An Almost-Angry-But-Decidedly-Positive Post on YA Lit, Fantasy, and Comics!

So, I have been reading a lot of fabulous fantasy and fantasy-based books: And I couldn’t wait to blog about them all, until this got published and now I want to talk about that, as well as fantasy and some choice webcomics. This is challenging because I am naturally disposed to furious tirades and …

Neil Gaiman: "Crossover Artist" or simply a good "Storyteller"?

Neil Gaiman – made popular by the macabre comics The Sandman but who has said that he really began writing with picturebooks that never got published – is a self-professed “crossover artist”. With textual works that vary from adult fiction/fantasy like American Gods to the Carnegie and Newbery Award winning The Graveyard Book. Pushing even …

Crossover Authors: Diana Wynne Jones

Let this be testimony to how much I love Diana Wynne Jones’ writing that when Nafiza, Saeyong, and I were putting together folders for UBC’s “I Will Be Myself” Graduate Student Conference (which was held last Saturday and which went swimmingly, in case you were wondering – it really was …