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Hi everyone.
Fables doesn't come out often enough to sate my hunger for it. So, I'm looking for books to read up on the rich mythology behind the comic. Please let me know if you've got any other good reads, on the side characters and villains like Baba Yaga (who I really only know from Fables, Hellboy, and Ivan Bilibin's paintings), and Weyland Smith.

Quick preliminary list:
  • anything from The Brother's Grimm's collection of German fairy tales
  • Hans Christian Anderson - "the Snow Queen", "Thumbelina", etc
  • Rudyard Kipling - "Just So Tales", "the Jungle Book"
  • CS Lewis - "The Chronicles of Narnia"
  • James Finimore Cooper - "The Leatherstocking Tales"
  • Aesop's Fables
  • Jonathan Swift - "Gulliver's Travels"
  • 1001 Arabian Nights
  • Frank Baum - the Oz series
  • Lewis Carrol - Alice In Wonderland

Wondercon 2008

Just thought I'd mention that I met Bill Willingham yesterday. He was a very nice and down to earth fellow who I chatted with while he signed some books. He gave me some great advice on looking for a graphic artist, and promised more stand alone stuff like Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall. He just a really nice guy.
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Fables Survey


I’m a newbie here… and already posting a request. I’m doing a school assignment to “tabulate and interpret” the results of a survey of 15 questions.
So I’ve built one to see what a Fables fan might want from an interactive Fables fansite.
I’d be very grateful if you would please take five minutes or so to answer the survey. (I apologize about the length.)

I’d be happy to share the survey results, if you’re interested. Thank you in advance for your input!

Issue Question - When Did That Happen?

For amusement's sake I was on the Wikipedia sites for Fables recently; while scrolling through I found information on Snow and Bigby that I very much can't remember from being in the comics. I'm up to date on all the issues (as far as I know... maybe I somehow missed one?) but I can't recall ever coming across this issue, or even somewhere where this information was given in such detail. While some of these events are alluded to, there are details that seem taken from more specific sources.

Just in case there are folks who haven't gotten to, erm, wherever this may have happened, I'm sticking the passage in question under a cut. Emphasis on specific details mine, to clarify my confusion.

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Any help would be very much appreciated! I am a bit unsettled thinking there might be storylines I'm missing out on!

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Have you guys seen how many Eisner Awards we're up for this year? And not just for the ongoing Fables book, but for 1001 Nights of Snowfall and Jack of Fables, too- Best Writer, Best Artist for Mark Buckingham...
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