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Foreign appearances

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My work has appeared in a couple of foreign collections recently, each approaching popular culture from very different directions. The volume above is called Steampunk Japan Fashion Book according to a German bookseller although the title may read differently to Japanese speakers. This was published at the end of last year, and features my ever-popular covers for the Angry Robot editions of two steampunk novels by KW Jeter, Infernal Devices and Morlock Night. The book is the work of a collective who call themselves The Japanese Steampunkers.

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Meanwhile in France, Imaginaires #19: Les cultures populaires aujourd’hui is a collection of academic pieces about popular culture published by ÉPURE, Éditions et Presses universitaires de Reims. Inside there’s an essay by Xavier Giudicelli (University of Reims Chamapgne-Ardenne), The Picture of Dorian Gray et la culture populaire: du texte à la bande dessinée, which compares Wilde’s novel to various graphic adaptations. Xavier wrote to me some time ago about my Dorian Gray adaptation for the Russ Kick-edited Graphic Canon (2012) so the piece includes some of my remarks about my interpretation together with two of the pages.

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Previously on { feuilleton }
Picturing Dorian Gray

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by John Collier

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    A small entry over at Gurney Journey regarding Esopus Island you might find interesting:

    http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2016/01/esopus-island.html

    Enjoy!

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Ah yes, I know of that from Crowley’s autobiography. I wonder now whether there’s any of the paint still on the rocks. Kenneth Anger famously unearthed the remains of Crowley’s murals in the villa in Sicily but that was in the 1950s so they weren’t that old.

  3. #3 posted by herr doktor bimler

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    A Boing-boing contributor has just discovered the Cabinet of Curiosities:

    The stunning yet bizarre imagery sprinkled throughout the book mirrors the various styles of illustration, printmaking, and early photography that would have been found in the kind of 19th-century tome Cabinet takes as a model, reinforcing the otherworldly feeling of reading a history book from an alternate universe, where automatons educate our children and gorillas are raised by crocodiles in the sewer.

  4. #4 posted by John

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    A surprise they post that now when it’s been around for years. Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow was in the first medical-themed volume.

 




 

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