My SDCC panel, Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends in Popular Culture, is #6 on the Mary Sue’s top 25 must-see!

It’s this Thursday 7/24/2014 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM, in room 28DE.

Other than that, I’ll be at the Northwest press table at the Prism Comics booth, #2144.

northwestpress:

Northwest Press is headed to Comic-Con next weekend! Come by booth #2144 (Prism Comics) and say howdy to Dylan Edwards (Transposes), Jon Macy (Fearful Hunter), Charles “Zan” Christensen (The Power Within), and lots more great creators!
Every year, Zan helps polish up The Gay Agenda for Comic-Con International, which gives congoers a one-stop shop for all things LGBT at the Con. This year’s booklet, compiled by Andy Mangels, features a beautiful cover by Tara Madison Avery and Mike Sullivan, and is chock full of great panels, events, and info for the discerning queer comics fanatic.
The booklet will be available at the Prism Comics mega-booth (#2144, at the back of Hall C) and will also be available in convenient digital form online. Check out prismcomics.org for more info!

SDCC is nigh! In addition to milling around the Prism booth, I’ll also be on this here panel: 
Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends in Popular Culture
Thursday, July 24, 5 p.m.-6 p.m., Room 28DE
More info and further SDCC LGBT shenanigans here.

northwestpress:

Northwest Press is headed to Comic-Con next weekend! Come by booth #2144 (Prism Comics) and say howdy to Dylan Edwards (Transposes), Jon Macy (Fearful Hunter), Charles “Zan” Christensen (The Power Within), and lots more great creators!

Every year, Zan helps polish up The Gay Agenda for Comic-Con International, which gives congoers a one-stop shop for all things LGBT at the Con. This year’s booklet, compiled by Andy Mangels, features a beautiful cover by Tara Madison Avery and Mike Sullivan, and is chock full of great panels, events, and info for the discerning queer comics fanatic.

The booklet will be available at the Prism Comics mega-booth (#2144, at the back of Hall C) and will also be available in convenient digital form online. Check out prismcomics.org for more info!

SDCC is nigh! In addition to milling around the Prism booth, I’ll also be on this here panel: 

Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends in Popular Culture

Thursday, July 24, 5 p.m.-6 p.m., Room 28DE

More info and further SDCC LGBT shenanigans here.

dylanndr:

Page 23 of Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts is up! Gran has another tale for us, and Archer has a VERY fascinating newspaper.
Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.
Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here.
Research notes for this page: turns out if you do an image search for 1930s British servants’ uniforms, you get a whole bunch of stills from Downton Abbey. It took awhile to find some references closer to the source.
Also, in the original thumbnails, I had our shifty footman sporting a gangsterrific pencil moustache. But in the course of my costume research, I learned that no self-respecting household at the time would have deigned to allow facial hair on one of the staff. So the final version of him is clean-shaven.
Gran would have been maybe 8 years old at the time of the incident, for those of you tracking chronology.

Trying out this “reblog for the evening crowd” thing, just for the whatevers.

dylanndr:

Page 23 of Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts is up! Gran has another tale for us, and Archer has a VERY fascinating newspaper.

Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.

Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here.

Research notes for this page: turns out if you do an image search for 1930s British servants’ uniforms, you get a whole bunch of stills from Downton Abbey. It took awhile to find some references closer to the source.

Also, in the original thumbnails, I had our shifty footman sporting a gangsterrific pencil moustache. But in the course of my costume research, I learned that no self-respecting household at the time would have deigned to allow facial hair on one of the staff. So the final version of him is clean-shaven.

Gran would have been maybe 8 years old at the time of the incident, for those of you tracking chronology.

Trying out this “reblog for the evening crowd” thing, just for the whatevers.

Page 23 of Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts is up! Gran has another tale for us, and Archer has a VERY fascinating newspaper.
Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.
Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here.
Research notes for this page: turns out if you do an image search for 1930s British servants’ uniforms, you get a whole bunch of stills from Downton Abbey. It took awhile to find some references closer to the source.
Also, in the original thumbnails, I had our shifty footman sporting a gangsterrific pencil moustache. But in the course of my costume research, I learned that no self-respecting household at the time would have deigned to allow facial hair on one of the staff. So the final version of him is clean-shaven.
Gran would have been maybe 8 years old at the time of the incident, for those of you tracking chronology.

Page 23 of Politically InQueerect: Old Ghosts is up! Gran has another tale for us, and Archer has a VERY fascinating newspaper.

Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.

Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here.

Research notes for this page: turns out if you do an image search for 1930s British servants’ uniforms, you get a whole bunch of stills from Downton Abbey. It took awhile to find some references closer to the source.

