Yes indeed, the latest in Taxonomically Unbound punnery may be found here:
Meanwhile, I’ve been working away on the new Valley of the Silk Sky website, which is still not ready for your eyeballs, but it is definitely starting to take shape. Turns out I’ve created a fair amount of content for this series, and it’s gonna take awhile to get it all put in place.
Speaking of Valley of the Silk Sky, if you’ve been wanting to get the digital edition from ComiXology but have been holding off for whatever reason, it might interest you to learn that it’s on sale for 50% off at the moment. You can grab both collections here:
The Long Run: Part One
The Long Run: Part Two
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).
Yes indeed, Chapter 10 has arrived, and page 93 awaits your eyeballs in these various locations:
If you want to nerd out about that face Tavaly is making in the second panel, this public Patreon post has the rundown.
Meanwhile, WesterCon 71 (a.k.a. MALCon 6) is going on RIGHT NOW here in Denver.
You’ll find me in the dealer’s room at the Out in Colorado table throughout the show. I’m also on a veritable slew of panels:
Wed, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, The Laser Cannon on Page Two (Thunderpass)
Thu, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Queer and Trans characters in Sci-Fi and Fantasy (Serenity)
Sat, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Characters are Who, not What (Serenity)
Sun, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM, Body Image in Sci Fi & Fantasy (Room of Requirement)
Sun, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM, Diversity in Fandom (Serenity)
Come to the show, buy some comics, and hit up some programming!
Valley of the Silk Sky page 92 is up! Oh, and don’t mind that thing in the corner. I’m sure it’s nothing:
And that’s a wrap on Chapter 9! Go here if you want to read the whole chapter in a single sitting.
Chapter 10 will start running in a couple-few weeks. In the meantime, I’ll be doing the usual world-building posts between chapters on the Valley of the Silk Sky website.
If you don’t want to wait, you can, of course, always pick up the collection of Part Two, which includes chapters 6-10 in their entirety. Available in print and digital editions, or on ComiXology.
During the break, Patrons who pledge $1 or more will get to peep some concept art for a Valley of the Silk Sky short story I’m working on for an upcoming anthology. Neat!
See you soon,
Page 91 of Valley of the Silk Sky has discovered something rather interesting indeed. Find out what:
BUT ALSO: I’m going to be at WisCon this weekend!
In addition to tabling in the Dealer’s Room all weekend, I’ll be on several panels:
Alternatives To Patreon: Direct Support To Creators – Saturday May 26, 8:45 AM, Capitol B
Fantasy World-Building in Comics – Saturday May 26, 10:00 AM, Capitol B
Found Media in Mixed Objects: all-trans reading – Saturday May 26, 2:30 PM, Michaelangelo’s
Beyond S/He: Neopronouns – Sunday May 27, 10:00 AM, Capitol A
So yeah, if you’re going to be in Madison, WI for the long weekend, do come to the show!
Valley of the Silk Sky turns 90 pages old, and is covered in weird growths. Goggle at them here:
Meanwhile, the digital edition of Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run Part Two is now available on ComiXology! If that’s your preferred platform, you need wait no longer.
I’m still recovering from TCAF (jetlag plus travel shenanigans), so that’s about it for this week. Next week, more VotSS, and WisCon news!
Care for some overgrown ruins? Worry not, Valley of the Silk Sky page 89 has you covered (in weird plants):
That Patreon post has a little more info about said weird plants, so click through if you desire more knowledge (Patreon posts of VotSS pages are locked Monday-Wednesday, and become available to the general public on Thursday).
But also, TCAF is nigh!
If you’re going to be at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend (May 12-13, 2018), you should come find me at table 218 for the convention debut of the Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run Part Two print book!
I’ll also be on the Adventure Teens panel on Sunday at 2:00 PM, wherein we’ll talk about why we let our characters run around without adult supervision.
I’m excited for to return to Toronto, even if it means I have to get up ridiculously early for my flight tomorrow. See you there!
The eighty-eighth page of Valley of the Silk Sky is carefully avoiding giant carnivorous fish swimming through a ruined city. Observe:
Don’t forget that the book containing the entirety of Part Two (including all of chapters 6-10) will make its official convention debut at TCAF (May 12-13).
(If you can’t make it to TCAF, you can of course buy the book online.)
Speaking of TCAF, they’ve announced the programming schedule, and you can come watch me yammer about VotSS on the Adventure Teens panel on Sunday at 2:00.
Table placements are still being finalized, so I’ll have more info next week about where to find me on the floor (I can tell you right now it’s the second floor, though, since that’s what I paid for).
Chapter 9 proceeds apace, as page 87 emerges from the fog. It may be observed here:
In convention news, I’m on a panel at TCAF, but they haven’t officially announced the schedule yet, so I’ll reveal more about that soon.
WisCon panels HAVE been officially announced, so now I can tell you when and where I’ll be (besides the vendor’s room, of course):
What: Alternatives To Patreon: Direct Support To Creators
When: Sat, 8:30–9:45 AM
Where: Capitol B
What: Fantasy Worldbuilding In Comics
When: Sat, 10:00–11:15 AM
Where: Capitol B
What: Found Media in Mixed Objects (readings by various trans folk)
When: Sat, 2:30–3:45 PM
What: Beyond S/He
When: Sun, 10:00–11:15 AM
Where: Capitol A
Exciting, is it not? (Actually, yes indeed, it is.)
Also, this is a propos of absolutely nothing, but I got tickets to see Janelle Monáe, and I’m unreasonably excited about it (unless that level of excitement is to be expected, which probably it is, so I’m actually very reasonably excited).
Chapter 9 continues with Chadsen’s exploration of the mysterious ruins of the Red City. Read all about it here:
That Patreon post includes a bit of world-building nattering about, well, buildings. Specifically, some of the architectural innovations in the Valley. Excite! Check it out if you happen to be a giant nerd.
I expect I’ll have some Important Announcements next week, regarding upcoming conventions and panels and whatnot, so check back, why don’t ya.