I know I haven’t updated on here recently, but it’s not for lack of working on things!
First up, you can now read an interview/discussion about queer and trans spec fic with myself, Melanie Gillman, and Blue Delliquanti, published by The Comics Journal. If you want a nerdy deep-dive on LGBTQIA SFF YA (how’s that for some acronyms), click on through!
I’ve also been posting short story comics to the Valley of the Silk Sky website. You can now read “Medicine; Run” in its entirety, as well as a one-pager I did for an anthology a few years ago.
Why am I not posting these comics here as well, you ask? The simple answer is I’m already pretty overwhelmed, and trying to build and maintain infrastructure on multiple websites is more than I have bandwidth for right now. Besides, the whole point of having a separate VotSS website was to allow for more VotSS-related content, instead of having Studio NDR become even more unwieldy than it already is.
That said, I am working on a couple of new projects I’ll be talking about more here in the weeks and months to come. They are not yet at the Ready to Be Announced stage, but know that I’m keeping busy behind the scenes.
The thrilling autobio saga of Star Wars and my queer/asexual/trans identity continues!
Ace Pilot page 3 may be glimpsed here on Studio NDR and here on Patreon.
If you want to read all the pages that have been posted thus far, point your eyeballs this way.
But wait, you say. What’s this about a podcast?
Yes indeed, I was recently interviewed by the FemiNerd Files podcast, wherein we discussed my comics and the making thereof. If you’ve always wanted to know how the heck I ended up writing a series about gay Republicans, or what fuels my imagination when I’m designing the world of Valley of the Silk Sky, give it a listen!
Ace Pilot page 2 is here and is read for your eyeballs!
The autobio saga continues to unfold, as Halloween costumes and Yoda are deployed (but not Halloween costumes of Yoda, strangely enough).
To see all the pages that have been posted so far, click ye here.
But what’s all this about a podcast?
So yeah, turns out I was interviewed by Queer Words, a podcast that features authors of the LGBTQIA variety, and you can listen to that very podcast now. I’m pretty sure I said some things about queer comics.
Valley of the Silk Sky news
Finally, I have finished coloring the remastered version of “Medicine; Run,” which I still fully intend to debut at DiNK in a couple of weeks.
“Oh, wow, so it’s finished, eh?”
LOL, no. I still have to clean up the scans, reletter, format for minicomic, and print. Oh, and draw the cover. BUT, the bulk of the work is done.
So. Still whittling away, but soon. SOON.
VotSS page 61 is up, and it features SARDONIC HAIR FLIPS OF DOOM. Read here:
Just in case you’re curious: while Chadsen is not biologically related to Beneke and Amihan, xe was fostered by them as a teen, so there’s more than a little parent/child dynamic to their relationship.
Oh, also I was interviewed for Asexual Artists. Read my ramblings here.
So anyway! I’m doing TWO shows this weekend, on account of I am bananas.
I’ll be at Denver Comic Con this weekend (June 17-19, 2016) AND Denver Pride (June 18-19).
My current plan is to be at Pride in the mornings (before the weather gets too gross, ha ha), and to retreat to the air conditioned Colorado Convention Center for the afternoons.
At DCC you can find me at the Northwest Press booth AA25.
At Pride I’ll be with the Out in Colorado booth J25-26.
SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO BUY QUEER COMICS.
At long last, Valley of the Silk Sky has returned from hiatus, and we can now step gingerly into Part Two. Thus do I present unto you the start of chapter 6 on page 53:
One of the things that became clear to me at Emerald City Comic Con (which was awesome, by the way) is that I need to upgrade the version of VoSS I sell in person at shows. The minicomic for chapters 1&2 was put together when that’s all I had done, and it was fine for awhile, but now it doesn’t feel substantial enough.
So, to that end, I’ve put together a POD edition of the whole of Part One. It’s at the printers now, hopefully to be delivered in time for TCAF and WisCon next month. I hope it doesn’t look like trash! In order to get the job done as quickly as possible I had to skip getting a print proof. I’m a little nervous about this. Ha ha. Hopefully it’ll ALL BE FINE.
Anyway. So! KGNU interview! Melanie Gillman and I were recently invited to talk about queer comics for Denver/Boulder radio listeners, and that interview is now up on the web for everyone everywhere to enjoy. Lend it your earbones, won’t ya.
Last item: shows! The big ones up next are, as I mentioned previously, TCAF and WisCon. I have two local events before that:
Zines and Cereal, which is tomorrow (April 21) at the Europa Coffee house, 76 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. You will find me there, selling my comics and minis.
Also, I’ll be doing a Free Comic Book Day event on May 7 at Mutiny Comics here in Denver. More details on that as they solidify. Hopefully, fingers crossed, I’ll have the new Valley of the Silk Sky book available for that one.
First off, it being Wednesday, I have for you the latest episode of the remastered-in-color Politically InQueerect. Click on through to see it as you’ve never seen it before! Bonus points if you can spot Rand’s movie quote paraphrase.
Next up, as I mentioned last week, I did a podcast interview with Comic Book Queers, wherein we discuss Transposes, the Chicago bathhouse scene (for some reason), and other highly inappropriate things. It was a great deal of fun, and you should ought give it a listen.
Finally, this very Monday is the Lambda Literary Awards. As you may recall, Transposes is a finalist in the Transgender Non-Fiction category, and No Straight Lines (in which I have three cartoons) is nominated for Best Anthology (full list of finalists is here). I’m heading off to New York to partake in the festivities. Should be exciting, and if nothing else I have an excuse to spend a few days in NYC. We shall see what transpires!
There’s an interview with me in the most recent issue of Outlook Columbus (the March 2013 ish, it so happens). If you click on the “Current Issue” box and go to page 38, you ought be able to read it just fine.
Meanwhile, I am in the process of moving, so it’s going to be quiet here for a bit. Fear not, I shall return with frabjuous new art once the dust and the boxes have settled.
Another interview for ya, this time with The Good Men Project.
We discuss Transposes, the creative process behind the comics, and what it means to be a “Good Man.”
I was recently interviewed on Houston radio station KPFT’s Queer Voices program. We chatted about comics in general and Transposes in particular. It’s up on their website (the December 17 show) for the next couple of weeks; after that, I guess I have to figure out how to host it on here somehow. Anyway, you’ll find me right around the 53:28 mark.
I was just interviewed for an Artist Feature on Squidoo. I talk about my work in general, and about Transposes in particular. Click on through to read all about it!
This is also a pretty good article to share with people who aren’t familiar with what I do, since it highlights what I consider to be some of my “greatest hits,” if you will.