April 1, 2014 • Star Wars
Here at Quirk, we like to give readers what they want, so when one of our books gains a mass audience we sit up and take notice.
That's why we're proud to announce a new series, which we imagine will be more successful that we can even imagine. Read on for the exciting details!
March 18, 2014 • Star Wars
When William Shakespeare's Star Wars came out last year, we had a great time teaming up with The 501st Legion. We ran some fun giveaways with them, and they even made Ian Doescher an honorary member of the legion. They're a great group of passionate fans, and we're really excited to be working with them again with this fun contest.
Quirk and the 501st would like to challenge you to take the best Star-Wars-themed "Poor Yorick" photo you can. Or as we're calling it... Yoricking.
See, there's a scene in William Shakespeare's Star Wars that involved Luke holding up a stormtrooper helmet. He says:
March 7, 2014 • Fiction: Ben Winters, Geek, Star Wars
Here at Quirk, #we #love #Twitter. (Psst. Come follow us!) So we're incredibly excited to have three Quirk writers participating in the #TwitterFiction Festival 2014: Ben H. Winters (The Last Policeman), Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare's Star Wars), and Eric Smith (The Geek's Guide to Dating).
Read on to find out more and learn how you can write your own #TwitterFiction!
November 6, 2013 • Crafting, Star WarsWhen Quirk unveiled William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, the DIYer in me couldn’t decide whether I wanted to crochet a Yoda or embroider a Shakespeare quote onto my pillow.For those of you who feel the same, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Shakespeare and Star Wars crafts from around the web. Bonus points if you can find a way to combine them. Perhaps a Death Star vase with a Shakespeare quote etched into it or a Chewbacca doll wearing a ruff? We’ll leave it up to you.DEATH STAR VASES: You’ll never purchase another store-bought vase after you mix your own concrete and pour it in a special Death Star silicone tray. There are also instructions for making Storm Trooper faces that can be used as drawer pulls, magnets, and wall hooks.MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU WALL ART: If you’re not the kind of Star Wars fan to proudly line your shelves with collectibles, this unassuming wall art project is perfect for you. The eye-chart style makes it blend in with your other decor, and the words are applied using Mod Podge and letters printed right from your home computer.ROMEO & JULIET CROSS STITCH: Cross stitching is one of the most traditional ways to display your favorite quotes. This Romeo and Juliet cross stitch was made using a vintage pattern, but if you’re an expert cross-stitcher you could easily stitch your favorite Shakespeare quote.