I will be at Denver Comic Con this weekend, but just for Friday. My schedule is thusly:
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
11:00 – 11:50 AM
PANEL: Denver Public Library Presents – Creating Comics & Community in Colorado, Room 302
1:00 – 4:00 PM
BOOTH SIGNING: Charlie LaGreca/DiNK Booth #1300
4:00 – 4:50 PM
PANEL: How To Support Small Artists, Room 607
So! if you’re going to be at Denver Comic Con on Friday, you should come find me at one of these things.
Also, if you are a giant nerd, I’m doing world-building appendix posts over on the Valley of the Silk Sky tumblr in between chapters.
$1+ Patreons get to peep concept art and other behind-the-scenes stuff on upcoming projects during the break, so drop a dollar if you wanna see.
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.
Yes indeed, Chapter 9 has begun, and you can read the first page here:
As you might maybe have possibly heard, the entirety of chapters 6-10 are collected into the newest Valley of the Silk Sky book, The Long Run Part Two. As you may have noticed, Chapter 9 only just started posting online, so you can read ahead by way of this tome, which may be obtained here:
DiNK this weekend
Unfortunately, I won’t have my own copies of the book in time for DiNK this weekend (April 14-15, 2018), but I shall be there nonetheless.
I’ll be at table 232 on the second floor, and I’ll also be on three panels:
4/14 at 4:45 PM – Back to the Drawing Board: Non Digital Mediums for Creating Comics
4/15 at 1:30 PM – What is Queer: Discussions of Identity in Independent Comics
4/15 at 2:45 PM – Creating Comics and Community in Colorado
So! Come to by table and buy some comics, come to these panels and hear a bunch of cartoonists talk about comics. You cannot lose.
Yes indeed, page 84 marks the EXCITING CONCLUSION to chapter 8, so check it out:
If you want to read the whole chapter through from the beginning you can do so either here on Studio NDR or here on Tumblr.
Chapter 9 is, of course, already finished. My plan is to start running it in early-to-mid April. I have some minor art corrections I want to do to previous pages before it kicks off.
In the meanwhile, I will indulge in the world-building appendix posts I usually sandwich in between chapters. These posts will just be on the Tumblr site, not here, JSYK.
Also, $1+ subscribers to my Patreon will get to peep some concept art during the break, so if you want in on that, gimme one whole dollar.
Spirit in Action Conference
I’ve just arranged to have a table at the Spirit in Action Conference, a community event for trans folks and their friends and allies, which is being hosted by the Mile Hi Church on Saturday, March 24. The conference is free, so if you’re in the Denver area you should come!
On Friday, March 23 the Mile High Church is hosting Janet Mock, which event is NOT free, but you should come to that, too.