Antartic Fairy Tales
December 8, 2015 1:34 PM   Subscribe

Antartic Fairy Tales
Folklore from the inhabitants of the 7th continent
Role: author/illustrator
posted by The Whelk (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I loved this!
posted by ChuraChura at 9:46 PM on December 10, 2015

I'm really curious now how you did your research (the Frosty Boy reference being, as someone pointed out in the comments, a very telling detail.) I'm guessing you either know a scientist who's been there or have read someone's thorough blog account. Or did you apply for an Artists and Writers grant to go down there yourself? (If you didn't, you should!)
posted by fermion at 11:08 PM on December 10, 2015

I've kind of always had a constant "let's go to ANTARCTICA" fantasy in my head, in the background so I tended to devour first hand accounts of life on base (one of my very first FPPs was about that) and and I read blogs and such by people' who've been ...and then I just went on a six hour documentary binge hoping to get more detail + reading book length accounts and eventually this just came together.

so I'm really genuinely shocked snd honored that people say I got the feeling the place and the details right. That's a pretty damn cool.

(That Frosty boy machine comes up a lot...)
posted by The Whelk at 12:05 AM on December 11, 2015

Did you watch "Antarctica: A Year On Ice"? I could have sworn that one got posted here on Metafilter at some point, but now I can't find it.
posted by fermion at 2:45 AM on December 11, 2015

posted by The Whelk at 6:32 AM on December 11, 2015

So good!
posted by mochapickle at 11:05 PM on December 17, 2015

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