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Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run chapter 11 concludes! Plus more ways to support yer queer comics creator

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run chapter 11 concludes! Plus more ways to support yer queer comics creator published on

Page 105 marks the finale of chapter 11, and you can find it here:

For those of you who like to wait until a chapter is complete to dig in, you can find the whole of Chapter 11 here.

So, what’s next, you ask? I am even now working on Chapter 12: the whole thing is thumbnailed, and I’ve got the first page penciled. 

Whilst we wait for me to get the rest of it penciled, inked, colored, scanned, and lettered, I’ll be running some concept art, character design, and work-in-progress posts for $1+ Patrons. If you want in on that, hit up my Patreon.

TCAF canceled

As far as my convention schedule goes, TCAF has now officially canceled their 2020 festival. Other emails coming in indicate other shows are still weighing how they want to proceed: postponement? full cancellation?

Again, conventions account for about half my income, so this is grim news on the financial front. If you’d like to help support my work during these trying times, here are some options:

IndieGoGo

My friend Olivia Wylie put together an IndieGoGo campaign to help out Colorado creatives during these rough times. Backing the campaign gets you books, art, and other swag, so chip in if you can!

Buy some stuff

Buy some books : http://www.studiondr.com/buy-stuff/

My Feeping Creatures monster art is here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/feepingcreatures

Patreon

You might also consider signing up for my Patreon if you have a couple bucks a month to spare. This ends up being kinda like a “paycheck” for me, and makes it easier to predict my income month-to-month.

Patreon is here: https://www.patreon.com/dylanedwards

Thanks for reading! Back to working on Chapter 12 for me.

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 101 is a ton of fun on a bun

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run page 101 is a ton of fun on a bun published on

I mean it, really! Just take a look here:

I talk about some of the thought process behind this page over my my Patreon, should such a thing be of interest to you.

TL;DR, characters are squirrelly creatures, and often the only way I can pin them down is by drawing them and actually seeing with my own eyes what they’re all about.

Speaking of which, I was going to work on the thumbnails for chapter 12, but it has two new characters in it, and I had to figure out what they looked like. The act of drawing them caused me to learn a bunch of stuff about them that changed aspects of the script, so it’s a good thing I didn’t thumbnail yet, y’see?

ANYWAY. See you next week for more of Chapter 11!

Cheers,

Dylan

“Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run” chapter 11 begins!

“Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run” chapter 11 begins! published on
Valley of the Silk Sky - Hali

Yes indeed, page 96 is now ready to be placed inside your eyeballs. Read it in one of these fine locations:

If you can’t remember what the heck was going on with this story and would like to have a refresher, you can read all the pages so far (or choose a specific chapter) either here on Studio NDR or here on the Valley of the Silk Sky website.

If you prefer offline reading and would like a book collection, there are both digital and print volumes available, about which ye may learn more here.

For what it’s worth, I plan to update the VotSS website first with new pages, and then update here on Studio NDR when I get to it. So if you are desperate to read new pages at the earliest possible moment, bear that in mind. (And if you really, REALLY want to read at the earliest possible moment, might I remind you that $1+ Patrons get access to new pages three days earlier than the internet at large. Cough, ahem, just so you know.)

Okay? Okay! See you again next week for MORE COMICS.

The Halloween-themed Taxonomically Unbounds are scratching at the door

The Halloween-themed Taxonomically Unbounds are scratching at the door published on

Taxonomically Unbound

All the new Taxonomically Unbounds this month are gonna be Halloweeny, so just imagine me pulling a lever in a dungeon and screaming something about Pun Goth Power to Maximum. The first ghoulish endeavor is available here:

Also, I’m hoping to get a post up tomorrow for $1+ Patrons with work-in-progress sneak previews of the new Valley of the Silk Sky short story, so if you wanna peep such a thing, drop a buck in the bucket.

Cheers,

Dylan

New Taxonomically Unbound – Totally Unnessysary

New Taxonomically Unbound – Totally Unnessysary published on

Taxonomically Unbound: If you attempt to eliminate sea monsters, are you kraken down

The latest in the Most Worst Puns onslaught is here for your reading “pleasure”:

Starting next week, I will be inflicting a series of Halloween-themed pun comics upon you all, so brace yourselves for that.

In other news, it may interest you to learn I just finished penciling that Valley of the Silk Sky short story I’ve been working on for an upcoming anthology. Next up: inking, inking, and more inking!

That means folks who pledge $1 or more to my Patreon will soon be getting sneak previews of the work-in-progress.

And, of course, once I have more info about the Kickstarter for the anthology (which I think will be going up in November?) I will let you know.

Cheers,

Dylan

Taxonomically Unbound – Lawn Since Desserted

Taxonomically Unbound – Lawn Since Desserted published on

Taxonomically Unbound - LAWN SINCE DESSERTED

Yes indeed, it is time once again for a new Taxonomically Unbound. It may be groaned at in any one of these fine places:

Also, in case you missed the announcement last week, don’t forget to check out Draw Out the Vote, the new website put together by Oni Press. It features comics by cartoonists from all 50 states, plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico, sharing their personal stories about why voting is important to them.

