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  • X-Files Illustrator Kim Smith Talks with Quirk Publisher Jason Rekulak

    Quirk Books Publisher Jason Rekulak collaborated with illustrator Kim Smith on her best-selling picture book adaptation of Home Alone, and he was thrilled to re-team with her on an adaptation of The X-Files. They chatted recently about how this otherworldly picture book came together.  

     

    JR: Were you a fan of The X-Files as a kid?  

     

  • It’s the end of July and we can’t put our wand on the why, but things are feeling kind of magical. Oh, hang on. It’s J.K. Rowling’s birthday! Over here at Quirk Books, we’re celebrating the Queen of Quidditch, the Duchess of Diagon Alley, the Countess of Chocolate Frogs. Want in on the fun? Other than sending a loving and determined tweet to our hero and yours, here are five ways to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s birthday.

     

  • I started out, when I was younger, wanting to be a novelist.

     

    In the ultimate act of tween nerdery one year for my birthday I was given the choice to get contact lenses or a typewriter, but not both.

     

    Up until that point in my life I had been tormented for being a bespectacled nerd by my classmates, and so I knew what that was like; I could handle that. A new, glasses-less identity was appealing, but unknown.

  • It’s summer blockbuster season! Which means the cineplexes are filled with all sorts of over-the-top action flicks. Some have argued that the action/disaster genre as a summer staple started with none other than Spielberg’s JAWS, about a murderous shark and the men who come together to stop it. But what if JAWS wasn’t a disaster thriller? What if it was a romantic comedy. What if Sheriff Brody didn’t want to kill the shark, but had far more deeper, intimate feelings about it?

     

  • Welcome to Riverdale, where Archie is hot (and full of angst—at least at the beginning), Veronica’s father is in jail and her mom seems to be making some shady deals, Betty has some serious family drama, and Jughead has put down his burger obsession for true crime writing—oh, did we mention there’s been a murder?!

  • Hunter S. Thompson spent decades searching for the American dream: in Las Vegas, on the '72 campaign trail, in Hawaii, and in so many other places. But did he ever think to look while also hunting for lunch? Keep your wits about you—this is food truck country.

     

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