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alkaplan
I'm Alan, a comic artist interested in psychology and speculative culture whose work focuses on queer narratives in psychedelic sci-fi and horror settings. I have a degree in psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz and have recently called the Wild West home. When not drawing comics, I can be found playing Irish fiddle, bike touring, rockhounding, and blasting doom metal to my cats.

http://www.twitter.com/alkcomics
^ for info, updates, and sketches

http://alkcomics.tumblr.com
^ for art and FAQ doodles!

http://www.instagram.com/alkcomics
^ for art (not always comic-related)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/alkcomics
^ buy my books & prints!
  • Real Name
    Alan L. Kaplan
  • Age
    30
  • Gender
    Male
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@plasticwrap: haha yesss, love it
Also-- I've got Chapter 9 and some new rad stickers up in my shop! Etsy.com/shop/alkcomics 🤘
Oh yeah!
These illustrations are based on the previous scene:
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@guest: https://wp.zillowstatic.com/blogs-legacy/1/files/2011/12/Lagasse_Photo.jpg
@Guest: hehehh ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
@Guest: My favorite part of every character design...
Alt text is from the theme from Prom Night, which is a transcendent music choice that really makes the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lvGCt0PmhM&list=PLefPvB8u9QgeQoLXMKdH10QKxNc1x IyK8&index=2

...Even if it's a simply egregious rip of Cheryl Lynn's "Star Love" (a much more transcendent song in every way):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPalj2Ij7js
Hey y'all! I'll be at SacAnime this weekend in the Artist's Alley! Come find me and cry about Sarazanmai with me
If you're just checking in, I updated two pages today (one for Friday)!
EDIT: Updated with the narration this time! Hope no one saw that haha.
Here's Friday's page! Check back in a few for today's page \m/
@optimisticDuelist: :,)
(I've got one more real fun Utena nod for you coming up near the end~)
I'm hoping I'll be able to keep updates going, but between con prep (I'll be at SacAnime again in June!) and finding a new place to live, I'm a little swamped o_o Thanks for your patience <3
@plasticwrap: Yes! It's from a poem by Abu-Nuwas al-Hasan ibn Hani Al-Hakami which I know translated by Vincent Monsour Monteil as 'A Boy is Worth More Than A Girl.' I love his poetry and stand by it in its artistic, literary, and historic importance -- but I do feel it necessary to say that some of his homoerotic poems, such as this one, contain ribald humor that errs on the side of that vein of misogyny not unfamiliar to some male homosexuality. Like Whitman and Rimbaud (who I use earlier), Nuwas writes from a particular and historical and cultural context that is important and interesting to consider when analyzing the queer themes and ideas that are present in his work.

If anyone wants to sell me the Hakim Bey collection of his poems, or knows of a downloadable .pdf of it, please hmu
@Autolyse: I haven't! I've heard good things though -- that's very flattering it reminds you of this comic. I'll have to finally check it out
@emerald: Fingers crossed, eh?

Thanks -- I'm glad you're interested in owning a physical copy of the series! Currently, because I don't sell enough copies to make a color print run viable, I only plan on offering black and white books (with color covers). However, I do include important art and dialogue edits in the current print books that are not updated online, if that's of interest!
@Auldr: Thank you T__T
30 pages to the finish!!
@dzai: :,)
@emerald: Thank you so much <33
@Alse: @demesne's profile pic is goals