Someone anonymously left me a bag of Haribo gummy bears that I found after work in our mailbox. Dude!
I think I need to test them… you know to make sure they’re not poison.
Big news! Penguin is publishing a book of my fairy tales called Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation. Out 10/29!
From the inside flap:
"The Ugly Duckling still feels gross compared to everyone else, but now she’s got Instagram, and there’s this one filter that makes her look awesome. Cinderella swaps her glass slippers for Crocs. The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook stalk each other. Goldilocks goes gluten-free. And Peter Pan finally has to grow up and ge ta job, or at least start paying rent.
Here are more than one hundred fairy tales, illustrated and re-imagined for today. Instead of fairy godmothers, there’s Siri. And rather than big bad wolves, there are creepy dudes on OkCupid. In our brave new world of social networking, YouTube, and texting, fairy tales can once again lead us to ‘happily ever after’—and have us laughing all the way.”
It will be hardcover, with dust jacket, and fancy endpapers. Cream-colored, rough-edged pages.
240 pages of 150 illustrated fairy tales. Over 70% of the stories are new, and nearly every illustration is new.
Certain characters reappear throughout the book—like Alice, Peter Pan, and Cinderella—with an overarching narrative. So you can read it cover to cover and get the larger story, or you can open up to any page and find a laugh.
I tried really hard to make it something special. If you like what you’ve seen here, you’ll love the book. Ryan Gosling is on the first page, so.
I’ll be posting excerpts, new stories, behind-the-scenes videos and photos, and all sorts of other things—including contests to write or illustrate a fairy tale—in the next two months, so follow on Tumblr, Facebook, or Twitter.
And I’ll say this many more times in the next two months, but: Thanks. It’s because you liked or shared this stuff that this book is happening. I can’t express my gratitude enough.
So much love,
PS Please do share the news and book cover! And send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you might want to help be a part of the super-secret street team spreading the word about the book, or if you just want to say hi!
I reblogged this just for Christina-is
Thank you GTA5.
I be thumpin’ this track down the streets of Los Santos all night.
Aww look it! Its a Baby Desert Eagle… Oh wait these aren’t the same things? Or are they….?
MC Clapz came to watch the bout. I’m still wearing the jammer panty because I’m a derp and forgot to take it off.
But I got to be the very last jammer- that was cool.
Thats my girl. :)
J.K. Simmons is hilarious.
You think we on 10 but you ain’t seen nothin’… 3… 2… 1… Cray button.
Check out Cray Button: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlkDcrxi1YQ
M2 Browning Machine gun. I usually don’t post heavy-mounted infantry weapons but I just like how this gun is referred to… the “Ma- Deuce”. :3