FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
My posts tonight revolve around my Chandler’s Ford Today post for this week, which is about the latest Road to Agincourt Project on Sir Bevis of Hampton, Southampton’s legendary mascot. More on that further down. But for Fairytales With Bite, I take the idea of legends and myths and look at how these should come into your fiction, especially if your stories involve any kind of world building. My Legends and Myths post discusses why a fictional world needs its own legends and myths to make it seem more real and give good reasons for inspiring your characters’ actions.
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
Words and Pictures again shares a link to my CFT post but also looks at how prose/poetry writers should still be seeking to conjure up strong images in our readers so they will want to keep on reading to the end of our story/book. That is the writer’s challenge, whether we write graphic novels/comic books or straight prose/poetry.
CHANDLER’S FORD TODAY
One of the things I love about writing for CFT is the fact I’ve been able to write about two of my great loves – books and history – on a regular basis. Tonight’s post, Introducing Guy Stauber – Marvel at Sir Bevis Comic – combines both and shares news of Blood and Valour, a graphic novel/comic book due out in the spring, about the adventures of Sir Bevis of Hampton.
Blood and Valour is part of the Road to Agincourt Project. I’ve written several posts connected with them over the last year or so (and have always learned something interesting from them. For instance, until recently, I didn’t know there was the wreckage of a medieval ship in a local river – and part of this is visible at times from the motorway which runs nearby).
Sir Bevis’s adventures first appeared in tapestries and it is known Henry V read them this way (hence the link to Agincourt). Now the tales are being given a very modern airing in graphic novel form.
Guy Stauber, who has worked with Marvel, Disney and DC Comics, is producing some of the artwork for this project and the post talks about that and shares some of his stunning images. Matt Beames is writing Blood and Valour and it is also illustrated by Marcus Pullen but to have Guy on board for this project is a real coup for them. I’m looking forward to seeing the comic when it comes out as I’m a huge fan of anything that encourages reluctant readers to get “into” books. I believe that graphic fiction is and can be a great contributor there.
All about my CFT post tonight with links and images.