More inky beginnings! #studio #bookart #Sketch #drawing #ink #illustration #poetry #bordercollie #dog (at 17th Avenue Studios)
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More inky beginnings! #studio #bookart #Sketch #drawing #ink #illustration #poetry #bordercollie #dog (at 17th Avenue Studios)
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Question: What is the difference between soft science fiction and hard science fiction? How do I know which one my novel falls under? Answer: In generalAdd a Comment
टैग कुछ देर पहले फेसबुक चैक किया खुशी का ठिकाना नही रहा जब देखा कि 30 मोटिफिकेशन आई हुई थी. जल्दबाजी में फेसबुक खोलना चाहा पर शायद नेट वर्क स्लो था. सोच रही थी कि ना जाने किस पोस्ट पर क्या क्या कमेंट आए होंगे… खैर कुछ देर बाद नेट चला और फेसबुक खोला तो मेरी पोस्ट पर कोई कमेंट नही था अलबत्ता जिस महाशय ने 50 लोगो के साथ मुझे भी टैग किया हुआ था उन्ही में बात चीत चल रही थी. हे भगवान !!!
बेशक, फेसबुक दिन-दिन हमारी दिनचर्या का एक अभिन्न हिस्सा बनता जा रहा है।हम लोग हमेशा अपने दोस्तों तथा नाते-रिश्तेदारों के सम्पर्क में रहना चाहते हैं। इसके लिए वे हमेशा कुछ न कुछ शेयर करते रहते हैं। कई खास मौकों पर लोग फोटो भी शेयर करते हैं और फोटो शेयर करते वक्त कई लोग दोस्तों को फोटो के साथ टैग कर देते हैं। अरे भई हमे क्यो बकरा बनाते हो … हमे बक्शो…
यहाँ तक तो ठीक है, लेकिन कई बार लोग ऐसी फोटो अपलोड करके हमें टैग कर देते हैं जो हमें बिल्कुल पसंद नहीं होते। कई बार तो एक ही साथ पचास पचास लोगों को टैग कर देये हैं अब उन्हें अनटैग करें तो मुसीबत न करे तो उनकी सारी पोस्ट झेलनी पडती है … उन्हे बहुत बार समझाया भी जाता है पर उनके कानों पर से जूं तक नही रेंगती … ऐसे मे कई बार मन करता है कि टैग करने वालो को तो फांसी ही दे देनी चाहिए…
SATISH CHANDRA SATYARTHI
द टैगकर्ता- ये फेसबुक पर पायी जाने वाली सबसे खतरनाक किस्म की प्रजाति है. ये फेसबुक पर पोस्ट-वोस्ट नहीं लिखते. बस हर दिन सौ-पचास फोटो अपलोड करते हैं- फूल, नदी, जानवर, सेलेब्रिटी, देवी-देवता, उपदेश इत्यादि की. गूगल इमेज सर्च को ये दुनिया के लिए वरदान मानते हैं. ये बड़े भोले किस्म के जीव होते हैं. ये हर फोटो में सौ-पचास लोगों को टैग करते हैं. इनको लगता है कि जो महान और ख़ूबसूरत फोटो इन्होने अपलोड की है उसे सबको दिखाना इनका कर्तव्य है. अब लोग लापरवाह हैं, कहीं भूल जाएँ देखना; तो इसलिए ये उनको टैग कर देते हैं. कभी-कभी तो ये अपनी पासपोर्ट साइज़ फोटो में सौ-दो सौ लोगों को टैग कर देते हैं. See more…
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टैग के मामले में ,कुल मिलाकर यही समझ आता है कि उन्हें तो समझ आना मुश्किल ही नही नामुमकिन है इसलिए जनता की अदालत उन्हे सजाए मौत का हुक्म देती है …
Deadline announced today that Universal Television has optioned the rights to Image’s Eisner-nominated The Wicked + The Divine. The comic, by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson, will be adapted via Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick’s production company, Milkfed Criminal Masterminds. This is the same deal that will bring about the TV adaptation of Sex Criminals – the two-year deal with Universal included adapting not only their own material into television shows, but also allows Fraction and DeConnick to spotlight other creators’ IP.
McKelvie took to Twitter with the announcement:
Been sitting on that one for a while. Hey! Cool! And so happy to be working with Matt and @kellysue.
— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) May 30, 2015
And then Chip Zdarsky, Illustrator for Sex Criminals, took it to another level:
With Both WicDiv and Sex Criminals TV shows being produced by Milkfed, that means a Milkfed Shared Universe, fyi. Suck on THAT, Marvel.
