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OUT FRONT Magazine – June 2022 issue – OFMD in OFM

OUT FRONT Magazine – June 2022 issue – OFMD in OFM published on

My newest comic for OUT FRONT Magazine is all about the queer rep in Our Flag Means Death, and how the show offers a welcome pushback against rising anti-LGBTQ prejudice. Digital edition is here (I’m on page 24).

Squeezing all of my thoughts and feels about this show down into a half-page comic was basically impossible. In the event you’re yearning for my much more detailed analysis, I have effectively ceded my Tumblr over to the lobe of my brain that is now dedicated to fine-toothed thematic and historical analysis of a gay pirate rom com. I am very much a sucker for media that is so richly crafted you get something new out of it each time you engage with it, noticing new details or themes you had missed before.

I’ve been doing a lot of OFMD fan art as well, but I haven’t been posting it here. If you want to peep it, the easiest way to find it is to hit up the aforementioned Tumblr or my Instagram.



New Taxonomically Unbound, new Valley of the Silk Sky website

New Taxonomically Unbound, new Valley of the Silk Sky website published on

Does making the advent colander last through Christmas sieve cause undue strain?

Just as you feared, there is a new Taxonomically Unbound, and it lurks in these locations:

There is also, as you may have gleaned from the headline, a brang new Valley of the Silk Sky website:

Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA sci fi webcomic

This is, as I have probably mentioned before, a replacement for the VotSS tumblr website. While the tumblr one still exists, this new one is self-hosted and therefore less subject to the whims of content moderation algorithms.

It is also much easier to navigate, given that the underlying architecture is more conducive to separating comics from appendices from random art. Also the tagging is actually useful, since it’s not mixed in with all the rest of tumblr’s tags.

ANYway. I’ll continue to post VotSS comic pages here on Studio NDR, but, as before, extra content like appendices, concept art, character portraits, and all that biz will live over there.



New Taxo Unbo, Mini Comic Con, Tumblr goings-on, VotSS news, etc.

New Taxo Unbo, Mini Comic Con, Tumblr goings-on, VotSS news, etc. published on

Taxonomically Unbound - If a grape stubbornly refuses to dry out, is it being unraisinable

First up, here is where one might read the new Taxonomically Unbound, should one so choose:

But, wait there’s more. Oh, so much more to discuss. First up, an event this very Saturday:

Mini Comic Con

On Saturday, Dec 8, I will be at the Sam Gary Branch of the Denver Public Library for Mini Comic Con. The event runs from 10 AM – 4 PM, and admission is free. FREE, I tell you.

All the deets are to be found at this Facebook event page, so click and learn.

Tumblr goings-on

Meanwhile, what the heck with Tumblr, you ask.

As you may know, Tumblr is, as far as I can tell, in the process of destroying itself by driving off its entire user base and generally treating everyone like garbage. Cool!

It’s hard to say right now how all this is going to shake out, but I’m definitely bracing for Tumblr to essentially disappear altogether, or to fall so far into irrelevancy that it hangs around like MySpace’s ghost but no one really speaks of it anymore.

The problem that creates for me is that the Valley of the Silk Sky website is built on a Tumblr webcomic platform. Now, I had long yearned to make a proper VotSS website, since the limits of the Tumblr site functionality grate on my nerves sometimes. But building a whole new website is a massive (unpaid) undertaking, so I haven’t been in a rush to get to it.

However. If Tumbs is going to flush itself down the toilet, getting to website building is a thing I’m going to have to do.

So I’ve started the process. I have a dot com domain for VotSS, and the bones of the new site are there. It’s going to be at least a couple few weeks before I even feel comfortable linking to it, since it really is a construction zone at the moment, but the process is underway.

I’ll continue to post to the VotSS Tumblr site for as long as it seems reasonable to do so, but know that soon Valley of the Silk Sky will have its own home.

Monster Journey update

Speaking of Valley of the Silk Sky, you may recall I’d created a short story for the Monster Journey anthology, and said anthology was having a Kickstarter to raise funds to print. Well, I’m sorry to say the KS didn’t make goal. So what happens next?

I’ve already been paid for my contribution, as have all the other artists involved, so that part isn’t an issue. The publisher has said he’ll likely run a new Kickstarter in a couple of months, and will definitely be publishing the books one way or the other. So I’ll let you know when I have more details.

I am no KS expert by any means, but I have definitely noticed that campaigns running during the holidays tend to struggle. Thanksgiving week is something of a black hole, and losing an entire week of a crowdfunding campaign certainly ups the difficulty. Hopefully a post-holiday campaign will fare better!

Finally …

I was having alllll kinds of website problems last week. I *think* they have been resolved, though I’m still noticing a thing or two out of place. Mostly minor stuff related to deprecated widgets and whatnot.

