Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Doing a Thing for The Thing
I took part in a super-cool event last night. Jonn and Will of The Thing Quarterly spoke at Hattery about things they've learned over the seven years of creating their unique publication. And then I got to pop in for a cameo at the end, doing a little Q&A with them as their editor on their upcoming book, The Thing The Book forthcoming from Chronicle Books this Fall (but available for pre-order now (hint hint)). This book is so fantastically unique I hardly know where to start in talking about it--every bit of it from endpapers to index, footnotes to ribbon book-markers was given to some fantastic artist or writer to do with whatever they wanted. The result is, frankly, fantastic, and it was so fun to talk with these very smart and funny gentlemen about the process of making it all come together.
top photo by Chronicle Books, middle photo mine, bottom photo by Brett MacFadden