July 18, 2017 • Geek Girl, Quirk Life
Blair Thornburgh is an editor at Quirk Books. She's also an armchair medievalist, feminist virago, extremely poor banjo player, and children's book writer. Her days at Quirk are spent reading Wikipedia articles about Icelandic necromancy for "research," forgetting what she went down to the book room for, eating snacks, and making puns with Rick (oh, and editing books. She does a lot of that). Her hair color changes about every six weeks, give or take. Her first novel Who's That Girl hit bookstores on July 11.
June 13, 2017 • Geek, Humor, Quirk Life
John J. McGurk is Vice President, Digital & Print Production at Quirk Books. Since joining the company in 2007 he has supervised production of more than 450 print and e-books, including Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, and many other bestsellers that would’ve done just fine without him.
June 12, 2017 • Geek, Men's Interests, Quirk Life
It’s June—the most wonderful time of the year! Yup. You read that right. The temperature is rising. I’m grilling multiple times a week. My golf game is hitting peak performance. My weekends are spent at the beach or enjoying nature. The whole summer is ahead of me. And it’s almost Father’s Day!
As a son and a father, I know the pressure placed on finding the perfect gift. It’s a tall task some years. But, thanks to social media, I no longer need to rely on my own critical eye to select the perfect present. Nope. This year, I’m crowd-sourcing via Twitter. The beautiful thing about Twitter is you never know what you’re gonna get. So read on to find the surprising mix of responses and the personas behind them. Happy Father's Day!
May 17, 2017 • Geek, Quirk Life
Are you pumped for Book Expo and BookCon? You should be, because we'll be there at Booth #2602 from 6/1-6/4 hoping to meet you! And as always, we'll have swag.
How do you get the swag? We're glad you asked. Drop by our booth and whisper the top secret password. (It's Quirk E. Godmother.) Can't wait to say hi and talk books!
See below for giveaways, author signings, and more:
May 16, 2017 • Comics, Quirk Life
Rick Chillot’s first job in publishing was in a corporate library, sniffing out story leads for writers and editors. He later went on to write and edit for magazines and books, worked on early Internet ventures during the heyday of AOL and Netscape, had a brief stint at a newspaper, edited a college’s alumni mag, survived as a freelancer for nearly a decade, and crept into Quirk Books four years ago as a writer/editor.
May 15, 2017 • Comics, Geek, Quirk Life
We’ve come to the end of our first-ever Mini-Comics Week at Quirk Books. Have we said everything there is to say about mini-comics? Of course not! Buuuuut, we hope we’ve given you enough motivation to explore the mini-comic universe further.
Before we say goodbye, here’s one more approach to making a mini-comic of your own.