Thursday, June 30, 2016

Around the Web

Here's some sites I've added to the link list on the right and wanted to highlight-

Megan Kearney's Beauty and the Beast tumblr-I've mentioned this a couple of times after linking something here that I found on Megan's site. Someone once called me the online expert on Beauty and the Beast, which is very flattering but sadly not at all true. Megan Kearney, on the other hand, just might be (although we can't forget Heidi Anne Heiner of Surlalune!). This site is a source of all kinds of BATB inspiration, and she's introduced me to versions and illustrations and other fun facts I had no idea existed! The site also gives updates to her online BATB comic. I'll admit I haven't been following along, mainly because I really don't like reading anything of substantial length on my computer-but I've got Volume One of the printed version on my wishlist and from everything I've heard it seems like this could be the next best version of my favorite fairy tale.

Fairy Bat Tales- Aiyanne Chan just finished a fascinating series looking into the Magical Items to Survive the Grimms' Fairyland. She read ALL the way through the Grimm fairy tales (something I've never even done!) and took copious notes on all of the magical items found there. It's really eye opening, there are so many interesting magical elements in the lesser known tales. I think this would be great inspiration for writers who want to weave fairy tale elements into their stories, or anyone who wants a glimpse of folklore beyond the standard tales we hear about over and over.

*Housekeeping Notes: In the process of editing my link list I accidentally deleted it! I've been working on getting everything back, but if any of the links don't work, or something is missing you would also consider a great online resource, let me know in the comments!

And, I would love to have more suggestions of your favorite fairy tale books! Last chance!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kristin! Longtime lurker, first time commenter. I'm also in love with Kearney's comic. Her whole blog is such a delight.

    (Shameless self-plug: I also did my own little BatB comic for school and posted it on my website. It was a semester long project and not quite as fleshed out as the full version in my head, but it's a start. Feel free to check it out!)