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New Taxo Unbo and some general updates

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Taxonomically Unbound: If a chicken is reinventing how poultry vocalize, is it thinking outside the boks

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

Cheers,

Dylan

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!

Cheers,

Dylan

New Taxonomically Unbound, New Kickstarter for queer monster comics!

New Taxonomically Unbound, New Kickstarter for queer monster comics! published on

Taxonomically Unbound - False teeth for rats: Rodentures

O yes indeed, there’s a new Taxonomically Unbound. Brace yourselves for this one, and read it here:

AND BUT ALSO:

As you may recall, the whole reason I’ve been putting out all these TaxoUnbos was because I was hard at work on a new Valley of the Silk Sky story for an anthology, and the Kickstarter for that anthology is now live!

It’s actually TWO anthologies (though you can choose to back one or both). My story is in Monster Journey, an all-trans masc book about monster funtimes.

The other anthology, For the Love of Monsters, features stories about human/monster dating.

Do they both sound awesome? Of course they do! So go forth and pitch in to shepherd these books off to the printer.

Cheers,

Dylan

The Halloweeniest Taxonomically Unbound is here, and other funs

The Halloweeniest Taxonomically Unbound is here, and other funs published on

If you think Dracula is a knockout, are you down for the Count?

Gotta post this one a day early, for obvious reasons. Ye mought read the new TaxoUnbo here:

In other news, the new Valley of the Silk Sky short story is done. DONE, I TELL YOU.

It took a lot longer than I had expected (digital shading is just simply not any faster than physical media, at least not for me), but it is finished and turned in. Once I have more details regarding the anthology’s release, I shall impart them unto you.

Pros and Comic Cons - Dark Horse Books

Speaking of anthologies, this one just got announced yesterday: Pros and (Comic) Cons, coming out from Dark Horse in May 2019!

I have a three-page story in there, and while it’s a reprint of earlier work, this will be the first time it’s gotten wide distribution to bookstores. So! Keep an eyeball out for that one.

Cheers,

Dylan

New Taxonomically Unbound, new Valley of the Silk Sky nearly done

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

Giggling through the graveyard = corpsing with the corpses?

The newest Taxo Unbo is set to maximum spoop, so hopefully you’re not feeling too spooped to spop. Read it hither and thither:

Meanwhile, as mentioned in the title, the new Valley of the Silk Sky short story, slated to be published in an upcoming anthology, is very nearly complete. I’m midway through shading the last page, just in time to have everything turned in by the Nov 1 deadline.

Presumably I will have further details soon regarding how you actually obtain said anthology (which I believe is going to be funded via Kickstarter). So! Prepare yourselves for incoming excitement and thrills.

Now, it’s back to finishing up pages for me!

Cheers,

Dylan

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.

Cheers,

Dylan

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.

Cheers,

Dylan

Up Next: Taxonomically Unbound, Valley of the Silk Sky stuffs, and STAPLE!

Up Next: Taxonomically Unbound, Valley of the Silk Sky stuffs, and STAPLE! published on

As mentioned previously, I’ll be running new Taxonomically Unbound comics this fall, and I now have an official start date worked out. So! Look for them to commence publication here on Studio NDR on Thursday, September 6.

As with other comics o’ mine, $1+ Patrons get ’em first, so I will once again be running them on Mondays for patrons. That means a start date of Monday, Sept. 3 for those fine folks.

$1+ Patrons will also be getting glimpses of my current work-in-progress, a new Valley of the Silk Sky short story to be published in an upcoming anthology. Patrons will be (or have already been!) getting concept art, thumbnails, pencils, and other peeks behind the curtain.

Finally, the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo is nearly upon us! It’s happening Sept 8-9 in Austin, Texas, and I’ll be there 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.

So if you’re STAPLE!-bound, add that to yer to-see list.

Cheers,

Dylan

Valley of the Silk Sky Chapter 10 concludes, SDCC commences

Valley of the Silk Sky Chapter 10 concludes, SDCC commences published on

Valley of the Silk Sky

Ordinarily I’d have posted this page on Thursday, but I will be thoroughly ensconced in San Diego Comic Con at that point, so instead enjoy this Tuesday night update.

“Can you not schedule posts?”

Er, I mean, probably? But I’m not sure how on this particular setup? So EARLY UPDATE IT IS:

I DO know how to schedule posts on Patreon and Tumblr, so those will post on Thursday as per usual.

Anyhow, here’s a reminder of where I shall be at SDCC:

The San Diego Comic Book Concern and Entertainment Emporium (July 18-22, 2018)

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

Also, I believe Tara will be there with Stacked Deck Press and fresh, new copies of We’re Still Here, the all-trans anthology I’m in, so come to the panel on Thursday to find out more.

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!

Ha ha, I’m already tired just thinking about it.

See you there!

Dylan

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).

Cheers,

Dylan

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