Just hours before press time,* I discovered Quirk Books, and couldn’t resist a short post to spread the word about this publisher of delightfully offbeat books. “Seekers of all things awesome” is their company saying.
The Art Director over there is Doogie Horner. ‘Memba him? He rose to fame for fifteen on America’s Got Talent with a stand-up comedy routine that had half the audience rolling in the aisles and the other half shaking their fists, ready to kill him. You KNOW a company’s got major je ne sais quoi if this guy’s manning the Art Department!
For more on the Quirk(y) crew (whew, puns just write themselves with a name like that) here’s a link to arguably the best book trailer I’ve ever seen. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children creeped me out with it’s grandfatherly narration fit for Princess Bride, a soundtrack fit for Creepshow, and cracked-and-faded photos of long-forgotten children. The photos look to be original daguerreotypes and tintypes.
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If creepy isn’t your taste, they do lots of playful stuff, too.
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