Scout Tranis creating mayhem.
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early photos of my comic strips & other illustrations — either as time lapse videos of digital work or photos of literal paper on my literal drafting board before I erase pencil lines
* only updates when i'm producing comics, which is not always
intermittent work-in-progress photos & videos from my puppetry, sculpture commissions, art motorcycles, and other build projects, with diary entries about my working process & problem solving
* only updates when i'm in the workshop, which is not always
About Scout Tran
OKAY BUT WTF IS GOING ON HERE
This Patreon started in 2014 as a fundraiser for my comics work (the stuff I got Eisner nominations for in 2014 & 2015). Following the 2016 election I was consumed by trans-activism to try to help my community, and this Patreon shifted to fund those short-fuse projects, some of which are listed below to give you some context. As of 2020 I am returning to long-term art projects, primarily a new comic called Wet Ochre (but also still recording music & customizing motorcycles).
Be Trans Throw Hands
a trans-centered LGBTQI+ self-defense program that I administrate and sometimes instruct. Oakland classes meet every Sunday 2:30 at Suigetsukan. Donate to our 501c3 at traction-project.org
a marble-run art installation activated by toy slingshots, "for all your catharsis needs" prioritizing trans & poc folks — located in the back of my art studio in downtown SF from 2016-2020.
degenderettes.com an international art crew that makes feminist-genderqueer agit-prop for a better world, notorious for our queer color guard (2017) and gender-neutral restroom campaigns (2016), but our strong suit is our mutual self-care
failingsky.com — Graphic novel, free to read online as a work-in-progress, nominated for Eisner Awards in 2014 and 2015 and a Prism Award in 2017 (2013-2017)
[all donors can activate their Failing Sky reading perks at this link: failingsky.com/bouncy ]
— weekly comic strip about dangerous genders, rendered in frivolous watercolor every Monday, first-ever winner of a Prism Award for webcomics in 2017 (2015-2018)
[intermittent as of 2018]
failingsky.com/scoutsplains illustration tutorial video series, no-holds-barred (2013-2017)
and some giant puppets and stuff
i used to be a puppeteer and sometimes i still make giant puppets for street theater and lgbt marches, give free stilt lessons and whatnot
Musics! recordings at bogprincess.bandcamp.com and various live shows around town
art motorcycles & workshoppy stuff
besides keeping my babies running i try to make artistic modifications — watch these posts for basic fabrication walkthroughs that can be applied to all sorts of situations