Art



Video: Eucatastrophe & Adorning the Dark

By The Rabbit Room

We’re so excited for Andrew Peterson’s new book, Adorning the Dark, and we especially appreciate the way he engages with Tolkien’s notion of eucatastrophe as it appears in the creative process—the unrelenting search for a “pinprick of light,” even in the very heart of darkness. Click through to hear Andrew’s thoughts directly in a video interview.

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Announcing WELL: Exploring the Healing Power of Art

By The Rabbit Room

We are thrilled to announce that on October 11th, an event named “WELL” will take place at Hutchmoot, featuring Sara Groves, Andrew Peterson, Eric Peters, Odessa Settles, Drew Miller, Ella Mine, and hosted by none other than Jonathan Rogers. Needless to say, we’re eagerly anticipating this night of songs and stories.

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Mites, Monocultures, and Making

By Mark Meynell

The book engrossed me so much that I found myself continuing to read it while going on a rollercoaster with my then young son. And I have the photographic evidence to prove it.

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The Dragon Lord Saga: New, Full Color Printing with Rabbit Room Press

By Jonny Jimison

The Dragon Lord Saga is a story that I’ve been working on for a long, long time. It’s a five-volume graphic novel series combining the fantasy adventure of The Lord of the Rings with the cartoon humor of Calvin and Hobbes. Thanks to my Patreon backers, I’ve been able to continue work on the series, but for the last two years, the first volume has been out of print. I’ve been trying to find a way to bring it back.

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In Defense of the Amateur Spirit

By Drew Miller

During our 4th of July road trip, Kelsey and I listened to an interview with Nigella Lawson on The Splendid Table Podcast. She’s a little bothered by the privileging of the term “chef” over “home cook.” When people are just becoming interested in cooking for themselves, where do they turn but to the illustrious chefs on television with their fancy ways of chopping vegetables? And why should chefs get all the glory?

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The Artist’s Creed, Episode 2: “I Believe in God”

By The Rabbit Room

Welcome to the second episode our new podcast led by Dr. Steve Guthrie: The Artist’s Creed. In a series of interviews with various artists in our community, Steve draws on the tenets of the Nicene Creed to develop a rich vision of the relationship between the voice of God and the voice of the artist—constructing an “artist’s creed” of sorts.

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Truth-telling in the Dark

By Jonny Jimison

[Editor’s note: To celebrate the reprinting of Helena Sorensen’s Shiloh trilogy with Rabbit Room Press, we are sharing this delightful article by Jonny Jimison, first published in 2016. Enjoy, and consider picking up some of Helena’s books at our online store.]

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The Artist’s Creed, Episode 1: “I Believe”

By The Rabbit Room

Welcome to our new podcast led by Dr. Steve Guthrie: The Artist’s Creed. In a series of interviews with various artists in our community, Steve draws on the tenets of the Nicene Creed to develop a rich vision of the relationship between the voice of God and the voice of the artist—constructing an “artist’s creed” of sorts.

This first episode features a conversation with leading George MacDonald scholar Dr. Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson about the first phrase found in the creed: “I believe.”

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Liberating Potential

By Phillip Johnston

In the blissfully bucolic English village where I found myself living a few years ago, there were only two reasonable sources for takeout when my workday went long. On the low end was the fish and chips counter, affectionately known to Brits as the chippie, where a prior experience with cod made haddock the only wise option. A few paces up the street and the quality scale, however, was an Indian restaurant, a self-styled fine dining establishment with an impressive ten-page, full-color menu.

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Introducing The Artist’s Creed

By The Rabbit Room

We are so pleased to share with you a brand new podcast series led by Dr. Steve Guthrie, board member at the Rabbit Room and professor of Religion & the Arts at Belmont University. In a series of interviews with various artists in our community, Steve draws on the tenets of the Nicene Creed to develop a rich vision of the relationship between the voice of God and the voice of the artist—constructing an “artist’s creed” of sorts.

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Stuff We Liked in 2018

By The Rabbit Room

Every year, we compile all our favorite books, albums, TV shows, films, and more from that year and post them here for everyone’s mutual edification. Now that 2018 has come and gone, here are our choices. What were some of your favorites from 2018? Post them in the comments section below!

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Informing the Mind’s Eye: The Art of Joe Sutphin

By The Rabbit Room

Click through for an in-depth video about the art and imagination of Joe Sutphin, how his love of illustration began, and his creative process for bringing novels to life.

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