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Samuel Valentino

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Samuel Valentino Getting to illustrate what I wrote. And the best part of being an illustrator is coming up with a story to write for it. It's very circular.
Samuel Valentino My family - all of them are my muses. My wife inspired The Silver Rings, and my three children each inspired the Early Fairy Tale Readers. Whenever I…moreMy family - all of them are my muses. My wife inspired The Silver Rings, and my three children each inspired the Early Fairy Tale Readers. Whenever I come up with an idea for children, I always tell my kids the story first to get their reaction!(less)
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I was teaching character design in my art class, and used descriptions from the Wizard of Oz for inspiration. One of the students accidentally thought Dorothy's dog was named Totoro. I told her it was Toto, but thought, "I. Must. Draw. This." Read more of this blog post »
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TIME-LIFE The Golden Age of Pirates by The Editors of Time-Life
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A good, fun pirate-y book! Is it an exhaustive study? No. Is it a book with lots of fun pictures? Yep! Including a breakdown of Blackbeard's ship. And the best thing is that the fourth section is about the Whydah pirate ship excavation. I've been to ...more
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This is a fantastic book, that collects a lot of primary-source texts from various places into one convenient book. The introduction is very informative, the translations of the text is lively, and the mythology itself is vibrant and exciting. The dy ...more
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The Excalibur Murders by J.M.C. Blair
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I picked this up at a bargain bookseller, figuring it couldn't be too horrible for the price. Turned out to be much better than expected. The characters of Arthur's court are all well-defined and enjoyable. The character of Merlin gets a little cynic ...more
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An exhilarating book, full of non-stop action. Were this a work of fiction, I would think that the conflicts, betrayals, and action were overdone, but the amazing thing is that it happened. There is a huge cast of characters, which the author is at p ...more
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