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A cute image of LB smiling down at a map of Boston Comic Con's Artist Alley, showing that we will be at table AA507.

Yes, we’re going to be at Boston Comic Con, sharing a table with E.J. Barnes‚Äč, the writer for Bring Me the Head of Phineas Gage!  We'll be there all three days, all the hours.  Come check us out!

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Work SURVIVED.  Praise be.

To celebrate, I bought a used copy of Rupert Kinnard's B.B and the DivaI have about half a little shelf devoted to queer comics, and I'm excited to add another one of the old classics!

Now.  Rest.

--Rogan

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I'm reprising my 'Here, Queer, Comics!' talk on Saturday, July 29, at 3 PM at the Lucy Parsons-Center in JP for $5! If y'all've missed it before, come and enjoy a show-and-tell of a hundred years of queer comics, from the gender anarchy of Krazy Kat and the Golden Age superhero bubble, to the gay newspapers of the 80s and the webcomics of today!
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I just realized that even though I CREATED a commissions info thing, I never actually posted it. No wonder folks don't realize I'm open for commissions. So here it is: How To Commission LB!
Many images behind cut! )
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Hey guys, I'm opening up a special commissions rate this month: $20 headmate drawings!  Ever wanted your headmate drawn?  Here's your chance!  This is open to plurals of any and all types; if you find yourself asking, "Do I count?" the answer is yes.  Yes you do.

 

Examples and how it works behind the cut. )
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Hey guys, this Saturday I'll be running a non-traditional character design workshop for all ages and skill levels!
Flier image behind cut! )

Saturday, June 3, at 2 PM - 5 PM
Studio A306, 561 Windsor Street, (Taza Chocolate Factory) Somerville, MA

You should come and hang out, should you so choose! :D
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Hey guys, since the winner of today's poll is a short one, I have a thought!

The Mother of All Plagues isn't really a story suited to expansion like the others.  It was intended to be short.  That leaves a good seventy-five dollars (or 1500 words) free, which seems a shame to waste.  To make up the deficit, I'll be posting a non-fiction essay called Ligeia Grows Up to go with it.

Ligeia Grows Up is about the influence Piers Anthony's work has had on our life, for better or for worse.  Due to the nature of its content, I will not be posting it publicly.  Patreon folks, of course, will get it, but for the rest of you, if you want access to the essay, please let me know, so I can insure you see it.

Thanks so much, guys!  Mother of All Plagues is thankfully the last remnant from the older days when my stories were shorter.  Now my Patreon is at a more reliable level, so I have a better idea of the word count necessary month by month.  Hopefully, things will run pretty smoothly from here on out.

I hope you guys enjoy both works when I post them!

--Rogan

PilCon!

May. 4th, 2017 07:15 pm
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Hey guys!  I will hopefully be at Pilcon on Saturday, May 6, 2017!  It'll be at 82 Main Street, Peabody MA, at the library!

I admit that my health has not been the best recently, so I might have to cancel, but I am hoping to be there with my stuff!  If I DO cancel, I will let everyone know.  And if not, feel free to come check me out! :)

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Two things!

First, my story prompt list is mighty bare.  Lately, I've been writing whatever I feel like, and if y'all are okay with that, then awesome!  But I also totally welcome story prompts; I really enjoy the ideas that come my way, and writing other folks' ideas!  So please, if you want to, send me a story prompt here!

And second, Cultiples #2 has run into a snag: it's too long.  WAY too long.  I'm already at over forty pages, and that only covers 1995-2008.  I've still got nine years to go, and 52 pages is the absolute max you can fit into a floppy stapled book.  I'm a little stymied as to what to do--right now, the only options I can think of are:
  • breaking it into two issues
  • make it a book with a spine
  • make it a completely different size/shape
None of these are ideal.  The first would have a very awkward break, the second would interfere with my plans to make the whole Cultiples series in its entirety a perfect-bound book, and the last would just be awkward in its discontinuity.

