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Fusenews: Now with more Sprog

In brief . . . Yeah. I thought it was an Onion headline too:  Werner Herzog reads potty-mouthed bedtime audiobook.  I think that’s overseas, though.  Here in the U.S. we got someone else. That’s a good headline.  This one’s not bad either: Children’s author ejected from plane for bad language.  Strange thing is, it says […]

Video Sunday: “And to prove it she bisected three young tourists from Utrecht”

Can’t tell you my relief when I realized that this was entirely on-topic.  I have Educating Alice to thank for this.  I listened to the video first and found myself thinking, “That sounds like Neil Gaiman.”  And then, “That singing voice sounds, in fact, PRECISELY like Neil Gaiman.”  Well, it is.  The creator of this […]

Video Sunday: Delicious Bee-Meat

Well, that was satisfying.  For those of you unfamiliar with the James Kennedy/Neil Gaiman “feud” (and I use that term loosely) this video may work best with a little background.  You see, I first became acquainted with the YA author of The Order of Odd Fish when he wrote this remarkable screed entitled America, Emulate […]

Video Sunday: “The only consolation is, you’re gonna die quickly with a Kindle.”

I was pleased to hear that the nuptials of Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer have at long last taken place.  Apparently Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) played the accordion.  Just prior to that, however, Palmer and Gaiman and some friends made this little ode to Henson’s Labyrinth (which some will tell you is based on Sendak’s […]

Video Sunday: Hullo?

Julie Fortenberry, I kiss your tiny feet.  I’ve known for years that Shaun Tan had been transferring his efforts from books to filmmaking, but I’d not seen the fruits of his or anyone else’s labor.  Now we have a trailer for his remarkable The Lost Thing.  My sole regret is that there is nowhere for […]

Video Sunday: Ba Ba Ba Ba Baaaaa

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 […]

I’ve Been to a Marvelous Party

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 […]

Review of the Day: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book By Neil Gaiman Illustrations by Dave McKean Harper Collins $17.99 ISBN: 978-0060530921 Ages 11 and up On shelves September 30th I’ve noticed that there’s been an increased interest in the macabre in children’s literature lately. Sometimes when I’ve had a glass or two of wine and I’m in a contemplative mood I […]