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Fun Times at New York Comic Con 2014!

And we are back!

If you follow us on Twitter (you should!) you might have noticed this weekend was full of costumes, book signings, and lots of good times. We were at New York Comic Con, and the Quirk crew had a blast.

How To Tuesday: Making Snacks Shaped Like the Fictional Characters We're Obsessed With

We all experience the same feeling that you get when you’re finished reading a book or watching a TV series.
Something inside of you died a little, and now you have to go through the entire grieving process to fully accept that your favorite character (Harry, Edward, Katniss, or whoever) isn’t your real-life beau or BFF. They’re fictional. (Yes they are. I know, I know, shh.)
But I come bearing good news! Baker-bloggers all around the world go through this too, and they can teach us how to eat—er, bake—your fictional loves! 


This week, the bookish events are jubilant, edible, and (literally) steamy.

Gentle readers, what exactly do you do with this wealth of literary goodies every week? This cornucopia of ink-scented delights? If this list leads you to your new favorite local author or bookstore, let us know in the comments or @apiarymagazine on Twitter.

October Giveaways: New Postcard Books from Wilhelm Staehle

This month, we're giving away our two upcoming postcard books, Stars & Swipes and Hugs & Misses by the hilarious Wilhelm Staehle.

The stunning postcards hail from Staehle's Silhouette Masterpiece Theater, a webcomic that features painstakingly detailed etching carved from beautiful paintings. Hugs & Misses is full of lovelorn ladies, roguish gentlemen, renegade Cupids, and indecent proposals, while Stars & Swipes offers a hilarious vision of classic Americana, with farcical frontiersmen, prattling presidents, and other all-American oddities.

You can score early review copies onLibraryThing and BookLikes! Links below, enter away!

STARS & SWIPES: LibraryThing / BookLikes

HUGS & MISSES: LibraryThing / BookLikes

Worst-Case Wednesday: How To Escape A Wild Taxi Ride

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If you’ve ever taken a taxi, you know how it goes. Everyone has at least one taxi horror story they will never forget. You remember falling out of the taxi and nearly kissing (or maybe actually kissing, we won’t judge) the ground in relief. You still have nightmares about it sometimes. (Read: every night.) Thanks to The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Extreme Edition, you’ll now be able to successfully bail out of life-threatening cab rides.

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!


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