May 17, 2017 • Classics, Fiction, Humor, Quirk Poetry
Who has time to read a whole novel these days? With expediency in mind, here are classic works of literature condensed to that most indispensable of poetic forms, the limerick.
Val Jean, who stole a baguette
Leaves prison without paying his debt
During the French Revolution
He finds a solution:
Be a good dad to his daughter, Cosette
Oliver was a boy who was born poor
And caused a row when he asked for more
May 17, 2017 • Geek, Quirk Life
Are you pumped for Book Expo and BookCon? You should be, because we'll be there at Booth #2602 from 6/1-6/4 hoping to meet you! And as always, we'll have swag.
How do you get the swag? We're glad you asked. Drop by our booth and whisper the top secret password. (It's Quirk E. Godmother.) Can't wait to say hi and talk books!
See below for giveaways, author signings, and more:
May 16, 2017 • Comics, Quirk Life
Rick Chillot’s first job in publishing was in a corporate library, sniffing out story leads for writers and editors. He later went on to write and edit for magazines and books, worked on early Internet ventures during the heyday of AOL and Netscape, had a brief stint at a newspaper, edited a college’s alumni mag, survived as a freelancer for nearly a decade, and crept into Quirk Books four years ago as a writer/editor.
May 16, 2017 • Geek, Movies & Film
When we first saw the trailer for King Arthur: Sword of Legend, we thought, “Hey, that’s badass.” Then we got to thinking . . . are there any Arthurian legend movies that aren’t badass? Answer: there are plenty. So go see the movie and compare badass to least badass!
May 15, 2017 • Comics, Geek, Quirk Life
We’ve come to the end of our first-ever Mini-Comics Week at Quirk Books. Have we said everything there is to say about mini-comics? Of course not! Buuuuut, we hope we’ve given you enough motivation to explore the mini-comic universe further.
Before we say goodbye, here’s one more approach to making a mini-comic of your own.
May 12, 2017 • Comics
Hey guess what? It’s the penultimate day of Mini-Comics Week here at Quirk Books. If you’re not caught up, take a quick gander at yesterday’s post, where we discussed the basics of creating your own mini-comic. Go ahead and review it, we’ll wait here. Hmm hmmm hmmm… *tuneless whistle* Dum de dum…hot in the office today. But it’s cool outside. Good day to wear one of those shirts with the zip-off sleeves…hey, let’s look at a mini-comic while we’re waiting…