Thanks to everyone who attended DINK this past weekend! O Human Star Volume One won two of the convention’s inaugural awards: Best Self-Published Work and the attendee-voted Best In Show. This is a huge honor and I’m still kind of reeling from it. Thank you for your votes and your support!
Denver! I will be at table D28 this weekend at DINK in the Sherman Street Event Center! I will be selling a cute new O Human Star magnet set alongside copies of Volume One and a few other books, so come see me there!
Cool news! This week, O Human Star Volume One was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in the LGBT Graphic Novels category, and the Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo’s DINKy Awards in the Best Work – Self Published and Outstanding Work – Diversity categories. The winners will be announced for all three awards later this year – thanks for the nominations!
Exciting update on a project I’ve been working on this year! I’ve contributed a story to an upcoming anthology of sci fi based on real life technology!
The collection is called Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Stories Inspired by Microsoft, and it’ll be available on all major eBook platforms for free on November 17th. All of authors were given inside access to a Microsoft Research lab and the visits served as inspiration for each of our stories.
The collection features eight award-winning, acclaimed writers of science fiction, and also includes a short graphic novel, written by me and illustrated by Michele Rosenthal
. Each story also features an original illustration by Joey Camacho.
To learn more, go to:
…and follow the hashtag #FutureVisionsBook
And look for online news from Elizabeth Bear
in the next few days about her contribution to the anthology!
Forgot to upload my SPX announcement, whoops! But it went great as always, with O Human Star nominated for an Ignatz Award as Outstanding Online Comic. Now I’m off to my first New England con this weekend in Easthampton, MA! Topatocon will be held in the Eastworks building and you can find me at table B4!
Atlantans and Decaturites! Come stop by the Decatur Book Festival in the downtown Decatur area on Labor Day weekend and you’ll get to see me sharing a table with local cartoonist and pal Reed Black. We’ve got all kinds of cute gay comics for sale, and the DBF is an outstanding event, so enjoy yourself!
It’s time for another convention, this one local! I’ll be at table 84 at Autoptic, held in the Aria building in downtown Minneapolis this upcoming weekend. I’m so excited to see fellow Minneapolitans. Take a look at my updated Events page, where I’ve posted two more upcoming appearances: a return to SPX in September and a debut at GeekGirlCon in October!
I’m gonna be swinging by Portland this Sunday to table at the Artist Alley Comics Fest at the Spritely Bean! Looking forward to selling some books and drinking some of the Bean’s amazing bubble tea!
This was an extremely top secret freelance project I worked on for the last couple of weeks! The Intercept, which was founded by the individuals who made a lot of Edward Snowden’s leaks about the NSA public, approached my frequent collaborator David Axe and I to create graphics explaining XKeyScore, one of the tools in the NSA’s arsenal. It was a privilege to work with them, and I think the graphics turned out pretty great!
Iron Circus Comics is back with New World, a new Kickstarter anthology chock full of science fiction and fantasy comics about culture clash! I’ve illustrated a story written by Zach Weinersmith of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.
We’re probably gonna hit our goal without much trouble, but as with past ICC Kickstarters the higher the total pledged the higher the artist bonuses. So if a story about culture shock across planets is up your alley, check out New World!