I got put on to this by Zainab Akhtar, the self-professed President of British Comics (note: she has never professed to be this). Taking inspiration from folk story The Mermaid of Zennor, May tells a tale of a mermaid who meets – and sings – for a small village town. It’s a lovely piece, with super artwork – click the link above to see the whole story.
December! December means Christmas grabs us all by the shoulders, shakes us repeatedly, and screams HAVE YOU NO JOY LEFT IN YOU?! for a month or so. It also means, by proxy, that Christmas music begins! So let’s kick aside that old collection of Gary Glitter and Shakin’ Stevens and move onto some more recent Christmas songs. Youth will conquer the World! Unless it crushes us all.
Rock on, everybody! WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A VERY GOOD DECEMBER
(yes, this is meant to be a little bit crap)
Launched by Adam Murphy at Thought Bubble (that convention what just happened!!), Fever Dreams is a collection of 14 stories (for adults!) about love and loss and romance and all those sorts of squishy and non-squishy stuff.
He describes it as so:
Fever Dreams is a collection of 14 short stories, created over the course of about 3 years, as part of an ongoing project to create by listening, without judgement or fear, to whatever was churning in my subconscious mind. Turns out my subconscious is full of sorrow, joy, sexual obsession and a constant wrestling with the nature of God. Much like most people I’d imagine.
You can see preview the stories over at his site.
Here’s a band I first found via an AV Club list, which gives you an indication of the sort of person I am (the sort of person who reads a lists of recommendations but then actually goes and tries all those recommendations, then). It’s all quite cheery and uplifting and stuff, which is always nice for those days when the outside world is filled with chilly murder and scares and your bed is the only safe and warm haven conceivable.
The song becomes 500% even more better if you have a hot mug of something in your hands while you listen. Bunch the bedcovers round your legs and have a listen!