Skip to content

New Taxo Unbo, Mini Comic Con, Tumblr goings-on, VotSS news, etc.

New Taxo Unbo, Mini Comic Con, Tumblr goings-on, VotSS news, etc. published on

Taxonomically Unbound - If a grape stubbornly refuses to dry out, is it being unraisinable

First up, here is where one might read the new Taxonomically Unbound, should one so choose:

But, wait there’s more. Oh, so much more to discuss. First up, an event this very Saturday:

Mini Comic Con

On Saturday, Dec 8, I will be at the Sam Gary Branch of the Denver Public Library for Mini Comic Con. The event runs from 10 AM – 4 PM, and admission is free. FREE, I tell you.

All the deets are to be found at this Facebook event page, so click and learn.

Tumblr goings-on

Meanwhile, what the heck with Tumblr, you ask.

As you may know, Tumblr is, as far as I can tell, in the process of destroying itself by driving off its entire user base and generally treating everyone like garbage. Cool!

It’s hard to say right now how all this is going to shake out, but I’m definitely bracing for Tumblr to essentially disappear altogether, or to fall so far into irrelevancy that it hangs around like MySpace’s ghost but no one really speaks of it anymore.

The problem that creates for me is that the Valley of the Silk Sky website is built on a Tumblr webcomic platform. Now, I had long yearned to make a proper VotSS website, since the limits of the Tumblr site functionality grate on my nerves sometimes. But building a whole new website is a massive (unpaid) undertaking, so I haven’t been in a rush to get to it.

However. If Tumbs is going to flush itself down the toilet, getting to website building is a thing I’m going to have to do.

So I’ve started the process. I have a dot com domain for VotSS, and the bones of the new site are there. It’s going to be at least a couple few weeks before I even feel comfortable linking to it, since it really is a construction zone at the moment, but the process is underway.

I’ll continue to post to the VotSS Tumblr site for as long as it seems reasonable to do so, but know that soon Valley of the Silk Sky will have its own home.

Monster Journey update

Speaking of Valley of the Silk Sky, you may recall I’d created a short story for the Monster Journey anthology, and said anthology was having a Kickstarter to raise funds to print. Well, I’m sorry to say the KS didn’t make goal. So what happens next?

I’ve already been paid for my contribution, as have all the other artists involved, so that part isn’t an issue. The publisher has said he’ll likely run a new Kickstarter in a couple of months, and will definitely be publishing the books one way or the other. So I’ll let you know when I have more details.

I am no KS expert by any means, but I have definitely noticed that campaigns running during the holidays tend to struggle. Thanksgiving week is something of a black hole, and losing an entire week of a crowdfunding campaign certainly ups the difficulty. Hopefully a post-holiday campaign will fare better!

Finally …

I was having alllll kinds of website problems last week. I *think* they have been resolved, though I’m still noticing a thing or two out of place. Mostly minor stuff related to deprecated widgets and whatnot.

Anyhow. Lots going on, and I must get back to it!

Cheers,

Dylan

New Taxonomically Unbound, New Kickstarter for queer monster comics!

New Taxonomically Unbound, New Kickstarter for queer monster comics! published on

Taxonomically Unbound - False teeth for rats: Rodentures

O yes indeed, there’s a new Taxonomically Unbound. Brace yourselves for this one, and read it here:

AND BUT ALSO:

As you may recall, the whole reason I’ve been putting out all these TaxoUnbos was because I was hard at work on a new Valley of the Silk Sky story for an anthology, and the Kickstarter for that anthology is now live!

It’s actually TWO anthologies (though you can choose to back one or both). My story is in Monster Journey, an all-trans masc book about monster funtimes.

The other anthology, For the Love of Monsters, features stories about human/monster dating.

Do they both sound awesome? Of course they do! So go forth and pitch in to shepherd these books off to the printer.

Cheers,

Dylan

We’re Still Here Kickstarter is live!

We’re Still Here Kickstarter is live! published on No Comments on We’re Still Here Kickstarter is live!

We're Still Here trans comics anthology

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!

