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Fiction and Reality

Posted in Feature Articles on May 15, 2010 by gregoryfrye

For those who missed it the first time around when it was published over at 3:AM. (Special thanks to Susan Tomaselli for laying this out.)

Melding Fiction & Reality: The World of Mike Carey

By Gregory Frye.


“Stories are the only thing worth dying for,” Mike Carey says, quoting the words of Count Ambrosio, one of the villains in his new Vertigo monthly comic book series The Unwritten, co-created with artist Peter Gross.

The line comes with the mention of the Greeks who fought at Troy, women burned as witches, the Rosenbergs, religious martyrs, and the millions who have fallen in every war since the beginning of time.

“[This notion] comes from a very strong feeling which I’ve always had – and just gets stronger as I get older – that we don’t live in the real world,” Carey says. “We think we do, but we live in narratives. We live in ideas about the world. The stories that we tell ourselves are the furniture of our lives, the furniture of our thoughts, the factors of our decisions.” Continue reading


Lane Watson article

Posted in Feature Articles with tags , , , on May 4, 2010 by gregoryfrye

The Ancient Sailor: from dilettante to monkhood cave writing

by Gregory Frye

Most people haven’t heard of writer Lane Watson yet, which is a good reason for you to check his website as soon as you finish reading this article about him.  Actually check it now and come back here later!

Any work he publishes from here on out has been a long time coming and should not be taken lightly.

“I would say my relationship with creativity is love-hate. I absolutely hate it on a daily basis because it just tears into me. But when I do complete something, even when it’s sort of half-ass, it’s a joyful experience. It’s like a spiritual, orgasmic ascension,” Lane Watson says, his face reduced to a small box on my computer screen during a transatlantic video call. Continue reading

3:AM Magazine and Mike Carey

Posted in Feature Articles, News with tags , , , , on April 24, 2010 by gregoryfrye

Dog in the Sand’s Gregory Frye has a new article at 3:AM Magazine from his interview with writer Mike Carey! Check it out here.

More content coming to Dog in the Sand very soon! In the meantime, turn off your computer and read a book. YEAH!