Wada’s illustration showcases reference after glorious reference
Recently, a fan at ECCC over the weekend commissioned the artist for this piece of Psylocke in McQueen, and ended up getting something even better: a referential Kevin Wada original. A Wada x McQueen collab, you could call it.
Fall is just around the corner, you guys. We’ve yet to hit a 100 degree day in NYC, but while we’re out and about getting a golden glow, the fall collections are starting to arrive in stores. Here’s the first of a few favorites in this mini series to get you excited for the approaching season.
Not since Paradise Kisshave I witnessed a fusion of luxury fashion and manga that sent my heart soaring, and indulged my every fashion obsessed geek girl’s dream. The only other book to ever do that was Sina Grace’s Not My Bag. Which was in fact largely a comic book ode to Alexander McQueen (so obviously a favorite of mine) and, note to self: It’s high time I review that for you here! In the meantime… Continue reading →
When I first got my hands on advanced reader’s copy of Danielle Paige’s debut YA novel, Dorothy Must Die, I was overjoyed. An avid fan of Fables, and Once Upon a Time, I’m a sucker for revisiting the mythologies of classic characters and sending them on all new adventures. I was ever more pleasantly surprised to discover that the more I read, the more vital a role fashion played in this book. If you’re like me, you’ve fallen love, are eagerly awaiting the next volume in this trilogy, and desperately need to know more. To satiate this need I got the opportunity to talk storytelling and style with the author herself.
“You don’t need wheels on your house to get somewhere better. All you need is that extra push.” At your lowest point (in life? In writing this series?) What was your extra push?
DP: My family has always been there for me! And I have a couple of friends who are seriously on call. They know who they are! I have been very lucky, but I think choosing a creative life does mean a certain amount of rejection, projects that don’t come to fruition, scripts that stall somewhere in the process, etc… I think the thing that gets me “over the rainbow” is knowing that as a writer and as a person there is so much more out there. Every time something hasn’t worked I have been free to go after something I never would have tried before.