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oh, thank goodness. the printed version of issue 2 arrived in just in time for Wondercon!

oh, thank goodness. the printed version of issue 2 arrived in just in time for Wondercon!

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Issue 2 of The Center for Otherworld Science is up today on Gumroad!
It collects Chapters 3 and 4 of the story. Chapter 3 is Remains, which is about Jen and Blue(who is a giant bug monster). Chapter 4, Botany, is about Mags and Dani, and their attempted date.
It’s been interesting to me to see how people react to these characters. In my mind, they’ve always been women(of color, as well), but since they all wear biohazard suits and do not have any noticeable physical characteristics that are clearly female in most scenes(except in Chapter 3, where Jen takes her helmet off), I have to rely on their dialogue, their non gender-neutral names, and the occasional unhelmeted scene to convey that they are actually women.
Still, I get messages referring to both Mags and Dani as “he,” especially after Chapter 2, where Mags has to deal with processing her less-than-sympathetic feelings about her acquaintance’s death. And after Chapter 4, I got a note complimenting me for letting Dani be an indecisive and non-aggressive man. Even when her sister calls her “baby girl” twice in the chapter!
I’m not sure where my thoughts really are on this. I have no significant plans to take Jen, Mags and Dani out of their biohazard suits for any extended period of time. I’m a bit perturbed as the view of male-as-default-unless-stated-otherwise, but that still doesn’t really change what I’m doing.
Anyway, that’s a tangent! Download the .pdf if you’re interested in reading it in that format, read it in webcomic form on the website, and support it on Patreon if you are so inclined!  

Issue 2 of The Center for Otherworld Science is up today on Gumroad!

It collects Chapters 3 and 4 of the story. Chapter 3 is Remains, which is about Jen and Blue(who is a giant bug monster). Chapter 4, Botany, is about Mags and Dani, and their attempted date.

It’s been interesting to me to see how people react to these characters. In my mind, they’ve always been women(of color, as well), but since they all wear biohazard suits and do not have any noticeable physical characteristics that are clearly female in most scenes(except in Chapter 3, where Jen takes her helmet off), I have to rely on their dialogue, their non gender-neutral names, and the occasional unhelmeted scene to convey that they are actually women.

Still, I get messages referring to both Mags and Dani as “he,” especially after Chapter 2, where Mags has to deal with processing her less-than-sympathetic feelings about her acquaintance’s death. And after Chapter 4, I got a note complimenting me for letting Dani be an indecisive and non-aggressive man. Even when her sister calls her “baby girl” twice in the chapter!

I’m not sure where my thoughts really are on this. I have no significant plans to take Jen, Mags and Dani out of their biohazard suits for any extended period of time. I’m a bit perturbed as the view of male-as-default-unless-stated-otherwise, but that still doesn’t really change what I’m doing.

Anyway, that’s a tangent! Download the .pdf if you’re interested in reading it in that format, read it in webcomic form on the website, and support it on Patreon if you are so inclined!  

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51 Awesome Webcomics The Eisners Have Completely Failed To Recognize

altar-girl:

Eisner noms aside, this is a great list of - I’ve read a few! As long as AG is on your lists- I’m happy :)

This is a great list! 

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A couple of gravebeasts, headed to Dubious Beasts:Symbiosis, my 2 person show with Leslie Levings in May!

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beastlies:

An update about some logistics of the Dubious Beasts: Symbiosis show— 

So this show is part of a festival in Cannon Beach called the Spring Unveiling.  This means that the show will be mostly open to the public on Friday, May 2 (That’s the day Shing and I are going to be hanging out, making art for a demo at 3pm).  BUT! There will be some pieces that are going to be covered until the actual unveiling, which happens on Saturday at 11:30am, followed that evening by a reception from 5-8pm (with drinks from Cannon Beach Distillery and Bill’s Tavern Brewhouse).

So for online people who are interested in buying pieces from afar, it’ll go like this: Most artwork will be available Friday morning when we open for the show, both online and in-store. But selected “Unveiling” pieces will be available online only after they are unveiled, and those will go online Sunday.

Got all that? :)

Logistics update! Hopefully this answers some of the questions I’ve been getting about buying work for the Dubious Beasts show! 

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sawdustpress:

Hey, Wondercon is this weekend! We’ll be at Small Press Table 59, with a bunch of awesome things you can look at. 

Here’s what we’ll have on hand(with prices, if you need them)! 

Book and Zine Inventory:

Marie and Jeanne #1 - $3

Marie and Jeanne #2 - $3

Marie and Jeanne #3 (New at Wondercon!) - $3

Center for Otherworld Science #1 - $6

Center for Otherworld Science #2 (New at Wondercon!) - $6

Marlowe the Monster Vol 1. - $12

The Tribble Story (comic zine) - $2 (New at Wondercon!)

What Would Yellow Ranger Do? (comic zine) - $2 (New at Wondercon!)

…and possibly the last couple copies of I Was a Teenage Gargoyle and The Macbeth Signal zine as well. 

Other Merch:

Postcards and prints! Lots of them. Prints are $10, and postcards are $1.50 or 3 for $5.

Fairybug Pins. They’re super cute laser cut wood pins, and they’re $10 each. I’ll actually have five designs or so on hand!

Resin cast mini figures. I’ve been working on these little dudes for months, but they’ll be debuting at Wondercon! I’ll have Jellybean Buggish Dorbals, Conehead Larmish Dorbals and Sluggish Dorbals. They’ll be $16 each, or 2 for $30.

I’ll also have a handful of original sketches and paintings, but for those of you who follow my sculpture work, I will NOT have any sculpture work to sell this time around. I’m just way too busy! I will be bringing some of my Dubious Beasts work to preview at the con, though, if you’d like to actually see some of my tiny critters in person!

Blood Root doesn’t come out until July - but I’ll have postcards for it! Blood Root artist CB Webb will also be coming to hang out at the booth some of the time!

Hope to see you there! 

Here’s what will be at the Sawdust Press table at Wondercon this weekend(Small Press 59!)! Unfortunately, I won’t have any original sculptures for sale(saving all those for Dubious Beasts), but I’m debuting several issues of new comics and zines, and the little cast resin Dorbal minifigs! There’ll also be some new wooden pins, as well as a handful of original paintings and sketches.

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remember this super awkward comic? well…now it also exists in cheap zine form.

remember this super awkward comic? well…now it also exists in cheap zine form.

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A trio of tiny dioramas for Dubious Beasts:Symbiosis!

(for more work, both Leslie and I have been pretty good at tagging everything with “dubious beasts”)

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a bunch of dorbals for wondercon! (3 diff. sculpts, 3 diff. colours!)

a bunch of dorbals for wondercon! (3 diff. sculpts, 3 diff. colours!)

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i have lots of work to do, but it is very hard getting out of bed when this dude is being little spoon.

i have lots of work to do, but it is very hard getting out of bed when this dude is being little spoon.