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graveyard graveyard graveyard

http://www.mousecircus.com/videotour.aspx from the website… (I edited the blurb for succinctness) “Watch Neil Gaiman read The Graveyard Book on a 9-city video tour. At each stop on the tour, Neil will read one chapter. By the end of the tour, you will be able to watch The Graveyard Book in its entirety right here.” I find it… Continue reading graveyard graveyard graveyard

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it’s about time graphic novels get some respect!

From http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2009/03/new-york-times-adds-graphic-novel-best-seller-lists/ The New York Times debuted three new best-seller lists under the heading “Graphic Books”: hardcovers, softcovers and manga. The NYT article is here http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/05/introducing-the-new-york-times-graphic-books-best-seller-lists/ I’m kinda half-hearted about the whole thing really. Graphic novels are not up for debate as to their relevance and poignancy and their weighty and often gritty realism. Anyone… Continue reading it’s about time graphic novels get some respect!

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another quick word about Coraline

(G, talk about beating a dead horse!) So I am apparently not the only one who has reacted somewhat strongly about the (arguable) misrepresentation of female characters in the movie version of Coraline. There are problems with the depiction of pretty much all the women – not to mention the main antagonist “Other Mother” and what… Continue reading another quick word about Coraline