Neil Gaiman doing Hansel and Gretel? Count me in!
Fairy Tale: Sleeping Beauty
Trigger Warning: This post will discuss the Holocaust and all the hate crimes encompassed within, as well as how victims of violence cope with their past traumas.
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen is a young adult novel which is in large part an exploration of the past and the stories we create to mask it. Becca’s grandmother, Gemma, has always told her and her sisters the story of Briar Rose. But when Gemma passes away, Becca begins to discover that Gemma’s story may have been referencing a dark and terrible past, and that this is one fairy tale that may not end happily.
Sound interesting? Then let’s discuss Briar Rose.
Today’s been a wonderful day for Valor! Not only did we reach goal early this morning, but we just hit the $25,000 stretch goal! We also had help today from the marketing campaign that Hiveworks started! Here’s a reminder of what that goal was:
Books will be donated public libraries! The more that’s pledged, the more books we can get to libraries! If you’re a librarian and want a copy of Valor for your library as part of this stretch goal, please send a message through Kickstarter or email Meg at namesakemeg at gmail dot com!
And because we all love libraries, we will put in a bookmark for every tier level that has a physical book pledge ($30 and above.) Here’s what the bookmark looks like! It was done by the ever lovely Angelica Maria Lopez of Solstoria!
Here’s the other two stretch goals we have in place so far!
We will create a digital artbook with concept art and the creating of Valor, including background into the stories used and comments from the creators! Plus, we will be able to give our artists and writers a bonus! Breaking through this stretch goal enables you to directly support the artists!
Want a hardcover copy of Valor? This is the tier level we need to unlock! We will also add another prose story to the Fairy Song package by Alex Singer of Little Foolery!
Thank you to everyone for all the support you’ve provided, and the enthusiasm for Valor!
Valor: A fairy tale anthology about courageous heroines starts today!
Valor is a comic anthology of re-imaged fairy tales showcasing the talent of some of the top creators in the field of digital comics. The purpose of this book is to pay homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales. Some of these are recreations of time-honored tales. Others are brand new stories, designed to be passed to future generations.
The anthology will be young adult friendly and in color, each story being 4 to 15 pages long.
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE KICKSTARTER PAGE TO SEE OUR LIST OF AWESOME CREATORS AND OUR FANTASTIC REWARDS!
CLICK HERE for the Kickstarter
CLICK HERE for the official tumblr.
Trailer: ‘Into the Woods' - Dec 25
Directed by Rob Marshall, written by James Lapine, starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Mackenzie Mauzy and Tracey Ullman.
How dare they not put any singing in this trailer. Looks like a lot of Disney magic and not much of anything else. Still the cast is reason enough to be excited.