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Be Gay Do Comics wins an Ignatz and gets a starred Kirkus review!

Be Gay Do Comics wins an Ignatz and gets a starred Kirkus review! published on

The new anthology of LGBTQIA+ comics from The Nib and IDW publishing is officially out, and has already snagged some honors!

Read the starred review in Kirkus 

BGDC wins Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology 

Be Gay, Do Comics is filled with dozens of comics about LGBTQIA experiences, ranging from personal stories to queer history to cutting satire about pronoun panic and brands desperate to co-opt pride. Brimming with resilience, inspiration, and humor, an incredible lineup of top indie cartoonists takes you from the American Revolution through Stonewall to today’s fights for equality and representation.

Featuring more than 30 cartoonists, including yours truly!

How can you acquire this fine comics volume? Simply buy it from your preferred bookseller, or snag a copy from The Nib’s online store!

Cheers,

Dylan

“Trans Tokyo: A Trek to Two’s Cabin” page 5 arrives

“Trans Tokyo: A Trek to Two’s Cabin” page 5 arrives published on

The penultimate page of our parable may now be peeped! Peruse here on Studio NDR, or here on Patreon.

Tune in next week for the EXCITING CONCLUSION.

Speaking of exciting conclusions, the Kickstarter for The Nib’s Be Gay Do Comics anthology has wrapped! The project has funded quite handily, so soon you’ll be able to get your mitts on this fine book. As a reminder, I’ll have 8 pages of comics in there, alongside a great many other excellent cartoonists. If you missed out on the Kickstarter, I’m sure The Nib will have extra copies to sell retail, so keep an eye on their announcements.

Finally, I’ve finished coloring Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run chapter 11, and am in the final stages of cleaning up the scans and lettering the pages. So I’m on track to commence publishing the next installment on January 16, 2020. Brace yourselves!

Cheers,

Dylan

Two’s Cabin, Be Gay Do Comics, and Valley of the Silk Sky news

Two’s Cabin, Be Gay Do Comics, and Valley of the Silk Sky news published on
Trans Tokyo: A Trek to Two's Cabin

So many announcements to announce!

First, up, for the next few weeks I’ll be running my comic that originally appeared in We’re Still Here, an autobio comic about my visit to a queer/trans bar in Tokyo.

The first page of Trans Tokyo: A Trek to Two’s Cabin is here on Studio NDR and here on Patreon.

As per usual, Patrons get early access to comics, so new pages go up for Patrons on Monday, and are released to the general internet on Thursday.

I’ll be posting this on Tumblr eventually as well, but since it’s a short comic it makes more sense to do a single post there rather than individual pages in separate posts.

Be Gay, Do Comics

Meanwhile, The Nib is running a Kickstarter for this giant tome of queer comics, culled from the many pieces they’ve run online over the years. I have some work in this book, alongside a host of numerous other amazing cartoonists. Go forth and back the Kickstarter to snag a copy for yourself!

Valley of the Silk Sky progress report

Finally, I will actually have a new chapter of Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run to post soon. Chapter 11 is fully penciled and inked, and I’ve now moved on to coloring.

Current plan is to start posting pages around about the 5 (!) year anniversary of the comic, which is in mid-January.

So! Lots of comics coming your way. Stay tuned!

Cheers,

Dylan

New Nibbles and other news

New Nibbles and other news published on

Dylan Edwards - The Nib - Trans Visibility

This is not actually a NEW new comic, just one I realized I had forgotten to post here on the ol’ home site. It was originally published by The Nib way back in June of 2018 as part of their Response feature on transgender stuffs.

You can read all the Response comics here on The Nib’s site, or you can read just my comic here on Studio NDR.

As for t’other news:

I had meant to have enough Taxonomically Unbound comics done to last through the end of the year. That didn’t quite happen, on account of various things exploded (my creaky old version of Photoshop, my website, my other website), and I have spent much of this month Dealing With Trying to Get Basic Things Working Again instead of making new art.

One of my temporary solutions to the Photoshop explosion problem was to download Clip Studio Paint, a graphics program that’s more specifically designed for comics creation. I have not actually had time to learn how to use it due to the various website explosions, but one of my goals for the coming weeks is to at least dip into the basics. Probably gonna make some new Taxo Unbos as part of my practice efforts.

I’m also working on a bunch of Valley of the Silk Sky stuff, about which I shall go into more detail next week as a sort of What to Expect in 2019 post. SO. Stay tooned!