— Chip Zdarsky, ok. (@zdarsky) May 30, 2015
The Wicked + The Divine focuses on members of the Pantheon, people with superhuman powers, a result of merging with the reincarnated spirit of a mythological deity. The first issue was released in June of 2014.Display Comments Add a Comment
One more translation prize to close out the week: they announced that Oliver Ready's translation of Before and During, by Vladimir Sharov, has won this year's Read Russia Prize (and what a relief it is that a contemporary work and new translation and not one of those Tolstoy or Dostoevsky re-translations won -- not that they aren't estimable, too ...).
This will be Best Translated Book Award-eligible for next year's prize, and it'll be interesting to see if it makes the cut.
I do have a copy, and should be getting to it; meanhwile, see the Dedalus publicity page or get your copy at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.
The Nerd Riders got to hang out with the awesome author of THE 57 LIVES OF ALEX WAYFARE, M.G. Buehrlen. There were questions asked, questions answered and swords drawn!
Google's interactive film division has announced four new animation projects, and introduced a developer's kit that allows anyone to produce interactive animation.Add a Comment
In competition, neck and neck
They held each other's pace.
The crowd was rooting silently
The whole entire race.
The both of them so well-prepared,
They'd practiced and they'd trained,
So every possibility
Their brains had entertained.
The final minutes soon approached
And I was thrilled to see
Both Vanya* and Gokul* were winners
Of the Spelling Bee!
*Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam
were declared co-winners of the 2015
Scripps National Spelling Bee last night.
"Literature as it's known in the West isn't taught at schools. Children do learn when Jane Austen lived, but they don't usually read any of her books," says publisher John McGlynn, whose Lontar Foundation translates Indonesian works into English.I'm not really sure what to say about someone like Goenawan Mohamad, chairman of the national committee for Indonesia is guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair (!), spouting stuff like:
We Indonesians are more sociable and love a good dose of noise. Aside from that, of course, we don't have long winters for sitting inside to read War and Peace for example.Okay .....
Most of what comes onto the Indonesian market is straightforward bestsellers translated out of English. That's what earns the publishers money, says John McGlynn. "The books with the largest print runs -- if we can call them that -- are popular novels and those with a religious leaning: a woman finds first God and then a husband," he says with a critical note. "More and more books are being published, but many of them are terribly written."Stil, I see some promise in that 'more and more' .....
Nothing in life is alien to you:
I was a penniless girl from Summum
Who stepped from the morning train in Spoon River.
All the houses stood before me with closed doors
And drawn shades- I was barred out;
I had no place or part in any of them.
And I walked past the old McNeely mansion,
A castle of stone 'mid walks and gardens,
With workmen about the place on guard,
And the County and State upholding it
For its lordly owner, full of pride.
I was so hungry I had a vision:
I saw a giant pair of scissors
Dip from the sky, like the beam of a dredge,
And cut the house in two like a curtain.
But at the "Commercial" I saw a man,
Who winked at me as I asked for work--
It was Wash McNeely's son.
He proved the link in the chain of title
To half my ownership of the mansion,
Through a breach of promise suit - the scissors.
So, you see, the house, from the day I was born,
Was only waiting for me.
- Ida Frickey in Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
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In The Malaysian Insider Ooi Kok Hin finds the local Lack of appreciation towards Malaysian literature a worrying phenomenon.
Sadly, he reports:
Usually I'm reluctant to generalis [sic] my experience but in this case, I'm pretty sure that my ignorance of our national literature is shared by most of my peers, and perhaps Malaysians in general.And, amazingly:
We read short stories and trimmed version of major literary works in our school. But we never really instilled a love for literature, let alone our own literature.
For example, Tan Twan Eng's first novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Greek, Romanian, Czech, Serbian and French.One wonders indeed ..... Read the rest of this post Add a Comment
One wonders why there isn't a Malay translation in spite of the fact that the story is set in Penang.
It is absolutely essential to take a critical view of source material when it comes to violent images and war photographs. Photos taken by perpetrators are always an expression of a relationship that is characterized by an imbalance of power between photographers and their subjects.Add a Comment
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Touch Therapy बहुत काम की चीज है कई बार टच करते ही दर्द उडन छू हो जाता है यह बात तो आपने भी महसूस की होगी जब मम्मी हमारे सिर पर हाथ रखती है तो दर्द किस तरह उडन छू हो जाता है और सारी थकावट भाग जाती है. बच्चों को जब देर रात तक तनाव के चलते नींद नही आती तो मम्मी पापा प्यार से हाथ रखते हैं सिर सहलाते है और नींद आ जाती है यही होता है Touch Therapy का जादू …
The Cuddle Sutra & the Benefits of Touch Therapy.
