December 12, 2011 • Fiction, Politics
On a chilly Winter afternoon, a bunch of us at the Quirk Books HQ decided it was time to show our support for the Taft 2012 movement. We spent some time decorating our office with posters, bunting, and campaign signs.
Oh, and we also shot a video!
Want to decorate YOUR office with Taft 2012 decor? Visit the Taft 2012 website and learn how you can start your own local Taft party.
November 7, 2011 • Fiction
Ever wonder what is actually going on behind the scenes in the Quirk Books office? I’ll bet you imagine it’s all zombie pizza parties in the conference room and Nerf gun fights in the basement. I’m not saying if these things are true or not, but 10 lucky AIGA student members will have that chance to see what really goes on in the Quirk offices and enjoy some pizza and drinks.
See, I wasn’t completely lying about pizza parties.
The tour is from 8 p.m. to 10p.m. on November 15th. Quirk Books is one of 8 companies around Philly that are opening their doors to design students so they have a chance to see what really goes on behind the books, ads, and graphic designs.
November 2, 2011 • Fiction
Wow! The entire Quirk HQ is sending a big thank you out to the folks at Goodreads and their fabulous, passionate user base. Earlier this week, the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards launched, and three of our books are nominated!
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is nominated for Favorite Book of 2011, and is in seriously good company. George R. R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons and Tina Fey's Bossypants are both in the same category. Miss Peregrine is also nominated in the Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction category, alongside Veronica Roth's Divergent and Beth Revis' Across the Universe.
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After is nominated in the Horror category. Broet Laureate Brian McGackin's stellar debut, Broetry, is nominated in the Poetry category, and is currently fistpumping with Horrorscopes for the Dead, written by former Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins.
The opening round of voting has already started, and runs through November 13th. Semifinals launches on November 14th through the 20th, with finals kicking off November 21st through the 30th.
So go vote! For us, of course. And thank you again, Goodreads! We're psyched.
October 28, 2011 • Fiction, Zombies
The App, which is a joint effort with the award winning digital media studio PadWorx, is currently getting a lot of buzz in the press, with stories popping up on DreadCentral, MSNBC's Gadgetbox, MediaBistro and more.
It's an exciting time for us! Right now the App is only $4.99, a special limited time promotional price. Grab it while its hot, zombie lovers.
October 27, 2011 • Fiction, Humor, Quirk Poetry
We all know that bros can be downright poetic, but are these seemingly unflappable dudes afraid of anything? As it turns out, they are, especially during trick or treat time.
Thus in what surely will go down as the finest meme of the 2011 Halloween season, the Niagara Falls haunted house Nightmares Fear Factory has been posting pictures of dudebros who have been scared silly by the attraction. For today’s moment of Zen, check out this photo gallery.
These hilarious fear pics prove that behind their carefully crafted masculine exteriors, bros get terrified by zombies and ghosts too.
See? They’re just like us!
October 17, 2011 • Comics, Fiction
So as always, New York Comic Con was an absolute blast.
We had a great time this year, meeting Quirk fans, marveling over the costumed cosplayers and trying to nab as much swag as we possibly could. Best sellers at the convention included Geek Wisdom, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, and... Crafting with Cat Hair. People just couldn't believe it was for real. Crafting with Cat Hair flew off our table and come Sunday, we were sold out.
You can check out some of our favorite costumes in the video above, and in our Flickr gallery.
See you next year, con goers.