Saturday, September 25

Out Now: You Can Do Anything, Magic Skeleton!

I know some people feel that tweets like these are performative, but I suggest, yeah? When upon a time Twitter may have been a water cooler however it has for a good long while now end up being a phase, and were all on it. I did it due to the fact that I liked it and I hoped other people liked it too.

And I stated, I think I understand the artist. Like, I didnt merely know a potential artist, I had … actually one artist from the outset who I felt was predestined to draw this book.

Outrageous in a great method is, WOW HEDGEHOGS CAN TALK NOW, THATS CRAZY, AND ALL OF THEM HAVE DEEP, COMPLICATED THOUGHTS ABOUT SPACE TRAVEL, HOW RIDICULOUS. Outrageous in a bad method is, DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT AND THERES ALSO A PANDEMIC COMING.

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Outrageous in a good method is, WOW HEDGEHOGS CAN TALK NOW, THATS CRAZY, AND ALL OF THEM HAVE DEEP, COMPLICATED THOUGHTS ABOUT SPACE TRAVEL, HOW RIDICULOUS. Quick forward to a year into doing it or so and, an editor at Rizzoli Books, Jessica Fuller, called to say, and Im paraphrasing, THESE ARE FUN THEY SHOULD BE A BOOK. I didnt understand what she had in mind, but she said she wanted art.

Lets Play Books.

Rizzoli.

Natalie Metzger.

Its so odd that it exists. Im truly extremely lucky as an author and Im honored to get to do what I do and to have my … brain spasms somehow spawn things like this into the world.

I hope you examine it out and enjoy it. It makes a great present! As long as the individual youre giving it to has an, umm, slightly modified funny bone and doesnt mind profanity. Or possums. Or huge eye-butts. Due to the fact that theres a huge eye-butt in the book. Thats just how it is, Im sorry, I do not make the guidelines. (Seriously, awooga, awooga, this book isnt for kids, despite the enjoyable cartoons.).

And now its here, in your hands. Or, perhaps its not in your hands, but it damn well could be, if you d dare to summon it with the matter of your self-control and currency (or library card).

Anyway, your alternatives for acquiring a copy include however are not restricted to:.

Delight in the book.

Further, being on Twitter during this time was simply magnifying the ridiculousness (which I initially types as “ridiculocrity” which is not a word but maybe must be), since we were all ants under the sun-touched magnifying glass of our own collective rage. I was too, Im not saying it to blame anyone.

My life is weird.

Jessica put together the tweets she wanted for the book.

Quick forward to a year into doing it or so and, an editor at Rizzoli Books, Jessica Fuller, called to state, and Im paraphrasing, THESE ARE FUN THEY SHOULD BE A BOOK. She most likely said more words. I didnt understand what she had in mind, but she said she wanted art.

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B&N.

The art is terrific, and truly, is the factor to appear.

Undoubtedly, buying from an independent book shop is good for the bookish community and likewise your soul. Lots of ship! Including my 2 residents, noted above.

Bookshop.

At the time, there were people who would do daily affirmations and motivations and such, Maggie Smith comes to mind, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and they were terrific and lovely and genuinely nice in that stop here and rest sort of way. Its unsafe to go alone, take this! So, I wanted to do that, too. To be additive more than subtractive, to put something good into the world, even if it was ridiculous or cringe or what-not. Of course, given that its me, I could not really leave it alone at “good,” and so I would take good inspirations and mutilate them in my twisting grip till they were something, uhhh, various. Something weird. Something frequently a minimum of a bit monstrous and periodically in all-caps.

Natalie said yes.

End up being the cosmic possum, the cyborg pterodactyl, or the magic skeleton you wish to be.

Indiebound.

Due to the fact that theres a huge eye-butt in the book. (Seriously, awooga, awooga, this book isnt for kids, regardless of the fun animations.).

Amazon.

Doylestown Books (ask to see if I can sign it, and I might be able to swing by and do precisely that, and in reality I might be quickly in possession of bookplates also featuring Natalies signature).

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