While attempting to finish the piggy laundry today, I noticed a dead mouse in the basement. But it’s not just dead, it’s dramatically dead… upside-down, arms splayed, head thrown back, probably did a soliloquy on the way out dead. And because it’s being so attention grabbing, I was reminded that I have a store that I could be promoting more dramatically because tomorrow (October 17th) things are going to be 20% off. You may use this code: twentyoff-guineapigsbooks
A store full of guinea pig stuff!
Some of my items go nicely with The Walking Dead…which premieres next week, watch while wearing a jaunty scarf from the end of the apparel section.
Many items are Halloween appropriate, especially the Pigoween stuff.
Finny would like you to know that without the support of viewers like you, he might not make it into more than the two paintings ( iPiggie and The Finny Awakens ) you can currently get on throw pillows.
…at the Guinea Pigs and Books booth at Wizard World Chicago, August 18-19-20-21. Yeah, I know, that bit of terrible word play is not really going to pass muster; however, I have a good excuse in that I’ve been using most of my brain to work on paintings again. Paintings like these:
Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Very fluffy.
Guinea pigs sit down to use crossbows. They sure do.
Danger Crumples has taken over for Ash and Daryl this time around. Oh, and also Blaine.
iPiggie – Where I dared to question whether or not guinea pigs would use chopsticks, eat brains, and if Horace would dare to wear a sweater vest. They can do all those things, through the painful magic of painting.
These are but three of the six new paintings I’ve done since the Madison convention in April – six! And you bet there are Danger Dixon and Army of Dangers tea towels (and also prints on paper), Danger parodies only truly work if there are kitchen accoutrements. Plus, as established, I am a bit of a lunatic and I like tea towels with strange things on them. My kitchen will never be boring. Yours doesn’t have to be either.
Oh, and I should warn you, iPiggie is only available in mildly expensive painting and much cheaper postcard format. The world could not withstand the complications of an iPiggie tea towel. By the world I mean me, printing simplified versions of my two Danger designs was torturous enough.
Come facilitate further torture at Wizard World Chicago! Whee!
Here we go again with the linkage – Wizard World Chicago profile
Welcome to YA Megamix Summer the Return!! This summer I’m not even going to pretend that I will stick to the Point Horror/Thriller imprint, even though I love it so; instead, I’ll be sticking to my Year of the Ladies only reviewing books by women rules, which isn’t very hard. Just like last summer, the track listing will make one sixty minute mixtape – and I made the first one extra hard to duplicate unless you received Electric Six’s Mimicry and Memories project by shoving money at them like I did. Sorry? Anyway…
40. Graveyard Moon – Carol Gorman
Sax solo! Occasionally I read a book that has a scene that stands out so much that I can’t help but forget a large amount of what happened in the story. In the case of Graveyard Moon, that scene is Miles’ sax solo. I’m going to go ahead and retroactively claim that I named my character Miles (of Schad, Miles, and Hirsch the “dude” saying sort of Greek chorus in Dawn of the Interns, Day of the Robots, and the perpetually forthcoming Night of the Squirrels) after Miles in Graveyard Moon because of the sax solo. It does not really happen organically – Miles is not in the school band, he doesn’t frequent jazz clubs, and he is not Duke Silver, he’s the town outcast (of course) – it happens because Kelly the main character asks him if he played for Darryl, and then asks him to play for her. It is so bizarrely fantastic and ridiculous that I could barely stand reading about it. And that is what I have chosen to share from Graveyard Moon, the teenage murder mystery. Also, I really enjoy Carol Gorman’s writing. Damnit, sax solo, you’re killing me.
Murderface and Pickles demonstrate the ways to respond to an impromptu sax solo – hiding… or surprise.
1. “Tired Eyes” – The Black Angels
2. “Stop, I’m Already Dead” – Deadboy & the Elephantmen
3. “Superstition” – The Kills
4. “Follow You Home” – The Creeps
5. “Ritual Knife” – Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
6. “Easy Lover” – Electric Six
7. “So Young” – Suede
8. “Endless Night” – Graveyard
9. “Doom and Gloom” – Electric Six
10. “Chocolate Town” – Ween
11. “Perennials” – Widowspeak
12. “Taxidermy” – White Lies
13. “Somewhere Else to Be” – VAST
14. “Snakes Are Charmed” – Torche
15. “Bad Reputation” – Thin Lizzy
16. “Blood Red Blood” – The Ettes