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Old Ghosts print book is here! VoSS print book is soon!

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The Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts printed comic book has been spotted in the wild! Northwest Press is at PAX East this weekend and has copies available for sale, so go grab one if you’re there.

If you’re NOT there, don’t worry. You can buy it online from NWP, and it should be in comic shops shortly if you preordered through Diamond.

As you may have noticed, I haven’t put out a new Taxonomically Unbound comic in awhile. That’s because I’ve been working like mad to get the Valley of the Silk Sky minicomic done before Emerald City Comic Con at the end of the month.

Speaking of which:

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It’s at the printer right now being reviewed, so I haven’t approved any proofs yet, but it should be enough time to get this thing turned around for ECCC and HavenCon.

Anyway, I do hope to have more Taxo Unbo soon. I certainly have a backlog of material, just gotta work it into cartoon form. Soon. SOON!

Cheers,

Dylan

Reamstered PiQue and repriced PiQue

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Politically InQueerect Archer Rage

First up, the latest of the remastered Politically InQueerect strips from the archive is now up on Tapastic.

This time around, we find out what happens when Archer tries to unwind. THE ANSWER WILL SURPRISE YOU*.

* (Disclaimer: Answer may not actually surprise you.)

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE.

Politically InQueerect Old Ghosts Preorder

Turns out the price originally listed for the Old Ghosts print comic was incorrect. It is not $7.99 as previously advertised, but actually merely only $5.99!

Northwest Press has submitted the correction to Diamond. The correction won’t come until after orders for NOV are technically due, but please know that the final list price will in fact be $5.99. If you have further questions, please contact Northwest Press for clarification.

Cheers,

Dylan

Todd really wants you to pre-order Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts

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Here’s a little book pre-order graphic I threw together that will hopefully get your attention (and please do look up at the words, if you don’t mind). You can pre-order this book via your favorite local comics shop using Diamond item code NOV141558.

In this all-new tale, Todd joins Archer and his mother on a journey to England to help Archer’s grandmother move. Gran is adamant that her old house is haunted, Archer is adamant that it isn’t. Will Archer’s skepticism lead to his peril, or is Gran amusing herself with a huge wind-up? Includes a selection of choice PiQue strips from the comic’s 14-year run!

Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts — 48 pages, $7.99, full color comic book. That Diamond item code again: NOV141558.

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Meanwhile, there’s a freshly remastered version of a classic PiQue strip up now on Tapastic.

This is the third-ever strip I did starring these two, and the last one with the “Young Republicans in Love” moniker.

I think this was the strip where I finally realized that Todd was not a corporate tax lawyer as I’d originally envisioned him. More a law school dropout who switched to a history major.

Archer, meanwhile, whom I’d originally intended as a sweet, innocent little thing, turns out to be neither. Seriously, characters have little to no interest in your plans for them and will just do whatever.

Cheers,

Dylan

Big PiQue News and new Taxonomically Unbound

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Politically InQueerect Old Ghosts final cover

It’s pre-orderin’ time! Yes, indeed, the Northwest Press print edition of Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts is now open for preorder via Diamond Previews. From the NWP blurb:

In this all-new tale, Todd joins Archer and his mother on a journey to England to help Archer’s grandmother move. Gran is adamant that her old house is haunted, Archer is adamant that it isn’t. Will Archer’s skepticism lead to his peril, or is Gran amusing herself with a huge wind-up? Includes a selection of choice PiQue strips from the comic’s 14-year run!

Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts — 48 pages, $7.99, full color comic book.
Use Diamond item code NOV141558.

As you may know, pre-orders help enormously with a book’s success, so please ask your comics retailer to reserve a copy for you (or, if you ARE a comics retailer, order a bunch now!).

Taxonomically Unbound gnocchi ghost

And, because the excitement doesn’t end, here’s a new Taxonomically Unbound for ya. You can read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.

