Monthly Archives: November 2010

The poster: another shading test

The conclusion of all our screentone printing tests and consultations was, if you’ve been following this, that we couldn’t do screentones or use halftones without a nasty plaid pattern appearing, because of the way the printing company used by the … Continue reading

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Canadian, American, and British Spelling

Spelling can be an interesting subject. I like words, and grammar, and language; I like the way that in the spelling of word in Modern English, you can deduce something about its past, its evolution. (Not to mention how it … Continue reading

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Currently reading … mostly natural history

Time for another few short book reviews — or at least, brief comments upon a few books: I’m currently (re)reading … Himalaya, by Michael Palin, and India, by Michael Wood — two of the great contemporary travel writers. Both of … Continue reading

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New book in Moth’s world

Well, I’ve had a bit of good news lately. Very Good News. That Very Long Fantasy Novel mentioned elsewhere is going to be published by Pyr. This is a novel set in the same world as “The Storyteller”, but a … Continue reading

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Screentones, Hal-Con, Thieves & Kings

I’m just back from Hal-Con, where I was helping man the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia recruiting table. It was an interesting time. There were some good costumes, though I found the cosplaying at Animaritime the two years I was … Continue reading

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