Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Holidays!

I’ve updated a new commissioned illustration that I recently finished for my friends Daren and Eva (and their cats). Happy holidays, you guys!




I am also currently finalizing next year’s convention schedule as well as preparing Chapter 2 of O Human Star for its first printed edition. 2013′s going to be a very exciting year!

Utupe leo chakula chetu

Sunday, October 21, 2012

O Human Star is a 2012 Queer Press Grant winner!

Big exciting news! I just learned that O Human Star is one of two comics that have received the 2012 Queer Press Grant! The QPG is an annual grant established by Prism Comics in 2005 to encourage the publication of LGBT-themed works.  This year, O Human Star shares this amazing honor with Christine Smith's The Princess, a very sweet comic strip that also stars a transgender girl. Congratulations to Christine Smith, and thank you THANK YOU Prism Comics!



But I still can't kiss my own neck

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Welcome to Minnesota! Also: Gaylaxicon!


I'm coming up on the end of the third week in my new home in Minneapolis, and as hectic as settling in to a new apartment can be, I'm very excited to be back in the Twin Cities. I love MSP so much.
If you're also local to the Twin Cities and you're a fan of sci-fi or fantasy that's LGBTQ-friendly, then perhaps you'd be interested in attending Gaylaxicon this weekend in Minneapolis! I will be sharing a table with the very talented Diana Nock, creator of The Intrepid Girlbot, and we'll both be selling books about robots looking for love. So drop by and check it out!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

See you at SPX!

Hey folks, next weekend from September 15-16 I'll be at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD. At table W31B, I'll have copies of O Human Star Chapter 1, as well as a handful of copies of The Accidental Candidate and a new minicomic about my 4 weeks in Wyoming. Come by and check it out!


And right after SPX, I'll begin my official move up to Minneapolis, Minnesota. O Human Star will continue to update on schedule, but otherwise updates may be a bit scant until I've settled in.
I am still doing commissions, though! Here's one I recently finished...


And I have good news if you were a Smut Peddler backer: as of today the PDF is available to backers at the project's Kickstarter page, so if you want a head start on reading quality sexy comics (from me and many many other talented cartoonists), get over there!


I kill pride, I hurt feelings

Friday, August 24, 2012

Greetings from Wyoming!

I'm in the third week of my artist residency at the Brush Creek Ranch Arts Foundation in Saratoga, WY. I'll be here for one more week, but I thought you guys should check out where I've been working on comics lately.








I've had lots of time to sketch and work, but we've had opportunities to participate in activities put on by the ranch, like horseback riding and mountain biking.  I even went to a shooting range for the first (and last) time in my life.





And the nature sightings have been pretty mindblowing so far. We regularly have hummingbirds flying around our studios in the morning and jackrabbits and deer running around in the evening.


Right now I'm working on getting ahead on O Human Star so I'll have a buffer during SPX and my move to Minneapolis in September. And I'm still updating three pages a week for the rest of this month, so check it out.

Yeah, that's right.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

My new website is live!



As of today, bluedelliquanti.com is my primary professional art site, with links to all of my present projects, as well as shiny new archives for a few projects that got buried in my other blogs. (Interested in rereading Subrosa and Metamorphosis? They have their own pages now!)

Not to fear - I will still update here and at my Tumblr, and I imagine that there will be quite a bit of crossover. But Blue Funnies was always meant to be my behind-the-scenes production blog, and will keep a more informal tone than the new site.



Other much-needed site tweaks include getting rid of the /wordpress extension on ohumanstar.com. Much nicer now, huh? Speaking of which, I am updating O Human Star three times a week for all of August, since I'll have more time to work on it during my month-long artist residency in Wyoming.

Here are a few extra sketches and doodles that I can post while I finish packing.







Where my army at?

Monday, July 16, 2012

I am open for commissions!

I just finished a really fun commission requested by Aurelien Gaillard for his gallery of X-Men - I got to draw Douglock! If you're interested in having me draw something for you, you can choose a level on my commission button to the right, underneath the About section on my blog and Tumblr.



Here's a design I did for Threadless's Disney Villains challenge - it was understandably rejected, but fun to work on.



I also participated in a great LGBTQ comics roundup over at Comics Alliance! If you ever wanted some new comics recommendations, that'd be a good place to start.



Other than that, just workin' on O Human Star and making preparations for a big trip next month. And SPX. And moving to another state.

But comics come first.

With no extraction for the page

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Father's Day.

Hope you had a great Sunday afternoon with your favorite dad-type person.



As always, O Human Star updates twice a week. I've been getting really great feedback from my readers the last few months, and I love hearing from them! It helps make the comic-making process even more fun.




In other news, The Accidental Candidate is now available in paperback from Amazon! Go buy it!



Not much else going on that I can share with you guys just yet - just pluggin' away at comics and watching a loooooot of Archer.



Who is an honest man?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sundry sketches and a cause for celebration.

I went to see The Avengers with my grandfather while we were in town, so I did a little of this.


