June 15, 2017 • Fiction, Geek, Movies & Film
Ah, Father’s Day...that second-fiddle after-thought of the greeting card holidays. According to a prominent bank, America spends 40% more money on Mother’s Day. That’s an average of $57 dollars less on Dad than on Mom, and the gap has been widening since 2003.
Maybe a stroll through grades for the good, bad and downright deadly of literary dads will give you some perspective this Father’s Day. Maybe even inspire you to ditch the necktie and get Dad something that says, “I love you just as much as I love Mom.”
June 14, 2017 • History, Vintage
Whenever we here at Quirk Books think we have found everything there is to discover about the weird and wonderful world of medieval manuscripts, something new always pops up and takes us by surprise. This time, what came at us out of left field was the incredible art form of micrography.
June 13, 2017 • Geek, Movies & Film
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away – or not that far, really, depending on where you live – there lived four men named Chris. All were fair of skin and blessed with great charm, and together they ruled their Town of Tinsel with a benevolent hand (and well-muscled arms), and were greatly adored by all who beheld them.
June 13, 2017 • Geek, Humor, Quirk Life
John J. McGurk is Vice President, Digital & Print Production at Quirk Books. Since joining the company in 2007 he has supervised production of more than 450 print and e-books, including Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, and many other bestsellers that would’ve done just fine without him.
June 12, 2017 • Geek, Men's Interests, Quirk Life
It’s June—the most wonderful time of the year! Yup. You read that right. The temperature is rising. I’m grilling multiple times a week. My golf game is hitting peak performance. My weekends are spent at the beach or enjoying nature. The whole summer is ahead of me. And it’s almost Father’s Day!
As a son and a father, I know the pressure placed on finding the perfect gift. It’s a tall task some years. But, thanks to social media, I no longer need to rely on my own critical eye to select the perfect present. Nope. This year, I’m crowd-sourcing via Twitter. The beautiful thing about Twitter is you never know what you’re gonna get. So read on to find the surprising mix of responses and the personas behind them. Happy Father's Day!
June 9, 2017 • Geek Girl, History, Women's Interest
As the lone Canadian in Wonder Women, Sarah Emma Edmonds has a special place in my heart – and hopefully in yours, once you hear about her amazing exploits. You can read her story in full in my book Wonder Women, but I thought I would share with you my quick Coles Notes* on one of the most bad-ass nerdy babes in history, supplemented by original ephemera from Michigan in Letters, Collections Canada, and her own book.