Thinking of putting some sketched-in copies of Smut Peddler up for sale
I got my hands on my comp copies of Smut Peddler and they look soooo gooood.
I think I’d like to put a few up for sale in the OHS store and offer signed/sketched copies for $35 (compared to $30 for a standard book). Needless to say, you must be 18+ to buy this book.
Here is a refresher on what Smut Peddler is, and here is a refresher on the sort of thing I might draw in the front of your book (both links safe for work). Still debating if I would take requests for sketches, or leave the choice of subject up to me. What do you guys think, is a special Blue version of Smut Peddler something you might be interested in purchasing for yourself or your grandma?
OHS Chapter 1 is temporarily out of stock!
You maniacs have finally managed to buy all of my first printing, and perfect timing, too! I will be printing a second edition in the next month or so (and correcting some misspellings while I’m at it!), but until then Chapter 1 is out of stock. Still got plenty of button packs, though.
Speaking of which, I will ALSO be sending Chapter 2 off to the printers in February using my Queer Press Grant money. And I will ALSO begin writing the final draft of Chapter 3 next month, and preparing for my 2013 con schedule. :U
I had a really great response to the Cyber Monday deal I offered, so thanks to everyone who ordered a copy of Chapter 1! If you bought a book, make sure you let me know who’s name you want written in the book and who you’d like sketched in the front of your book! You can leave a note on this post, or tweet me, or email me at the address listed on the OHS site. If I don’t get a response from you by midnight CST tonight, I’ll draw a character of my choice in your book, so hop to it!
O Human Star Cyber Monday deal!
Hey folks! I decided to do a Cyber Monday deal: Purchase the $8 version of O Human Star Chapter 1 by midnight (12:00 CST) tonight, and you’ll receive it signed and sketched in. That’s a $13 value, so if you’ve been holding off on buying a personalized copy of Chapter 1 (or thinking of giving it as a gift, maybe?), get it today and save some precious dollars!
Shipping fees now apply, and there is now an option to buy Chapter 1 signed and sketched-in by yours truly. Go take a look!
Interested in transgender issues and topics? Here are some good books for you.
When I’m working on a comic, Ido a lot of research about whatever I’m drawing or writing about. This weekend alone, I’ve gone on an extensive Google exploration of Minneapolis public parks and stockpiled images of 19th century Russian shoes. But when you’re writing about people, that’s when research is absolutely crucial.
For my comic O Human Star, the most important research I’ve done is about transgender people - their experiences coming to terms with their personal identities and how they express themselves publicly. This subject was something that I personally really try to discuss accurately and respectfully, especially since whenever transgender people or topics appear in pop culture, they are (almost) always played for laughs or shock value or just handled really poorly.
Here are two books I’ve read recently that are really great resources for learning more about transgenderism.
A print edition of Subrosa is available for purchase on Lulu! Go and check it out!