February 23, 2017 • Classics, Geek
We’ll admit it, February can be a bit of a gloomy month. Spring is tantalizingly close… and yet it feels so far away when the snow is still falling. The holidays are long gone and those wonderful New Year/New You intentions are fading away in the rearview mirror. But though it may be a bit ‘blah’, February also marks the birthday of one of France’s best-known novelists: Victor Hugo. Born on the 26th in 1876, Hugo’s writing certainly suits his birth month – his most famous works (Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame) are deeply melancholy, with death and despair at every turn.
February 22, 2017 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Comics, Geek
When most people think of comics, they think of superheroes. It’s not surprising, considering the current obsession with on-screen comic book adaptations. From the multi-series DC universe on the CW to the sprawling cinematic universes of Marvel, DC, and Fox’s X-Men, comic books are big business – and there are a ton of superheroes.
February 17, 2017 • Crafting, Geek
Feel like there’s a restraining bolt on your productivity? Need a hot cup of refreshment to reboot?
It’s important to keep some comforts close at hand while you fight the Empire, and what goes better with a rousing game of holo-chess than a fresh pot of tea? Keep your tea warm till you’re ready to drink up with this nifty tea cozy modeled on everyone’s favorite* astromech droid: R2-D2.
February 13, 2017 • Geek
Not sure who to hang out with on Galentine's Day? Don't worry, Quirk Books has you covered!
February 10, 2017 • Geek
February 10 is National Umbrella Day, and what better way to commemorate the occasion than to admire a few of the most unusual umbrellas, pernicious parasols, and baleful bumbershoots ever used by that Blackbird of Banditry, Gotham City's Man of A Thousand Umbrellas, The Penguin!