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The Earl of Cork's Enigma

Monday, December 13, 2010

Top 10 News Stories

As we prepare for the tenth anniversary of Bellairsia, we’re using our tragically hip Twitter feed to share some memorable moments and commentary in the form of Top Ten lists.

Monday, December 6, 2010

And Friendship Shall Combine

Every once in a while a fan asks what would happen if there was a crossover and Lewis, Anthony, and Johnny teamed-up. Jason wrote into our mailing list recently and put a different spin on the question, wondering if the books would have been even more successful had Bellairs only wrote one single series, instead of three separate ones?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Goreyana: The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie

Notes from Goreyana about The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie :
  • I have not seen this artwork in person, but close examination of the printed image reveals how the white paper is left unpainted for the beam of light, while the background is painted all around the glowing stream. Mr. Gorey shows exceptional control of his watercolor paints in this image.
  • I find it amusing that Edward Gorey took the liberty of turning the face of the zombie green in his painting, giving it a "Frankenstein's Monster" look. The description in the book states that the zombie is deathly pale with dead eyes.

Recognizing His Fame

Tom Vartabedian spent 40 years as an award-winning writer and photographer with the Haverhill Gazette.  Now, writing in a recent online edition of the Armenian Weekly, Vartabedian reflects on some of the famous writers he has encountered over the years and how they lived with their fame.