Hi Mister Gaiman! I’m a young, 22 year old writer currently working on a novel that I intend to feature a strong, female lead; however, as a male, I often find myself out of my element. I was wondering if you had any suggestions—are there any books/authors you might recommend that you feel write…
THIS CAT IS ASKING TO BE PETTED IT IS ACTUALLY ASKING THIS IS THE MOST POLITE CAT IN THE WORLD AND IT’S GOING TO KILL ME
Subject: Something happened
I’ve been messing around in the music business for over 45 years and now at 67 despite my misgivings I am trying to help a young artist named Charlie Hole get started in the biz.
I want to share with you something that happened this weekend.
I was reading a book (about interjections, oddly enough) yesterday which included the phrase “In these days of political correctness…” talking about no longer making jokes that denigrated people for their culture or for the colour of their skin. And I thought, “That’s not actually anything to do…
A letter from Banksy.
A letter from me:
I have an art-crush on you.
Please don’t stop doing what you do.
Strange Inventions from the Past (Part 1)
- A hat that is also a radio. (USA, 1931)
- A bike for the entire family… that also has a built in sewing machine. (USA, 1939)
- A piano for bedridden people. (England, 1935)
- A shield to protect the face during snow storms and blizzards. (Canada, 1939)
- Glasses that enable you to read while lying down. (England, 1936)
Old wooden church in Ukraine
What is the story behind the Biblio-mat?
I went fishing this past summer with Craig Small, co-founder of The Juggernaut, an animation studio in Toronto. I had this idea that I would love to have a vending machine that gave out random books. I pictured it as a painted refrigerator box with one of my assistants inside; people would put in a coin and he would drop a book out. But Craig is more pragmatic and visionary then I am. He said, “You need to have an actual mechanical vending machine.” That was beyond my wildest imaginings, but not Craig’s, so he just built it for me.
What books are stocked in the Biblio-mat?The books in the machine are two dollars each — that’s not enough to make any profit, but the nature of the second-hand book business is that I end up with a lot of books that are interesting and worth keeping and disseminating, but have no practical retail value. Historically in the used books trade there has always been the dollar cart in front of the store. This is just a spin on that.A random used-book vending machine. I think I am in love.
This is quite possibly the coolest thing ever! Xx