[LMB] OT: new book on how to raise book-loving kids

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Sep 24 21:40:48 BST 2019

Part of the reason is because illustrations cost money.

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net>

> One thing I feel is missing in adult fiction is illustrated text. We
> have full text. We have a growing acceptance of comics. And of course
> there's video and animation (though the latter is still kind of for kids
> or comedy in the USA). But "mostly text with occasional pictures" is
> just for kids.
> Rare exceptions include Gaiman's Stardust and Dream Hunters, and the
> webcomic Erfworld which evolved to half regular comic pages, half text
> page with a few pictures. And of course fantasy with maps.
> But it could be so powerful for showing what the author has in mind,
> rather than using lots of words for still vague or ambiguous imagery,
> and for showing character reactions in entertaining ways. Conversely,
> some webcomics could go a lot faster if they switched to text for long
> conversations, rather than having to draw everything.
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