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High Definite/Shit In Print
A campaign for New Zealand-based online bookseller Whitcoulls that uses every word from famous novels to make posters for their film adaptions.
Update: The whole thing, in video form.
If getting Samuel L. Jackson to narrate an audiobook version of Adam Mansbach’s wildly popular “children’s book for adults” wasn’t great enough, you can also download it for free today through Audible.com.
Via AV Club, where they have some footage of Jackson recording the book.
Prior to his Calvin & Hobbes days, Bill Watterson had a 6-month trial gig drawing editorial cartoons for The Cincinnati Post, specializing in cartoons inspired by and including quotes by Mark Twain. In an interview with Honk Magazine, Watterson describes the experience:
The agreement was that they could fire me, or I could quit with no questions asked if things didn’t work out during the first few months. Sure enough, things didn’t work out, and they fired me, no questions asked.
My guess is that the editor wanted his own Jeff MacNelly (a Pulitzer winner at 24), and I didn’t live up to his expectations. My Cincinnati days were pretty Kafkaesque. I had lived there all of two weeks, and the editor insisted that most of my work be about local, as opposed to national, issues. Cincinnati has a weird, three-party, city manager government, and by the time I figured it out, I was standing in the unemployment lines. I didn’t hit the ground running. Cincinnati at that time was also beginning to realize it had major cartooning talent in Jim Borgman at the city’s other paper, The Cincinnati Enquirer, and I didn’t benefit from the comparison.
More at The Mary Sue.
Osama Bin Laden will be given TIME’s Red X treatment in this week’s issue. Previous recipients include Saddam Hussein (April 21, 2003), Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (June 19, 2006), and Adolf Hitler (May 7, 1945), who happens to share the same death date as Osama (May 1st).
An excerpt from Go The Fuck To Sleep, by Adam Mansbach.
The cats nestle close to their kittens now.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please go the fuck to sleep.
SMBC has never released a book, which is almost unheard of for a comic with such an extensive archive. As such, there is a good deal of clamoring for a collection.
This collection is made up of comics from the first 2100, which have been hand-selected by the author for humor, poignancy, and mass appeal. As a bonus inducement, the pages of the book contain a miniature choose your own adventure with over 120 entries.
A collection of recently rediscovered Dr. Seuss material from the 1950′s will be sold as a new book this Fall by Random House, entitled The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories. From Publisher’s Weekly, via The Daily What:
Random enhanced the color palette of each story, and an introduction by Seuss scholar and collector Charles D. Cohen explains the significance of these seven stories, not only as lost treasures, but as transitional stories in Dr. Seuss’s career that marked the beginnings of his new philosophy about writing for children (these stories show a change from writing predominantly in prose to the rhyming style with which Seuss is now so closely associated).
You can preorder the book on Amazon now, but it won’t be released until September 27, 2011.