Archive: Dec 2017



A Message from the Proprietor

By Andrew Peterson

Greetings! It was a good year for the Rabbit Room, and I want to humbly invite you to make a tax-deductible year-end contribution so we can start 2018 with a bang. As a nonprofit ministry, we rely on the support of people like you to continue this good work. Read More ›

Release the Sea Dragons!

By Pete Peterson

When Andrew Peterson and Chris Wall began talking about turning the Wingfeather books into an animated series, I remember thinking, Wow, that’s a great idea—but let’s be serious guys…

Two years later, here we are premiering the animated short film (both pilot and proof-of-concept) and it’s everything I hoped it would be and more. Read More ›

Advent with The Orchardist: “Psalm 126”

By Drew Miller

Every Friday leading up to Christmas, The Orchardist is sharing a new song arranged specially for this season in a collection called A Child Will Lead Us All.

Here’s the find the final song of the collection, “Psalm 126.” Lyrics are provided below. Read More ›

Advent Sonnets

By Andrew Peterson

I set out to write a sonnet per day of Advent, then got too busy to keep up with it. Here are a few, offered up in the hope that they’ll be good for you somehow—even if that only means giving you the courage to try your hand at writing your own. Read More ›

Porter’s Gate Presents Work Songs

By Chris Yokel

These days, worship music is an entire sub-industry in the realm of art. There are conversations over the nature and performance of said music, and about as many worship traditions as there are denominations. Read More ›

He Takes the Weight of Hell: Chris Slaten on “The Hurricanes”

By Drew Miller

Perhaps the most epic, enigmatic song on Son of Laughter’s new album is “The Hurricanes.” When Chris Slaten and I discussed his record, we took quite a bit of time to dig into the writing of this song.

What follows is an in-depth conversation walking step-by-step through the narrative of “The Hurricanes,” augmented at various points by clips of the song itself. Read More ›

Advent with The Orchardist: “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming”

By Drew Miller

Every Friday leading up to Christmas, The Orchardist is sharing a new song arranged specially for this season in a collection called A Child Will Lead Us All.

Below you will find the second song of this collection, “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming.” Lyrics are also provided Read More ›

The Sheer Face of Story (Why Writers Need an Anchor)

By Heidi Johnston

Two years ago at Hutchmoot, Doug McKelvey and I did a session on the importance of both anchors and grappling hooks in the life of a writer. For me, the topic was born out of a growing desire to understand why certain stories, music or art have impacted me more deeply than others, in many cases fundamentally shaping my own view of the world and my place within it. Read More ›

Double Feature: Getting Ethan #31 & #32

By Jonny Jimison

Click through for this week’s Getting Ethan comics. Read More ›

Book Review: Glen Keane’s Adam Raccoon

By Jonny Jimison

Glen Keane has probably touched your life, whether you recognize the name or not.

If you were a kid in the early 90s, you probably watched his animation of Ariel in The Little Mermaid, the titular Beast in Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin himself in Aladdin. Read More ›

The Wingfeather Saga DVD

By The Rabbit Room

If you’re looking for the ultimate stocking-stuffer, we have just what you’re after. The Wingfeather Saga DVD contains the full 15-minute animated short film “A Crow for the Carriage” along with special features like storyboards for two deleted scenes. The DVDs begin shipping this Friday (12/15) but are available for pre-order now exclusively in the Rabbit Room Store. Read More ›

Advent with The Orchardist: “A Child Will Lead Us All”

By Drew Miller

A message from The Orchardist: Welcome to Advent. Every Friday, we will be sharing a new song prepared specifically for this season. We are calling this collection A Child Will Lead Us All after the song that has led the way for us. We hope you find in these songs words and melodies to lean on as we anticipate Christmas together. Read More ›