Anyhow. Lots going on, and I must get back to it!



New Taxonomically Unbound is sort of here

New Taxonomically Unbound is sort of here published on

EDIT: I finally managed to get it uploaded! New Taxo Unbo is on Studio NDR right here. I solved the mystery by leaving for a couple of hours, and then trying again.


So I do have a new Taxo Unbo ready, and have been able to post it to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Patreon, but for some reason the WordPress media manager absolutely, positively refuses to upload the file.

I have tried resaving the file in a couple different formats, I’ve tried renaming it, I’ve tried using a different browser: all of these generate an “HTTP error” with no additional information. I’m able to upload other image files, just not this particular one to this particular website. I am completely and totally baffled, no clue whatsoever what to try next.

Soooo, anyway. You can in point of fact read the new comic, you just gotta do it at one of these other places:

Speaking of the ol’ Patreon, I’ve been posting a few work-in-progress images from the new Valley of the Silk Sky short story. The most recent is here and is available to $1+ subscribers. I have another I’ll likely post tomorrow.

Anyhow, back to bashing my head against this website to try to figure out why I can’t upload this one image that every other website has had no problems with.



The Halloween-themed Taxonomically Unbounds are scratching at the door

The Halloween-themed Taxonomically Unbounds are scratching at the door published on

Taxonomically Unbound

All the new Taxonomically Unbounds this month are gonna be Halloweeny, so just imagine me pulling a lever in a dungeon and screaming something about Pun Goth Power to Maximum. The first ghoulish endeavor is available here:

Also, I’m hoping to get a post up tomorrow for $1+ Patrons with work-in-progress sneak previews of the new Valley of the Silk Sky short story, so if you wanna peep such a thing, drop a buck in the bucket.



New Taxonomically Unbound – Totally Unnessysary

New Taxonomically Unbound – Totally Unnessysary published on

Taxonomically Unbound: If you attempt to eliminate sea monsters, are you kraken down

The latest in the Most Worst Puns onslaught is here for your reading “pleasure”:

Starting next week, I will be inflicting a series of Halloween-themed pun comics upon you all, so brace yourselves for that.

In other news, it may interest you to learn I just finished penciling that Valley of the Silk Sky short story I’ve been working on for an upcoming anthology. Next up: inking, inking, and more inking!

That means folks who pledge $1 or more to my Patreon will soon be getting sneak previews of the work-in-progress.

And, of course, once I have more info about the Kickstarter for the anthology (which I think will be going up in November?) I will let you know.



Taxonomically Unbound – Lawn Since Desserted

Taxonomically Unbound – Lawn Since Desserted published on

Taxonomically Unbound - LAWN SINCE DESSERTED

Yes indeed, it is time once again for a new Taxonomically Unbound. It may be groaned at in any one of these fine places:

Also, in case you missed the announcement last week, don’t forget to check out Draw Out the Vote, the new website put together by Oni Press. It features comics by cartoonists from all 50 states, plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico, sharing their personal stories about why voting is important to them.

I did the comic for Colorado. There’s info for each state on how to get registered and how to vote, so be sure to give it a look and share widely!

Draw Out the Vote - Oni Press - Voting Comics



Taxonomically Unbound continues to “”delight””

Taxonomically Unbound continues to “”delight”” published on

Taxonomically Unbound - When vultures fly, do they bring carrion items.

Yes indeed, a new Taxonomically Unbound makes itself known today. It lives in these places:

I thought I was going to have another announcement today, but it has not yet been officially announced. So. I may well be posting again shortly, just waiting for a green light.

ANYway. Do carrion.



Taxonomically Unbound returns, STAPLE! approaches

Taxonomically Unbound returns, STAPLE! approaches published on

Taxonomically Unbound: If you bother everyone for basil, olive oil, and pine nuts, you might make a pesto yourself.

It’s been awhile, but I finally got around to making a bunch of new Taxonomically Unbound comics. These are my Most Worst Puns illustrated with various doodles and sketches I’ve done.

I’ll be running these weekly throughout the rest of 2018, so brace yourselves.

The first of the new batch may be seen in these places:

Meanwhile, the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo is this very weekend Sept 8-9 in Austin, Texas, you’ll find me there at table 20A with my various comics and Feeping Creatures monster art.

I will also be on a panel on Saturday, Sept. 9 in The Theater:

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: LGBTQIA Comics Panel – Prominent & Emerging Comics Creators discuss their work and experiences in the comics industry. With Lilah Sturges, Jeremy Holt, Alex Grandstaff & Dylan Edwards. Moderated by Sarah Marloff of the Austin Chronicle.

See you this weekend, Austin!



Valley of the Silk Sky page 94 and SDCC schedule

Valley of the Silk Sky page 94 and SDCC schedule published on

Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA sci-fi webcomic

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).



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