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Okay, it looks like I’ve got a rough draft ready of my sexuality zine, which looks like it’ll be titled Red, Yellow, Green.  It’s a mix of illustrated text and comics, more so than my past zines, and while it’s not porny, it is pretty thorough.  I cover topics like navigating internal relationships, non-monogamy, masturbation, penetration, and balancing vessel vs. individual bodies, kink, and shared dreams.  While I glancingly mention trauma and triggers, it’s nothing intense, mostly just their effects on those earlier topics.  This is no All In The Family!

I started this as a personal detox project, to prove to myself I could make something about myself that wasn’t focused on awfulness and horror.  That part was a success, but it also made me realize how few resources there are regarding plural sexuality.  Sexual trauma, sure, but that’s about it.  In-system relationships in particular tend to be a taboo subject.

And now folks on tumblr seem interested, so I hope to be debuting it and Cultiples #1 (the Tristan Grey issue) together, perhaps at a local book signing!

Here's hoping this works out!

--Rogan

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Black Market was a success! (Which is amazing, considering how awful the weather was.) And Sneak brought home a new friend!  Ze has named it Squish.  It is a crocheted cuttlefish who is the perfect hugging size, made in rainbow yarn.  It has nine little tentacles, a curly frill on its mantle, and was made by Taylor Popek.

A picture of Sneak with Squish behind the cut )
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Hey guys, we're going to be at the Boston Black Market tomorrow, from 11-6, at the Cambridge Elks Lodge in Central Square!  Come visit us, if you're so inclined!

--Rogan

Cultiples

Feb. 9th, 2017 01:11 pm
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Considering making a zine series called Cultiples, with each issue focusing on a different system or a tactic. (Though some of these guys would need multiple issues, due to the size/age of their activities.)

Would anyone be interested in that?
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Computer repaired!  Thank goodness!  Seriously guys, having my drawing comp and my scanner comp as mutually exclusive machines was KILLING ME.  Now I can draw and scan on the same comp again, oh thank god! (And I can put BSOD back into retirement, where it belongs.)

And on that note, does anyone want my no-longer-needed ‘03 scanner?  It’s a CanoScan LiDE 30.  It still works, still has the install CD, but it’s admittedly old and creaky and I couldn’t get it to run on Windows 7 64.  Windows 7 32 is okay, though. (And for all I know, Canon has put up more updated drivers; I always used the 2003 install CD.)

I’ll probably just give it to Boomerang’s, perhaps with a note attached, but I figured I might as well check here first.  It was my first and only scanner for over a decade, and it served me well.  If there’s a baby artist in the house who wants it, I’m okay with passing it on!

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Hey guys, I finally typed up my notes for my trans comics talk from November, and put up all the materials for it and my queer comics talk on Patreon for you guys to enjoy!  Now it's all in one place for y'all to download. (And it's public, so you don't need to worry about being a patron to get it.)
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Okay guys, so here's what's happening regarding my tech issues regarding Livejournal, my work computer, and also some panels I'll be doing at Arisia.

First, our work computer, Frank, is still borked, but we will hopefully have a fix coming up!  We'll be reinstalling our OS (again) and Frank's maker will be coming over to do so magic to it.  Hopefully this will solve the fan error message and horrible noise, and MAYBE it'll even make my livestreaming and scanner work again!  Yay!  That said, it might not.  Time will tell!

Since the story poll has a clear winner at the moment, I'm going to call it so I can post Raige at ROAR! part 2 early, thereby buying myself time should Frank... I don't know, explode or something. (That shouldn't happen, but let's be real, neither should half the stuff it's been doing lately.)

Second, I AM planning to shut down the LB-Lee Livejournal down in the somewhat near future.  The recent server move has opened up some security issues (you can read about that here) and considering the Paypal stuff and business I'm running there, it's time I just shut it down.  If you are not following us at lb-lee.dreamwidth.org, now is the time to update your links!  I'm not ready to make the move quite yet, because of a few below-the-hood stuff I need to do that aren't relevant to you guys.  But the LJ shut-down WILL happen.

Finally (and in more enjoyable news) we will be doing three panels at Arisia here in Boston this coming weekend!  Those panels are...

