Monday, November 7, 2011

On Safari, In My Head

Hi everyone! I know it's been a long couple of weeks since I made a post. It's been a combination of things, but mostly I've been really woodshedding on my art, but in less positive news, my girlfriend Callie was severely injured in a car accident when a driver ran a red light and hit her car. She's in the ICU still and just now starting the long road to recovering. If you want, a friend of her's has a blog post about a fundraiser she did here: http://jessiawesome.blogspot.com/2011/11/concluding-callie-care-at-comikaze.html If you want to help out pop on over there, or just go out and give blood in her name to help out someone else at your local Red Cross!

If you want something to tide you over until I get back in the swing of posting, I'd recommend the two relatively short but very multilayered books that comprise Gregory Frost's "Shadowbridge." These are obtuse, surreal and very deeply structured fantasy novels that are about the role of stories both personally and culturally. One part Guliver's Travels, one part Alice in Wonderland, one part Earthsea, they were my companion sitting by Callie's bedside for the first week. Filled with both moments of wonder and moments that are painfully human, I can't recommend them enough, especially if you like books by authors such as China Mieville, Michael Swanwick, John Crowley or Mary Gentle.