Skip to content

Our Flag Means Death fan art – Izzy in drag, and digital color practice

Our Flag Means Death fan art – Izzy in drag, and digital color practice published on

For the most part, I’ve just been posting my fan art creations on social media (Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter specifically), but this one I wanted to show here as a before/after thing, comparing my first ever effort at digital coloring with my most recent. So here’s the just-completed Izzy in Drag piece, line art done in natural media, coloring done in Photoshop:

And now, for comparison, my very first attempt at a digitally-colored comic (for this one, the line art was also digital, drawn with a tablet that is functionally little more than a glorified track pad, and is the same tablet I used in coloring the Izzy piece):
Taxonomically Unbound puns about math and food

I would say that’s a bit of an improvement, no? To be fair, I did install a bunch of digital brushes in the intervening 13 years, so I had more texture options for coloring Izzy. Even so, I have learned a lot about flatting and clipping masks and transparency and so forth.

This is all self-taught, by the way. I would love to take a class in digital coloring someday, but it ain’t happened yet.

Cheers,

Dylan

OUT FRONT Magazine – August 2022 issue – music

OUT FRONT Magazine – August 2022 issue – music published on

The August issue of OUT FRONT Magazine is all about music, so of course I had to do a comic about how Judas Priest queered heavy metal. This one has a surprise twist ending, so be sure to read the full comic!

And no, the surprise twist is not that Rob Halford is gay. We’ve known THAT for years.

Denverites can pick up a free print copy of the magazine at one of their drop locations, or you can read the digital edition here (my comic is on page 8): https://outfrontmagazine.com/august-2022-sound-and-fury/

Our Flag Means Death fan merch - Izzy Hands leather pride sticker

Also, speaking of queer leather culture, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention (again) the Izzy-themed leather pride flag stickers I made for all the Our Flag Means Death pervs. They’re $4 each, free shipping in the U.S., $2 shipping elsewhere in the world (that’s $2 per order, not per sticker, so stock up!). You can find them in my Ko-Fi store.

Cheers,

Dylan

OUT FRONT Magazine – July 2022 issue: Kinky Geeks, plus Izzy Hands Leather Pride Flag Sticker

OUT FRONT Magazine – July 2022 issue: Kinky Geeks, plus Izzy Hands Leather Pride Flag Sticker published on
Yeah, so, apparently I completely forgot to make a post here to announce my comic in the July issue of OUT FRONT Magazine. Oops. But it works out okay, as I can now make a themed post about a couple of different projects.

ANYHOW, my July comic for OFM focused on Kinky Queers in Geeky Media, for the Kinky Geeks issue. As you can see from the header image, Laszlo Cravensworth from What We Do in the Shadows makes an appearance. You can find the comic on page 6 of the digital issue.

Speaking of kinky queers in geeky media, I made my first ever piece of fan merch, a leather/BDSM pride flag with an Izzy Hands theme:

I had done the heart hands illustration for an anthology zine I’m in (about which I shall reveal more at a later date), and decided to reuse it for a flag design. I’ve had this idea kicking around in my head for awhile, the zine just gave me an excuse to bring it into the world.

These stickers are $4 each, free shipping in the U.S., $2 shipping to the rest of the world. I have them for sale in my Ko-Fi shop, so go snag one if you are of a mind to do so.

I will (hopefully) remember to make a post about my August OFM comic before the month ends, but I haven’t picked up my physical copy yet, so it’ll wait until I manage to do that.

Cheers,

Dylan

OUT FRONT Magazine – June 2022 issue – OFMD in OFM

OUT FRONT Magazine – June 2022 issue – OFMD in OFM published on

My newest comic for OUT FRONT Magazine is all about the queer rep in Our Flag Means Death, and how the show offers a welcome pushback against rising anti-LGBTQ prejudice. Digital edition is here (I’m on page 24).

Squeezing all of my thoughts and feels about this show down into a half-page comic was basically impossible. In the event you’re yearning for my much more detailed analysis, I have effectively ceded my Tumblr over to the lobe of my brain that is now dedicated to fine-toothed thematic and historical analysis of a gay pirate rom com. I am very much a sucker for media that is so richly crafted you get something new out of it each time you engage with it, noticing new details or themes you had missed before.

I’ve been doing a lot of OFMD fan art as well, but I haven’t been posting it here. If you want to peep it, the easiest way to find it is to hit up the aforementioned Tumblr or my Instagram.

Cheers,

Dylan

Primary Sidebar