In no particular order.

Comics

Books

  1. Ray Bradbury is my all-time favorite author. Dandelion Wine might be my favorite book of his but I love them all so much.
  2. Lynda Barry’s Cruddy is probably my second favorite book and her 100 Hundred Demons is pretty fantastic too.
  3. The Locked Tomb Series by Tamsyn Muir
  4. The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
  5. The Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed
  6. The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
  7. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Series, especially Thud! and Going Postal
  8. G. Willow Wilson’s two graphic novels – The Bird King and Alif the Unseen
  9. The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss

Games

  • Flamecraft – fantastic, deep gameplay for all ages (easy enough for kids, complex enough for experienced players) and adorable dragons by Sandara Tang, one of my favorite artists.
  • The Small World series of games, especially Underground and the Necromancer’s Island expansion
  • Pok√©monGO. Someday long in the future after I have lived a long and productive life, my grandkids can fight over who gets my account.

Music

My musical heart will forever belong to my favorite turntablists (Cut Chemist, DJ Shadow, Kid Koala, Dan the Automator, DJ Rap) but I work mostly to film, tv and game soundtracks. Current rotation includes:

  • The Umbrella Academy seasons 1-3 complete playlist
  • So much by Yoko Kanno, including Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Escaflowne, and Arjuna
  • The soundtrack for the movie Whip It
  • Scores from Into the Spiderverse, Guardians of the Galaxy and pretty much any Tarantino film
  • Lots of Keith Mansfield
  • Songs You Know but Can’t Identify – Spotify playlist full of catchy screen music