Robin Furth, the author of the Dark Tower Concordance & co-author of Marvel's Dark Tower comics, has written a review of 'Five Wounds' for "Gramarye: The Journal of the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy".
"erudite, gruesome, and self-consciously postmodern"
Robin Furth's very in-depth review of Five Wounds is both constructively critical and encouraging.
'Gramarye' is edited by Prof. Bill Gray, Professor of Literary History and Hermeneutics at the University of Chichester.
You can learn more about the Gramarye journal and order a copy HERE.
See also: 'Five Wounds: A Fairy Tale'- Jonathan Walker's blog.
Sketches of wild flowers from the outskirts of Barcelona, catching the spring sun rays. I had the pleasure, whilst sketching, to see a longhorn moth (below), which I made a few attempts to sketch, but it resulted too small and swift to capture, so here is a photo of one from wikipedia.
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A couple of desert themed spreads from my sketchbook.
An episode of The Tribal Eye, from 1975, concerning the practices of the Qashqa'i Nomads of Iran and the ancient art of carpet-making in Persia. written and presented by David Attenborough.
This final image is not in fact desert themed, but is from a more of a tropical place on earth; a sketch of a pre-Columbian (Teotihuacan, 200-60ad) incense burner.