page 24).

Squeezing all of my thoughts and feels about this show down into a half-page comic was basically impossible. In the event you’re yearning for my much more detailed analysis, I have effectively ceded my Tumblr over to the lobe of my brain that is now dedicated to fine-toothed thematic and historical analysis of a gay pirate rom com. I am very much a sucker for media that is so richly crafted you get something new out of it each time you engage with it, noticing new details or themes you had missed before.

I’ve been doing a lot of OFMD fan art as well, but I haven’t been posting it here. If you want to peep it, the easiest way to find it is to hit up the aforementioned Tumblr or my Instagram.

Cheers,

Dylan

New Taxonomically Unbound, another fan art thingy

New Taxonomically Unbound, another fan art thingy published on

Cornucopia: Horn of Polenta?

Ah, yes, time for some truly corny jokes, wot wot. Here you go:

And but also, I watched the new She-Ra cartoon on the Netflix after my Twitter timeline became 75% She-Ra by volume. And ya know what, it’s a damn good cartoon.

I fan arted because I decided Peridot from Steven Universe would be made wobbly by Catra:

Catra Peridot She-Ra Steven Universe fan art

If you crave further ramblings about character design and cartoons, this public Patreon post shall provide.

Cheers,

Dylan

New TaxoUnbo, plus a Wolverine

New TaxoUnbo, plus a Wolverine published on

If you issue edicts via pointillism, do you stipple-ulate?

The newest Taxonomically Unbound has arrived, and it may be observed in these locations:

So there’s that.

But there’s also this: a commission I recently completed, wherein the prompt was to draw “Wolverine doing something chill.”

I elected to go with bird-watching.

Wolverine is secretly a bird nerd

If you would like a shareable version of that, here ’tis:

Anyhow, that’s what’s what. See you again next week!

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky page 36, and a wee bit of Steven Universe fan art

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Queer YA sci fi webcomic Valley of the Silk Sky

Page 36 of Valley of the Silk Sky is up, and it is not messing around, I tell you what. Read it here:

I guess I can’t really say anything else about it without spoilerizing, so let us move on to the next thing:

Steven Universe fan art Peridot and pet Centipeetle

A wee bit of Steven Universe fan art! Like all queer nerds, it seems, I am digging this show, and Peridot is easily my favorite of the gems. (It is not lost on me that she shares some particular personality traits with my own Archer Hewitt of Politically InQueerect fame.)

I guess I just have a thing for cantankerous curmudgeons. As character archetypes go, anyway.

The drawing up for your viewing pleasure on Studio NDR and Tumblr.

Meanwhile, I gotta get back to work on Secret Project X, which I will hopefully be able to reveal to you in short order. Stay chooned.

Cheers,

Dylan

Steven Universe AU fan art: Centipeetle Lion

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Steven Universe AU fan art Centipeetle Lion

It’s pretty rare for me to feel motivated to do fan art, but after shotgunning all of Steven Universe while I was sick, I was unable to shake from my mind the image of a mashup between Centipeetle and Lion.

It’s also on Tumblr, if you’re into that sort of thing.

I want a little Centipeetle plushie more than I can say. With eyeball acid squirting action, fun for the whole family, etc etc.

ANYWAY.

Cheers,

Dylan

Queer scientist-on-scientist action, starring Newton Geiszler and Hermann Gottleib

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Pacific Rim Newton Geiszler and Hermann Gottleib making out

I don’t know what to tell you. There I was, minding my own business, when various unsavory artist friends on Twitter led me down the dark path of Newt/Hermann fan art. Just because I have a weakness for queer scientists and doing drawings of same. Here’s the relevant tumblr post.

Other than this sort of filth, I’ve mostly been working on character designs for my story for Beyond (and the epic fantastical science story those characters shall appear in after, and yes, there will be queer scientist-on-scientist action in that, too). I will post some of these arts eventually, but a lot of it is spoilery, so it’ll have to wait. Also, a couple of the characters were giving me design-related fits, and it’s taken awhile to nail them down. I think, though, I THINK I have it now. I’m just letting it percolate a bit before making it official.

Cheers,

Dylan

That Cecil x Carlos thing I warned you about

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wtnv fan art cecil x carlos

So anyway, here’s this thing. If you want to reblog on tumblr, maybe use this post so I can see all your entertaining tags.

I completely forgot to mention, by the way, that there’s a new issue of Rocksalt out, and I have a comic in it. You can read it online. Or if you’re in the central Texas area you can snag a physical copy in lots of places around Austin and San Antonio and I don’t even know where else.

Okay, gotta go work on things.

Cheers,

Dylan

I Night Vale fan arted again

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Welcome to Night Vale Cecil and Carlos

Here’s my scribbling of Cecil and Carlos makin’ out in the eerie light of the Glow Cloud. I decided not to ink it and just do digital color over/under the pencils. For fun.

Here’s my tublr posting of it, should you wish to tumble it there.

I have spent way too much time on this.

Cheers,

Dylan

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