Books and art!

Both, when done well, are treasures worth keeping. And what could be better than the two in one? Good stories with amazing artwork are a win-win for everyone.

Check these out!

For the comic book lover –

A new comic book series with a diverse cast, set on Earth and Saturn’s rings. “Intrigue, adventure and the coming together of inhabitants of two worlds…”

The Ring Masters, story by JD Sweet, art by Marcos Medina.

https://theringmasterscomic.weebly.com/

For grandparents to share with their grandchildren –

A collection of short stories about children and parents and grandparents, all set in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. From reviews:These are stories I would readily share with other educators and mothers. They are about the challenge and bittersweet triumphs of growing older at all stages of life.” “For those of us who live on and around Puget Sound, the stories bring us pride and a familiar sense of place…”

Ferry Findings, art by photographer Glenn Wachtman, stories by Susan Wachtman.

https://susanmcdonoughwachtman.wordpress.com/ferry-findings-an-anthology-of-the-pacific-northwest/

For fantasy art lovers –

A limited edition from Clive Barker, author of the Abarat series. “On the borderland between this world and the world of Quiddity, the sea of our dreams, sits Everville.” From Publishers Weekly: “At times profoundly moving as flawed heroes and heroines martyr themselves to love or goodness, this novel confirms the author’s position not only as one of horror’s most potent and fertile minds but also as one of modern fiction’s premier metaphysicians.”

Everville, written and illustrated by Clive Barker.

https://www.gauntletpress.com/product/everville/

For the Goth in your life –

Emily the Strange 2018 calendar. Emily also has books, graphic novels, clothing, etcetera, all devoted to promoting the individual strangeness which is Emily. “Today, Emily continues to be a voice for individualism and self-awareness, and her appeal is especially strong among alternative-minded young women and girls who identify with her signature singularity.”

Also, she has cats.

Emily the Strange, created by Rob Reger.

https://www.emilystrange.com/index.html

This year, give a gift which will be treasured, not a piece of plastic which will end up in the Great Garbage Patch of the Pacific Ocean. The artists who have poured their hearts into these creations will thank you, and so will the recipients of your generosity.

And please, also remember to leave a review — the ten minutes it will take you could mean a very great deal to the career of a struggling artist.

 

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