Fuse #8

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Baby You're a Lost Cause

I can never remember what you guys do and do not know about. Until now I haven't mentioned Alan Moore's new graphic novel Lost Girls, simply because it's been so prolific in the news. But there's always the off-chance that maybe you haven't heard of it. And talk about applicable to children's literature! If you're unfamiliar with it, this new work is from the man who brought us The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (the GN and NOT the movie) as well as my beloved Top Ten. Now he's created a pornographic work involving Wendy from Peter Pan, Alice from Alice In Wonderland, and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. It's far more than that, but that's how it's going to be described by the people who seek to protest it. Check out the Neil Gaiman review he wrote for Publisher's Weekly. I own a copy of Paul Gravett's, Graphic Novels which included a snippet from Lost Girls, prior to publication. Interesting stuff to say the least.


At 3:18 PM , Blogger Dan McCoy said...

I actually considered buying this with some birthday money I got, but $50 is a little steep for an individual book-- I ordered the Jamie Hernandez "Locas" Love and Rockets collection instead.

At 4:43 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

I know. I thought about getting it yesterday with a gift card I had. Instead, I got the Norton Anthology of Children's Literature. Shows where my priorities lie, I guess.

At 7:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it's worth noting that the Wendy, Dorothy and Alice are grown up in Lost Girls. Porn is one thing; kiddie porn is something (ew) else.

At 11:11 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Good point. I should have made that clearer.

At 4:01 PM , Blogger Dan McCoy said...

Damn you! You shoulda bought it so I could borrow it! Now I'm going to have to wait for someone else to buy it. Maybe Stu. He likes Alan Moore. And pornography.

At 7:37 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Stu likes Alan Moore? I guess that makes sense.

I also wanted to buy that new book by the author of "Dykes To Watch Out For". When I was in library school I e-mailed her a rather lame fan letter in which I pointed out that her character attending library school probably went to MY library school since the strip was based on Minneapolis. She was charming and wrote back, saying that I was absolutely right. Whatta gal.

At 10:57 AM , Blogger Dan McCoy said...

From Hell is Stuart's favorite comic in the world, by a large margin.


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