It’s been a while since my last book reading list. Today, I want to share with you some books on fandoms and comics that are great pools of wisdom. You can read them for entertainment, or know more about how adorkable geeks can be. Knowing more about fandoms is an excellent way to discovering oneself. But knowing more about comics is seeing a wild new world.
The Superhero Costume : Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction is one of the best reads on Superheroes ever! You never think about Superhero fashion: you give it for granted. However, there’s much more than meets the eye on Super-fashion. How colors change over time as Superheroes change because of historical and social changes is just one of the exhilarating examples that this book can offer. Is it frivolous to read about fashion? Is it a waste of time discovering all the ins and outs of Superhero fashion? I say it’s a waste if you don’t read about it!
Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army first Anniversary is here! One year ago, the printed version of Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army saw the light. I couldn’t be more proud of it! And to celebrate the first year of life of this baby, the digital book is available with a great discount on Kindle from August 18 to August 25, 2016,. Loki is one of my favorite characters ever. I spent two years having fun discovering all about Loki. Writing a book is challenging, but if you choose a topic you’re passionate about, you will certainly achieve your goal.
Fandoms can be great inspirations to be creative. Some people decide to create fan art, others write fan fiction, and others write about geek anthropology. Writing this book opened the box of Pandora for me: I’m writing more about fandoms and geek anthropology!
If you are interested in Geek Anthropology through comics, In Real Life comes in handy. It tells the story of a gamer teenager girl who, in growing up with games, discovers another reality for young people like her who aren’t as lucky as she is. While she might be playing online games for fun, or even do things because other gamers pay her to do so, some others work for a living playing games. In Real Life is a treasure graphic novel that will enchant you. It puts on the table several questions about the world of online games and teenage girls. It’s a treasure with many layers. A masterpiece! I found it by chance fooling around the local comic book store. [Yes, I sometimes go just to take a look at what’s new, and I might spend a long time just fooling around. Sometimes I find treasures like this one.] I started reading a bit while in the store, and after a few pages I needed to own it. This is a comic book to explore teenage girls who enter into the gaming world, how they act, what they feel, what are their challenges, who are their role models, and what might be happening in real life.
Yay! Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army Kindle version is available for free this THORsday! I needed to celebrate Xmas before time, you know. It’s fashionable. Coffee shops get Cuppagates; decorations start popping up… so I had to do something Loki! What could I give as a present to an entire Army? A pic of Yours Trully kissing a frog? [Yuck] A book! So, after thinking for a while, I decided that Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army Kindle version will be available for free today, THORsday 12, 2015. So, if you don’t know Loki yet and want to discover more about him, or if you do and want to know just a little bit more, go ahead and download your copy of the book!
Don’t worry, the book is totally safe: you will only want to hug Loki after reading it. [Seriously]
Do you know what’s one the most challenging parts of writing a book like Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army? Thinking about the cover! Imagining a cover for a book is one of the most difficult things to do. Fortunately, Katrina Hill, the great artist that created the cover for this Loki Book is super easy to work with, a great professional and a sweet human. So, I decided to interview her so that you can know her better.
Pepi:When did you started drawing?
Katrina: I’ve been drawing since I can remember. I always enjoyed it as a kid, and it made me feel closer to my absent father, who was also an artist.
Yay! Geek Anthropology of Loki’s Army is here! If you were wondering what I’ve been working on during the past two years, this is it! Prepare yourself because you will discover one of the most compelling and mischievous fandoms existing at the moment. If you like geek anthropology, discovering all about Loki, why Tom Hiddleston has such a huge Army, and what Loki’s Army Members do: this is your book!