Monday, March 26, 2007

Jon J. Muth

I discovered by accident (just before we left for Mexico) that one of my favorite comic artists, Jon J. Muth, has been writing and/or illustrating children's books for several years. I took all these out of the library yesterday (I particularly like Zen Shorts so far):

Gershon's Monster
The Three Questions
Zen Shorts
Old Turtle and the Broken Truth
Come On, Rain
Stone Soup
Batman's Dark Secret

Muth's medium is watercolour, he also painted Moonshadow and Dracula for Marvel Comics.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Living Abroad in Ireland

just finnished this great book and its made me really excited to go to Ireland. It is also VERY nice to have a husband that is as excited about the same thing as me. My favorite parts are the tombs with mummified remains of nuns in some cathedral that inspired bram stoker to write dracula.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

This is Rus...

The Tapir´s Morning Bath
by Elizabeth Royte

There´s a reservoir in the middle of the Panama Canal, in the lake is Barro Colorado Island. The island has been a nature preserve for almost 100 years, a patch of rainforest surrounded by forest quickly disappearing.

There´s a lab on the island, biologists studying the bats, monkey poo, ants, peccaries, coatimundis and butterfly ears. This is the story of several of the scientists in 2000.

I can sum up why I like this book so much, it reminds me of how it´s good to know how much there is that you don´t know. (I'd never heard of the centurio senex bat, it has a flap of skin under it´s chin that it pulls up to cover it´s face when it sleeps. )

Be sure to check out this link, "The Cartoon From The Canopy" on the left margin is especially cool.