I was pondering why I like modern fantasy. I’ve been reading reviews of various fantasy novels popular right now (like George R.R. Martin’s stuff). Although I see the appeal of elves, dwarves and men, that doesn’t get me excited like modern fantasy does.
Then I tried to think of some modern fantasy books that I liked. A lot of juvenile fiction is set in modern times, like Harry Potter, or the Wednesday Tales, or Fablehaven (which I want to read but have not yet grabbed). The Dresden books are modern fantasy, too, so I know it exists in the adult market.
Then I started thinking about the stuff I’ve written for eight years.
Notice how a lot of my Sonic art is city-themed? As in, modern settings with cartoon characters?
Yeah. I’ve also always had a weakness for superhero movies, and as a rule those are modern fantasy.
So yeah. I’m still writing modern fantasy. I’m off to hang out with my imaginary friends now. 🙂