All Ages Manga

Tweet (Also see the post Children’s Fiction.) Paranormal Courtney Crumrin; Polly and the Pirates Ted Naifeh brings great characterization and detail to all of his art (including Gloom Cookie and Kin) but it is the stories that he also writes that we get to truly appreciate his storytelling.  It may seem odd that the best…

Works by Neil Gaiman

Tweet Penelope’s Pinterest Board related to Neil Gaiman’s works. 2013 April Poem A Gaiman poem with which to kickoff National Poetry Month. 2012 May Commencement Speech Twenty minute video of Neil Gaiman’s inspiring commencement speech at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts in May 2012.  This speech will be published in book form under the title…

“Jack of Fables”

Tweet The nine volume graphic novel series Jack of Fables written by Bill Willingham tells the story of the trickster Jack (e.g. Little Jack Horner, Jack the Giant Killer (from Jack and the Beanstalk), and Jack B. Nimble – with overtones of the Jackal from other mythologies), his son Jack Frost, sidekick Gary the Pathetic…

European Fairy Tales

Tweet Aesop’s Fables Aesop’s Fables – A new translation by Laura Gibbs Excelsior Avenue Poetry Club in Oakland California is thanked in the Preface. xxiv – reference to Syriac fables Grimm Brothers The Juniper Tree and other tales from Grimm Vols 1 & 2 The original 1973 publication of The Juniper Tree and other tales…