Cheers,

Dylan

VoSS page 41, ALPHABET queer comics anthology

VoSS page 41, ALPHABET queer comics anthology published on No Comments on VoSS page 41, ALPHABET queer comics anthology

Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA sci-fi comic

Valley of the Silk Sky page 41 is here, and it is intent on diagnosing your ailments:

I am currently working on finishing the pencils for chapter 4, which I can hopefully wrap up by the end of the week, and therefore continue to publish the chapter without interruption. Things been busy!

MEANWHILE, you have a chance to acquire even more queer comics. Observe:

ALPHABET queer comics anthology

ALPHABET, the lgbtqai comics anthology, is now up on Kickstarter. I have a new exclusive comic in this book, alongside many other amazing creators. The list includes Ahri Almeida, Elizabeth Beier, Christianne Benedict, Bex, Jennifer Camper, Vi Cao, Tyler Cohen, Howard Cruse, Dave Davenport, Tana Ford, Melanie Gillman, Diego Gomez, Soizick Jaffre, Emeric Kennard, Robert Kirby, Hanna-Pirita Lehkonen, Ed Luce, Steve MacIsaac, Hazel Newlevant, Hanna Oliver, Eric Orner, David Quantic, Carlo Quispe, Sonya Saturday, Mike Sullivan, Dax Tran-Caffee, Josh Trujillo, Kelsey Wroten, and many more!

I mean, dang. IN ADDITION to all that comics goodness, there’s also a coloring book, yes a COLORING BOOK offered as an incentive. The book features a number of different artists illustrating their queer heroes, and I chose to draw Edward Gorey. I have to say, I had way too much fun doing that drawing, which means YOU will have way too much fun coloring it.

So. Get on there and grab yerself some queer comics!

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky – The Long Run page 8

Valley of the Silk Sky – The Long Run page 8 published on No Comments on Valley of the Silk Sky – The Long Run page 8

Valley of the Silk Sky Chadsen

VoSS page 8 is here for your viewing pleasure, and features a THRILLING, ACTION-PACKED economic exchange! Where can you read it? Why, here:

Just a wee little reminder that the cultures of the Valley have no specific concept of gender, so everyone’s nonbinary by default, hence the “xe/xer” pronouns.

More VoSS news! The Beyond Anthology Kickstarter is drawing nigh! In just under two weeks you will be able to throw your dollars at this fine tome of queer science fiction and fantasy comics. More details here.

As you may recall, I have a 16-page VoSS story, exclusive to the anthology, featured in Beyond. So prepare yourselves for March 16, yeah?

Final bit of VoSS news: I finished the art for chapter two, which means a couple things: first of all, that gives me 12 weeks of material in the queue (10 pages of comics and two rounds of info posts between chapters). This ALSO means I will almost certainly have the chapter 1 & 2 mini available at ECCC.

Still working on the cover art, and I have to lay everything out and all that jazz, but the hard part is mostly done. So. VoSS MINI IMMINENT.

Cheers,

Dylan

PiQue: Old Ghosts page 9 is lurking in the darkness

PiQue: Old Ghosts page 9 is lurking in the darkness published on No Comments on PiQue: Old Ghosts page 9 is lurking in the darkness

Politically InQueerect Old Ghosts Todd

Page 9 of Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts is up! Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.

One gets the impression Archer does indeed think it’s a pity that public hangings aren’t an option right at this moment.

Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here. Though I don’t know why the thumbnails are all wonky. Sigh.

What else is going on that I can tell you about? Oh, yeah, the Kickstarter for Jon Macy’s Fearful Hunter! This is so close to funded, and a mere week left to go! Throw in some $$ if you’d like to see some queer druid/werewolf lovin’. You would, right? That’s what I thought.

Cheers,

Dylan

Rocksalt kickstarter

Rocksalt kickstarter published on No Comments on Rocksalt kickstarter

rocksalt_logo

If you look over to your right, you may notice an ad* for Rocksalt Magazine, the Austin-based indie comics paper that is distributed for FREE all around town. They publish a number of different Texas (and Texas-adjacent) artists, myself included, and they’re running a Kickstarter to help fund their next issue. They are, as of this writing, a mere $30 away from meeting their goal. If you have a couple of dollars to spare, please send it their way. I will have a BRAND NEW cartoon in this issue, so please help make it happen!

* Unless someone else’s Project Wonderful ad is in the rotation. Or, I guess, if you’re reading this via RSS feed.

Primary Sidebar