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Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run progress report

Valley of the Silk Sky: The Long Run progress report published on
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Just thought you might like to know I finished penciling Chapter 11 of The Long Run last night, so I am, in actual fact, shambling slowly towards new material.

If you want to keep apprised of developments and see work-in-progress images like this one of Hali, $1+ subscribers to my Patreon get the goods.

Now it’s on to inking and coloring. Once it’s closer to finished I’ll let you know when I expect to start posting new pages.

In the meanwhile, I’ve been posting new non-VotSS comics elsewhere, so if you’re in the market for reading material you might want to check out this autobio comic I did about going to a heavy metal show in Japan. There will be 5 pages in all, with a new page posted each day.

Anyhow, prepare yourself for the imminent arrival of Part 3 and Chapter 11!

Cheers,

Dylan

A wee little comic: “Abrade Groom”

A wee little comic: “Abrade Groom” published on
Valley of the Silk Sky: Abrade Groom

Here’s a quick one-page comic about exfoliation:

If you yearn to know more about the wheres and whys of Daraz grooming behavior, please turn your attention to this appendix post.

This one-page VotSS comic is actually the first one I ever completed. I created this as a one-page backup story for the Fearful Hunter graphic novel, wherein several different artists offered their takes on human/monster romance. [Fearful Hunter is 18+ and not at all asexual, and VotSS is 13+ and a lot asexual, so there was a bit of a line to walk on how to present this in a way that was appropriate to both comics.]

Chronologically, this is the most recent comic, taking place several years later than the others. It is also maybe not 100% canon. I had a big burst of ideas for stories when I first started writing VotSS, but not all of those ideas are things I’ll ever actually use. And some have already been lowered into the trash. So when I did this comic, I was sort of guessing at where Hali and Razi would be at this point in their lives.

All I can tell you is that, early on, I had a big thing planned for how Razi gets that scar. Whether or not that particular storyline is still worth pursuing is a matter for another day!

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Abrade Groom

Abrade Groom published on

Valley of the Silk SkyThis one-page VotSS comic is actually the first one I ever completed. I created this as a one-page backup story for the Fearful Hunter graphic novel, wherein several different artists offered their takes on human/monster romance. [Fearful Hunter is 18+ and not at all asexual, and VotSS is 13+ and a lot asexual, so there was a bit of a line to walk on how to present this in a way that was appropriate to both comics.]

Chronologically, this is the most recent comic, taking place several years later than the others. It is also maybe not 100% canon. I had a big burst of ideas for stories when I first started writing VotSS, but not all of those ideas are things I’ll ever actually use. And some have already been lowered into the trash. So when I did this comic, I was sort of guessing at where Hali and Razi would be at this point in their lives.

All I can tell you is that, early on, I had a big thing planned for how Razi gets that scar. Whether or not that particular storyline is still worth pursuing is a matter for another day!

“Medicine; Run” concludes!

“Medicine; Run” concludes! published on
Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA SFF comics

The final page of “Medicine;Run” is up, and may be observed in these places:

That Patreon post also has a brief discussion of palmar grasp reflex, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Anyhow, that wraps up our exciting short story adventure! If you’d like to read all of “Medicine; Run” in one handy dandy location, you can peep it online on the Valley of the Silk Sky website, or you can pick up a print copy of the minicomic edition from my Gumroad store.

I am still penciling chapter 11 of The Long Run, but I have a convention this weekend (NecronomiCon Providence), so that’s going to take priority for a bit.

Until next time,

Dylan

“Medicine; Run” page 15 has some explaining to do

“Medicine; Run” page 15 has some explaining to do published on
Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA sci-fi and fantasy comic

You can read the scramble to offer justifications here:

In other Valley of the Silk Sky news, I believe last week I mentioned I had finished thumbnailing chapter 11 of The Long Run.

Well, I have since commenced penciling said chapter. It’s going very slowly because I am all creaky and rusty, but it IS happening, by george.

It’ll continue to go slowly for a bit as I have a convention coming up (NecronomiCon Providence, if you’re curious), and will need to prep for that. So, like, don’t hold your breath for it to start the second “Medicine; Run” wraps. Just know that it is in the works.

Cheers,

Dylan

Make good choices: read “Medicine; Run” page 14

Make good choices: read “Medicine; Run” page 14 published on

But where, Dylan? Where can we read this latest page? Why, in these very locations:

In other (possibly?) exciting news, it may interest you to learn that I finished thumbnailing Chapter 11 of The Long Run. Just in case you were wondering if I was ever going to get back to the main storyline.

Well, YES. The answer is YES. I shall indeed do that very thing.

I’ll let you know more about when you can read THAT when the penciling and the inking and the coloring and the whatnot are underway.

Cheers,

Dylan

“Medicine; Run” page 13 calls for unrestrained panic

“Medicine; Run” page 13 calls for unrestrained panic published on

“Medicine; Run” page 13 is up, and you can read it here if you dare:

That Patreon post includes a section on protected species and poaching in the Valley, should you wish to nerd out a bit with some world-building.

Otherwise, see you in a week for the NEXT EXCITING PAGE.

Cheers,

Dylan

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