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Welcome to Vol. 14, No. 2

By J. Phantizorn / May 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

In the latest edition of The Fabulist Words & Art, we are pleased to share with you some sweet and soft-spoken urban fantasy by New York-based writer and artist Ann Calandro — plus a wee bit of chatter about where we’re at and what we’re up to as a publication. New Fiction Our featured writing […]

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New art, new writing, our new online home, and other good hopes

By J. Phantizorn / April 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

It’s a strange time to be announcing debuts, but we have a little bundle of them, which we offer forthwith in the hopes that they will provide some meaningful diversion in this time of pandemic struggle and separation. They are, in brief: • A call for art (deadline May 29)• A new online gallery (and […]

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Everything I know about ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ I learned from ‘B.P.R.D.’ (review)

By J. Phantizorn / June 19, 2019 / 1 Comment

The plot, such as it is, involves a misguided alliance between a noble scientist and cold-blooded ecoterrorists. There’s some good acting — as well as some scenery-chewing, in the literal sense as well as metaphorically.

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Miyazaki museum show, Starfleet on Mars, new ‘Dune’ TV serial, ‘Swamp Thing’ canceled, Mothra theme song and more

By J. Phantizorn / June 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

This week in Flotsam & Jetsam, our weekly overview of pop-cultural driftwood and sea-glass we trawled up from the Internet, its a giant heaping net full of comics, TV and sci-fi, from Dune to Star Trek, from Magneto to Miyazaki, from Swamp Thing to the execrable Alex Jones paying his dues for misusing Matt Furie’s […]

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Godzilla, Bugs Bunny, anti-fascism: We read the Internet so you don’t have to

By J. Phantizorn / June 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Popular Mechanics, unable to suspend its disbelief, provides an awesome illo and a few paragraphs of pure science that handily disprove the possibility of anything as huge as Godzilla ever walking the Earth. Intellectual Takeout mag argues that classic cartoons “did more than mind-numbingly entertain a generation of children” — they also “introduced millions of […]

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Because that Game of Thrones tapestry didn’t just embroider itself

By J. Phantizorn / June 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

That 70-meter-long Game of Thrones tapestry didn’t just embroider itself.

In fact a crew of 30 women in Belfast took to the task, producing an 11th-century style, hand-stitched cloth that represents 77 hours of video storytelling.

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