Posts tagged with chris-onstad

Jun 3 2019

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Wind Off the Small Isles, by Mary Stewart


This week's Book Giveaway is The Wind Off the Small Isles, by Mary Stewart. I'm really happy that Hodder Books reprinted this little-known 1968 novella (along with a recently rediscovered short story, "The Lost One"), but I'm not sure I would describe it as a "beloved modern classic". Maybe "long-lost treasure", if they were looking for a superlative...

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Mar 22 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: Magic For Nothing, by Seanan McGuire


This week's Book Giveaway is Seanan McGuire's Magic For Nothing, the first novel in McGuire's InCryptid series to feature Antimony Price, the prickly younger sister of previous protagonists Alex and Verity. A full review will follow shortly...

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Nov 24 2015

It's not meant to be a horror story, but...


The Guardian recently posted one of their pictorial essays on the real bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Apparently, in 1914 a vet named Harry Colebourn was on his way to fight in World War I when...

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Jan 11 2012

Onstad holds forth

Comics Alliance recently posted a great interview with Chris Onstad, creator of our beloved Achewood, which recently revived after a nine-month-long hiatus. One cannot help but notice there are s...

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May 18 2009

At long last...

... the Achewood shop is back open, so if you've been panting to buy a copy of The Great Outdoor Fight of your very own, now's your chance!

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Dec 17 2008

Achewood fans take note:

Today's the last day you can buy stuff from the Achewood online shop and have it delivered by December 25th—and note, too, that Mr. Onstad does his best to support "those even less fortunate than ...

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Nov 7 2008

Chris Onstad blogs for Powell's

The recently-featured-on-Wordcandy comic strip author Chris Onstad (or, uh, Ray Smuckles) has produced a blog post for Powell's Books... and, as always, it is totally awesome.Note: Today's Achewoo...

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Oct 15 2008

Chris Onstad

Chris Onstad is the creator of Achewood, a webcomic featuring a group of anthropomorphic animals, robots, and stuffed toys, all of whom live and play in the fictional town of Achewood, CA (which i...

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Oct 15 2008

The Great Outdoor Fight, by Chris Onstad


A word of warning before we begin, dear readers: the packaging of Chris Onstad’s Achewood: The Great Outdoor Fight is deceptively adorable. This book might look like it belongs on the set of...

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