Wednesday, 21 December 2016

What do you want to be? (When you grow up and now)

I don't know if it's because there are more people discussing this topic nowadays, or if it's just casualty, the thing is that these past days I've read many articles dealing with a bone of contention: feminism. To me, it seems that we're always discussing women's role in our society concerning family, work, nurturance or even physical appearance, but also that we tend to forget something: what about children and their supposed gender roles?

Monday, 5 December 2016

The Instructions, by Neil Gaiman

Today, I'm bringing you something I've found on Chris Riddell's Facebook page. It's Neil Gaiman's poem The Instructions turned into illustrations. If you want to see the comments people have written on each image, here's the link. It's curious that Chris made these, as the poem was turned officially into a graphic novel in collaboration with Charles Vess. You can have a look at it (inside of it, I mean) on amazon if you want to.
Evocative and tale-like, both Gaiman and Riddell make, in my opinion, the perfect match. Don't know if you've seen The Sleeper and the Spindle, but, bearing in mind that the tale is not Gaiman's best, the result is still utterly beautiful. 
I know this is not what I said I'd be posting next, but I couldn't resist it. It's the instructions on what to do if you ever find yourself inside a fairytale (as Gaiman himself says in the recording you'll see here). And now, here you are.