March 18, 2008

Just Checking In...

I've been incredibly busy with a sudden graphic design project and some calligraphy for a friend's wedding, but I really wanted to check in. There are two reasons for this. One is a great quote that's rather apropos of the YA vs. Adult Literature Shenanigans that everybody is sick to death of. Without further ado, here are Madeleine L'Engle's words on the subject (with thanks to KT Literary--who are soon to receive a query from me--for the quote):

You have to write whichever book it is that wants to be written. And then, if it's going to be too difficult for grown-ups, you write it for children.


Right on, sister. The other thing I wanted to tell you is to GO SEE PERSEPOLIS. The movie adaptation is fantastic and covers both the original graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi and its sequel. For more info, check out this excellent documentary clip (courtesy of TadMack).

1 comment:

TadMack said...

I'm hoping Persepolis is here soon!!!! I'm having trouble finding independent films -- but that's just because I don't know the city well enough yet, there have to be people who aren't Mainstream Blockbuster types here. Meanwhile, Spiderwick opens this weekend. . .