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Posts Tagged ‘Kenneth Grahame’

Authors Dress Up For ’26 Characters’ Photography Exhibit

Neil-Gaiman-as-BadgerThe Storytelling Museum, an institution based in the U.K., will host an exhibit called “26 Characters: celebrating childhood story heroes.” This art show features photographs of writers dressed as their favorite childhood literary character.

This exhibition will be on view from April 5th to November 2nd. Photogapher Cambridge Jones captured the pictures of these authors. Some of the authors who took part include Malorie Blackman, Terry Pratchett, and Neil Gaiman.

According to the museum’s official website, Blackman transformed herself into the Wicked Witch of the West and Pratchett sat for his portrait as William Brown from Just William. Gaiman (pictured, via) revealed in a blog post that he drew inspiration from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In The Willows and chose to wear a Badger costume. Will you be seeing this installation?

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A Steampunk Version of ‘Wind of the Willows’ is on Kickstarter

Australian writer Krista Brennan hopes to raise $6,600 on Kickstarter for a steampunk version of Kenneth Grahame’s beloved novel, The Wind in the Willows. The funds will be used to produce an eBook, a black-and-white paperback book, and a full-colour hardcover edition.

Brennan’s project, Steam in the Willows, will contain forty illustrations. In the past, she has worked on steampunk versions of The Holy Bible. We’ve embedded a video about the project above. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:

“One of the key messages of Wind in the Willows and the modern maker movement is the same: Yes, it is very shiny and new, but do you really have to buy another mass-produced, gas-guzzling SUV, Mr. Toad? Steam in the Willows is about celebrating and weaving both of these fine things together. “

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