I’ve been working away on the script for my new sci-fi comic series, Valley of the Silk Sky, which you will have already heard me talk about regarding my comic for Beyond. I decided it needed to have its own website, since it is big and sprawling, and trying to cram all of that nerdity in here would just be confusing. SO. If you want to keep up on what’s going on, please follow along on the Valley of the Silk Sky tumblr website.
I will probably (?) also post finished comic pages here? But things like concept art, worldbuilding details, etc. will live over there. So.
The plan is to start publishing the first story arc of the new comic in January 2015. More on that as things develop!
I noticed recently that the “purchase webcomic” link at the bottom of a given comic’s page sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. I’m not exactly sure why – if I go update the nonfunctioning page without making any changes it starts working. There are hundreds of comics on this site. I am prrrrrobably not going to comb through and click “update” on each and every one. (Shockingly, there’s not a huge demand for editorial cartoons from 10 years ago.)
BUT, yes, prints are available whether the link works or not. If you want to buy a print and the link isn’t working on that page, please let me know (that’s dylan[at]studiondr[dotcom]). Originals for several comics are available as well – please email to inquire.
In my fantasy world of the future I’ll have a site with actual functioning ecommerce, but right now I’m too busy drawing this:
Woo hoo! Got the editorial green light to start penciling my story for Beyond. Queer sci-fi/fantasy comics are IMMINENT. Not sure how many pages I’ll have managed to draw before TCAF, but either way, if you’re going to be there, feel free to stop by the Northwest Press table and ask to see what there is to see. I’ll also be at the queer mixer.
You may be wondering what effect, if any, this will have on the weekly updates for PiQue: Old Ghosts. The answer is hopefully none, though I can’t actually promise there won’t be a brief hiatus at some point. HOWEVER. I currently have seven pages in the buffer, so I’ve got a bit of a pad. At the moment things are looking good for an uninterrupted run. Travel can play hell with schedules, though, so. Ya know. But. Still. Anyway.
Soon enough I hope to be posting teaser pix from VoS pencils, so STAY CHOONED.
Progress report on the story as a whole: I’ve almost finished inking page 29, and have colored up through page 14 (inclusive). So things proceed apace, and I still have a bit of a buffer, to which I am slowly adding. Which is good, because …
Work on my piece for Beyond is gearing up. I’m doing script edits right now, but it’s awfully close to ready to pencil. So! I will be diving into that stage of the process very soon. This is a character design test I threw together to get a sense of everyone’s relative height, clothing design, and shading scheme. You can read more about all this in my tumblr posts here and here, if you are a big ol’ process junkie.