Convention season is fast approaching, and soon I’ll be flying off to table at my first con of 2013. To start, I’ll be returning to Portland, OR on April 27-28 for the Stumptown Comics Fest. I’ll be at table Q3 with Diana Nock and Spike Trotman. Here is a helpful map made by my buddy Kory Bing that shows where I – and a bunch of other cool people – will be located!
Shortly after that, I will flying off to Toronto, ON for the very first time on May 11-12 for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival! Table info for that show is on the way.
I’m also returning to the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD outside of DC on September 14-15. And for you Twin Cities folks out there, I’m not tabling but will certainly be attending Autoptic on August 18 in Minneapolis, MN.
If you’re planning on attending any of these conventions, here’s what I’ll have on hand! I will have both Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of O Human Star, buttons (sold separately and in packs of 3) and a new 6′ x 11″ print of Al’s lady poster. I look forward to seeing you guys at all of these great conventions!
The second chapter of my online comic O Human Star is now available in print at my store site. You also have the option for your book to be sketched in and personalized.
Once again I would like to thank the generosity of Prism Comics and the Queer Press Grant, as well as the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts for allowing me to work on this chapter during a 4 week-long artist residency back in August. This book wouldn’t have turned out as great as it did without their support.
Last night I had the great privilege of joining the Black Hat Collective to sketch at the Minnesota Opera’s world premiere production of Doubt, based on the play of the same name. We had a fantastic time, and being able to experience this dramatic, heartbreaking, and often hilarious story in the medium of an opera was like nothing I’d ever experienced before.
I’m really looking forward to the next opportunity to draw at the MN Opera. They really know how to put on a show!
I’ve updated a new commissioned illustration that I recently finished for my friends Daren and Eva (and their cats). Happy holidays, you guys!
I am also currently finalizing next year’s convention schedule as well as preparing Chapter 2 of O Human Star for its first printed edition. 2013′s going to be a very exciting year!
Big exciting news! I just learned that O Human Star is one of two comics that have received the 2012 Queer Press Grant! The QPG is an annual grant established by Prism Comics in 2005 to encourage the publication of LGBT-themed works. This year, O Human Star shares this amazing honor with Christine Smith’s The Princess, a very sweet comic strip that also stars a transgender girl. Congratulations to Christine Smith, and thank you THANK YOU Prism Comics!
I’m coming up on the end of the third week in my new home in Minneapolis, and as hectic as settling in to a new apartment can be, I’m very excited to be back in the Twin Cities. I love MSP so much.
If you’re also local to the Twin Cities and you’re a fan of sci-fi or fantasy that’s LGBTQ-friendly, then perhaps you’d be interested in attending Gaylaxicon this weekend in Minneapolis! I will be sharing a table with the very talented Diana Nock, creator of The Intrepid Girlbot, and we’ll both be selling books about robots looking for love. So drop by and check it out!
This week I’m back from my 4 week long artist residency at the Brush Creek Ranch Arts Foundation in Wyoming, so it’s time to finish some work and prepare for some big events. New on my illustration page is a commission I finished for a friend of mine, viola player Kayleigh Miller.
One more announcement: on September 15-16, I will be attending the Small Press Expo at table W31B. I will have O Human Star books and merchandise for sale, as well as a few copies of The Accidental Candidate. A list of my yearly appearances is available at my Events page.
Welcome to bluedelliquanti.com, the center for all of my professional illustration and comics work. I’m currently on my way to Wyoming so I can hunker down and work on O Human Star for a solid month. In the meantime, feel free to take a look around – all of my comics projects are listed chronologically here, and my recent illustration work can be found here.