My current project is my comic for the all-trans We’re Still Here anthology, and you can back the Kickstarter for it even now!
This 300+ page tome is, believe it or not, the first (that we know of) comics anthology dedicated exclusively to trans comics and trans creators. And there are a ton of great folks included: Melanie Gillman, Sophie LaBelle, Sybil Lamb, Ajuan Mance, Annie Mok, L Nichols, Ronnie Richie, Bishakh Som, Scout Tran-Caffee, and tons more.
Added bonus: both of the editors (Jeanne Thornton and Tara Avery) are trans, and the publisher, Stacked Deck Press, is trans-owned and operated. So every penny goes to support trans folks!
I’m doing an autobio piece about my trip last fall to a Japanese trans guy bar. Folks who pledge a dollar or more a month to my Patreon are being treated to work-in-progress images.
So if you wanna peep some process pix, put in a pledge!
And don’t forget to back the Kickstarter and help make this book a reality!
Check back next week to find out whether or not xe* got eaten already.
Where can you see this frabjuous page?
* Quick note about pronouns: I expand on this more in the VoSS FAQ, but the TL;DR version is that cultures of the Pocalo Valley don’t have a concept of gender per se, so they don’t have gendered pronouns.
Whatever your physical body may be (and they know there are more than two possible configurations), that carries no expectations regarding your social behavior or your abilities.
The newest remastered Politically InQueerect is now up on Tapastic, and it seeks to answer a burning question: what IS Rand’s gender identity, anyway? Well, NOW YOU KNOW.
So! SPX was awesome. It was my first experience of this particular con, and I really had a blast. I am pretty worn out from it (my travel to and from was fraught with peril, bookended by 1,000-year weather events on the one side and mass shootings on the other), but would happily do it again next year. My pal Melanie Gillman drew all the panelists for the Queering the Mainstream panel I was on, which is the first time I’m aware of such a thing happening to me. It is awesomeness.
Up next: a local event, wherein I shall join something like 30 other Colorado authors for a book-selling, food-eating event called Books & Bites. That’s this Friday, Sept. 20, from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, at the Arvada Library (7525 West 57th Avenue, Arvada, CO 80002). Be there!