I suppose I could try doing it as an ebook only?  But that would also be a bit of a pain; I rely on paper sales at events!

I don't know.  I'm open to suggestions, I suppose!

EDIT: hareteeth on tumblr suggested two floppy issues, which I could then package together, in a sleeve or a jacket.  Good idea!  Problem solved.

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Due to work engagements, I didn't actually have a chance to thoroughly look over my copies of Cultiples #1 until now.

And this is really bizarre, but... apparently the bold text didn't come through as bold.  It's just... normal.

The ebook shows the bold text.  The original document shows the bold text.  It's ONLY the print PDF, which I didn't think to check, because literally the only thing I do to convert the ebook to print PDF is click a box.  It never occurred to me that bold text just... wouldn't come through, for some reason.

What?  Computer, how?  I'm so confused.

--Rogan

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I've been reading an enormous comics biography of Osamu Tezuka.  And the more I read, the more I am glad I am not Mr. Tezuka.

Don't get me wrong, he's a master of his craft!  I love his work!  But reading about his work schedule, I am completely unsurprised he dropped dead at sixty.  We like to remember the sheer output he created during his lifetime, but the fact was, that level of output came at a hefty price.  I've read about him working for two and a half days solid, locked in a room, with no sleep.  His editors were usually in there with him.

I mean, yes, sure, he could pound out thirty-two pages in a day with one assistant, and made a ton of money doing it, but there's a reason one of his colleagues, Eiichi Fukui died at 33 from raw overwork.

This biography, I feel like, is a good cure for any jealousy I might've had.
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Sorry guys; I misjudged my energy/time, and so I'm running late on the final installment of Raige at ROAR!

I plan to have it posted within the week, and as an apology, there's an extra thousand words added on.  I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for your understanding!

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Due to the nature of Tristan’s offenses, early newspaper articles covering his case were deleted from the Internet to protect the privacy of his victims. However, before the sexual abuse allegations came to light, enterprising newshounds at scaredmonkeys.com collated these early stories, which is the only reason I'm able to know what happened during the first month of the girls' disappearance.

As a compromise, I have chosen to insert screencaps, so my words can be fact-checked, but at the same time, I have censored them to protect the girls’ privacy. And since it turns out forum screen-caps are dreadful to read when forced into a zine intended for print (the ebook versions look fine, thankfully), I've chosen to post and transcribe these caps here.

Screencaps and transcriptions behind the cut. )
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Hey guys! I'm having a signing TOMORROW, where I'll be debuting my swank new zines, Cultiples #1 and Red, Yellow, Green, from 3-5 PM at the fantastic Million Year Picnic comic book shop!! Fun sexytimes and cults, what more could you want?

Come and visit!
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Okay guys, I finally got a working draft together of Cultiples #1, the Tristan Grey/Desiree Hamm issue.  And I'm considering putting it up for free, since I figure that this is information everyone should be able to access and use.

I'll also be selling print copies; maybe I'll do a 'pay what you want' for the ebook.  I haven't put anything up for free in years, it feels good to think about!

--Rogan

BEST FANS

Mar. 12th, 2017 07:07 pm
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My Etsy goes through spurts of activity.  Sometimes it’ll be dead for a month, sometimes everyone wants something at the same time.

Apparently in the week I took off from Facebook and my main email, I got SIX orders (half of which came from libraries, jesus) and a $50 donation from one of them, with the words, “Hi, wanted to send extra $$ your way for my etsy purchase of MPD For You and Me. $2.50 didn't seem like a fair exchange for that work. Thanks much.”

Oh my gosh I have the nicest fans.

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Here’s the flier, guys!  I’ll be having a book signing in Cambridge, MA, celebrating the debut of Red, Yellow, Green and Cultiples #1 on March 25, 2017, from 3-5 PM at the fantastic Million Year Picnic comic book shop!

If you’re in the area, you should totally come check us out!

A picture of the flier image, showing the information mentioned above, plus a sketch of a grinning LB with a pen in their hand, holding up one of their books.
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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
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