Around four years ago (wow, has it been that long?) I started working on a graphic novel. The pictures were rudimentary at best, the characters all drawn as stick figures with different hats. For someone who had not a single artistic bone in his body, I’d say it came out rather well. But it definitely wasn’t good enough.
I recently stumbled upon a really fantastic Reddit post by user synapticsynapsid about how to build your own book and decided that I couldn’t keep this great little tidbit to myself. I’ve always loved the idea of printing and binding my own books (especially if it’s for a book that I don’t want anyone else to read – I think we’ve all got at least one of those), so when I found this great visual guide, I immediately bookmarked it (and then promptly forgot about it for two years).
I’m not going to lie. Up until recently (I’m talking within the past couple of years) I really, really hated hashtags. They popped up across all kinds of social medias, […]
One thing that I’ve noticed, time and time again, is how damn good Neil Gaiman is at writing an ending. From Sandman to Neverwhere to The Graveyard Book, Gaiman wraps […]
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Archaic Revival hits our front page this week thanks to its fractal driven, hybridized art style. The artist himself, Christian Laney-Clark, brings to the canvas a wholly new style of […]
Part II of our Interview Spotlight finds Charles Stross at the front and center of the cyber-punk world. With a career that didn’t begin with writing, Stross has grown into […]
Emma Donoghue’s seventh addition to her literary career comes in the form of Room, a very disconcerting story that, roughly half-way through, finds its teeth and truly digs into the emotional well […]
Brent Weeks’ second entry into his expansive and ambitious Lightbringer Trilogy (or, technically, Quadrilogy) comes in the form of the fantasy masterpiece, The Blinding Knife. Capitalizing and improving upon everything in the first […]