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Ace Pilot commences!

Ace Pilot commences! published on
Ace Pilot queer asexual trans autobio comic

As mentioned last week, I’ll be running a webcomic edition of my story Ace Pilot, which was originally published in the Secret Loves of Geeks anthology from Dark Horse.

Ace Pilot is a short autobio comic examining the intersections of queer, asexual, and trans identity, as told through a nerdy obsession with Star Wars. 

You can read the first page here on Studio NDR, and here on Patreon.

Ordinarily I’d also be uploading these pages to Tumblr as well, but since this is such a short piece (5 whole pages), I’m going to hold off on publishing them individually. I’ll do a single post with the whole story once it’s wrapped.

Cheers,

Dylan

An Anthology of Anthology Announcements

An Anthology of Anthology Announcements published on
We're Still Here all-transgender comics anthology

I’m excited to announce that We’re Still Here, the all-trans comic anthology in which I have a short story, has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award! If you haven’t already snagged a copy of this book, you can do so from Stacked Deck Press.

I realize I’m biased and all, but this really is an excellent collection of comics offering a multitude of perspectives of the trans experience.

Monster Journey all-trans masculine anthology

I also just got my comps of the Monster Journey anthology, featuring monster-themed stories by trans masc creators. This is not yet generally available, but I will have a very (VERY) small number available for sale at DiNK in April. I have a brand new Valley of the Silk Sky short story in here, of which $1+ Patrons have gotten some work-in-progress peeks. Soon you’ll be able to read the whole darn thing!

Meanwhile, I just got the rights back to my short story, Ace Pilot, that was originally published in the Dark Horse anthology Secret Loves of Geeks. So my next webcomic serialization will be that story. Starting Monday, March 11, $1+ Patrons will get early access to the comic, and it’ll go up for the general public on Thursdays.

Finally, I’m still working on coloring my Valley of the Silk Sky short story, “Medicine; Run,” that was originally published in the Beyond Anthology. $1+ Patrons have been getting sneak peeks at that work in progress as well, natch. I’m about 75% done, so still on track to release it as a minicomic in time for DiNK. I’ll also be running it as a webcomic once Ace Pilot wraps up.

In other words, lots of comics coming your way!

Valley of the Silk Sky Chapter 10 concludes, SDCC commences

Valley of the Silk Sky Chapter 10 concludes, SDCC commences published on

Valley of the Silk Sky

Ordinarily I’d have posted this page on Thursday, but I will be thoroughly ensconced in San Diego Comic Con at that point, so instead enjoy this Tuesday night update.

“Can you not schedule posts?”

Er, I mean, probably? But I’m not sure how on this particular setup? So EARLY UPDATE IT IS:

I DO know how to schedule posts on Patreon and Tumblr, so those will post on Thursday as per usual.

Anyhow, here’s a reminder of where I shall be at SDCC:

The San Diego Comic Book Concern and Entertainment Emporium (July 18-22, 2018)

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

Also, I believe Tara will be there with Stacked Deck Press and fresh, new copies of We’re Still Here, the all-trans anthology I’m in, so come to the panel on Thursday to find out more.

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!

Ha ha, I’m already tired just thinking about it.

See you there!

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky page 81, and Secret Loves of Geeks news

Valley of the Silk Sky page 81, and Secret Loves of Geeks news published on

Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA sci-fi webcomic

Valley of the Silk Sky page 81 is up, and it contains both hijinks AND ensuement. Read here:

In other VotSS news, I finished painting chapter 9, which means I have a whole entire chapter done before I’ve even finished publishing the current one. TRULY, IT IS A CRISPNESS MIRACLE.

Now I just gotta complete chapter 10 and the cover, and I’ll have all the material ready for The Long Run part 2 book. I’m aiming for a TCAF debut, so let’s see how things go, eh?

SPEAKING OF BOOKS BEING PUBLISHED.

Secret Loves of Geeks Dark Horse

The Secret Loves of Geeks is now out from Dark Horse Comics!

The book has been getting a lot of very positive reviews already, so that’s exciting. I honestly can’t keep track of ’em all, but here’s a good comprehensive review/interview from the Nerdist.

Anyway, you can snag it right now from yer local comic shop or bookstore. I also left a couple posters at the Denver Public Library, and it sounded like the librarians were going to make sure they had the book in circulation. So, like, you can hit up yer local library, too. Neat!

Also, there’s the upcoming signing at Mutiny Information Cafe on Feb 21 if you’re in Denver. What time is it happening, you ask? Um. I’m not sure! Ha ha. I’ll have to find out.

Anyway, COMICS ABOUND.

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky page 79; plus book news for Secret Loves, The Outfield, and QAT Person

Valley of the Silk Sky page 79; plus book news for Secret Loves, The Outfield, and QAT Person published on

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.

Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA sci-fi

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.

Because spoilers.

Have you read it yet?

Go on, it’s quick.

Okay.

So.

Science.

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,

Dylan

Secret Loves of Geeks anthology officially announced!

Secret Loves of Geeks anthology officially announced! published on No Comments on Secret Loves of Geeks anthology officially announced!

Secret Loves of Geeks Dark Horse

This has finally been officially announced! Dark Horse is publishing a new Secret Loves anthology, edited by Hope Nicholson, wherein we all reveal our embarrassing secrets about our nerdy passions.

I have a short story in there about my love for Luke Skywalker, despite his hopeless uncoolness, my headcanon of him as asexual, and how he factors in my earliest glimmerings of transness.

More deets on the anthology on the other end of this link.

There are tons of amazing creators in the book:

Margaret Atwood!
Patrick Rothfuss!
Hope Larson!
Sfé R. Monster!
Becky Cloonan!
AND
MANY
MOOOOOORRRRREEEEEEE
(including me!)

It’s set for release in February 2018, so PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

Secret Loves of Geeks Star Wars Ace Pilot teaser

Cheers,

Dylan

Transposes makes Comicosity’s top 100 LGBTA list!

Transposes makes Comicosity’s top 100 LGBTA list! published on No Comments on Transposes makes Comicosity’s top 100 LGBTA list!

Transposes by Dylan Edwards comics about transgender people

Over the past few months, Comicosity has been assembling a list of top 100 comics with LGBTA representation, and Transposes is featured as one of the titles.

There’s a lot of good stuff on the list, so if you’re hankerin’ for new queer/trans comics to read, give it a look!

It’s been awful quiet around here. What else is going on, you might ask?

Mostly I’ve been working on stuff for print publication, so I haven’t had much to post online. Turned in my story for the upcoming Secret Loves of Geeks anthology (should be out this winter), and am currently scribbling away on a couple of pieces for Stacked Deck Press’s next coloring book (Butches of the 20s, 30s, and 40s). The first coloring book of Queer Heroes is available for purchase here, and includes my Edward Gorey illustration.

Anyway, if you want to take a sneak peek at these works in progress, I’ve been keeping my Patrons updated with teasers. One single dollar a month gets you access, and helps keep me creating queer comics goodness.

Cheers,

Dylan