I’m excited to announce that We’re Still Here, the all-trans comic anthology in which I have a short story, has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award! If you haven’t already snagged a copy of this book, you can do so from Stacked Deck Press.
I realize I’m biased and all, but this really is an excellent collection of comics offering a multitude of perspectives of the trans experience.
I also just got my comps of the Monster Journey anthology, featuring monster-themed stories by trans masc creators. This is not yet generally available, but I will have a very (VERY) small number available for sale at DiNK in April. I have a brand new Valley of the Silk Sky short story in here, of which $1+ Patrons have gotten some work-in-progress peeks. Soon you’ll be able to read the whole darn thing!
Meanwhile, I just got the rights back to my short story, Ace Pilot, that was originally published in the Dark Horse anthology Secret Loves of Geeks. So my next webcomic serialization will be that story. Starting Monday, March 11, $1+ Patrons will get early access to the comic, and it’ll go up for the general public on Thursdays.
Finally, I’m still working on coloring my Valley of the Silk Sky short story, “Medicine; Run,” that was originally published in the Beyond Anthology. $1+ Patrons have been getting sneak peeks at that work in progress as well, natch. I’m about 75% done, so still on track to release it as a minicomic in time for DiNK. I’ll also be running it as a webcomic once Ace Pilot wraps up.
In other words, lots of comics coming your way!
Just got word yesterday that the Beyond Anthology is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Anthology! Great news to hear, and big congrats to the editors, Sfé R. Monster and Taneka Stotts, as well as all the other contributors, for making such an excellent book.
The print book is sold out of the online store, so if you’ve been meaning to grab it, be aware! (Obviously the digital edition is still available.) Some shops will still have copies in stock, and I’ll be selling Beyond at my next couple of conventions: I definitely expect to have books for Anomaly Con and Emerald City.
After that, no guarantees. I don’t have any information at this time on a reprint, though I believe it’s part of the plan.
As for Valley of the Silk Sky, don’t forget you can now buy a hi-res PDF of Part One of The Long Run. Read offline! Zoom in on the art and look at all the little bitty details! Help support indie artists with dollars! EXCITEMENT. (No word yet on the ComiXology edition, though I wouldn’t expect to hear anything for another couple-few weeks.)
Yes, yes, fine, you say, but WHAT OF PART TWO. Well, I’m about halfway through penciling Chapter 6, so it’s humming along. Still looking to start running sometime in April. I’m posting work-in-progress peeks and other art to my Patreon for $1+ backers, so if you wanna keep up with the goings on, that’s the place to be. Again, your dollars help support indie artists, etc.
Last bit of news, I totes forgot to post a link to this Unicorn Booty article/interview about Valley of the Silk Sky. A little something else to read while you wait!
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!
Earlier this week, the Lambda Literary Foundation released the list of nominees for the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, and Transposes was nominated for Transgender Nonfiction. The awards ceremony will be June 3, 2013, so I’ll let you know then if I won or not. But it’s a thrill and an honor to be nominated. Here’s the Northwest Press statement about the nomination, wherein you may learn what I plan to wear to the awards.
Also nominated, in the LGBT Anthology category, was No Straight Lines, the Fantagraphics tome in which I have three cartoons. So that’s very exciting also, and huge congrats to Justin Hall and all the other contributors for the nod!
Okay, back to packing and trying to keep the cats out of the boxes.