Recently Neil Gaiman and Shaun Tan sat down at the Sydney Opera House to discuss their work. The result is a series of interviews on the opera house’s website. I once was speaking to a musician about Shaun Tan and offered the fellow his contact information when Gaiman swoops over and says that not only does he know Mr. Tan but he owns some of his original art. I came this close to yelling at him, “Doggone it, Neil! I’m trying to impress someone over here!” Thanks to @chavelaque for the link.
Kid fans are great. Particularly when they like books. Especially when they make raps about them. Here we have the talented niece of James Kennedy who posted this on her own blog recently. She’s pretty good at holding that camera, rapping, and turning the pages all at the same time.
David Almond is always worth listening to, particularly if he’s speechifying. Here you can find him receiving the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award. Very cool.
And for our off-topic video we have French students lip-synching and . . . well. If this doesn’t perk up your day then your day is unperk-up-able.
Thanks to BoingBoing for the link.