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Friday Things: 03/09 - Alexandre Dumas' wild life, and Miyazaki's PRINCESS MONONOKE before it was a film

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[I guess my streak ran out. Also, happy "Spring Forward?"]

On Disney:

Another Marvel x Disney "Disney Kingdoms" comic series has been teased, and it may feature Figment! Yup, yup. Do want. More of this, please.

I mentioned the Mondo "Nothing's Impossible" Disney posters in a previous link dump, but here's a look at more of the art. I'd love to have any or all of these hanging in my home.

 

 

On Books:

Jeffrey Brown is back with more stories about Roan and his adventures in the Jedi Academy. I loved the first one, so I'm definitely on board for another.

Check out this great list over at Book Riot of gifts for your grammar-loving friends. If you're shopping for me, I like the tea cups and bookends *nudge* *wink*

Epic Reads made this fantastic chart of YA retellings. The chart has four major categories (fairy tales, mythology, Shakespeare, and classics), which are further broken down into sub-categories before the book recommendations appear. Great for anyone looking for a fresh read that'll feel familiar.

If you're a fan of Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke, you may be pleased to know that VIZ Media's Studio Ghibli imprint are releasing two books about it this year:

  • An "Art of" book, slated for release in August, which will feature a fresh translation and presentation of the existing book, interviews, concept and character art, and more. It's priced at US$34.99.
  • A book titled Princess Mononoke: The First Story by Hayao Miyazaki, which will contain original watercolor art by the master himself, presenting the story as it was when it was still a concept, years before it became a film. This book will also be priced at US$34.99 when it's released in October.

(warning: video auto-play) For World Book Day, The Guardian rounded up a few kids, dressed them up as characters from books, and had them interview the books' authors while in costume. Super cute.

 

 

Other:

(via Neatorama) A globe made out of cork so you can stick pins in it showing where you've been or where you want to go, created by Chiaki Kawakami.

Apparently, Alexandre Dumas was a wild and crazy guy.

 

 

 

[Have a great week!]