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How to Tuesday: Learn How to Make an Adorable Crocheted Cthulhu

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.” Ahem, oh hello—I was just chanting to the Yog-Sothoth, as is tradition at this time of year. Fans of HP Lovecraft and science fiction get to go nuts on Halloween; dressing up like Old Ones, holding seances, and of course, knitting cute little Cthulhu buddies.

Right? That’s what everyone, right guys? Not just me?

If you’ve never crocheted a Cthulhu, you’re missing out. They’re super cute and also creepy, which is probably why they’re included in Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More! In celebration of the best holiday of the year, we’re posting this project below. Get busy knitting or get busy phlegeth ee lloig!

Quirk Perks: Get Witch Craft for Only $3.99 The Month of October!

WITCH CRAFT by Margaret McGuire and Alicia Kachmar

Amazon Kindle / Nook / Kobo / iBookstore

Open this wicked little volume for a spellbinding collection of dark arts and crafts! It’s full of color photos and simple illustrated instructions for crafting everyday items into wonderfully witchy treats:

    * A truly wicked charm bracelet made from a handful of old trinkets
    * Spooky little skulls made out of marshmallows
    * A bewitching midnight black tutu that can be stitched up in minutes
    * A wicked poison apple fashioned from an everyday plushie
    * Witches, monsters, spiders, and ghosts to top your cupcakes
    * And much, much more!
 
Each step-by-step project is as easy as the wave of a wand-no previous crafting experience required!

Quirk Perks: Get 100 Ghosts by Doogie Horner for Only $3.99 All of October!

100 GHOSTS by Doogie Horner

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Cut two eyeholes out of a bed sheet, and BOO! You've scared yourself up a classic Halloween icon. But what does that ghost look like when he's shy? Or in love? Or a pirate, a llama, a bond villain, or Russian nesting doll? 100 Ghosts explores every sort of spook in a series of whimsically haunting illustrations. 

It's a delightful collection for adults, children, and anyone in need of a friendly fright.

An Epic Halloween Giveaway: Win a Bundle of Zombie Books

It's a fact. Here at Quirk, we love a good zombie book. Zombie Trekkies. Zombie Tarot. Zombie Jane Austen. We just can't help ourselves. 

With Halloween quickly approaching, we figured we'd put together a fun giveaway, to celebrate our love of being scared and the joy of zombies.

Go ahead and enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a Quirk library of zombie books, including:

 

We'll pick three winners closer to the end of the month. Good luck! 

Quirk Is Heading to New York Comic Con This Week! [And A Giveaway!]

Hey Quirk fans!

It's that time of year again. The magical time of year when I write up a blog post about New York Comic Con and start it with something like "it's that time of year again." Quirk is off to New York Comic Con for four days of fun, and we can't wait to see you! 

As always, we'll have awesome show specials, dishing out discounted books and free tote bags with purchases. Plus a select number of autographed titles will be available. We'll also have a number of posters to giveaway and Shakespeare's Star Wars buttons. 

We've got a lot of things planned inside and outside of our booth (#2236) this year. Check them out below, enter to win some Comic Con swag, and get psyched! Let's kick it off with this AMAZING poster for The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, which we're giving away at the convention AND in the Rafflecopter below. 

Five Awesome Steampunk Adventures

October is usually a time for orange leaves, pumpkins, ghouls, and ghosts. But, I think it should be a month of clockwork trains, aeronautical goggles, and steam-powered machines more amazing than you can imagine. In essence, October is steampunk.

October 15th marks the anniversary of when the New Orleans, the first US steamboat, made the long journey along the mighty Ohio and Mississippi Rivers from Pittsburgh, PA to New Orleans, LA. Owned by Robert Fulton and Robert R. Livingston, and built by Nicholas Roosevelt, the New Orleans was a marvel of its time and ushered in a new way for people to travel in luxury.

In honor of the New Orleans journey, here are 5 ways can have your own steampunk adventure in portable, but sadly not steam-powered, book form.

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