Joshua Wilson

Joshua Wilson is the editor and publisher of The Fabulist Words & Art.

The Day-Glo Apocalypse of ‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’

By Joshua Wilson / June 4, 2021 / 0 Comments

They had me at the Mod Frogs. Attired in tailored suits, with skinny ties, pointy shoes, pencil moustaches, and all as green as Kermit — these stylish, savvy, human-sized “mute” mafiosi are just the tip of the allegorical iceberg that is the Dreamworks animated series “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.”  The Mod Frogs are […]

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‘The Owl House’: Disney Does Hieronymus Bosch

By Joshua Wilson / April 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

Children’s literature, which this reporter maintains must include visual as well as text media, has always had a weird streak.  It’s tempting to cite “Adventure Time” as a recent trendsetter — the bizarro Cartoon Network kid’s series has, with its surreal visuals, engaging characters and loopy storylines, spawned a myriad spinoff books and comics, and […]

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Once in a Blue Moon: October 2020

By Joshua Wilson / October 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

There are two full moons this month. October 1 brought us the harvest moon, a haunted orange beauty peering down at us through the wildfire smoke that shrouds The Fabulist’s hometown of San Francisco. Halloween, October 31, will bring us a hunter’s moon, the second of the month, and therefore a blue moon — a […]

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Where There’s Smoke: September 2020

By Joshua Wilson / September 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

This Month:Editorial • Publishing Schedule • Open Call for Short Fiction Editorial: “Where There’s Smoke” Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer in America with barbecues and weekend sales at the mall. This summer, the smell of smoke at The Fabulist’s San Francisco headquarters is not from the backyard grill. Rather, it’s the choking […]

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Fantastical Fiction, Art and Social Change

By Joshua Wilson / June 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

Science fiction and fantasy are powerful vehicles for social critique. But that better future we all dream about occasionally requires a little real-world midwifery.

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Ellen Klages on the ‘fantastic constructs’ of her magical San Francisco

By Joshua Wilson / May 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

[Ellen Klages has won her share of literary awards, but the biggest prize of all goes to the reader, who gets to explore the familiar, but distinct, worlds she creates. A San Francisco Bay Area resident since the 1970s, Klages paints a sparkling alternate vision of that city as literally magical in her World Fantasy […]

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