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A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

Fusenews: Hotsy Totsy, Ducky, Spiffy, Etc.

CatcherintheRye

When I first became interested in children’s literature I decided that it would be a good idea to teach myself about all the old greats of the picture book world.  A good idea, but self-teaching is inherently limited.  As such, I’ve missed a lot of folks. For example, until now “Saul Bass” meant nothing to [...]

Photography and Fiction

BabyBlueBirds

Back in November I speculated as to whether or not a book containing photography, and just photography, could ever win a Caldecott Award.  Today my thoughts turn elsewhere. Just yesterday I sat in on the Penguin Young Readers Group librarian preview for the May-August 2011 season (round-up to come).  The folks there had to go [...]

I’ve Been to a Marvelous Party

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With Noonoo and Nada and Nell… No. Wait. Scratch that.  But I have been to a couple of marvelous parties as of late.  Under normal circumstances I don’t mention them all that often, but this week I’ll make an exception.  [Note: If you don't like party posts, avoid this one at all costs.  Even if [...]

Video Sunday: “So I like to think that I killed him.”

tobin

Consider the book trailer not just as an advertisement for a book, but as a short film in and of itself.  When we consider the future of online book advertising, we may notice that films for books are becoming longer and better constructed than those of the past.  This video starring M.T. Anderson is no [...]

Fusenews: King Friday the XIII gave the rehearsal dinner speech

cat_mother2

Things that I have difficulty understanding: The rules of soccer.  How to work an f-stop on a camera (or what it even means).  The French language.  The fact that actors Patton Oswalt and Tunde Adebimpe appear to be in a movie that is filming right now and is going by the title . . . [...]