Sunday, August 19, 2012

"I love Janet Frame"

'I love Janet Frame' pencils by Emma Makes:

I first saw these pencils two years ago, and as I said in a blog post at the time, I liked them at first.

I still like them. But their appearance had unfortunately coincided with what I regarded as a very misguided publicity campaign for an opportunistic fan fiction novel about Frame.

The fictional 'Janet' that was being promoted by social networks emanating out from the publisher of that novel, was a fake, and the pencils seemed to be in danger of being tainted by the same sickly sentimentality that was being exploited.

Two years later I am looking forward to hearing how much those Frame fans like the new work written by the real Janet.

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