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We're Number One...

... in graphic novels.

The second volume of the GAME OF THRONES graphic novel debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list:


(And, hey, the following week's list is out, and we're still number one).

My thanks and congratulations to Daniel Abraham (who wrote the script) and Tommy Patterson (who drew the pictures) and Mike S. Miller (who did the covers). They do all the real work on this one. This is their triumph, much more than mine.

I'm glad so many of you are enjoying the funny book.


Jul. 9th, 2013 12:05 am (UTC)
Re: House Martell Casting
I apologize for the members of the Tumblr community that have given you an overwhelmingly negative impression. It seems that the screencaps you've seen may have been the rarer examples, and not the great examples of humor and analysis that Tumblr regularly produces. The Tumblr blogs recommended above are a great place to poke around if you're ever curious to see what the fandom over there has to offer.

While there are times we may be critical, there should never be any harassment or a bullying attitude, and I find that the Game of Thrones/ASOIAF fandom on Tumblr is especially good about not tolerating and encouraging that behavior, amongst themselves or toward the cast. However, some of the remarks I saw about Pedro Pascal during the casting ruckus did make me wince and I apologize if he caught wind of them.

That said, Tumblr's ASOIAF fandom is strongly female as they have noted, and it has created a unique experience for me as a fan of your work. I'm a moderator over at WiC, and the difference between the venues is striking. While I love WiC, I also love Tumblr for the differences. On Tumblr, there is thorough analysis of the political nuances of A Song of Ice and Fire, the historical parallels, the costuming of the show, how it relates to our modern world and politics, and more. (And sometimes there's just incredibly funny and raunchy memes.)

For what it's worth, I have known some people expelled from websites not for abusive behavior but for challenging a rule they believed was unfair. But most of the time, the issue is that people are not formally expelled but driven out by being made to feel unwelcome by bullying that often held a misogynist tinge.
So in conclusion: Tumblr is like any place- not all good or all bad, but what we make of it.

Edited at 2013-07-11 03:09 am (UTC)


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