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Lovably Bad Kids’ TV On-The-Cheap: Mr. Dressup

TODAY’S DUBIOUS HONOREE: MR. DRESSUP (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 1967-1996)   GUILTY OF VEHICULAR FANSLAUGHTER: Ernie Coombs (Canada’s answer to Mr. Rogers … only a lot more caffeinated and likely to bounce off the cardboard walls) RUDIMENTARY ANALYSIS: Nothing touches the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for producing tatty but creative kids’ shows that were built to last and rife with mangy-looking puppets suffering from Borderline … Read More Lovably Bad Kids’ TV On-The-Cheap: Mr. Dressup

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 8.27.19

_______________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran’s epic new book, MEMOIRS OF A DEMIGOD, is slated for release in February 2020. Kieran is also the author of the Rowan Blaize series of classically appointed contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. In addition, Jonathan … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 8.27.19

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 7.12.19

____________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran’s epic new book, MEMOIRS OF A DEMIGOD, is slated for release in February 2020. Kieran is also the author of the Rowan Blaize series of classically appointed contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. In addition, Jonathan … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 7.12.19

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 6.15.19

__________________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran’s epic new book, MEMOIRS OF A DEMIGOD, is slated for release in February 2020. Kieran is also the author of the Rowan Blaize series of classically appointed contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. In addition, Jonathan … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 6.15.19

Upcoming Release Announced At Last

Brightbourne Media is thrilled to announce an extraordinary upcoming book release by Jonathan Kieran, the MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW and MANHATTAN BOOK REVIEW-acclaimed bestselling author of the ROWAN BLAIZE series of fantasy works and the non-fiction Amazon No. 1 (Pop Culture) book, Confessions from the Comments Section. An epic tale of magical adventure and replete with immortal resonance, MEMOIRS OF A DEMIGOD marks Kieran’s most elaborate, poignant, … Read More Upcoming Release Announced At Last

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 5.7.2019

_______________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran is the author of the Rowan Blaize series of epic contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. Jonathan is also the creator of the irreverent Zanzibar Circus comic strip. His work has been featured on The Daily … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 5.7.2019

Plus Ca Change …

BOOK REVIEW by Jonathan Kieran THE GOLDEN ASS, or METAMORPHOSES Apuleius (translation by E.J. Kenney*) Penguin Classics Edition Though I tend to eschew the once noble and now tragically democratized art of “professional” book reviewing, the occasional exception is made for some vaunted pillar of the past that gleams with particular resonance or charms my pants off, quite literally. To wit, I am pleased … Read More Plus Ca Change …

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 3.15.19

_____________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran is the author of the Rowan Blaize series of epic contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. He is also the creator of the comic strip Zanzibar Circus. Jonathan’s work has also been featured on The Daily … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 3.15.19

Zanzibar Circus 2.18.19

_____________________________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran is the author of the Rowan Blaize series of epic contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. He is also the creator of the comic strip Zanzibar Circus. Jonathan’s work has also been featured on The Daily … Read More Zanzibar Circus 2.18.19

Zanzibar Circus 1.16.19

_____________________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran is the author of the Rowan Blaize series of epic contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. He is also the creator of the comic strip Zanzibar Circus. Jonathan’s work has also been featured on The Daily … Read More Zanzibar Circus 1.16.19

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 12.17.18

Merry merry, one and all … _______________________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran is the author of the Rowan Blaize series of epic contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. He is also the creator of the comic strip Zanzibar Circus. Jonathan’s work has … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 12.17.18

A Work for the Holidays … or for the Apocalypse?

Our Lady of the Three Secrets, Acrylic on Canvas, by author/artist Jonathan Kieran, 2018 (So there might be one or two existential conflicts going on in my head. What of it?) ___________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran is the author of the Rowan Blaize series of epic contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The … Read More A Work for the Holidays … or for the Apocalypse?