The exciting saga of my adventure to a Japanese queer/trans bar in Tokyo continues! You can read page 3 here on Studio NDR, or here on Patreon.
The documentary referenced in the first panel is called Queer Japan, and it has officially been released! You can view a promo for it here.
Also, if I knew how to say, “I speak some Japanese, but not much and not well and I definitely don’t understand colloquial speech as opposed to textbook constructions,” I’d say that. But I don’t, so “I don’t speak Japanese” it is.
New Feeps, you say
I do indeed. I updated my Feeping Creatures Etsy shop with some new items, including stickers, zines, and original art. Check it out, and maybe snag some indie art by an indie artist?
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 …
If you’re wondering why things have been quiet here these last few weeks, it’s because I’ve been focusing on posting updates over on the Valley of the Silk Sky website.
You can, for example, read several pages of “Medicine; Run” right now, as I work my way through the weekly serialization of this short story.
You can also buy the minicomic edition if you’re impatient, or if you prefer to read in print. Neat!
Will I ever post this short story to Studio NDR? I don’t know! Maybe. I just feel a bit overwhelmed with maintaining a billion websites and social media accounts, ha ha. For now, it lives in its own little corner of the web.
Yes, I’ll be there! Once again you can find me in Small Press, where I will be sharing table L-06 with Stacked Deck Press (publisher of We’re Still Here, in which I have a short story, as well as several queer & trans-themed coloring books in which I have illustrations).
I’ll have a few copies of Monster Journey, the all-trans masc anthology from Pocket Bear Press in which I have an exclusive new Valley of the Silk Sky short story.
If you can’t make it to SDCC, you can snag Monster Journey online in either physical or e-book form.
I’m also working on some Feeping Creatures micro zines, featuring a bunch of artwork you probably haven’t seen before, so keep an eyeball out for those as well.
So yeah, been busy, even if I don’t always manage to post about it here!
Yes indeed, I have a new Taxo Unbo with which to torment you, and it may be found in these places:
And Meow This
Speaking of punnery, that there is the title of the all-cat art show I’m in, and it opens this very weekend. My pieces in this show come from the Feeping Creatures side of my artistic output, so expect monsters and cuteness.
Come to Spectra Art Space at 7 PM on Saturday, February 9 to party at the opening reception and revel in the feline art.
Spectra is located at 1836 South Broadway in Denver, CO. Come to the thing!
Now that the chaos of SDCC is done, it’s time to move on to the next chaos: the Tiny Art Big Ideas show here in Denver, hosted by Spectra Art Space.
The concept for the show is simple: dozens of artists have submitted hundreds of works, all of which are 6 in x 6 in x 6in or smaller. Hence Tiny Art!
My work for this show mostly focuses on the Feeping Creatures side of my creative endeavors, so look for wee monsters in the form of sculptures, drawings, and enamel pins.
The opening reception for the show is tonight, July 27, at 7:00 PM. You should come to that if you can. If not, the show will be up for the next month, so you still have plenty of time to look at all the itty bitty arts.
I’ll be returning to the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo for the first time in 4 years! It’s happening this weekend, September 9-10, in good ol’ Austin, Texas.
This will be the convention debut of my new enamel pins, the Caterpillar and the Catstronaut, so come snag ’em while they’re hot! (Or if you can’t make it to STAPLE, you can buy them online in my Etsy store.)
MEANWHILE. I have set up a Feeping Creatures Threadless shop for all your POD monster needs. Shirts, bags, phone cases, shower curtains! All kinds of fun stuff. Click on an image to see all the different designs associated with it.
I need a new phone case anyway, and am thinking I might go with the Toxoplasmoids version. I mean, why NOT cover your phone in adorable bacteria.
Finally, I got a shout-out in this Buzzfeed listicle of 28 Trans, Queer, and Nonbinary comic creators. Check it out, because there’s a TON of amazing artists in there.
Okay, gotta go get ready to head to the airport. Upon my return, it’s back to penciling chapter 8 of Valley of the Silk Sky!
Perhaps you’re wondering what the heck is up with Valley of the Silk Sky. Well, I’ll tell you.
I am currently in the process of revising the thumbnails for Chapter 8, and inching ever closer to being ready to start pencils. This particular chapter was a bit more rough in the draft than some of the others, so it’s required more revision than some of the others. I think it’s just about THERE, though. I know one scene that needs some work, but otherwise I’m feeling pretty good about it.
In the meanwhiles, I’ve been posting some sketches and concept art and whatnot to my Patreon blog, so if you want to peep those things you should drop a dollar (or more!) in the can.
Also, if you follow my Feeping Creatures artwork, you may be interested to know I have a sale going on for items in my Etsy shop.
My car just racked up a substantial repair bill, so the sale is helping defray some of those costs. Hence the discount code YAYCAR. Anyhow, that code snags you 20% off your purchase, so why not buy some monster art today, eh? Why not?
I’ve got a couple of shows coming up (Denver Pride the weekend of June 17-18, and a group show at the Spectra Art Gallery starting June 23), but I’ll post more info about those next week.
Valley of the Silk Sky chapter 5 commences! Yeah, where ARE Hali’s quadmates? Let us find out:
pee ess – your periodic reminder that all characters use nonbinary xe/xer pronouns.
In other VoSS news, the digital book for Part One nears completion. All the art is formatted and the covers are done, just gotta do things like indicia page and probably some kind of introduction, stuff like that. I’m hoping to have it available by the end of the month.
Oh, hey, and the Beyond Anthology (which, as I’m sure you know, has a 16-page Valley of the Silk Sky short story in it) got a great write-up in the Onion’s AV Club. Read all about it!
Meanwhile, those feeps:
The sale on my monster art stuffs ends this Sunday the 14th, so these are the last days for snagging that sweet 20% off. Use that code! CarsSureAreGreat20
Also, I should mention that I’m doing a small, local show on Saturday night: Beastival 3 at Mile High Comics, if you’re in the Denver area.
If you can’t make it to the Beastival, be aware that items from the Etsy shop may disappear on Saturday night as they sell at the show. So if there’s a feep you’ve had your heart set on, best to snag it now!
VoSS page 48 has arrived! OBSERVE:
True facts, tomorrow (Jan 14) is the first birthday of my li’l sci-fi webcomic! I made a special art for the occasion, which I’ll be posting first to my Patreon (in a public post). That’ll go up tomorrow, and then I’ll post it here and on the various VoSS feeds once chapter 4 is complete (which shall be VERY SOON INDEED).
Meanwhile, I have this other thing going on:
As you may know, I make all this monster-themed art called Feeping Creatures, and I have an Etsy store wherein I sell said art. And right now I have a 20%-off sale going on if you use the code CarsSureAreGreat20 at checkout.
Y’see, my car decided what it REALLY wanted to do was to rack up a bunch of extremely expensive repairs with no warning. So the Feep sale is to help defray the costs.
The sale is on through Feb 14. Maybe you have a loved one who needs some monsters. Maybe YOU are that loved one. Anyhow, get on over to the Feeping Creatures Etsy store and stock up on some monstery goodness.
I’ll be heading up to Dallas this weekend for the Sci-Fi Expo. I’ll mostly be bringing my Feeping Creatures stuff, but I’ll also have some preview art and prints for the new comic I’m working on, a short story for QU33R (the new anthology from Robert Kirby) about kids who gender-swap their toys (you know, just in case you missed any of the several previous posts).
If you’re going to be in Dallas this weekend, swing by and check it out!