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.
Page 71 wraps up chapter 7, and you can read ALLLLLL about it here:
What next, you ask?
I need to work on an anthology comic for a bit, so I’m not sure yet when chapter 8 will start. It’s already thumbnailed, though, so hopefully not too terribly long.
In the meantime, I have a new comic up on The Nib as part of a series on trans bathroom stuff. You can read it right now with your very own eyeballs.
As ever, if you want to peek behind the scenes to see works in progress and other goodies, pledge $1 a month (or more, if you like!) to my Patreon.
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!
I meant to say, evidence? What evidence? I know nothing of any so-called “””evidence”””. [Do NOT seek evidence at these links, there is NO evidence to be found.]
There IS some evidence to suggest I’ll be at the Emerald City Comic Book Concern and Symposium next (!) week. If such a thing were indeed true, I would be found at the Northwest Press booth #1719.
Maybe if you’re going to be in attendance, you should do some sleuthing to find out if, in fact, this lead is legit. Investigate all possible leads!
Deposit eyeballs here:
In non-VotSS news, last night I finished up the thumbnails for an upcoming anthology piece. So that’s two short stories for two different anthologies I’ve thumbnailed in the last month.
One of ’em is for We’re Still Here, the all-trans anthology from Stacked Deck Press, which was officially announced last December.
The other one has not yet been announced, so you’ll have to wait patiently to learn more. But I’m really excited about both stories, so I’ll be sure to keep you updated as to the proceedings.
What’s that? You wanna see the latest EXCITING page of Valley of the Silk Sky? Well, take yer pick o’ venue:
What’s the diff? Tumblr is tumblr, if you’re into tumbling. Also: functions as a standalone website, is mobile-adaptive, has extra content not found elsewhere.
Tapastic is a platform for a bunch of different webcomics, is mobile adaptive, and lets you do fun things like save your place in a story and get notifications when new pages go up. I get a couple pennies of ad revenue from folks who read here. (“Pennies” is not a euphemism for “not much.” I genuinely get maybe a couple cents a day.)
Studio NDR is this site you’re reading this on right now, my “home page” if you will. I get slightly more pennies of ad revenue if you read here. (Again, not a euphemism.) But alas the site is not mobile adaptive and badly needs an overhaul that I don’t have time to perform.
Honestly, whichever of these is most convenient for you is fine. Do as you will!
You can find out what sort of brush, and just how under, right here:
WHAT INDEED OF THE OTHERS.
Speaking of others, in other(s) news, I am thumbnailing away on a couple of comic scripts for a couple of anthologies. Both are autobio, talkin’ about queer/ace/trans stuff.
More shall be revealed of these projects in due time, but know that they’re happening.
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.
The hiatus is over – now let’s find out just what the heck went down at the waystation. Read page 64 here:
Seeing as it’s been, cough, six months since the last VotSS installment, now might be a good time to rattle the ol’ cup. Valley of the Silk Sky is a project I undertake in my free time, and my free time is determined by how much other work I have to take on to make ends meet.
If you enjoy VotSS and want to help fund its creation, you can always become one of my Patrons. By making a regular pledge, you get early access to pages, special secret info, work-in-progress posts, and all that good stuff. At just $5 a month you get art in the mail, so dang. You know.
If a one-time donation is more your thing, you can always drop me a couple bucks via PayPal. Send however much you want to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you don’t have $$ but want to lend support, the best thing you can do is share VotSS with your friends. The more the merrier!
Okay, so technically I’m posting this a month early. VoSS’s birthday is January 14.
BUT! Chapter 7 is going to start running next month, so I wanted to have a little something to tide you over until then. Hence this ridiculous Year 2 graphic. You can view it at any of these fine locations:
This drawing was at least partially an excuse to play with some new art supplies I picked up, so it’s colored differently from my usual marker + gouache. The figures are colored with a combination of watercolor pencil and various writing inks. The background is digital, mostly because this was drawn on scrap paper and I didn’t have space for a proper background.
Anyhow, I’m busy coloring Chapter 7 right now, so you will be putting that into your eyeballs very soon.