Dark Science #20 - The Department of Taste

Today is my birthday! I am 29, and now filled with a creeping, unyielding dread, as if I have accomplished nothing of worth for the past decade. Welp, hope you like the comic!

The Benign Kingdom Kickstarter was a massive success! We ended up raising a whopping $140,617, dwarfing our initial goal of $15k. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed, and for those who didn’t, my book will eventually be available in the Topatoco Store, once it’s printed!

In other book related news, I can finally announce that I’m putting the finishing touches on the first ever full Dresden Codak book! It’s called The Tomorrow Girl, and it will include all of Dresden Codak aside from Dark Science and a few of the super early strips (as I don’t have print resolution copies of them). I’ll let you guys know when that’s ready to go!

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Computer Woes and Comic Delays

Because apparently my computer has to break at the end of each summer, I’ve been scrambling to fix some debilitating technical problems since last Friday. This unfortunately has pushed the next Dark Science page next week, as I’m only now getting my tablet and Photoshop working again.

On the more positive side, our Benign Kingdom Art Book Kickstarter has been doing amazingly well, blasting past our goal of $15k to reach (at the time of this writing) over $94,000! (Additional info on that here).

As an added incentive, if we reach $97,500, backers of the Kickstarter will get a little full-color preview of Monday’s Dark Science page, so if you’re into awesome books and all that, you should consider contributing!

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B9 Kingdom/Art Book Kickstarter!

Remember when I mentioned I was working on some books? This is one of them! I’ve got a new art book coming out, but only with your help! I, along with three other artists (Nedroid, Emmy C. & Danielle Corsetto) will each be featuring our own exclusive art books as part of volume 2 of Benign KingdomBenign Kingdom is a creator-owned publishing project designed to showcase the art of independent comic creators.

It’s all funded by our Kickstarter, and if you donate, you can get copies of our books, the full hardcover collection and lots of other treats! I can guarantee my own book has tons of new art for your eyeballs to enjoy. If you’re into that sort of thing (ie: amazing art by independent creators) you should donate and tell your friends!

Benign Kingdom

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Dark Science #19 - The Department of Quantification

Dark Science Act 2 begins! What will happen to our brave heroes???

DID YOU KNOW you can get access to any and all of the many, many hi-res Dresden Codak wallpapers with a donation of any amount? It’s true!

http://dresdencodak.com/donation-desktop-wallpapers/

Times can be tough for online comics in the summer months, and this, combined with the time I’ve had to take off to work on the two books, has resent left my funds thin as of late. Dresden Codak is my only source of income, and that entirely comes from you! I’m not one to casually ask for donations, but if you’re interested in supporting more free comics on the internet, I certainly won’t stop you.

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Dark Science Act 2: The Dark Scientific Method

Act 2 now begins! Sorry for the slow delays, I’ve been working on two books at once as well as an additional project to the comic. Things are back on regular schedule now, though!

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Guest Comic by Danielle Corsetto

Here’s the last guest strip by the immaculate Danielle Corsetto, creator of Girls With Slingshots.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these! Things are nearly back to normal around here; I’m almost done working on the Dresden Codak book and another project, both of which you’ll be hearing about very, very soon!

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Guest Comic by Chris Baldwin

This week’s guest comic (once again filling in for me while I work on the Dresden Codak book) is by the magnificent cartooning-man Chris Baldwin, creator of the fantastic sci-fi series Space Trawler. Seriously, if you haven’t ever read his stuff before, you need to get on that.

One more guest comic to go next week, then it’s back to our irregularly scheduled program!

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Guest Comic by C. Spike Trotman

This month I’m working on finishing up the upcoming Dresden Codak book (more details to come), so a few of my marvelously talented friends are providing some guest comics! I hope you like them!

This week’s comes from C. Spike Trotman, creator of Templar, Arizona and organizer, a fantastic alternate-history webcomic that you should be reading if you aren’t already. She’s also the organizer of Smut Peddler, whose Kickstarter you should most definitely check out.

There will be another update next week, and very soon I’ll be able to tell you guys more about the book!

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New York and Toronto, here I come!

I’ll be exhibiting at the MoCCA Festival in New York this weekend! Come find me at booth E3 (with Johnny Wander), I’ll be drawing some things and bringing all my goodies, including books and posters! If you’re into comics that aren’t the big mainstream regulars, MoCCA is New York’s finest show for just that!

BUT IT DOESN’T STOP THERE: I’ll be at TCAF in Toronto next weekend doing some panels and bringing some books and merch as well. TCAF’s a great show and it’s free to attend! If you’re in town you should definitely give it a look. I’ll be at the TopatoCo booth upstairs.

Also, if you haven’t noticed the Dresden Codak Messenger Bags have finally arrived! I’m so pumped about these, you have no idea. Ever since I put that image in the comics, I’ve wanted to make these. They’re very high quality and glow in the dark, too!

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New Dark Science “Dark Counsel” Wallpaper!

By popular demand, I’ve included the final panel fo Dark Science #18 - Dark Counsel, as a new donation wallpaper. Enjoy!

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