Then I wanted to draw the old kids from Akira so I drew a little of this.



And seeing as Chapter 2 of O Human Star starts going up on Friday this week, I went back to drawing a little of this.



I figured I deserved a bit of an easier workload this week, seeing as the Smut Peddler Kickstarter raised more than eighty three thousand dollars. Y'know.

And elderlies are like children

Monday, May 14, 2012

Smut Peddler update!


I put together a public music mix of the songs I'd been listening to while working on my most recent projects.  While it started as a Smut Peddler mix, the songs are also quite relevant to an exciting new project I'll be working on this summer.  I'll have more details about that project soon - in the meantime, here's the music.


Have you ordered your copy of Smut Peddler yet? Since I returned from Stumptown the Kickstarter has been progressing incredibly, with over $47,000 raised.  But there's still plenty of time to request a copy, as well as plenty of limited-edition rewards offered at the higher levels of pledging.  One of them is the Blue Delliquanti level, where you can request a private commission for me to draw for $175! Combined with the book, a signed bookplate, and a thank-you in the acknowledgements of the book, that's not a bad deal at all!


Meanwhile, O Human Star is drawing near the end of Chapter 1.  Have you gone through the archives yet? Now would be a good time to.

Showering love and sweet possibility.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Stumptown this weekend and Smut Peddler launch!


If you're a Portland native or close enough, come out to the Stumptown Comics Fest 2012 and say hello!  I'll be selling O Human Star Chapter 1 books and buttons at table E-8!



Also, look what Kickstarter launched today? That's right, the long-foretold Smut Peddler is finally open for preorders! It's already well on its way to meeting its goal, but the higher the mark we reach, the bigger of a bonus all of us contributors get for our work in the book! Pretty classy deal for a filthy, filthy book, huh?



In case, you need to be reminded why my Smut Peddler contribution is so great, it stars these two ladies.



And, as always, O Human Star updates Mondays and Thursdays! If you can't make it to my Stumptown table, stay tuned: I've set up a store page where you can order books and buttons from your very own home!



You've got that right.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fluke this weekend!



All my suh-thun readers should strongly consider making the trip out to Athens, GA for the Fluke Minicomics and Zine Festival this Saturday.  I'll be debuting the first real O Human Star merchandise, including the following:

CHAPTER 1 BOOKS:




Yes.  Fluke will be the first place to get all of Chapter 1 in book form, which means you'll get to read the end of the chapter a full month before it goes up online. So seriously, consider going!

BUTTONS:



YES. Aren't they adorable? Don't you want all three? Well, you can buy them at Fluke!



O Human Star updates, as always, on Mondays and Thursdays.

I wear my hair like this because I can

Monday, April 2, 2012

Teen Girl Squad!

2012's been a great year if you like reading/watching stuff with awesome teenage girls in them. I finally got around to reading The Hunger Games and loved the hell out of Katniss.  I'll have to go see the movie eventually.



And I caught the online premiere of Avatar: The Legend of Korra, and had a blast watching Korra master some elements.



As for my own comic, Sulla's finally shown up in this week's installment of O Human Star. I hope people enjoy seeing more of her.



Remember we loved you this way

Monday, March 19, 2012

2012 convention appearances and other news

Now that March is winding down and April is around the corner, it's time for me to announce my convention appearances for 2012! I've got three this year (up from one in 2011), and they're all incredible fun, from what I've heard. Will I be coming to your town?

April 21: Fluke (Athens, GA)
Last fall I tabled at OktöberFLUKE, and this spring I'm ready to take on the main event! If you're a Southerner with an appetite for minicomics and zines, this is the show for you.
April 28-29: Stumptown Comics Fest (Portland, OR)
Portland, you guys! The comics capital of the country! And I'll be tabling and having all around good times all weekend long.
September 15-16: Small Press Expo (Bethesda, MD)
Come for me, of course, but stay for the Hernandez Brothers. Dan Clowes. Guys, Chris Ware is at this show. And tons of other talented folks as well. You can not miss this show.



As usual, O Human Star is updating twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. My biggest project this month is getting a complete Chapter 1 to the printers so I can have a book for sale at all of my scheduled convention appearances.
Why buy a book version of O Human Star? Other than the joy of having a high-quality physical copy in your hands to hold and cherish forever? Well, if you're coming to Fluke or Stumptown, you'd be buying the entirety of Chapter 1, meaning you'll get to read to the end of the chapter a full month before it's all online.



That said, getting ahead on O Human Star has left me positively beat. It's crunch time to get stuff done for the first two cons next month, plus regular work and other stuff besides.  It'll be worth it when all is said and done, but bluggggh.

Clap your hands if you're working too hard

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Accidental Candidate, Chapters 3 and 4

Not one but two new chapters of The Accidental Candidate are up this month.  As always, everything is available to read here and new chapter go up once a month.



And as always, O Human Star is updating twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. There's a new page today, even! Read it now!



Instrumental