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New York Comic Con 2011: A Recap in Photos & Video

Quirk Goes to New York Comic Con 2011 from Quirk Books on Vimeo.


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.

We also quickly ran out of our Taft 2012 pins. People are clearly eager to support the movement. DRAFT TAFT!

You can check out some of our favorite costumes in the video above, and in our Flickr gallery.

See you next year, con goers.


Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Posted by Eric Smith

Quirk @ San Diego Comic Con [Recap & Photos]

A long time ago (well, last week) in a galaxy far, far away (um, San Diego) Quirk Books attended and exhibited at Comic-Con 2011.

Preview night kicked-off with a resounding cheer as the fans flowed in from all directions. The costumes were incredible; we were immediately dazzled. But as Quirk Creative Director Jason Rekulak reminded me, "It's not all Storm Troopers and aliens, we've gotta do some work." So we got down to the business of doing business at Comic-Con. We met hundreds of fans, made a bunch of new friends, and sold a ton of books.

We also hosted two signings. On Thursday, Broet Laureate Brian McGackin signed copies of Broetry: Poetry for Dudes. A few savvy fans identified the cover poem as a parody of "This is just to say" by William Carlos Williams. On Friday, a large line formed to meet best selling author Ransom Riggs. He signed copies of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and posed for a photo with our booth babe, Heidi Milano (dressed here as the Miss P cover girl). Afterward we took Ransom out to dinner to celebrate Miss Peregrine’s extraordinary six weeks (and counting!) on The New York Times bestseller list.

Posted by Brett Cohen

How to Make Your Own Superhero Lollipops

I love stopping by Robin Klinger’s desk. Sure, most of the time she’s busy handling subsidiary rights and selling our books to folks overseas. But when she isn’t swamped with that sort of thing, she’s taking strolls to Old City Coffee, planning her next epic vacation, and, perhaps most importantly, filling up the candy jars that sit in our lobby.

The candy jars, which range in appearance from a saxophone playing M&M to a magic yellow school bus, are almost always packed to the brim with Tootsie Pops. And now, thanks to Zakkalife, we can decorate the hell out of them, superhero style. Check out those capes and masks!

Thanks for the link, Alicia!

Superhero Lollipop Templates @ Zakkalife


Posted by Eric Smith