GBBP 176: R.W. Alley

GBBP 176: R.W. Alley

You may not know Bob Alley’s name, but you know his work. I guarantee it. Working under the name R.W. Alley, he’s been the sole illustrator of Paddington Bear (in all formats, on both sides of the Atlantic) for 20 years! Not many people are privileged enough in their careers to be the sole caretaker of a national icon, but Alley assumes the role with perfect grace and kindness. Read More

GBBP 169: Archivist of the United States David Ferriero

GBBP 169: Archivist of the United States David Ferriero

On this episode, we talk to the Archivist of the United States about his mission to further the principles of Open Government, how the National Archives is free from the swinging pendulum of partisan politics, collaboration with the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institution, the value of a liberal arts education, and the merits of Wikipedia! Read More

New ‘Runaways’ Novel Is Entertaining Mayhem (and Hormones)

New ‘Runaways’ Novel Is Entertaining Mayhem (and Hormones)

Christopher Golden’s new ‘Runaways’ novel is a fun take on the characters and is refreshing in that it’s a great “jumping on” point for new fans without rehashing an origin story. Whether you’re a fan of the original comics, the current run, or the Hulu show—or if you’re not familiar with the characters at all—the book is exactly your speed. Read More