Oliver’s illustrations are lovely, except for the ginger-haired child with what I can only describe as a pink phallic object on his forehead which appears in every depiction of him. What the hell is it? Perhaps I should just say what we’re all thinking – dickhead. It’s a perfect representation, no? Did the editor not notice this . . . appendage before printing? I mean, it’s kind of obvious. Is it some sort of unique Australian thing of which I’m unaware?
Continue reading The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
Winston Churchill’s black dog euphemism for depression is given form by author and illustrator Matthew Johnstone. He skillfully reveals his personal navigation through the seven hells of depression to the light at the end of the very long tunnel. As Churchill once said, “if you’re going through hell, keep going.” Johnstone sought treatment, told his family and friends and learned how to control the dreaded beast so he could finally enjoy life again.
Continue reading I Had a Black Dog: His Name Was Depression by Matthew Johnstone
Happy St. David’s Day!
Here’s what I posted in February:
A Tale of Jerusalem by Edgar Allan Poe
Chu’s Day (Chu #1) by Neil Gaiman
Thank you for reading!
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