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  • Does real life imitate art, or does art imitate life? At Quirk Books we say, “Who cares, let’s have both!”  That’s why our catalog includes Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers as well as The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from the History of Comics. And being that it’s Wonder Woman Week, we can’t help but wonder if the women featured in those two books would enjoy meeting each other and going on adventures and stuff.

    Wonder Women illustrations by Sophia Foster-Dimino

  • Richard Scarry is a best-loved children’s author. He illustrated over 150 books, many of which have never been out of print, and created memorable characters like Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat. For generations, Scarry has been teaching children about community helpers, concepts, and more, always encouraging imagination, learning, and exploration. If you loved Richard Scarry as a kid, we have four books for adult readers that revisit the themes and subjects of Scarry’s beloved books.

     

  • While it’s (almost) always fun to see a favorite book turned into a movie, sometimes television is the medium more capable of bringing the true depth and scope of a beloved book for the screen. Some of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows right now, such as Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The 100, are adaptations of popular novels, and that’s just scratching the surface. In this era of Peak TV, here are a few more that we think would translate well to the small screen.

  • Happy Save Your Hearing Day! In honor of this obscure and bizarre holiday, we've compiled a list of literature’s loudest characters. You know, so you can avoid them if you see them on the street (or on your bookshelf).

  • Comic books have most real-life situations beat in terms of parental complexity. For many characters, parental figures and/or mentors are in constant flux, and it’s not uncommon for a character to be raised by people other than their birth parents. With that in mind, we took a closer look at some of the more influential birth mothers of comic book history.

  • The sun is out, the weather is perfect, and you have three glorious days off in a row. What better way to enjoy this rare combination than to spend the entire weekend reading outside under a tree? So grab your favorite picnic blanket (and a bottle of sunscreen!) and immerse yourself in the worlds of these incredible weekend reads.

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