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Pushwagner, Hariton

Pseudonym of Norwegian artist and author of Graphic Novels Terje Brofoss (1940-2018), many of whose individual works – often in a Pop Art style executed with outsider intensity and obsessive attention to reiterated detail – express a Dystopian and Paranoid sense of urban life in the late twentieth century. His most significant narrative is Pushwagners Soft City (graph 2008; ...

Rogers, W A

(1854-1931) US cartoonist and author of The Lost Caravan (1927), a Lost Race tale for boys set in Africa, which he published after retiring from a long career, from 1873 to 1926, drawing political cartoons, mostly for Harper's Magazine. [JC]

What, Leslie

(1955-    ) US author who has also written as by Leslie Joyce; her novel under that name, the nonfantastic Nice Girls Do (2001), is a romance set amid the dangers of World War Two. Her second novel, Olympic Games (short version May 1996 Asimov's as "The Goddess is Alive, And, Well, Living in New York City"; 2004), a fantasy set mostly in New York, plays ...

Short Circuit [tv]

US animated tv series (2020-2021). Walt Disney Animation Studios. Nineteen 3-5 minute episodes, Colour. / A Television Anthology Series for which Walt Disney Animation Studios' (see Disney on Television) staff were invited to pitch ideas, to "take risks, surface new and diverse storytelling voices at the Studio and experiment with new technical innovation in the film-making process". Most of the ...

de Girardin, Delphine

(1804-1855) French poet and author (she was born in the border-city of Aachen during the fourteen years of French rule, 1801-1815), who also wrote under her maiden name, Delphine Gay, as Mme Émile de Girardin and as by Charles de Launay. Neither Le Lorgnon ["The Eyeglasses"] as Delphine Gay (1831) nor La Canne de M de Balzac ["The Cane of Monsieur de Balzac"] (1836) as Mme Émile de Girardin, translated together by Brian ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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