This one is titled Pasta Point of No Return, and involves EXCITING MATH JOKES. Does the internet have enough math joke comics? I submit to you that it does not.

I have more stuff to talk about, but we can save it for later. But rest assured, MORE NEWS IS IMMINENT.

Cheers,

Dylan

Old Ghosts cover art

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Politically InQueerect Old Ghosts Cover Art

Here’s the cover art for Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts (this is NOT the final layout, mind you; I just slapped the title on there for the benefit of the internet).

You can read the story in full starting here on Tapastic, or go to the archive here on Studio NDR. Even if you’ve already read it through as I’ve been serializing it, perhaps a second time around will reveal to you details you may have missed before … SPOOKY DETAILS??

The composition here is very much an homage to/ripoff of the classic gothic romance novel cover.

More about this cover and what it signifies SOOOOOOON.

Cheers,

Dylan

Old Ghosts page 36 is impossible to eradicate

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Politically InQueerect Old Ghosts Todd

LAST PAGE of Old Ghosts is up! Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.

Wanna read the whole thing in one go? Start back at the beginning.

The sordid history of this comic: I wrote the first draft of Old Ghosts in 2002, then put it away for awhile to work on other things. In 2006 I revised to script, did a first pass at thumbnailing the story, and started drawing the actual pages. I got as far as drawing and inking pages 1-12, and then dropped everything to work on my book Transposes (http://northwestpress.com/shop/transposes/). I redid the thumbnails and posted them on my website so people who had been following the story wouldn’t be left hanging.

Various other comics projects came and went. In 2013 I decided, dammit, I am going to finish this damned story, dag dangit. So I picked up penciling on page 13, blasted through the rest of the pages, revising somewhat from the previously-posted thumbnails, and colored everything in between penciling and inking.

And now the whole thing is finished and you can read all of it, and it only took me 12 years to produce this 36-page story. To be fair, I did do over 300 pages of other comics in that time, but yeah. Sometimes a story just takes awhile to get did.

Anyway, thanks for reading.

Cheers,

Dylan

Old Ghosts page 35 waits silently for the next hapless victim

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Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts page 35 is up! The penultimate page, replete with a penumbra of preternatural politeness.

Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.

Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here.

Notes: There are a surprising number of thatch-roofed cottages around the UK, though they are apparently an insurance nightmare due to the roofing material. Gosh, I wonder why. Perhaps this place is haunted by the ghost of an insurance agent?

TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR THE EXCITING CONCLUSION ETC.

Cheers,

Dylan

Old Ghosts page 34 lurks in a box in a disused corner

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Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts page 34 is up! Gran gets moved into her new digs, about whose supernatural denizens she has Opinions. Meanwhile, the old abode is featured on the news, and there are some mysterious goings on.

Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.

Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here.

In other news, don’t forget that in just over a week I’ll be part of a reading at BGSQD in New York! Click the link for address and specifics and whatnot (Oct. 10 at 7:00 PM, by the way). I haven’t had a chance to do a whole lot of book promo on the east coast, so if you’re in that region please do stop by.

Cheers,

Dylan

Old Ghosts page 33 is running rampant

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Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts page 33 is up! And it seems SOMEthing’s got loose in the house, at any rate?

Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.

Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here.

In other news, have I mentioned I’ll be doing a reading in New York in a couple of weeks? Well, I will! Details hither. It’s on October 10, 2014, at 7:00 PM, over at the Bureau of General Services–Queer Division @ The Center (BGSQD) 208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011.

Head out to see me and several other queer comics people read from our work. And tell yer dang friends!

Cheers,

Dylan

Old Ghosts page 32 cannot be contained

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Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts page 32 is up! In which Todd does his best imitation of Peregrin Took.

Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.

Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here.

Oh, I’ll post about this again later, but I’ll be in New York next month for a reading at BGSQD. It’s happening on October 10th at 7:00 PM, and there will be several other awesome comix creators sharing their work. So do please put that on yer calendar!

Cheers,

Dylan