“Do you find yourself depressed at times? Do you ever feel lonely and wish that you could just talk to someone that would genuinely listen? Do you find yourself suffering from stress, anxiety, or sleep loss? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are not alone. Many people lack the companionship they want in their everyday life. Read more…
कुल मिला यही कह सकते हैं कि The sense of touch is an important part of being a healthy, happy human being. But when someone is ill, touch can make the world of a difference. This hepls us in many ways like … Relieving tension and helping with relaxation, Helping to manage stress, Alleviating aloneness and creating a sense of connectedness, helping to relieve pain or to alter the perception of pain.
People believe touch therapy help to speed the healing process or strengthen the immune system in some patients.
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और इस बात मे कोई शक नही कि Touch Therapy मे वाकई जादू है …
The main conference and exhibit halls for BEA 2015 started mid-day on Wednesday, and ran for half a day. This unusual late opening was convenient for travel, because I was able to drive up in the morning and save a day in the hotel. However, it gave an odd feel to the exhibit hall, almost as if it were a preview and not fully open for business. Although there were plenty of people in the hall, it seemed to me less crowded than usual, and the mood seemed subdued. It'll be interesting to see if things are different today, the first full day of the conference.
I spent most of the afternoon in meetings with publishers, talking about the Cybils Awards and Kidlitcon 2015, but I did find time to catch most of the Best in 2015 Fall Graphic Novels panel and the Marvel Presents: Star Wars panel.
The graphic novel panel included Derf Backderf (Trashed), past Cybils Awards winner Ben Hatke (Little Robot), Jeremy Sorese (Curveball) and Maggie Thrash (Honor Girl). I was particularly interested in Ben Hatke's discussion about how working on a picture book in turn influenced his comics art style, and Little Robot looks adorable. Jeremy Sorese's Curveball sounds like a fascinating science fiction comic, and I'm glad I picked up a sample from the Nobrow booth.
Marvel Editor Jordan White moderated the Star Wars panel, with writer Charles Soule and artist Alex Maleev. I've been a Star Wars fan since the original movie came out in 1977, (I was 13) and I was interested to learn about the new Star Wars comics coming out. Kanan: The Last Padawan tells the story of how Kanan from Star Wars: Rebels survived Order 66, and it's exciting to see Lando get his own comic series.
During the Q&A at the end of the panel, @MizCaramelVixen, creator of BlackComicsMonth.com, asked whether there would be an effort to increase diversity both within the Star Wars universe and among the creators. The panel's response to her very important question was disappointing. Editor Jordan White at least tried to address the question seriously, but Charles Soule basically dismissed the question by saying the Star Wars universe has always been diverse, and Alex Maleev asked whether it wasn't enough diversity to have a Bulgarian working on a comic about a black man (Lando). Both either missed the point or intentionally ignored it. Saying that the Star Wars universe is diverse is a smokescreen. Sure, there are many different species of beings, but all that CGI doesn't hide the fact that Lando has been, for a long time, the Star Wars universe's token person of color. And having a Bulgarian working on the comic does not address the very real need to have writers and artists of color working on the comics.
Much as I love Star Wars, how much more awesome would it be with a real diversity reflecting the glorious variety of people in our world? And one way to improve on that would be to employ more creators who represent that diversity in all its forms. (I do have hopes for The Force Awakens, and look forward to seeing John Boyega and Lupita Nyong'o, and I hope other diverse cast as well.)
After the exhibit halls closed, I headed to the Hudson Theatre in Times Square for a party and presentation about Brian Selznick's new book, The Marvels. The party started with wine and hors d'oeuvres, which wasn't as much fun as it sounds, because it mostly consisted of fighting through crowds and battling in Hunger Games-style death matches over trays of hors d'oeuvres. I've never enjoyed crowds, so I managed to get a glass of wine and then tried to stand out of the way in the corner until it was time for the presentation.
The presentation was worth it, though! Brian Selznick is a terrific speaker. He started with a video presentation of a series of art from the book. The art was incredibly beautiful, and the part of the story it told was so sad and moving that I wasn't the only one wiping my eyes at the end. Then he talked about the creation of the book, including spending time in London doing research at the Dennis Severs House, which was an inspiration for the book. He also showed his process of creating the art for the book, starting with tiny thumbnail sketches of each page which he then bound into a tiny book.
