Come and Look at the Gorgeous Covers!

Have you ever wondered what would foreign editions of your books look like? Same as the ones in your own country, or perhaps totally different, with (hopefully) gorgeous covers?

Recently, I’ve seen the photo of the Serbian edition of the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo (that’s the one at the top of the post), and remembered some other awesome covers of Serbian editions.

For example, Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo.

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Or Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Gorgeous books, gorgeous covers, all published by Urban Reads.

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Of course, Urban Reads isn’t the only publisher with great covers. There’s Orfelin, too, and here’s their cover for The Great God Pan (a collection of stories by Arthur Machen).

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And, this is what the cover for Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti looks like:

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Here’s one published by Booka, beautifully minimalistic: The Making of Zombie Wars by Aleksandar Hemon.

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What do you think? Would you like your book to look like one of these?

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Friday Fun: Short Videos, Pictures, and Sea

It’s that time of the year, so I was in Croatia for the last 10 days. As you can see, the weather wasn’t always nice (the videos are short, promise!)…

It's raining. If it wasn't obvious. #rain #weather #downpour #heavyrain

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Still raining… #rain #heavyrain #downpour #weather #croatia #omišalj

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A day later, it was raining again…

Here we go again… Rain, go away! #rain #weather #rainatseaside #heavyrain #downpour #raingoaway

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But, there was fun, too:

The remains of the toy ✌😁#dog #dogplaying #dogvideo #cutedog #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram

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Of course, it’s always nice to look at the sea:

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And it’s not just the sea that’s nice:

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Oh, and Šaki says Hi!

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It was great to spend some time with my family, too, and no rain could ruin that.

If you wish, there are more photos here, and now it’s back to work (well, in a few days), and back to the ordinary life, if there’s such a thing.

Japanizam!

Over a month ago (I know, I know, it takes me forever to post, and I really should post more often), it was Japanizam time.

Japanizam is a pop culture convention in Belgrade that was held, for the first time, 10 years ago (has it been 10 years already?), and, while it started as a Japanese pop culture convention, it has grown quite a bit, and now it encompasses pretty much everything and anything that’s related to numerous fandoms and popular culture phenomenons. A lot of it is still related to manga, anime, and Japan in general, but cosplayers wore whatever they wanted (think Cersei, Littlefinger, Joker, Harley Quinn, Negan…), and there were panels related to interesting non-Japanese things, too.

And there was a surprise, as well: since most of the visitors are young, the organizers thought that only a small number of them would be interested in an academic lecture of sorts (about anime and psychoanalysis). As it turned out, there wasn’t enough room for everyone: after everyone grabbed a chair, people were standing wherever they could, sitting on the floor, sitting behind and around the lecturer… And everyone had a great time. Like here:

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Or here:

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And was the convention fun? Sure it was: panels, awesome cosplayers talking about their work, history, mythology, games, performers… The pictures and the video (the performance was inspired by Ghost in the Shell) show only a part of it, but hopefully enough to get an idea of the fun everyone had.

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