San Diego Comic Con (or Comic Con International, if you prefer) is next week! Am I ready? Is anyone ready?
As per previous years, you can find me and my books at the Northwest Press section of the PRISM Comics booth #2144.
I’m also on two panels this year:
Queer Representation in All-Ages and Youth Media
Friday, July 22 at 10:00 AM in Room 4
Gays (And More) in Comics (And More)
Saturday, July 23 at 6:00 PM in Room 29AB
If you have the Comic Con app you can use those links to bookmark the panels in your schedule. I’m moderating the Queer Rep in Youth Media panel, so come to the thing to hear me ask HARD HITTING questions about LIBRARIES.
As for Other Things: I’ve been busily thumbnailing the comics project that is currently keeping me from working on Valley of the Silk Sky, so that one’s proceeding apace. Also been working on character designs for another anthology piece.
If you’re looking for stuff to read in the meantime, you can always hit up my Patreon. For the next few months I’ll be serializing my Valley of the Silk Sky story from Beyond, and including world-building commentary. A mere one dollar a month grants you admission, and your financial support allows me to continue focusing on comics.
Valley of the Silk Sky page 24 is up a day early due to Comic Con shenans. Read it here, why don’t you:
Gosh, who are these folks, I wonder?
Speaking of wondering things, if you’re wondering where to find me at SDCC, here’s the breakdown:
My books will be available for sale at the Northwest Press table in the Prism Comics booth (#2144). There will also be a bajillionty other amazing queer comics for sale in that booth, so obviously you will want to go there immediately upon arrival. I’ll be hanging around the booth here and there, should you desire to get yer stuff signed.
I will be on a panel with several other trans artists on Thursday, July 9 at 5:00 PM in room 28DE. Writing Transgender Characters it’s called. Can you afford to miss this? I put it to you that you cannot.
Page 23 of Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts is up! Gran has another tale for us, and Archer has a VERY fascinating newspaper. Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.
Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here.
Research notes for this page: turns out if you do an image search for 1930s British servants’ uniforms, you get a whole bunch of stills from Downton Abbey. It took awhile to find some references closer to the source.
Also, in the original thumbnails, I had our shifty footman sporting a gangsterrific pencil moustache. But in the course of my costume research, I learned that no self-respecting household at the time would have deigned to allow facial hair on one of the staff. So the final version of him is clean-shaven.
Gran would have been maybe 8 years old at the time of the incident, for those of you tracking chronology.
Quick reminder that SDCC is next week! The Advocate has a post about queer goings on at SDCC, including my panel Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends in Popular Culture (Thursday, July 24, 5 p.m.-6 p.m., in Room 28DE).
I will otherwise be milling about the Northwest Press table at the Prism Comics booth (#2144 in Hall C). Hope to see you there!
This week’s Politically InQueerect page is now up on Tapastic!
And today the madness that is Comic Con begins. If you’re in San Diego for the show, you can find me at the Prism Comics booth (#2144), chillin’ with the Northwest Press gang. I’ll have my TransTransformers prints for sale, and of course copies of Transposes. I’ll also have a bunch of original art with me, so come visit to look and buy!
I’m also going to be on the queer webcomics panel titled Bizarre? Queer? Perfect: Taming the Wild Webcomics Frontier, which is happening on Thursday, July 18 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM in room 28DE. If you’re using Comic Con’s panel scheduler, use this here link.
Come hear us natter on about the creative process and give tips on how to promote your own queer webcomic. I will, of course, be dishing out free Politically InQueerect bookmarks, so please come snag one, either at the panel or at the Prism booth. Hope to see you there!