Hello! I’m FINALLY done with the list of 300+ books that Brandon and I need to get rid of before we move. So we’re having a Digital Yard Sale about it!
The Rules of the Digital Yard Sale are as follows:
1) Claim books for yourself. It’s in a Google Doc and the sheet is editable—we’re on the honor system so don’t be a jerk and steal people’s already claimed books.
2) Teachers who want books for their classroom can have them for free (though if you’re really far away I may need like $5 for shipping… fair?)
3) If you’re local (NYC) and can come pick books up: $2/PB $4/HC
4) If you’re not local I’m happy to mail the books to you for $4/PB $6/HC
5) If you’re gonna buy more than one book I’m happy to work out a deal. Just claim them and message me and we’ll talk.
6) If you’re not picking them up/bringing cash to my house you can pay me through PayPal. Please make a note of what and where I’m sending.
There are three categories: Comics, Ficton, and Non-Fiction/Textbooks/Other. Scroll down to see them all. Comics and Non-Fiction are sorted by Title. Fiction is grouped loosely by author/series.
Finally, due to the nature of my job, some of these books may be things that some of you have worked on or books that I was given. Please do not take it personally if I’m giving it away. I purged about 70% of my collection, leaving behind books that I mostly have already read and enjoyed and know that I reasonably won’t read again soon (and when I’m ready to I can get another copy). There’s nothing like the prospect of lugging all of one’s books across country to make one very practical about what to keep and what to pass on to another lucky reader.
Chuck, any advice for a 22 year old feeling paralyzed by fear at the cusp of adulthood?
Every age has its own fear. In childhood I feared bullies and the Vietnam draft. In adulthood I feared failing at a career. I feared the death of my parents — my greatest fear to date. Please just accept that a greater fear will always arrive to replace the last fear. Then, regardless, do what you dream of doing.
P.S. In the photo recently posted of me holding the hand-lettered sign, I spelled my own name wrong. I am an idiot. At times that is a blessing.
I have writing books by Denny O'Neil and Peter David. I love your writing, and feel it's SO much different from both of them (I love them too). What sets your book apart? What does it focus on? I'm really interested.
words for pictures is not a how to write like ME book in the traditional sense.
it is me being your verbose guide to the process of how comics are made and why, or why comics should be made and then I am your host as I introduce you to many other creators and we get a peek into their philosophy at their work habits,
of the many highlights of the book that people will be surprised by include the chapter ‘how I write Hawkeye’ by Matt fraction, the editors Roundtable where editors tell you the absolute do’s and don’ts of how to behave yourself, and the artists roundtable where many artists who do not do interviews express what they like and don’t like about collaborations.
and the chapter on the nitty-gritty of how to run your business which many books on the subject ignore but could not be more important in this culture