Adafruit’s comic book reading list: Klaus by Grant Morrison #adafruitcomics

comics.jpg

A new edition of Adafruit’s comic reading list — it’s Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora, written up by Zay from Community Support!

Grant Morrison is a Scottish writer who writes about transgender magic-users, using writing to pull yourself out of shame spirals, reimagining the Mahabarata as a far future techno-spiritual epic, and rock stars who save the world.

So when you hear that he’s writing a story about the secret pagan origins of a certain jolly old elf, it may be something more than just another Xmas special.

51nuwf3c8ql-_sx323_bo1204203200_

For anyone who’s seen Rare Exports or Krampus you know the idea of Santa is very old, very strange, and particularly malleable. Morrison and Mora draw from Norse and Serbian legends, sprinkle in a little Robin Hood, and shake out a pagan tale of adventure and hope.

For those of you with no interest in the holiday, there’s plenty of Morrisonian goodness. In the first issue Klaus, the strapping dude who later becomes the gift-giving hope-inspiring figure, downs a hallucinogenic stew that lets him commune with the spirits of the forest.

klaus-6-4-600x923

That’s the sort of story this is. And if it seems inappropriate to mix shamanic excursions into dreamland with a secret origin for Santa Claus, you should know that Harvard professor Donald Pfister gives an annual lecture about the link between Santa and shamanic work.

640

If Yuletide cheer by way of Grant Morrison’s magickal-anarchistic view of the world appeals to you, Klaus may be a great read or a nice gift.

Check out our previous posts Bee and the Puppycat, Spacetrawler, Grrl PowerKrazy KatShe-Hulk, King CityThe Whiteboard, HubrisAkiraThe Wicked and the DivineSagaAre  You My Mother?Cairo,  StaticElfquestHip Hop Family TreeFinderPeanutsLove and RocketsAs the Crow FliesHellblazerStrong Female ProtagonistSafe Area Goradže,  The Legion of Super-HeroesThe Arab of the FutureBarefoot GenStay Still and Stay SilentThe Invisbles, Brenda Starr: Reporter, LackadaisyAlone, Nat Turner, Agents of the RealmM.F.K.The Cowboy Wally Show, and Prez!


Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here: adafruit.com/editorialstandards

Join Adafruit on Mastodon

Adafruit is on Mastodon, join in! adafruit.com/mastodon

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Join over 36,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers – CircuitPython.org


Maker Business — “Packaging” chips in the US

Wearables — Enclosures help fight body humidity in costumes

Electronics — Transformers: More than meets the eye!

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Silicon Labs introduces CircuitPython support, and more! #CircuitPython #Python #micropython @ThePSF @Raspberry_Pi

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Guardian Robot, Weather-wise Umbrella Stand, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Thank You!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — #NewProds 7/19/23 Feat. Adafruit Matrix Portal S3 CircuitPython Powered Internet Display!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.