Monday, May 28, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Holy Cats.

This 14-year-old Japanese kid Konan (named for Arthur Conan Doyle!) took it upon himself to translate the entirety of Brixton Brothers #1: The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity.  Apparently he's well into translating the second book, too.  He did it all for an annual event called RĊsaku-ten, or "Painstaking Words Exhibition."  He won an award!



Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sequel to the Best Fan Letter of All Time


Dear Abraham Superlincoln (again),

My two through four favorite books are these: Wonderstruck (Brian Selznick), The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick), and The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien). Although, I do very much like Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich and Other Stories You’re Sure to Like Because They’re All About Monsters and Some of Them are Also About Food. You Like Food Don’t You? Well All Right Then.
We love the Dracula with spinach between his teeth and the Phantom of the Opera.

In fact, my two friends Adam and Ian K. are writing a book of short stories inspired by your Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich and Other Stories You’re Sure to Like Because They’re All About Monsters and Some of Them are Also About Food. You Like Food Don’t You? Well All Right Then.. They’re short stories not poems, mind you. Sorry. So far, I’ve written one called When the Man in the Moon Had to Blink. It was written by guub in co-op with Equivalent Fractions. Ian K. wrote a sequel to Godzilla Pooped on my Honda. It was written by Ian K. in co-op with Miss Prime Minister. Adam wrote a story about why Medusa cut her hair.
I’ll try and send the stories once we finish them.

Your most likely #1 fan (I don’t think anybody is more fanly then me),
Gargantuan Space Scum

Fan Letter Fan

Everybody can stop writing fan letters now.  We've summited:


Hello Abraham Superlincoln,

My name is Gargantuan Space Scum. No. Actually, it’s Ian. Ian O. You can’t forget the O. Because I’m Ian O. and my friend is Ian K.. So we don’t get called Ian. We get called either Ian O. or Ian K.. Anyway. I am a 4th grader and I live in Seattle, Washington.                             After I read your book Cold Cereal, my friends Adam and Kate read it. Then we started talking about Gorn, Weet, Noats, and Gorn-free, the Gornless Gorn substitute. Then we came up with a new type of Weet. Hole Weet. We thought it could be a new, healthier, type of ingredient that Goodco puts in their cereal. That’s my suggestion for a new ingredient called Hole Weet. If you like it or don’t like it or whatever, please write back.
Then also, one day I was eating cereal. I was thinking about your book because I was eating cereal. I thought of some new book titles for your next two books (if you make the Cold Cereal Saga a trilogy).

Frozen Oatmeal (or Frozen Porridge)
Sub-Zero Museli (or Sub-Zero Granola)

Those are my suggestions for book titles. If you like them or don’t like them or whatever, please write back.

               This letter has been written in crude handwriting by Gargantuan Space Scum.

P.S. Your book, The True Meaning of Smekday, has been officially proclaimed by me as my number one, all-time favorite book ever.

P.S.S. Your book, Cold Cereal, has been officially proclaimed by me as my number five, all-time favorite book ever.



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy Beltane

So for May Day, here's something appropriately pagan-ish from Cold Cereal: