I draw, I study language, I do creative projects, I do field work in Papua New Guinea. Seriously. Currently editing a one-off comic anthology, FLY THE COLOUR FANTASTICA, and undertaking a PhD in linguistics.
[As] dissident writers have so often found, the indirection and metaphor of fantasy can be helpful when airing controversial subject matter; not that Carter would have minded about causing offence, but, whether she minded or not, by using the timesanctioned form of fairy tales she acquired readers who would not otherwise have read her. And she was using the forms of fantasy and fairy tales with conscious radical intent; in a letter to her friend Robert Coover, she wrote: “I really do believe that a fiction absolutely self-conscious of itself as a different form of human experience than reality (that is, not a logbook of events) can help to transform reality itself.”