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The Unwritten

I’ve just finished Vol. 6 of The Unwritten written by Mike Cary with art by Peter Gross. It’s an ongoing series from DC Comics about Tom/Tommy Taylor, a real life person who was the inspiration for a series of books in the vein of Harry Potter. At a certain point in the series, the line between reality and fiction becomes blurred and the real life Tom Taylor is able to use the magical powers of his fictional counterpart, Tommy Taylor.

I’ve been on a Mythic Fiction kick lately. Think Bill Willingham’s Fables or ABC’s pseudo rip-off Once Upon A Time. And even, Neil Gaiman’s work on American Gods and Anansi Boys. Mythic Fiction draws heavily from myth, folklore, and fairy tales. There’s something about the timelessness of these stories and how they’re used in a modern context that resonates with me. If you’re interested in the genre, I recommend reading Adrienne’s entry about Fables on her blog. Read more…

ECCC 2013!

Ok. I survived Emerald City Comic-Con 2013. This was only my second time going to a Con and, I have to say, I was much better prepared for the experience and ready to dive into all the mayhem and fun headfirst. 

One of the keys to enjoying Con, is a mid-afternoon beer away from all the hustle and bustle. Trust me. It gives you a moment to breath and gets you a little looser for the rest of the day when things normally get busier. Read more…

I like the stars.

From Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives: “I like the stars. It’s the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they’re always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend…I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don’t last; and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend.”

What I’m Reading – 2012 Edition

This is a list of all the books, graphic novels, and comics I’ve read so far in 2012. I even joined a book club! Okay, I’ll be honest, it’s a comic book club…but still… Read more…