2017/1/12 Thursday


Filed under: News — Staff @ 14:30:51

Chances are if you are a longtime Haute Macabre reader, you require no introduction to the charmingly spooky, gothic art of Abigail Larson. Her eerie illustrations, reminiscent of the gorgeously ghoulish story books and fairy tales that little gothling you never actually had on your shelf as a child (thanks, mom), have no doubt haunted you for years–and ever since you discovered her work, you have been frantically, feverishly devouring it to make up for lost time.

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2016/12/15 Thursday

SoCal Kids

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A Fantastical Lesson About the Power of the Word Please.
Rocker and New York Times best-selling graphic novelist Claudio Sanchez pens his first children's book.

Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez, already a New York Times best-selling comic book creator, ventures into new territory with his first children's book, Kid Crazy and the Kilowatt King.

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2016/12/8 Thursday

Seattle Met

Filed under: News — Staff @ 15:14:20

YOU MAY EXPECT—given her resume, which includes recipe development for John Sundstrom's Lark: Cooking Against the Grain and serving as chef de cuisine at Café Juanita—Lauren Thompson to write as her first cookbook a locavore manifesto overflowing with gorgeous natural photos and pitch-perfect preparations of coveted seasonal ingredients.

Instead she wrote a comic book—which makes sense once you learn that Thompson has also taught culinary school. Cooking Comics! Simple Skills, Fantastic Food, which arrives December 6, is aimed squarely at the rote beginner, that person eager to learn scratch cooking but intimidated by the whole affair, with its constant French terminology (what, you don't lavish your pan-roasted halibut with a buttery arroser?) and necessary vagueness (cook 5-10 minutes, or until done).

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2016/11/23 Wednesday

Mommy Ramblings

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If you follow our blog regularly, you know how much I love books and my kids are the same. I enjoy finding and sharing great books with my readers. Today I want to introduce you to Kid Crazy and the Kilowatt King by Claudio Sanchez. Claudio is the frontman of the multi-platinum selling rock band, Coheed and Cambria. He is also a New York Times Bestselling Graphic Novelist.

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2016/11/16 Wednesday

Mom Read It

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Kid Crazy is a kid living in a desert, dying to go on adventures in the dazzling City of Ever. When he encounters a droid named Denunzio, who overhears him wishing he could visit the City, the droid tells him that the king is rude and sour – a real creep, really. Kid Crazy doesn't want to hear it – as soon as Denunzio admits that he can get Kid inside the castle, he's off. They head off in a car made of bread and travel to the castle where, sure enough, the king is rude as all get out. He demands that Kid Crazy sing him a song, but Kid's not having it. He decides it's time the king learned some manners! He tells the king a riddle that brings home how rude he's been, then teaches him the power of one simple word: Please.

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2016/11/10 Thursday

Parenting Patch

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‘Kid Crazy and the Kilowatt King' Book Review
I place great value on reading. I have always been an avid reader myself, and now my daughter also loves reading on her own. My son, too, loves listening to his big sister and me read aloud to him. I thus am always on the lookout for new books to share with my kids. When recently offered the chance to review Kid Crazy and the Kilowatt King written by Claudio Sanchez and illustrated by Arthur Mask in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add to my home library. The hardback book currently retails for $24.95 on Amazon.

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2016/10/27 Thursday

Coheed and Cambria Frontman Releases Children's Book, Kid Crazy and the Kilowatt King

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Coheed and Cambria have built their entire career around whimsical science-fiction concepts that explore space, love, loss, war, and all things prog. Though the band have gotten considerably brighter in their poppier tendencies and dropped their Amory Wars conceptual universe for last year's The Color Before The Sun, the band still exudes a space rock and sci-fi aesthetic, and fans no doubt expect a return to conceptual storytelling at some point in the future.

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2016/9/8 Thursday

Otaku USA on Kuma Miko Volume 1

Filed under: News — Staff @ 15:09:01

It's not unusual to see shrine maidens in manga, but Kuma Miko has a special kind of shrine maiden: one who hangs out with a talking bear.

In fact, all the bears in 14-year-old Machi's rural village are able to talk. They trace this back to a kind of squeamish legend between a bear and a human, and now the bears and humans here have an alliance. (While the legend is squeamish, nothing in Machi's interactions with her bear friend would fall into that category. They're innocent and comfortable with each other like friends or family.)

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2016/8/2 Tuesday

Book Room Reviews: The Stumps of Flattop Hill

Filed under: News — Staff @ 20:13:03

Going camping soon? Do you like cool spooky ghost stories for the Dark Night by the Campfire? Well then stop looking because I found it. At the very least remember this one at Halloween because you know ghost stories are perfect for that time of year.Author Kenneth Kit Lamug has not only written but also has done a great job illustrating this new and scary Ghost Story children's book. Although I think it will go over better read aloud at night it's definitely a good one. I love the dark spooky artwork to go along with this rhythmic story. This story is quite a bit different from other. I kind of like the fact that the author *SPOILER ALERT* *SPOILER ALERT* doesn't feel the need to have everyone live happily ever after.

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2016/7/28 Thursday

PW reviews In the Sounds and Seas

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Galloway's first graphic novel is a wordless but entirely immersive story that won a Xeric Grant and was nominated for the L.A. Times Book Prize in an earlier, shorter edition. Gorgeously executed in black and white, repeated patterns of leaves, wings, braids, and winds embellish a world that's both strange and familiar. In a dense forest, three women sing life into being: streams of birds, fish and rabbits flow from their throats. These rivers of creatures weave together and transform, Escher-like, into the endless waves of the ocean. On the shore of this fantastic sea a young woman with long dark hair is plagued by unspoken yearnings. She and two friends make preparations for a lengthy journey. They build and supply a tall ship before setting out to sea. The ship's lines are intertwined into hair of the young woman, literally binding her to a voyage full of beauty and terrible sorrow. Divided into six equal chapters, this story contains unexpected visual twists that use a wide range of page layouts to their fullest extent. The dialogue of the friends is represented by empty speech bubbles that still manage to convey a complex and emotional narrative. (May)

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