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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: @guest
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@Sleep: You're too kind <3 Thank you very much, I'm so glad you dug it!
@guest: Ahhh thank you thank you. That makes me so happy to hear!
@DomiTheK1ng: Aw, thanks so much. I'm glad to have had you along for the ride!
@TruelyMe: Thank you! I'm glad you like it!
@blueshark: Thank you so much! I'm so happy to have had you with me this whole time.

I have a few ideas kickin' around for the next project... with any luck I'll start posting development sketches for it soon on social media!
@grahamm: all they need is a pitchfork between 'em!
@dzai: I saw an opportunity and got very excited about it
@emerald hey! Thanks for your interest. The pages will be in black and white only, and everything will ship out in early September!
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C'est Fini!
Thank you again for everything.

As a final bit of housekeeping, I would like to say that over the next few months, I will be editing back over these 580 pages to get this comic ready to sell to a publisher. Wish me luck! I intend to keep it up for free to read online, and I will update this space with any information about publication. You can also keep up with me on Twitter, Tumblr & Instagram @alkcomics for more artwork and future projects.

In the mean time, I will be offering a limited amount of print copies of Chapter 10 for sale in my shop. I am offering a custom slipcase and limited print set with the pre-order purchase of the complete book set, or with just with book 10 (for those of y'all supporting me by purchasing books as they come out).

Pre-orders will be open from July 15th-August 15th. Neither the slipcases nor the prints will be available for purchase online after this time frame. I will also not be keeping reliable book or merch stock after August 15th, so if you've been waiting to pick something up, now's your chance!

Please see the Etsy listing for images and more info

If you've made it this far and are interested, here' s a playlist I made on Spotify for working on the comic

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
ANNOUNCEMENT!
Y'all! Guess what? There is one more page left after this. I decided to end on a double-spread, so don't forget to come back Wednesday for the second half :)

ALSO, the announcement I was hinting at before is that I made special slipcases and two new prints that will be available for FREE with the PRE-ORDER purchase of either the COMPLETE book set (1-10) or just Book 10 alone (for those lovely, lovely readers who have been collecting the books as they come out <3).

Neither the slipcase nor the prints will be available for purchase online after the pre-order period closes (July15-Aug15). I will also not be keeping reliable book stock after Aug15, so if you've been waiting to pick up the books (which contain edits not found online), then this is your chance!

Here's the listing on my Etsy.

Thank you all so, so much & see ya Wednesday!
@guest: I exaggerated it here for comedic effect, but I always hear Quin with an atrocious accent in French when I write his dialogue lol
@guest: Hehe, thanks! I wish I had time to hand letter the whole thing... -_- But it was fun to get to do it for this last bit, at least!
Howdy! Thanks for sticking around! The final page goes up on Wednesday, July 17th. I've been working on some goodies for the limited print release of the final book. More news on that to come in the next updates!

For now, here's a sneak peak:

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@IronDog: Oh man, that's an incredible compliment. Thanks so much! I was really excited about how I did this scene :)
@Guest: I really wanted it to feel like that moment at the end of a show where the theme song comes on, haha.

Also, considering I showed his outfit on the cover, it was fun to try and figure out a way to make the reveal more ~dramatic~
Sneak Peek!
Here's a little look at what I've been making for the Ch10 printing: https://twitter.com/alkcomics/status/1149730226441613313

More to come on that!

Are you ready for the end? The last page is a double-spread, so this chapter is really 61 pages long. See y'all next week :D

~~~

And in case ya need some good Friday jams, how about sad Libyan disco? This is what Damien's singing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voesdiODEcc
@TruelyMe: Heheheh, glad ya noticed!