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An Interview With Simon Loxley

Sunday, December 31, 2006

We’ll Take Calvinism for $100

The Dark Tower
One of us on staff read the final book in Stephen King’s Dark Tower series and there’s a group of people known as the Calvins who study the works of Mr. King religiously, making all sorts of cross references to people and places and even brand names.

Gosh, who would be so crazy as to do something like that?

Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Grasshopper Ramblings' Postcard

John Bellairs
Blogger Grasshopper Ramblings shared some of the people the blogger looked up to as a child. It's a John Bellairs testimonial – and, to boot, it notes John sent the then 10-year-old blogger a postcard. We've known some people who would give teeth – preferably someone else's – for their own Bellairsian postcard.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Cram These Words

The House with a Clock in its Walls
Have you read many collage poems?  Have you ever heard of such a thing?  Here’s an interesting collage poem we found, written by user Four_Thorns. As noted, all words are taken from The House with a Clock in its Walls, though not necessarily in John's original or intended order:
Or was it glue? He couldn’t remember.
Out in the front hall the mirror
on the coat rack was talking to itself
little bursts of static.

Monday, December 11, 2006

A Legacy in Multimedia

The Lamp From The Warlock's Tomb
Wayne Bose writes asking what could be done to further the legacy of John Bellairs.  His idea?  Video games.  Hear him out --

Thursday, December 7, 2006

The Edward Gorey Documentary

Edward Gorey
An update from filmmaker Christopher Seufert of Mooncusser Films documenting his time with illustrator Edward Gorey.