Fuse #8

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Moomin, Music, and Comics

Sunday, Sunday.
So my trolling of kidlit websites has yielded a couple goodies here and there. I'm itching to get back in the reviewing game, so we'll see how that goes this coming week. Until then, Children's Illustration has been uniquely helpful in terms of interesting tidbits out there. Some things mentioned recently that amused me include:

  • The fact that there was a Moomin cartoon out there from Japan. Apparently one of the voices died recently.
  • And that there's something out there called Kiddie Record King that will seriously blow your mind, man.

Along the same lines as Kiddie Record King is also a website containing old comics from the past. It's a great project that takes comics that haven't been fully appreciated and digitizes them for public consumption. Says the site:

Understandably, a publisher would be hesitant to take on the huge financial risk of publishing an obscure title or cartoonist, but digital reproduction offers no risk at all and allows for a terrific means of restoring, preserving, and making available again the vast amounts of material that have been unseen and unappreciated for far too long.

Really beautiful. Hopefully they'll get a proper printing with support of this site.

Thanks to Sandbox for the second link.


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