After the presentation, we all got copies of The Marvels ARC, which Selznick signed for us. They also gave us a surprise gift: an adorable tiny book of art similar to the one that Selznick had created as a mockup! The Marvels looks like an incredible book, and I look forward to reading it.Add a Comment
Only a few weeks remain before the ALA conference draws thousands of librarians to San Francisco. San Francisco boasts a thriving literary scene, many exciting things to eat and do, and of course numerous ALSC events at ALA for learning, growing, and connecting. But how will you get to and fro? Silicon Valley having yet to offer us a viable jetpack–they could call it Google Blast! Engineers, are you listening?!–check out the currently available options.
MUNI is San Francisco’s citywide system of buses, trolleys, and light rail. MUNI fare ($2.25) allows unlimited transfers between any regular MUNI vehicles for 90 minutes. While San Francisco’s signature cable cars are technically part of MUNI, they charge a higher fare and often have long lines. If you have the time, however, it will be $6 well spent: the cable cars have loads of charm and some lines offer spectacular views. Check out the SFMTA website for details on MUNI fares, routes, and schedules.
Taxicabs and ride services
Your best bet for hailing a cab is on a major street downtown or at a hotel’s taxi line. Otherwise, you can contact one of the taxi companies listed on SFMTA’s website here. Besides licensed taxis, there are also private ride services such as Lyft and Uber where you will need to download the company’s app and create an account. Remember that sharing a cab or ride service with a colleague is often safer, greener, and more affordable than going alone.
Didn’t bring your bike with you to SF? No problem: several companies offer bikes (plus helmets and locks) for avid cyclists. Try Blazing Saddles, Sports Basement, SF Bicycle Rentals, Bike and View or City Ride. A visitor favorite is to bike across the Golden Gate Bridge and then take the scenic ferry back. For short trips within the city, Bay Area Bike Share has numerous stations downtown and near the conference center.
BART is a commuter rail system that runs from Millbrae and the SF airport through downtown San Francisco and under the San Francisco Bay to outlying cities in the East Bay. A great option for traveling to either the SF or Oakland airports and for visiting East Bay destinations.
Caltrain, our other commuter rail, runs through San Mateo and Santa Clara counties in the south to San Francisco in the north. If you’d like to visit San Jose, Palo Alto, or other towns on the peninsula, Caltrain makes it easy.
While primarily offering bus routes throughout Alameda County (Oakland, Berkeley, Hayward, etc.), AC Transit also runs Transbay buses that connect San Francisco and the East Bay. This is your public transit choice if you have missed the last BART train across the Bay, since Transbay buses run all night.
Golden Gate Transit
Golden Gate Transit operates mostly north of San Francisco proper (Santa Rosa, Sausalito, San Rafael, etc.) and also runs bus lines across the Golden Gate Bridge. Visitors often enjoy taking the bus to one end of the bridge and walking back across it.
Ferries are a beautiful (if windy) way to travel from San Francisco to Oakland, Alameda, and Vallejo to the east (SF Bay Ferry) and Larkspur or Sausalito to the north (Golden Gate Ferry). There are also tourist ferries to destinations like Alcatraz as well as Angel Island and Tiburon. Ferries offer unrivaled views of the bay; bundle up and give them a try!
And because we are children’s librarians, I can’t resist sharing two charming SF-connected children’s books about transit: Maybelle the Cable Car, written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton and Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Peña with Christian Robinson illustrations. Happy reading and riding!
Today’s blog post was written by Sarah Stone, a librarian in the Collection Development Office at the San Francisco Public Library, for the ALSC Local Arrangements Committee.Add a Comment
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I had my first Dinosaur Police event yesterday, at the Hay Festival in Wales! And I got to wear my brand-new dinosaur-inspired hat! My sculptor friend, Eddie Smith created it (the same guy who helped me build the giant Seawig and talking cake hat), and my local tailor, Esther Marfo, made the dress. (Oh, and I made the book!)
This photo's by Jay Williams for Telegraph Books, and I was awfully excited to be included in the gallery between Pam Ayres and Virginia McKenna, both of whom I got to meet in the Green Room. Here's a doodle of my awesome Scholastic UK publicist, Dave Sanger, bravely helping me on stage to lead the audience in a very rousing rendition of the Dinosaur Police SONG. It might not have been the most tuneful number on the day, but we all sang it with great gusto. (Thanks, Philip Reeve, for writing the lyrics, and Sarah Reeve, for teaching me some ace uke chords to play with it!)
Here's Dave, sheltering from the rain under the umbrella of my enormous hat. Oh... and I have some exciting news about David!
