It's late but still day 18 of #MabsDrawlloweenClub ! 🖤🎃🖤 Today's prompt is Rat except this is quick sketch of a cute jumping mouse. 🎪🗝🐀 Hey, it's a similar rodent, right?! This was drawn for a dear patron and fan of Coraline, @wildneedleco. Check out her adorable felt creations! 💕
Products used: Zebra Zensations Drafix Technical Pencil, Faber-Castell 9000 Graphite Pencil, and Strathmore Bristol.
Hey Addicts. Day 19 of Inktober is #bottle and I'm highlighting what may be one of the most famous "bottle stories" in comics that few actually remember-THE SANDMAN 50, titled "Ramadan." Neil Gaiman used his seminal series to educate a generation of readers about literature, mythology, history and historical figures, religion and myriad social issues, to name a few. In this issue, he focuses on Harun al-Rashid, who ruled from 786 to 809, during the peak of the Islamic Golden Age. His time was marked by scientific, cultural, and religious prosperity. Islamic art and music also flourished significantly during his reign. He established the legendary library Bayt al-Hikma ("House of Wisdom") in Baghdad in present-day Iraq, and during his rule Baghdad began to flourish as a center of knowledge, culture and trade. This was the Middle East of the ancient times but, given the same amount of time during the modern period, more mathematical, scientific and artistic advancements were made under al-Rashid than any leader in history. It boggles the mind to think what further advancement would have been made, if not for invading forces and imperialism from the west. Now Iran, Iraq and Syria stand in ruins- and the number of Americans that know about al-Rashid and his empire likely number in the 100s. Gaiman handles this proud and glorious subject matter with respect and dignity. P. Craig Russell does some of his best work here capturing the majesty of ancient Baghdad as well as al-Rashid's life and people with impressive style. I won't spoil the "bottle" aspect of the story and the heartbreaking conclusion; if you don't know this story, seek it out. And if it doesn't give you a moment of pause to reflect on the current conditions in this part of the world...I don't have words for you. #vertigocomics#thesandman#harunalrashid#ancientbaghdad#goldenageofislam#cityinabottle#neilgaiman#pcraigrussell#comiccollector#islam#ramadan#inktober#inktober2018#bottle
Fall is officially here, which means we're losing daylight. ☀️While I love fall, I'll admit that I wish I had the sun for an hour longer at night when I get home from work. Anyway, rushing out the door with my dog and some books led to this photo of The Graveyard Book. 👻
The Graveyard Book was my first Gaiman read, which I loved unreservedly! It's a fun and creepy book about a lonely boy who grows up in a graveyard with ghosts for family, and it's a great read for October. 🎃
I'm off to finish watching an old Sherlock Holmes movie featuring Basil Rathbone! I love this series of black and white movies, and I make it a point to watch them every autumn. 🕵🏼♂️QOTD: Do you have any fall or Halloween traditions?
#grimdragon : Pain & pleasure. I love this book, even though it also makes me incredibly sad at times for poor Bod. 😢
#jaguarsushioctober : something wicked this way comes
'You're walking on gallows ground, and there's a rope around your neck and a raven-bird on each shoulder waiting for your eyes, and the gallows tree has deep roots, for it stretches from heaven to hell, and our world is only the branch from which the rope is swinging' - Mad Sweeney, American Gods 🖤 #americangods#neilgaiman#quoteoftheday#favouritebook#madsweeney#bookworm
Graphic Novel: Coraline |Editora: @editorarocco |Autor: @neilhimself |Nota: 5,0⭐❤️| 📝Paty
🔑 “Em perigo? Parece emocionante. Não algo ruim... Não mesmo.” Pág 24
Coraline acaba de se mudar para um apartamento, perto de uma floresta. Ela sempre foi uma criança com uma grande imaginação e que adora explorar. Por conta do trabalho, seus pais não podem lhe dá a atenção que deseja então ela sempre se sente solitária.
Em um dia qualquer, ela resolve sair em uma exploração. Em sua grande exploração, Coraline, conhece pessoas inusitadas que moram no mesmo prédio que o seu, duas senhoras aposentadas que um dia foram atrizes, e um senhor que diz treinar ratos.
Em uma tarde chuvosa, Coraline se sente um tanto entediada, sem nada para fazer, seu pai fala para ela ir explorar, então ela saí em sua grande exploração pela casa nova, e depois de verificar toda a casa, ela acaba encontrando uma porta, que sua mãe diz que não dá para lugar algum, e lhe mostra que a entrada fora bloqueada por tijolos. No dia seguinte, ela pega a chave e abre a porta, o que ela não esperava era encontrar uma réplica de seu apartamento.
Ao entrar neste novo apartamento, descobre um mundo paralelo atrás da porta. Uma versão melhor de sua vida, Coraline encontra a outra mãe. Sua outra mãe tenta lhe persuadir a ir morar com ela, prometendo sempre lhe dá atenção, mas para isso, ela teria que costurar botões no lugar de seus olhos.
🔑 “—Não sabia que tinha outra mãe.
—Claro que tem. Todo mundo tem. Pág 32
💬 Muitos aqui já devem ter assistido o filme Coraline, eu sempre gostei deste filme e sempre revejo. Quando descobri que iria lançar uma Graphic Novel, não perdi tempo e comprei a minha. Lembrando que também tem o livro, e também pretendo lê-lo.
Ao decorrer da leitura, notamos o crescimento da personagem, que vai refletindo sobre tudo, e aprendendo com seus erros. Coraline percebe que não precisa ter tudo que quer para ser feliz, e que tem coisas muito mais importantes do que bens materiais, no seu caso, sua família. É uma personagem curiosa e cativante, muito esperta e extrovertida.
🔹CONTINUA NOS COMENTÁRIOS! ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️
One of my personal heroes, @neilhimself, autographed and sent this awesome print to me for my friend Ben, whose wife recently died. Ben was blown away by Neil's gesture to say the least. I couldn't have asked for better help channeling my need to comfort my friend and his daughters. I cannot express how much this means to Ben and I.
To Neil and his intrepid assistant @catmihos: "thank you" seems too weak of a phrase to express my gratitude, but I don't think the words that would suffice have been invented yet. So, thank you for going out of your way during your busy schedules to help put some joy into the lives of some fans. This just confirms what I already knew: Neil Gaiman is a hero and a legend.
He's pretty good at that writing thing, too.
Credit goes to @chris_riddell for the magnificent artwork on the print.
So I was planning on reading a spooky Shirley Jackson book next, but after reading The Cruel Prince I’m not ready to leave the fairies behind just yet 🧚🏼♂️🧚🏻♀️ So I’m taking a detour from my October TBR and reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman instead. I’m already enchanted 🔮 Does anyone remember the movie with Michelle Pfieffer? I loved it and so far I’m loving the book too! #bookstagram#bookstagrammer#book#booklover#bibliophile#bookworm#neilgaiman#stardust#menchies