Saturday, January 14, 2:30 PM, in Marina 1: Disability in Speculative Fiction
Saturday, January 14, 5:30 PM, in Marina 2: Celebrating Women and Nonbinary People in Comics
Sunday, January 15, 11:30, in Marina 3: Over the Four Color Rainbow: Queer Comics

If you're coming, let me know!  We can hang out!

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It being the start of a new year, I’ve been doing some bookkeeping: tallying up income, checking patronage trends, stuff like that.

And just seeing how things have changed and improved over the past year... it’s really awe-inspiring.  It used to be, most of my patrons were singlet, but that’s changed; this year, about a third of you are. (And that’s just the Patreon numbers; it doesn’t include you fine folks who buy comics, ebooks, or commissions.) Just over a quarter are friends of mine, just under a quarter are locals who frequent the comics scene, and then there’s the handful of randos who found me through all sorts of random, mysterious ways. (Like fanfic.  No really, one of my best fans apparently found me through a fake news fanfic.  I love that.)

I remember for the longest time feeling that I would never be able to work as an artist.  My business skills, my art skills, my sanity, it never felt like it’d ever be enough.  And I know I might never be more than a small fish.  But just getting the opportunity to even do that... to have people who actually PAY me to do this work...

You guys are wonderful, and I’m honored to have you among my readers.  I hope to never take you for granted, because it’s you guys that help me continue.

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We did it! Sent our pitch off to Stacked Deck Press! Wish us luck!

We're going to go sleep now.

--Rogan and Mori
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HEADS UP: Due to LJ moving their servers to Russia, and refusing to use secure connections, we will probably be moving entirely to Dreamwidth relatively soon.  We will keep you guys notified, but yeah, if those of you on LJ only haven't ported over to Dreamwidth, now might be a good time.  Feel free to follow us; our handle is the same on both sites.

So, because New Year's is way cooler a holiday to me these days than Christmas, here's the past year in review.

Read more... )
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Hey guys, it's a new year which means SALE!

For the next couple weeks, I'll be selling MPD for You and Me at half-price for the next couple weeks; I plan to take it out of print and want to sell my run. It was our first comic, covering the old DSM-III-R diagnosis of Multiple Personality Disorder, and I guarantee it is WAY more entertaining than its source material! Nab a copy from me before they're gone!

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Okay guys, I've got more bad tech news.  It's just as well I canceled the livestream, because as of today, my computer is no longer working.  I've had to bust BSOD out of retirement (my '05 laptop, who was my workhorse until last year).

The good news is, my new comp was just functional enough that I was able to back up most of my files since the last back-up.  It just took a very, very long time. (Since my computer could only move at 40 kb/sec, and I had print-size images to move.) As far as I know, nothing of significance has been lost.  Even better, since I very recently had to do an OS reinstall, I have most of my programs on a USB for ready reinstall, so whatever happens, it won't be TOO big an ass to get things fixed.  So as far as computer deaths go, that was a pain in the ass, but not a disaster.

Wait.  Dammit.  I just remembered that I forgot to back-up one of the stories I owe y'all this month.  Well, at least I have the other one.  Regardless, that's survivable.  Could've been much worse.

Now for the less rosy news.  BSOD is my staunch companion and workhorse, but it is also very old.  I should be able to continue trucking on writing-wise without too much trouble, but art is a bigger problem.  While I DO have my MangaStudio installer, I have NO idea if it'll run on this comp.  I do have my working version of GIMP, but I know from experience that it tends to lag pretty bad if I'm working at print size images. (Which I pretty much always do.) Plus, drawing in GIMP is just not good for my shoulder.

So there very well may be delays this month in the stories I owe you guys, and my web presence may be a bit sporadic, since a lot of sites--TUMBLR--are bloated and resource-heavy and BSOD struggles to load them.  It's already having trouble just booting the Patreon page.

Thank you for bearing with me.  Sorry, guys.
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Making this because I just want to have all my events in one place, in a list I can update more easily than through healthymultiplicity.com.  And for folks who're interested in keeping up with our work.

2017

January 14-15: Panelist at Arisia, for "Disability and SFF," "Celebrating Women and Nonbinary People in Comics," and "Over the Four-Color Rainbow."

February 12: Tabling at Boston Black Market in the Cambridge Elk's Lodge, MA.

March 25: Book signing at the Million Year Picnic in Cambridge, MA, debuting Red Yellow Green and Cultiples #1

May 6: PilCon in Peabody, MA.

