Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

April 7, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Book of the Month!

April’s Book of the Month, is the ‘Book of the Moment’, is The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. 🙂 Clishmaclaver has no budget left to buy a new BOTM unfortunately >sob< so I’m making my own personal copy of this … Continue reading

April 7, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Star in a comic!

Check out The Phoenix comic‘s amazing new competition! 😮 Create/draw a new comic character and our favourite will become the star of a brand new four part story in The Phoenix and be illustrated by the brilliant Neill Cameron! To … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The real value of comics diversity…

This, from Vox, shares rare insights into the current Marvel/diversity debate [Bleeding Cool’s aggregation of the interview — “Marvel’s David Gabriel On Sales Slump: People ‘Didn’t Want Any More Diversity,’ ‘Didn’t Want Female Characters’” — went viral] and how we … Continue reading

April 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Further to previous rant…

Do read the following articles on this incendiary issue – for me anyway! 😉 – of female characters and diversity in comics; they’re both excellent reads! 🙂 Marvel VP Blames Dwindling Comics Sales on Female Characters and “Diversity” – Slate … Continue reading

The Fantastic Flying Books…

March 24, 2017 by Miss Stewart | 0 comments

“In an allegory about the curative power of story, books return the favor to those who care for them.”

Clishmaclaver first came across this beautiful film several years ago but for some reason it just popped into my head today, and I had to share.

I’ve had a lifelong love of all things Buster Keaton – you should see my ‘silent comedians’ bookshelf at home; I must have everything written on the subject. Well, almost 😉 – and stories, so you might imagine that this gorgeous little gem of a film would appeal. And you’d be right.

Just watch it. It’s wonderful. Click here for a synopsis if you must but I’m not going to say another word… <3

March 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Diary of a Brechin Kid!

The most wonderful P7 pupils from Brechin’s cluster primaries joined me in the library yesterday to create comics; ‘slam diaries’ about pupils’ transition to high school – their very own Diary of a Brechin Kid! 😀 Taking their inspiration from … Continue reading

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