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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
Valley of the Silk Sky work in progress pencils

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!

“Medicine; Run” concludes!

“Medicine; Run” concludes! published on
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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

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

Medicine; Run page 12 braces for impact

Medicine; Run page 12 braces for impact published on
Valley of the Silk Sky queer YA sci-fi and fantasy comic

I am back from SDCC, which means the web serialization of “Medicine; Run” is also back!

Page 12 may be observed here:

Since I took a week off, this is probably a good time to link to The Story So Far, should you need to get caught up or refresh your memory.

See you again next week!

Medicine; Run page 11 gets caught, and SDCC in upon us

Medicine; Run page 11 gets caught, and SDCC in upon us published on

The latest installment of Medicine; Run tried to hide, but it can be found here:

Just a heads-up to let you know I won’t be updating the comic next week, because I’ll be at San Diego Comic Con!

I’ll be at the Stacked Deck Press table L-06 in Small Press with all my books and whatnot (including copies of the new Monster Journey anthology, which features an exclusive Valley of the Silk Sky short story!).

I’ll also be on the CBLDF: Take Pride in Comics panel at noon on Friday, July 19, in room 11.

See you there!

“Medicine; Run” page 10 sneaks by

“Medicine; Run” page 10 sneaks by published on
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Valley of the Silk Sky: “Medicine; Run” page 10 is posting on a holiday in hopes you won’t notice, and will therefore fail to devour it whole. Here are the places where you should definitely not look for it:

Also, if you’re wondering why Razi keeps looking over xer glasses like that, this public Patreon post has answers for you.

Also: have I mentioned I’ll be at San Diego Comic Con? Well, I will. You can find me with Stacked Deck Press at table L-06 in Small Press.

I’ll also be on a panel, but I don’t have all the deets yet, so I’ll post more about that later on.

Okay? Okay! See you next week.

Medicine; Run page 9 scurries past

Medicine; Run page 9 scurries past published on
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The short story continues at any one (or all!) of these links:

And, once again, if you need to get caught up, you can find all the pages posted to date at this very convenient location.

Mercifully, I don’t have any shows this week, so I’m going to be a slug for a bit. Check back next week for more “Medicine; Run”!

Medicine Run page 8, and Denver Zine Fest 2019

Medicine Run page 8, and Denver Zine Fest 2019 published on

“Medicine; Run” page 8 has emerged from the woods, and you can glimpse its terrifying visage here:

If you yearn to know more about shrieker ecology (and who doesn’t??), refer to that there public Patreon post.

Also, I’m going to be at Denver Zine Fest this Sunday, June 23, 2019. If you yearn for zines and small press comics, come to the show!

I will, of course, have all my Valley of the Silk Sky books, as well as the Monster Journey trans masc anthology (which contains an exclusive VotSS short story), and various other queer comics and artsy doodads.

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