EXPLODING THE TANGERINE: A Shy Person’s Guide to Battle Magic
A Fiddler's Green Leaflet by Clint Marsh & Oliver Bly
12 pages, 2 illustrations, and copper foil leaf logo on the cover
Magical duels are depicted in film and other popular fiction as flashy affairs full of supernatural fireworks, and they’re often given as proof of a person’s ability to use “real magic” for self-defense and to influence the world around them.
Exploding the Tangerine demonstrates how even the most timid among us possess a similar magic, one grounded in persuasion and an honest curiosity about the interconnectedness of all things. While this is a more subtle magic than that usually seen in fiction, its results are invariably no less wondrous, life-changing, and real.
Clint Marsh uses elements of myth, magic, folklore, and humor to help people navigate everyday life. He is the editor of Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine and a winner of the Bookseller/Diagram Prize.
Oliver Bly is a writer and illustrator working from the Wissahickon Woodlands of Philadelphia. When not capering through the forest with his wife and pup, he can be found scribbling away on his upcoming graphic novel, The Mushroom Knight.
Originally published in Fiddler's Green 2