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Tags: #CalendarOfTales, #KeepMoving, Neil Gaiman
You’ve inspired Neil. The twelve tales are written. But words are only half the story – now Neil wants your help bringing them to life. The next step is to illustrate them.
Watch the video to get some tips on what Neil is looking for. Read and download the stories, then let your imagination run riot.
Whether it’s a sketch, photo or doodle, using paint, ink or collage, upload your artwork for a chance to feature in the digital showcase and the printed, limited edition of A Calendar of Tales.
Tags: #CalendarOfTales, #KeepMoving, Neil Gaiman
A Calendar of Tales 
Neil Gaiman is one of today’s best-loved authors. He famously collaborates with artists across the globe to create graphic novels, books, films, music and poetry.
Now he wants to collaborate with you.
Neil wants you to inspire him with themes for A Calendar of Tales. He’ll develop a collection of twelve tales from your ideas and then invite you to submit illustrations, choosing his favourite for each tale. This collection will transform into an amazing calendar showcasing your illustrations beside Neil’s stories.
My Twitter and Tumblr feeds yesterday were brimming with content for the #KeepMoving project; there’s a lot of great stuff coming through on this tag with each Month’s Tale opening new doorways. The whole concept of the Tale for each Month is great … if you haven’s read any of the tweets go and do so now #KeepMoving or look through the Tweets listed on each of the tale pages ;
#JanTale : Why is January so dangerous?
#FebTale : What’s the strangest thing that ever happened to you in February?
#MarTale : What historical figure does March remind you of?
#AprTale : What’s your happiest memory of April?
#MayTale : What is the weirdest gift you’ve ever been given in May?
#JunTale : Where would you spend a perfect June?
#JulTale : What is the most unusual thing you have ever seen in July?
#AugTale : If August could speak, what would it say?
#SepTale : Tell me something you lost in September that meant a lot to you.
#OctTale : What mythical creature would you like to meet in October?
#NovTale : What would you burn in November, if you could?
#DecTale : Who would you like to see again in December?
I’m enjoying this no end: it’s wonderful just to throw questions out, and feel recharged and joyous. (Actually, December did not leave me joyous. It left me wanting to hug people, and to remember how much we lose when we lose people, and animals, and ourselves from the past as we always do.)
I think I understand a lot more of how Amanda relates to Twitter, when suddenly she’ll start retweeting people and use that to create a community, to link people, to make people feel less alone.
I didn’t expect this bit of the project to feel like art, but watching the amount of connection it has made between people, I think perhaps it was. I felt like my heart was being broken and healed, all at the same time.
– Neil Gaiman 
 BlackBerry 10 Keep Moving – Share Your Idea with Neil Gaiman on Twitter (2012-Feb-) [BlackBerry]
 A VERY late Blog, about trying to make art with a lot of people, including you.. (2012-Feb-04) [Neil Gaiman's Journal]
It would appear that this is the closest we’ll get to the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse this week (unless you’re going Christmas shopping at Chadstone – but that would then be your fault!)
Today the world was able to watch a robot land on Mars. How awesome is that?
The the London Organising Committee continues to show that they use #fail as one of their primary building blocks;
5. Linking policy
a. Links to the Site. You may create your own link to the Site, provided that your link is in a text-only format. You may not use any link to the Site as a method of creating an unauthorised association between an organisation, business, goods or services and London 2012, and agree that no such link shall portray us or any other official London 2012 organisations (or our or their activities, products or services) in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise objectionable manner. The use of our logo or any other Olympic or London 2012 Mark(s) as a link to the Site is not permitted. View our guidelines on Use of the Games’ Marks.
This is on top of the London Games draconian social media guidelines.
This story begins six years ago when I, tired from all the global cretinism, decided to create a universal fable about human conflicts and enigmatic mystifying eyes that watch everything. After some months devoted to materializing this idea, the short film Bendito Machine premiered at festivals all over the world, receiving support that exceeded all my expectations. What I originally envisioned as a therapy to channel all that accumulated displeasure, turned out to be (thanks to the friendly welcome of the Internet world) the seed of an uncommon animation series which has occupied quite a sizeable part of my last six years.
This week on the net we have seen some pretty amazing examples of the Streisand Effect. Originally I was going to put these into the “This Weeks Links” category but they seemed to take on a life of their own, hence this post.
It would seem that the Argyll and Bute Council @argyllandbute need to have a serious look at their censorship processes. #neverseconds
~ 9-Year-Old Who Changed School Lunches Silenced By Politicians (2012-Jun-14) [Wired]
~ Goodbye. (2012-Jun-14) [NeverSeconds]
~ I think you know why I don’t have a picture today (2012-Jun-15) [NeverSeconds]
~ NeverSeconds blogger Martha Payne school dinner photo ban lifted (2012-Jun-15) [BBC]
~ Girl, 9, Gives School Lunch Failing Grade (2012-Jun-15) [NYT]
And while you’re at it, support the school-food charity she picked Martha’s Meals
Have we just seen the 1st athlete added to the @AUSOlympicTeam via the power of social media? #LetLacazeRun
~ Interview: Genevieve LaCaze (2012-Jun-15) [ABC]
~ We’ll pick LaCaze for the Olympic team – as long as she’s nominated: AOC (2012-06-15) [SMH]
~ Statement from the President Rob Fildes (2012-Jun-16) [Athletics Australia]
Bear love Good. Cancer Bad.
If you have been posting someone’s content on your site without permission, it is probably best not to point your lawyer at them when they complain …
~ FunnyJunk is threatening to file a federal lawsuit against me unless I pay $20,000 in damages (2012-Jun-13) [The Oatmeal]
~ Funnyjunk Lawyer Being Mocked Mercilessly, Makes Things Worse By Trying To Shut Down The Oatmeal’s Fundraiser (2012-Jun-13) [TechDirt]
~ The Oatmeal v. FunnyJunk, Part IV: Charles Carreon Sues Everybody (2012-Jun-17) [popeHat]