This Brian Froud drawing of a Green Man opens a wonderful new post by Terri Windling on her blog. http://windling.typepad.com/blog/
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Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
An Eastern guard speaks to a Westerner through a broken seam in the wall. Both were smiling, representing the jubilant spirit of the day, November 26, 1989
Congrats to Charles Vess, who just won the Spectrum Silver Award for his art in our book, The Cats of Tanglewood Forest! I am privileged to work with an artist of his calibre and even more so, to have him as a friend.
Congrats to you both! It’s a gorgeous damn book - and the story’s not bad, either!
YES!!!! WE CAN HEAR YOU! This is mind-numbingly awesome. Can’t believe we’re actually getting broadcasts from a squat in Bordertown … but here it is. Perfect.
This is only a test. Wherehouse Radio Episode 0 Is sorta-live?
Hope it doesn’t suck too much.
Awhile back I doing a graphics challenge (50 graphics in 30 days) adn ended up doing a lot of Bordertown stuff. Here’s one of 5 mock Bordertown book covers.
By Request (because sometimes the audio player showed me a download option and sometimes it didn’t) here’s a link to download the show.
Eventually, when I have time, there will be a proper blog, and proper episodes, and just.. well.. more and better. I promise.
Mainly I wanted to get this out there somehow by hook or by crook so people would know that I was serious and that I hadn’t forgotten. Unfortunately, life here keeps me incredibly super-busy and I have a ton of commitments and so I’m constantly juggling to keep a bunch of different spellboxes up in the air. But this is something I’m deadly serious about. After all, I’ve been here a really long time, and this has been a major part of my life and pretty much directly responsible for my own magical transformation. So yeah.
Anyways.. enjoy! There will be more.
You’re shaking and everything’s just a little too warm- maybe you’re melting? It’s hard to tell where you’re walking (if you’re walking at all; you can’t feel your feet) but it would be harder to stop so you keep on trucking until you’re back in the sunlight again.
Everyone should read this book. Its so good in a heartbreakingly simplistic and beautiful way. Finder by Emma Bull.
Original cover art
A new Tumblr site of art from the online graphic novel John Barleycorn Must Die, a noir fantasy/mystical thriller by Howard Gayton and Rex Van Ryn. You can read the comic here.
It’s not a Bordertown related comic, but Howard is certainly a long-time friend of the Border, being Terri Windling’s husband…and the person who talked her in to returning to the Border for the new anthology.
Made a new mix on 8tracks.com: When I Get To The Border.
I’ve been thinking about doing a Bordertown mix for ages, but I was finally spurred to action by DJ Dirty Mollie posting the first episode of Wherehouse Radio, the first-ever Bordertown radio show!
Quick note: You can listen within Tumblr using this player, but I recommend going to the 8tracks.com page so you can see the descriptions for each song. If you’re into that.
So you cough and spit some of it out, hoping that you’ve gotten enough that it won’t matter. You’ve heard about this shit. You may be new, but you’ve seen the Rats before.
And three hours later you realize that of course it’s going to matter. You probably deserve this, anyway.
Read the whole poem by Delia Sherman here (thank you, Cabinet des Fées!)
>For the halfies and Truebloods of Bordertown.
The lives of elves are long.
They are easily bored.
They eat dreams for breakfast,
Are empty again by lunch.