Also, in the original thumbnails, I had our shifty footman sporting a gangsterrific pencil moustache. But in the course of my costume research, I learned that no self-respecting household at the time would have deigned to allow facial hair on one of the staff. So the final version of him is clean-shaven.

Gran would have been maybe 8 years old at the time of the incident, for those of you tracking chronology.

Self-portrait of me and my very clingy and kinda needy friend the Deadline Monster. Originally drawn in 2007, but annoyingly perennial (cf. July 2014).

Self-portrait of me and my very clingy and kinda needy friend the Deadline Monster. Originally drawn in 2007, but annoyingly perennial (cf. July 2014).

Page 22 of Old Ghosts is up! Turns out ghosts need to take breaks occasionally? (I spent more time than was strictly necessary figuring out which of Britain’s several national papers would be Archer’s rag of choice. He is, of course, a Times reader.)
Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.
Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here.
SDCC news: yes, I will be there! I’ll be hanging around the Northwest Press table, which will once again be part of the Prism Comics mega-booth. I’ll also be on the “BREAKING BARRIERS: TRANSGENDER TRENDS IN POPULAR CULTURE” panel, which is Thursday, 7/24/14, 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m., Room: 28DE. More queer comics panel deets here.

Page 22 of Old Ghosts is up! Turns out ghosts need to take breaks occasionally? (I spent more time than was strictly necessary figuring out which of Britain’s several national papers would be Archer’s rag of choice. He is, of course, a Times reader.)

Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.

Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here.

SDCC news: yes, I will be there! I’ll be hanging around the Northwest Press table, which will once again be part of the Prism Comics mega-booth. I’ll also be on the “BREAKING BARRIERS: TRANSGENDER TRENDS IN POPULAR CULTURE” panel, which is Thursday, 7/24/14, 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m., Room: 28DE. More queer comics panel deets here.

Three pages left to flat on my Beyond story (all the inking is done), and then it’s time for shading and texturing. I am now seriously questioning my decision to include backgrounds. And foregrounds. And characters.
I sure would like to have this finished before I leave for SDCC. Gonna try. DayJob may intervene. Otherwise, hey, come say hi to me at SDCC while I ignore you and mutter at my laptop and tablet!

Three pages left to flat on my Beyond story (all the inking is done), and then it’s time for shading and texturing. I am now seriously questioning my decision to include backgrounds. And foregrounds. And characters.

I sure would like to have this finished before I leave for SDCC. Gonna try. DayJob may intervene. Otherwise, hey, come say hi to me at SDCC while I ignore you and mutter at my laptop and tablet!

beyondvictoriana:

One of the best articles I’ve read on the subject. I want to hand this out at every art & diversity panel I speak on. Seriously.

It’s on Buzzfeed, but read it anyway.

(via medievalpoc)

Page 21 of PiQue: Old Ghosts is up! You’re always complaining that Archer never smiles. Well, here you go! Don’t you feel better now? (Huh. I wonder what Archer could be up to. Oh well, probably nothing, right?)
Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.
Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here.
That desk, by the way, is known as a knee-hole desk, and is a furniture style whose existence I was unaware of until I did this comic. It was a huge pain in the ass to draw.

Page 21 of PiQue: Old Ghosts is up! You’re always complaining that Archer never smiles. Well, here you go! Don’t you feel better now? (Huh. I wonder what Archer could be up to. Oh well, probably nothing, right?)

Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.

Need to get caught up? The archive of pages posted to date is here.

That desk, by the way, is known as a knee-hole desk, and is a furniture style whose existence I was unaware of until I did this comic. It was a huge pain in the ass to draw.

I’m doing hand-inking for my Beyond story, and then shading digitally. This means I need to have the inks wind up as bitmaps, because that makes flatting go waaaay faster.
I’ve been scanning the inks as TIFFs and then converting to BMP in photoshop, but I saw that there was an option to scan directly to BMP, so I thought, why not? Maybe it’ll save me a step.
What you see above was the raw result of this AMAZING TIME-SAVING ENDEAVOR. And while this is utterly unusable for my intended purposes, I thought it looked kinda cool regardless. Will bear in mind if I need to simulate a shaky-cam effect. Or an acid trip.

I’m doing hand-inking for my Beyond story, and then shading digitally. This means I need to have the inks wind up as bitmaps, because that makes flatting go waaaay faster.

I’ve been scanning the inks as TIFFs and then converting to BMP in photoshop, but I saw that there was an option to scan directly to BMP, so I thought, why not? Maybe it’ll save me a step.

What you see above was the raw result of this AMAZING TIME-SAVING ENDEAVOR. And while this is utterly unusable for my intended purposes, I thought it looked kinda cool regardless. Will bear in mind if I need to simulate a shaky-cam effect. Or an acid trip.