Back in the Beforetimes, I was planning to debut the newest issue of my autobio minicomic series at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival in May.
TCAF is canceled, of course, but I decided to go ahead and put the comic together anyway. I’ve arbitrarily set a release date of May 1, and have set up a preorder listing for the book, should you desire such a thing.
QAT Person #3 collects the latest batch of my autobio comics on queer, asexual, and trans identity.
“Ace Pilot” posits an asexual headcanon for Luke Skywalker. “Two’s Cabin” recounts the author’s adventure at a trans guy bar in Tokyo. “Banned Books” takes a look at censorship of queer media (and Alison Bechdel’s FUN HOME in particular). “Trans Potty” offers a humorous take on bathroom troubles for trans guys.
Snag yourself a copy right here:
Buy QAT Person #3 Minicomic
Continuing with my efforts to add comics to my website that were originally published elsewhere, here’s the piece I originally created for the 2018 Draw Out the Vote project from Oni Press. Cartoonists from each of the 50 states discussed political issues relevant to their state, and why voting is an important part of addressing those issues. My comic focused on LGBT issues in Colorado.
Anyhow, this is now posted to the here in the Autobio Comics section of good ol’ Studio NDR.
But what of 2019, you ask?
I made a public Patreon post going into some detail regarding my comic makin’ plans for this year.
The TL;DR: version is more Valley of the Silk Sky, including a new minicomic, a new issue of QAT Person, and further pun horrors with Taxonomically Unbound.
Anyway, I seem to be having yet more website issues, so I guess I’ll drop everything and go troubleshoot that now. Cool!
I’m gonna do the book news first, since I have some spoilery commentary for today’s Valley of the Silk Sky page.
First up, Secret Loves of Geeks made Barnes & Noble’s Best Comics & Graphic Novels list for February 2018. The book comes out on February 14, so you can pre-order now if you like! I’ll have more info soon about a signing event on Feb 21.
My collected edition of The Outfield got a nice write-up on Outsports, so check that out if you haven’t seen it already.
This one’s from a couple of months ago, but QAT Person #2 got a lovely review from Rob Clough at High-Low. If you want a copy of QAT Person #2, it’s available for sale in my Gumroad store.
NOW. On to today’s VotSS page.
Page 79 of the queer sci-fi webcomic Valley of the Silk Sky is up, and it does indeed have some science for you:
But read it first before I tell you about the science.
Have you read it yet?
Go on, it’s quick.
I actually consulted with an IR professional for this page, to make sure the scenario would actually play out as intended. Here is his commentary:
A body immersed into water generally won’t be detectable. A thin film of water is enough to absorb IR. When a hand (or warm body part of your choice) is behind water, the water completely obscures the warm part whether the water is hot or cold.
However, when skin is immersed, the skin takes on the temperature of the water. Pull a hand out of cold water and the hand looks like the water looked liked in IR even if you dry off the hand. Then you can watch the temperature rise back up to body/skin temperature.
So if a body sat in water it might warm up the water, especially if there isn’t much water, but if so the warmup would be diffused through the body of water, and the outer layer of skin would be at a temperature very near that of the water.
So there you have it. SCIENCE.
Until next week,
Lots of announcements to make! First up, I added my newest minicomic to my Gumroad store. QAT Person 2 contains comics I’ve done for The Nib and PEN America, as well as some extras. So if you’ve been wanting print versions of those, here ’tis!
I also have two illustrations in the upcoming Butch Lesbians of the ’20s, ’30’s, and ’40s Coloring Book, which is scheduled for a June release from Stacked Deck Press. You can preorder now, though!
Next week, May 26-29, I’ll be at WisCon. You will mostly be able to find me in the vendor’s room with my comics and Feeping Creatures stuff. I’ll also be on three panels:
Small Everyday Forms of Resistance in SF/F
Saturday, May 27
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Alt-Comix, How Do They Work?
Sunday, May 28
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
World-Building through Profanity
Sunday, May 28
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
So THAt oughta be a bucket of fun. (That profanity panel I am extremely excited about, I gotta say.)
Finally, I’m sorry to say I’ve decided to remove my comics from Tapastic. Their most recent update to the terms of service was unacceptable to me, so I’ve deleted all my series on there. You can, of course, still read my comics right here at studiondr.com, or you can follow Valley of the Silk Sky on tumblr.
VotSS page 70? Point your eyeballs hither and/or thither:
MEANWHILE. I will be at the ol’ Emerald City Comic Book Symposium this weekend, March 2-5, tabling with Northwest Press once again. You can find us at booth 1719.
I will have a NEW MINICOMIC by jiminy:
This one contains my trans/ace comic what was published on The Nib last year, and also this one from PEN America, and a couple of sketch comics about my trip to a trans bar in Japan.
Anyhow, ECCC will mark the debut of this mini, so this is your first chance to snag it. I urge you to do so!
The latest installment of VotSS chapter 7 is now on-line for yer viewing pleasure:
Let’s just say next laundry day is gonna be a doozy.
IN OTHER NEWS:
I’m in the process of putting together QAT Person #2, which collects more of my autobio comics into minicomic form. You can still buy QAT Person #1 from me online, or come find me at a convention.
My plan is to have QAT Person #2 ready for Emerald City Comic Con in March.
Yikes, ECCC is kicking off in just over a week! It’ll go from April 7-10, 2016.
I’ll be tabling with Northwest Press at booth 1227 all weekend, so that’s where you should head to find my books and my new minicomics.
Wait, what? New minicomics? Yes indeed! I’ll have copies of QAT Person, a collection of autobio comics about being Queer, Asexual, and Trans. Also copies of the Ugly Little Beast, but I haven’t prepped the cover image for web yet (sad trombone etc.).
I’ll be reading from QAT Person at the Queercopia panel on Saturday, 2:45-3:45, room T305. And don’t forget the Queer Comics for Kids and Teens panel on Sunday from 1:15-2:15, also in room T305.
Meanwhile, inking proceeds apace on chapter 6 of Valley of the Silk Sky. Realistic start date is April 20, fantasy I Got Stuff Done Faster Than I Thought start date is April 13. But this chapter has a lot of detailed environments, so I’m not holding my breath for coloring to go quickly. Should hopefully be pretty to look at when it’s done, though!
Anyhow, see you soon, whether at the convention or online.