I did the comic for Colorado. There’s info for each state on how to get registered and how to vote, so be sure to give it a look and share widely!

Draw Out the Vote - Oni Press - Voting Comics

Cheers,

Dylan

Taxonomically Unbound continues to “”delight””

Taxonomically Unbound continues to “”delight”” published on

Taxonomically Unbound - When vultures fly, do they bring carrion items.

Yes indeed, a new Taxonomically Unbound makes itself known today. It lives in these places:

I thought I was going to have another announcement today, but it has not yet been officially announced. So. I may well be posting again shortly, just waiting for a green light.

ANYway. Do carrion.

Cheers,

Dylan

Taxonomically Unbound returns, STAPLE! approaches

Taxonomically Unbound returns, STAPLE! approaches published on

Taxonomically Unbound: If you bother everyone for basil, olive oil, and pine nuts, you might make a pesto yourself.

It’s been awhile, but I finally got around to making a bunch of new Taxonomically Unbound comics. These are my Most Worst Puns illustrated with various doodles and sketches I’ve done.

I’ll be running these weekly throughout the rest of 2018, so brace yourselves.

The first of the new batch may be seen in these places:

Meanwhile, the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo is this very weekend Sept 8-9 in Austin, Texas, you’ll find me there at table 20A with my various comics and Feeping Creatures monster art.

I will also be on a panel on Saturday, Sept. 9 in The Theater:

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: LGBTQIA Comics Panel – Prominent & Emerging Comics Creators discuss their work and experiences in the comics industry. With Lilah Sturges, Jeremy Holt, Alex Grandstaff & Dylan Edwards. Moderated by Sarah Marloff of the Austin Chronicle.

See you this weekend, Austin!

Cheers,

Dylan

Up Next: Taxonomically Unbound, Valley of the Silk Sky stuffs, and STAPLE!

Up Next: Taxonomically Unbound, Valley of the Silk Sky stuffs, and STAPLE! published on

As mentioned previously, I’ll be running new Taxonomically Unbound comics this fall, and I now have an official start date worked out. So! Look for them to commence publication here on Studio NDR on Thursday, September 6.

As with other comics o’ mine, $1+ Patrons get ’em first, so I will once again be running them on Mondays for patrons. That means a start date of Monday, Sept. 3 for those fine folks.

$1+ Patrons will also be getting glimpses of my current work-in-progress, a new Valley of the Silk Sky short story to be published in an upcoming anthology. Patrons will be (or have already been!) getting concept art, thumbnails, pencils, and other peeks behind the curtain.

Finally, the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo is nearly upon us! It’s happening Sept 8-9 in Austin, Texas, and I’ll be there with my various comics and Feeping Creatures monster art.

I will also be on a panel on Saturday, Sept. 9 in The Theater:

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: LGBTQIA Comics Panel – Prominent & Emerging Comics Creators discuss their work and experiences in the comics industry. With Lilah Sturges, Jeremy Holt, Alex Grandstaff & Dylan Edwards. Moderated by Sarah Marloff of the Austin Chronicle.

So if you’re STAPLE!-bound, add that to yer to-see list.

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky page 94 and SDCC schedule

Valley of the Silk Sky page 94 and SDCC schedule published on

Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA sci-fi webcomic

Chapter 10 marches on with page 94 reporting for duty. Observe:

Nevermind that, you say. What of these SDCC deets of which you speak? Well, then, read on …

The San Diego Comic Book Concern and Entertainment Emporium

Guess what! I’m going to be at San Diego Comic Con next week (July 18-22, 2018). Here’s where you can find me:

Small Press L-05 is where I’ll be camped out in general throughout the week. Come buy some comics!

I am also on two panels:

Transformation Magic: Transgender Life in Comics from Street Level to the Stratosphere – Thursday, July 19, 6:00 PM – Room 28DE

Secret Loves of Geeks – Sunday, July 22, 11:00 AM – Room 32AB

I’ll also be doing a signing at the Dark Horse Comics booth, along with several other creators featured in the Secret Loves of Geeks anthology, just after the Secret Loves of Geeks panel, from 12:30 – 1:15 on Sunday, July 22. This would be a great time to snag some sigs on your copy of the book!

Finally a word about advertising

Maybe you know this, and maybe you don’t, but Project Wonderful has closed its doors. I ran ads through them to help defray the costs of hosting this website, and while the money I made from advertising never fully covered those costs, it was still much appreciated.

At this time I don’t have plans for any new ad hosting. If you enjoy my work and want to help with the expenses I take on to maintain this site, please do consider becoming a regular Patron, or giving a one-time donation via Ko-Fi (they suggest $3, you can put in whatever dollar amount you like).

Cheers,

Dylan