Hey movie buffs! To celebrate the release of Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies by Andrew DeGraff and A.D. Jameson on October 24, 2017, we're hosting Movie Mania Week! Join us here all week long for author blog posts, Instagram Live with artist Andrew DeGraff, a Twitter contest, and the chance to win a prize pack! Keep reading for all the deets.
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Monday: Michael Crichton Films That Deserve a Remake
Michael Crichton may be the author responsible for some of the most beloved and iconic science fiction on shelves today. Hollywood is already keen on revisiting many of the films and TV shows of yesteryears, so taking another cinematic swing at a few of Crichton's novels seems like a natural next step!
Tuesday: Stay tuned for a link to Andrew DeGraff's Instagram Live!
Wednesday: What if Your Favorite Movie Characters Crossed Paths?
Cinemaps diagrams the paths characters take in popular films, as if they were following a map. But roads on a map often intersect, so it's hard not to imagine what these cinematic crossroads might look like.
Join acclaimed artist Andrew DeGraff on Instagram Live on Tuesday, October 24, at 2:00pm ET!
Want to win a copy of Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies by Andrew DeGraff and A.D. Jameson, movie staples like popcorn and candy, and a tote bag? Here's how to enter:
1) Follow @quirkbooks on Twitter.
2) Vote in the poll pinned at the top of our profile page.
If you could vacation to one of these fictional movie locations, where would you go? We want to know!
3) Give us a reason why you chose your vacation spot by replying to the poll tweet.
This step is important! Let us know why you chose your vacation spot to be entered into the running for the prize pack. Make sure to tag @quirkbooks and use the hashtag #Cinemaps!
**Winner will be chosen on October 30, 2017. Winner will be notified by email. Contest open to US, Canada, and UK.**
Acclaimed artist Andrew DeGraff has created beautiful hand-painted maps of all your favorite films, from King Kong and North by Northwest to The Princess Bride, Fargo, Pulp Fiction, even The Breakfast Club—with the routes of major characters charted in meticulous cartographic detail. Follow Marty McFly through the Hill Valley of 1985, 1955, and 1985 once again as he races Back to the Future. Trail Jack Torrance as he navigates the corridors of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. And join Indiana Jones on a globe-spanning journey from Nepal to Cairo to London on his quest for the famed Lost Ark. Each map is presented in an 11-by-14-inch format, with key details enlarged for closer inspection, and is accompanied by illuminating essays by film critic A. D. Jameson, who speaks to the unique geographies of each film. This beautifully designed atlas is an essential reference for anyone who loves great art and great films.
Andrew DeGraff is a freelance illustrator and artist living and working in Maine. Andrew was born in Albany, New York, and spent his little league years upstate. In 2001 he graduated from Pratt Institute's Communications Design program with a focus in illustration, and he returned to Pratt to teach illustration from 2009 to 2014. He recently published his first book, Plotted: A Literary Atlas, with Zest Books. Andrew has worked as an illustrator for clients such as Visa, Sports Illustrated, Kellogg's, the New York Times, GAP Kids, Anthropologie, and Leo Burnett. His gallery work has been shown in New York, Albany, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Calgary, Mexico City, and Quezon City in the Philippines.
A.D. Jameson is the author of four other books, including a forthcoming critical volume on geek culture. He's currently a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois in Chicago, where he teaches writing and film studies, and is finishing his dissertation, a collection of 500 short fantasy, horror, and science-fiction stories.