June 3: Non-Traditional Character Design workshop at the Boston Comics Workspace at 561 Windsor St., Somerville, MA.

July 29: Here, Queer, Comics at the Lucy Parsons Center, in Jamaica Plain, MA.

August 11-13: Boston Comic Con, in Boston MA.

September 9-10: Staple! Con in the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex at Austin, TX.

September 16: LadiesCon, Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville MA; 12pm-5pm CANCELED! for Staple.

October 21-22: Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE), Lesley University, 1815 Massachusetts Ave (Porter Sq.).  Saturday 10am - 6pm; Sunday 11am - 5pm

2016

February 21: Tabling at Boston Black Market in Cambridge, MA.

May 1st: Tabling again at Boston Black Market in Cambridge, MA.

May 7: Tabling at CCCAF (Cambridge Community Comic Arts Fair), in Cambridge, MA.

June 4: The First Church Spring Fair will take place in the front lawn of First Church in Jamaica Plain in Boston, MA. 11-4 PM, 6 Eliot St.

June 5: JP Spring Flea in Boston, MA. 1-6 PM, 45 Danforth St.

June 25: Here, Queer, Comics! at the Boston Comics Workspace at 561 Windsor St., Somerville, MA.

August 1 - September 1: "You Think It's ____, But It's Really ___" queer/disabled art show At the Midway Gallery, 15 Channel Centre St., Boston.

August 21: New Zineland, at the Cambridge YMCA Theatre. Time TBA.

September 25: Tabling at Boston Black Market in Cambridge, MA.

October 29-30: tabling at MICE (Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo), at at Lesley University 1815 Massachusetts Ave (Porter Sq.), Cambridge, MA.

November 12: Trans Genders, Trans Comics, at the Boston Comics Workspace at 561 Windsor St., Somerville, MA.

December 3: tabling at the Jamaica Plain Holiday Craft Fair at First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street, Boston, MA 02131.



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Hey guys, if you’re in the Boston area, we’ll be tabling at the JP Holiday Craft Fair at the Unitarian Universalist Church at the intersection of South and Eliot St.  Feel free to come say hi!

EDIT: It'll be tomorrow, Dec. 3, from 11-5.
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OMG FINALLY I HAVE A COMPLETE ROUGH DRAFT OF OUT OF MIND SWEET JESUS FINALLY

AHAHAHAHAHAHA I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE SOMETHING
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Heads up guys, I'm crunching on an Out of Mind deadline, so all my other work obligations are getting pushed back for a week.  Everything should generally come out on time, just gonna be a bit busy for a while.

This is how I’m dealing with the recent election stuff.
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I'll be uploading the slides, notes, and reading list from my Trans Comics talk later today. So if y'all want it, stay tuned!

Plus as usual, I'll be doing a livestream today at 3PM, Eastern Time here. I'll be working on Out Of Mind pages, and continuing until my shoulder seizes up.

Come join the party!
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Hey guys, do you know what’ll improve this week?  Coming to an awesome talk about a hundred years’ worth of gendertastic comics, covering everything from the gender anarchy of Krazy Kat to the webcomics of today.  It’s free!  Come get a dose of awesomeness and reassurance that no matter the social opposition, we exist!

Also, you know, get some titles for your reading list.
A little flier for the Trans Genders, Trans Comics event, showing Dororo, Sulla from O Human Star, Desire from the Sandman, and Xavin from Runaways.  Here in Somerville in the Taza chocolate factory this Saturday afternoon!


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I'm sorry guys.  I hoped to get part one of Raige at ROAR out before Halloween, but due to a few scheduling shifts at the last minute and the weekend at MICE with no Internet access, I'm afraid that's not going to happen.

I'm going to try and get it out later this week.  Till then, please enjoy a couple of our older Halloween stories, Trick or Tree'd and one of our oldest, the Wolf Girl, which Gigi came up with.

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Oh man, guys.  Last night I had the most heavenly sleep.  No waking up.  Only one pain period.  It was the sleep of angels.  Little fluttering putti anointed me with lavender and chamomile, Ode to Joy played in the heavenly choir, and it was AMAZING.

Also, no livestream today, on account of I'll be tabling at the Black Market instead.  It's at 55 Bishop Allen Dr, Cambridge, by Central Square, and  I'll have fresh new copies of Alter Boy, so come check me out! :D
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