Friday Things: 07/19 - Frommer's, food, and fanart

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[Yay, summer time! I'll strive to keep on updating my blog regularly until I'm back from vacation at the end of August, but if things are a little slow, it's because I'm on break and plan on traveling around Japan a bit. You understand, I'm sure!]

On Books:

Lev Grossman over at Time's Entertainment section talks about branding, particularly in relation to the recent news about J.K. Rowling being the real identity of the crime author Robert Galbraith.

You could have Neil Gaiman read you The Graveyard Book. Free.

Frommer's no longer belongs to Google, which is pretty awesome. Even more awesome is that they know in order to move forward, they can't just rely on having travelers jump from place to place and write guides. They've decided to look for freelance writers who actually live in the places that new guides would be written for. I like where this is going.




"Listen, adults: you are welcome and encouraged to enjoy YA all you want to. There are great stories here! But the minute you try to take away the books from the teens who they’re intended to reach, then you’re overstepping your boundaries."



On Photography:

Some great tips on photographing kisses and making them look fun and natural instead of awkward and/or forced.

Food Photography 101!

On Comics:

(via Thomas ScottAnother cool feature about Hawkguy, though this time it's got some input from creators Matt Fraction and David Aja.

Whoa, there might be a female green lantern from Earth!

Lovely Batman stainless steel ring I'd just wear forever and ever.



On Art:

Some cute Disney x super heroes fan art. I like the art style.

(via TheMarySue) Fantastic Studio Ghibli fanart. I'm particularly fond of her Howl.




People got their panties in a twist over a recent Cheerios commercial, but young kids can't figure out what all the hubbub is about. Hint: it's because kids aren't inherently racist, and that sort of bad behavior is taught/learned.

At the time this post is published, there are six days left to pay what you like for some awesome stuff via Humble Weekly. This time around, it's Jim Guthrie albums.

I went to a capsule hotel in Tokyo last weekend and took some video while I was there. See the tour!



[Okay, so this was a smidge longer than usual in terms of # of links. I just need to slowly make up for possibly missing these in August. Enjoy!]