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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 08:28 pm (UTC)
Re: House Martell Casting
Hi George. While it's tough to say definitively whether tumblr-based ASOIAF fan blogs are largely women, anecdotally and in my experience they do tend to be so. And there are plenty of them (again, anecdotally and in my experience) that feel unwelcome at Westeros, etc. for a variety of reasons, often because the massive population of those sites leads to a diversity of viewpoints that are often in open and dramatic conflict. Tumblr fan circles tend to be more self-selecting, like Livejournals, making it easier to be a fan having dialogue with other fans on your choice of level, without having to deal with viewpoints perceived as offensive. Westeros in particular has a reputation (somewhat though by no means completely deserved, in my opinion) of being full of your more traditional fantasy fan, who lack... nuance.

I don't want to minimize the experiences of the folks that feel unwelcome at Westeros, &c as being overly sensitive or dramatic. Sure, there's some of that, but to be fair there are a lot of loudmouth jackasses on the Westeros boards. It doesn't help that the partner of the site owner and moderator has been repeatedly, openly and viciously hostile and contemptuous to and of fans of certain viewpoints.

You know me - I relish the opportunity to wade in with both fists swinging. But there are many that just don't want to slough through the often gender-based ugliness that results in, say, attempting to defend Sansa as a character or discuss the way that alternative sexualities are portrayed through the POV-based prism of cultural relativism.


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