grover is all thingzzzzzzz(i just remembered that he was my favorite character. how old am i)

grover is all thingzzzzzzz

(i just remembered that he was my favorite character. how old am i)

comixology:

comiXology Summer Reading List Day 5: Werewolves of Montpellier
Thanks fantagraphics!

Sven, a semi-aimless Scandinavian artist who has ended up in Montpellier, France on a futile romantic pursuit, enjoys nocturnal raids into other people’s homes, disguised as a werewolf. The way he figures it, the disguise will give him an extra few moments’ advantage vis-à-vis any startled home owner if things get ugly… but he hasn’t taken into account the existence of a society of real Montpellier-based werewolves who do not take kindly to this new pretender. So while Sven spends his days playing chess and poker with his friends, sketching his way through his picturesque chosen hometown, and coping with romantic dilemmas — both his and those of his best friend, the Breakfast-at-Tiffany’s-obsessed Audrey, who has girl troubles of her own — little does he realize that a genuine threat to his life, and for that matter his humanity, is closing in on him.

Get Werewolves of Montpellier for FREE by clicking here, and make sure to follow this tumblr for more free comics to get your Summer started off right or bookmark our Summer Reading List page!

oh my god, this is free, you should get itif you’re tired of me rebloggin’ ‘bout comics, sorry(i love ‘em, but all the misogyny in comics needs stopped immediately. just sayin’)

comixology:

comiXology Summer Reading List Day 5: Werewolves of Montpellier

Thanks fantagraphics!

Sven, a semi-aimless Scandinavian artist who has ended up in Montpellier, France on a futile romantic pursuit, enjoys nocturnal raids into other people’s homes, disguised as a werewolf. The way he figures it, the disguise will give him an extra few moments’ advantage vis-à-vis any startled home owner if things get ugly… but he hasn’t taken into account the existence of a society of real Montpellier-based werewolves who do not take kindly to this new pretender. So while Sven spends his days playing chess and poker with his friends, sketching his way through his picturesque chosen hometown, and coping with romantic dilemmas — both his and those of his best friend, the Breakfast-at-Tiffany’s-obsessed Audrey, who has girl troubles of her own — little does he realize that a genuine threat to his life, and for that matter his humanity, is closing in on him.

Get Werewolves of Montpellier for FREE by clicking here, and make sure to follow this tumblr for more free comics to get your Summer started off right or bookmark our Summer Reading List page!

oh my god, this is free, you should get it

if you’re tired of me rebloggin’ ‘bout comics, sorry

(i love ‘em, but all the misogyny in comics needs stopped immediately. just sayin’)

The 2014 Wigleaf Top 50

embfitz:

It’s here! Ben Loory is this year’s Selecting Editor, and I was delighted to serve as Series Editor.

The Wigleaf 50 is special to me because:

(1) It was how I found the online/indie/small press tribe (which was a lot smaller in 2008).

(2) It’s no Pick Strategically or Pick Your Friends rodeo. Everyone involved takes the job very seriously. 

Every year, I mention the W50 a million times as proof that fiction under 1,000 words has value and merit and memorability. Go see why.

(By the way: If you’re the editor of an online journal that publishes very short fiction and you’re not sure if it’s being read for the list, GET IN TOUCH WITH WIGLEAF. One of the biggest uncelebrated tasks is staying on top of the changing landscape of litmags, and the staff needs all the help it can get.)

(Edited to add another fun fact that I am just now realizing: I really don’t remember who’s on the list because I was paying attention to the stories. So if you’re there, congratulations! If not, next year’s wide open and we’re reading for it now. See you then!)

mttbll:

Today is the release date for the paperback of In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, and by chance I’m in Ann Arbor again, where I used to live and where I read at Nicola’s Books to launch the novel last June. Today, I stopped in at Ann Arbor’s other great store Literati to sign their stock and thank them for their support as well, because no one’s been better to me than indie bookstores, and the Ann Arbor stores—and Snowbound Books, in my current hometown of Marquette—have been among the best.

It’s been an incredible year for me and for the book, and I just want to quickly say thank you to all the booksellers and readers and reviewers who made the book a bigger success than I could have ever asked for. I’ve done about fifty readings and signings in the past year in support of the book, and I’d like to thank again all the organizers who have had me to their stores and readings series and universities. Above all I’m indebted to the good people at Soho, especially my editor Mark Doten and my publisher Bronwen Hruska, plus the incredible marketing and publicity team of Paul Oliver,Meredith Barnes, Rudy Martinez, and Amara Hoshijo, who did so much for the book and made my travel on tour last summer so enjoyable. Working with them has been better than I could have ever hoped, and I’m so glad to be staying with them for the foreseeable future.

I feel like the luckiest writer around, but I know that “luck” here is just a synonym for “having the support of great people.” Thanks again to all of you who read In the House, spread the word, or did anything else to help it reach its readers this past year. And if you’ve been waiting for the paperback, now’s your chance! Indie booksellers have been so good to me and this book, and I hope you’ll support them by buying the book from your own local store.

mttbll:

Today is the release date for the paperback of In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, and by chance I’m in Ann Arbor again, where I used to live and where I read at Nicola’s Books to launch the novel last June. Today, I stopped in at Ann Arbor’s other great store Literati to sign their stock and thank them for their support as well, because no one’s been better to me than indie bookstores, and the Ann Arbor stores—and Snowbound Books, in my current hometown of Marquette—have been among the best.

It’s been an incredible year for me and for the book, and I just want to quickly say thank you to all the booksellers and readers and reviewers who made the book a bigger success than I could have ever asked for. I’ve done about fifty readings and signings in the past year in support of the book, and I’d like to thank again all the organizers who have had me to their stores and readings series and universities. Above all I’m indebted to the good people at Soho, especially my editor Mark Doten and my publisher Bronwen Hruska, plus the incredible marketing and publicity team of Paul Oliver,Meredith BarnesRudy Martinez, and Amara Hoshijo, who did so much for the book and made my travel on tour last summer so enjoyable. Working with them has been better than I could have ever hoped, and I’m so glad to be staying with them for the foreseeable future.

I feel like the luckiest writer around, but I know that “luck” here is just a synonym for “having the support of great people.” Thanks again to all of you who read In the House, spread the word, or did anything else to help it reach its readers this past year. And if you’ve been waiting for the paperback, now’s your chance! Indie booksellers have been so good to me and this book, and I hope you’ll support them by buying the book from your own local store.

Front Porch Journal #26!: My Swan-Song Issue (which should conjure images of an old man standing on a mountain squinting wistfully into some great expanse…maybe he has a pet bat)

Front Porch Journal #26!: My Swan-Song Issue (which should conjure images of an old man standing on a mountain squinting wistfully into some great expanse…maybe he has a pet bat)

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Oh man, dang, I can’t believe I haven’t posted about this yet! The new issue of Front Porch Journal is up and god-damn wonderful. I wouldn’t break a commandment just to be hyperbolic. I really mean it.

Below is the list of this issue’s content. I was beside myself with stokedness when I found that awesome peeps Russ Sara Woods and Wendy Xuare in this issue. I only know…

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