Cheers,

Dylan

New comic on The Nib, Denver Zine Fest this Sunday

New comic on The Nib, Denver Zine Fest this Sunday published on

Gender and Transition comics on The Nib

I have a new comic up on The Nib, alongside several other awesome trans cartoonists! This link right here is what you wanna click to read the whole comic and see the rest of the set.

And yes, this very Sunday, June the 24th, I will be tabling at Denver Zine Fest. The event runs from 10-6, and is at the McNichols building in Civic Center Park.

And.

AND.

Admission is FREEEEEEEEE.

Come to the thing, and get yourself some zines!

Cheers,

Dylan

New comic up on The Nib – Gun Culture

New comic up on The Nib – Gun Culture published on No Comments on New comic up on The Nib – Gun Culture

CW: suicide, gun violence

I have a new comic up on The Nib, as part of a Response feature on gun culture. You can read all the comics here.

Mine is about a school shooting that occurred at my high school when I was in 10th grade:

The Nib Gun Culture Dylan Edwards

New comic up on The Nib – Banned Books; CXC this weekend

New comic up on The Nib – Banned Books; CXC this weekend published on No Comments on New comic up on The Nib – Banned Books; CXC this weekend

The Nib Banned Books Dylan Edwards Alison Bechdel Fun Home

I have a new comic up on The Nib, as part of their Banned Books feature. Be sure to check out all six comics, with a bunch of different artists discussing their fave banned books!

As you can see, I elected to talk about Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. When I was working on Transposes, I studied FH closely for tips on how to put together a compelling non-fiction narrative.

Before that, Dykes to Watch Out For was a big influence on my own early attempts at an ensemble cast comic, namely Politically InQueerect. While PiQue eventually went more in a traditional comic format direction, you can see in the early strips where I basically just lifted the D2WO4 format.

Anyway, thanks to Alison for being a big inspiration, and to The Nib for giving me a platform to talk a little bit about her awesomeness.

ALSO: I will be at Cartoon Crossroads Columbus this weekend, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1. I am not actually sure what my table assignment is? But I will definitely be there and you should find me and buy a bunch of comics. Yep.

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky chapter 7 concludes! ALSO: New comic on The Nib!

Valley of the Silk Sky chapter 7 concludes! ALSO: New comic on The Nib! published on No Comments on Valley of the Silk Sky chapter 7 concludes! ALSO: New comic on The Nib!

Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA webcomic

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.

Cheers,

Dylan

Asexual Awareness Week, Valley of the Silk Sky progress report, Japan talk

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comic about asexuality

So hey, it’s Asexual Awareness Week! If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out my comic for The Nib, wherein I go on about intersections of asexual, queer, and trans identities.

I was also interviewed for the BiCast podcast, wherein Sara Beth Brooks and I talk with Lynnette McFadzen about – what else? – ASEXUALITY. You can point your ears thisaway to indulge in said cast of pod.

Finally, speaking of comics with asexual characters, I have news on the Valley of the Silk Sky front. As you may recall, the comic was on hold while I worked on various and sundry freelance projects. But those projects are now complete, and I’m in the process of penciling chapter 7 even now.

I’m going to be in Japan for most of November, and my goal is to have the pencils finished before I leave. My goal is NOT to work myself to death while I’m on semi-vacation, so I won’t be doing any coloring until I get back. That puts the timeline at running chapter 7 in January. Appropriate enough, since January is VotSS’s birthday!

I say Japan is a semi-vacation, since I will be giving a talk on Entrepreneurship in American Comics while I’m there. So if you, also, will be in Tokyo on November 16th, you can come to the thing! It’s at the American Center from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 16. More details here (page is in Japanese).

I have a couple more announcements about upcoming events in December, but I’ll tell you more about those closer to the date.

Cheers,

Dylan

New comic up on The Nib

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Queer Asexual Trans comics

Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately. I’ve been working on a ton of freelance, but you can now peep some of the stuff that’s been keeping me busy!

First off, check out this new comic I did for The Nib. Seven whole pages of autobio comic shenanigans about being queer, asexual, and trans.

If you liked my QAT Person minicomic, you will definitely want to point your eyeballs at this new one. (And if you haven’t yet snagged a copy of my QAT Person minicomic, well heck, whaddaya waitin’ for. Get it here.)

I’ve also been working on a series of illustrations for Out2Enroll, a non-profit that helps LGBTQIA+ folks in California find health insurance and raises awareness of patient rights. The first two illos are up here and here, and there will be five more to come.

So yeah, been busy! But pretty soon now I’ll be starting pencils on the next chapter of Valley of the Silk Sky, so stay chooned.

Cheers,

Dylan