Not only is he a fab publicist, but he's signed a book deal with Quercus for a book for adults, All Their Minds in Tandem, coming out next spring. Yay, Dave! I can't wait to read it.
So for our event, we did some drawing, and some roaring, comics, and general mucking about.
I showed everyone my way of drawing Trevor the T-Rex, and here's one of the drawings from a girl in the audience named Grace. We discussed various possible dinosaur professions, and this one's a dinosaur astronaut. (Here are some guides on my website to drawing dinosaurs, if you want to have a try.)
And it wasn't just people in Wales drawing dinosaurs; here's a picture tweeted in from South America of Inspector Sarah Tops at the same time by Mercedes Ortiz!
And then I got to sign and draw in lots of books. Thanks so much, everyone who came along! (Photo tweeted by Steph Roundsmith at @kidsrwreview.)
Big thanks to the other Sarah, who managed our event, and Glyn Morgan (@GR_Morgan), who was working another event but made me feel very famous by pulling me aside for a photo to tweet.
Actually, a lot of us had fun with the hat. Here are authors Ed Vere, Holly Smale and Tom Moorhouse.
I only had time to go to one event, so I went to see Holly give a talk with Megan Farr and Arabella Weir. Holly and Arabella have both written stories about teenage girls very much like they were as teenagers, and it was kind of funny because I think it they'd met each other as teenagers, they would have loathed each other. Since they're both grown-ups now, they can talk about these things in a friendly sort of way, but I think the audience could still feel the undercurrent of their semi-fictional teenage selves at war. (Which made everything way more interesting than if they'd been very similar.)
The most surprising question actually came from a child in the audience, who said: "You're both obviously very intelligent women. So why are you writing books for children?" (Cue a big intake of breath from several people up front and in the audience who make books for children.) Holly and Arabella answered it well, saying that it can be even harder to write for children, because children don't let writers hide behind unnecessary literary nonsense: either a story works for them, or it doesn't. In fact, Holly didn't even set out to write for children. She made the Geek Girl protagonist 15 years old, and that's what made the editor decide it was a children's book. Both Arabella and Holly said they never dumb down allusions and jokes because they're writing for kids, and Holly pointed to Shakespeare references in her stories.
Both writers said it's harder to make people laugh than cry, which I very much agree with. It reminded me of a line tweeted recently by Ewa SR:
Being funny doesn't mean being dizzy or less talented, on the contrary, it takes more skill.
Another thing that takes a whole lot of skill is moderating talks. Big cheers to people who moderated MANY talks, including Daniel Hahn (who was compere for 18 talks during the festival!) and the Telegraph Book's Martin Chilton, who also had to read a whole lot of books and ask a lot of good questions. Here's Martin, looking lovely in the dino hat. (And yes, he DID suddenly sprout a lavish blond fringe.)
I was sad to miss illustrator Jamie Littler's event with Danny Wallace, but I hear it was a storming success. (Here he is, with the newspaper rose we were all given.)
One of the hardest things about this year has been not having enough time to catch up with friends. And this festival was wonderful for that. On the first morning, I came out of my bedroom at George House to find my great friend, writer Moira Young, also coming downstairs to breakfast. Yay! Here's Moira, with wonderful Shirley Smith, who lives in the house and turns it into a guesthouse once a year, just for the festival. I stayed with her in 2012 and was thrilled to be back.
And it was great to catch up with Moira and her architect husband Paul. Another big treat was getting to have a girly slumber party with Holly Smale, when she found she wouldn't be able to catch the last train home. After dinner, we stayed up WAY too late chatting in the pink bedroom, in our little twin beds, then came back together on the train. Good times.
And the other people who made it a fun visit was the group of Norwegians at the festival - a 'noggin' of Norwegians as I've decided they're called - and they took me out to dinner on the first night: Helga and John Rullestad (who hosted me in Norway for the SILK Festival) and their good friend Odd Henning Johannessen. (Thanks so much, Norwegians!)
Thanks so much to Mary Beard and Heather Salisbury at Hay Festival for inviting and looking after me, Shirley for putting me up, Dave for being my glamorous dinosaur assistant, the team at the Hay Festival bookshop, Dave and Harriet Bayly for the second night's dinner, drivers Darren and Mark, Sarah, the stewards and everyone who made the festival run so smoothly and be so much fun. And big thanks to Eddie and Esther for all the costume help!
Methow Arts residency at the local elementary school, I've put a few kids on the payroll for both this week and next. Kinda like Family Circus... except these kids are the real deal! Much thanks to Isaac Carlsen for this week's excellent unicorn strip. Add a Comment