"Fantasy presents the world as it should be. But “should be” does not mean that the realms of fantasy are Lands of Cockaigne where roasted chickens fly into mouths effortlessly opened. Sometimes heartbreaking, but never hopeless, the fantasy world as it “should be” is one in which good is ultimately stronger than evil, where courage, justice, love, and mercy actually function. Thus, it may often appear quite different from our own. In the long run, perhaps not. Fantasy does not promise Utopia. But if we listen carefully, it may tell us what we someday may be capable of achieving."
Mr. Howell Jenkins here will soon be a print! He’ll be debuting at a convention next weekend, then up in my shop after that. I’m hoping that cheeky grin will draw in a few customers. ;)
This is one of my favorite quotes from Tamsin. Chills.
Another illustration of Lloyd Alexander’s ‘Book of Three’. Here’s young Taran’s first encounter with the Horned King. Look out kid!
The first in the series can be found here.