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All posts by: Marlene Sharp

Dreamweaver poster
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A decree from the countess of cartoon storytelling: a book review of Animating Short Stories by Cheryl Briggs

Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after. The reason for such everlasting bliss is that they – ambitious, upstart animation pros – have devoured Cheryl Briggs’ newest publication entitled Animating Short Stories: Narrative Techniques and Visual Design (Bloomsbury Academic). Combining the spirits of fairy godmothers, magicians, royal culinary artistes, philosophers, sages, and ...

Blake J. Harris in Burbank, CA
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The History of the Future of Console Wars: A conversation with bestselling author Blake J. Harris

Video games are great, but books about video games are even better!– Evan Goldberg, from ‘Foreward’ by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, in Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris. If Evan Goldberg’s aforementioned statement is true, then wordsmith Blake J. Harris is better-than-better. He has two video game-themed books to his ...

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Batman killed in his first issue, but it’s okay

  Batman looks great at 80 Happy 80th birthday, Batman! On this special, celebratory evening – also the eve(ish) of  the cinematic release of “Joker” – it could be fun to revisit one old Batman fan beef. Although the chew in question arose years prior to filmmaker Todd Phillips’ upcoming opus, “Joker” tone links to overall murderous rage in Batman ...

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