Over the years we've received some great Chuck Palahniuk inspired artwork from fans. Banners, portraits, and of course book covers. But it's the fans that go the extra mile and actually design the entire dust jacket of their favorite Palahniuk book, that light me up. Here are three by Ben Perry, as well as an explanation from the designer below.
Poland continues to shine with some of the most original and interesting covers for Chuck's books. This time, we actually had the nice people who publish these editions contact us. Apparently they saw my previous post, highlighting their designs, and wanted to inform us of this latest release for Pygmy.
Click above for a higher resolution version of the cover. If you want to see more covers by this publisher, check out their website: http://www.niebieskastudnia.pl/
Then be sure to check out out entire Gallery of book covers. And as always, if you have one that you don't see represented here, send it our way at submissions @ chuckpalahniuk. net.
Italian Book Covers: Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Stranger Than Fiction, Fugitives & Refugees, Diary, Choke, I. Monsters & Survivor
Continuing our trend from last week of showcasing some of the coolest international Chuck Palahniuk covers, let's take a look at some of the recent selections from Italy. In my opinion, Italy has long had some of the more stylish and unique covers for Chuck's books. Unlike a lot of other countries who just use a slight variation of the U.S. cover, Italy's usually stand out on their own. I'll even forgive them for mucking up my dedication in Lullaby, seen here as 'Tennis Widmyer.' Sighs.
Props to Michele Ponte for sending us some of these.
See more in our Book Covers Gallery.
Czech Republic Book Covers: Fight Club, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Pygmy & Snuff
Dayuuuuuuum, Brazil ain't got NOTHING on the Czech Republic. These are some of the coolest international Palahniuk covers I've seen in a while.
Props to 'Petra' for these ones. Check out more of these in our Book Covers Gallery, and if you have some that you don't see represented on our site, send them to us at submissions @ chuckpalahniuk. net.
THIS PROMOTION IS OVER! We're all OUT of PYGMY shirts and prizes!
Pygmy is being released in paperback on April 20th and to celebrate we are having a huge sale on our Pygmy Tour Thirts! But wait, it gets better: We have tons of random gifts to add to any store order (Yes, Premium Memberships included). Here's what we're offering:
- Signed copies of Chuck's books in hardcover and paperback graciously donated by St Helen's Bookshop!
- Loads of vintage Stranger Than Fiction 'Von Chuck' hats!
- Full sheets of Pygmy stickers (with EVERY order, while supplies last) - 16 stickers per sheet!
- Vintage Choke Promotional Postcards!
- Plus, a free Pygmy Tour shirt with any other T-shirt order (The same size as ordered shirt unless otherwise requested in comments box..while supplies last!) *Note: We have just sold out of Men's Large and Medium in the Pygmy shirts.
And other random prizes, not listed here for a surprize factor! :) read more »
As of today our final winners in the Pygmy iPhone Audiobook App giveaway have been rewarded. I want to thank Blackstone Audio for sponsoring this promo. They were nice enough to donate 10 redemption codes that let people download the app from iTunes for free. If you haven't yet checked them out, you should head over to their site and see just how well made this Pygmy app is.
And to see all our entries for this giveaway, check out: twitter.com/#search
Below are our final day's two winners. Stay tuned for our next giveaway, which will be for the Invisible Monsters iPhone audiobook app!
You might have noticed the past week that we have an awesome banner in our leaderboard position for an Pygmy iPhone audiobook app from Blackstone Audio. Blackstone is revolutioning the way people can now listen to audiobooks on their iPhones. They plan to release a number of Chuck's books as audiobook apps.
Anyway, to help promote the audiobook, Blackstone is letting us give away 10 ten promotional codes (free redemption) for the iPhone app. But you'll have to be a follower on our Twitter page @chuckpalahniuk to play. Yesterday, we picked our first two winners. Today, the rules have changed.
Today's Homework Assignment: Take a photo (Twitpic, etc) of yourself "wearing" your favorite Chuck Palahniuk item, memorbilia or swag and Tweet it with the tag #PygmyApp. We will then select the two best pics of the day and announce them tomorrow morning. The winners will then receive a Direct Message on Twitter with their promo code as well as instructions on how to redeem it.
Just remember, don't email us your pics or post them here. Rather, Tweet them to our @chuckpalahniuk Twitter account. Also, make sure you have an iPhone before you play, as the app won't work anywhere else.
A message to all members of Operation Havoc:
All hail most Glorious King of the Pygmy Photo Challenge. Most deftly has he demonstrated the tactic of Flying Giant Stork Death Kick.
Aaron Bonogofsky is now relishing his copy of Pygmy, inscribed and signed by comrade Chuck Palahniuk.
*To see the favorite photo larger, click the below link or the smaller image to the right: http://operationh.ning.com/photo/flying-giant-stork-death-kick-3?context=top read more »
Wow. Chuck has hit a homerun with his latest novel "Pygmy". It just debuted at #3 on The New York Times Best Seller List. I think this might be an all-time high for a Palahniuk release. (someone correct me if I'm wrong).
All of you deserve a big round of applause for coming out and supporting Chuck, like you always do. It was all the purchases of the hardcover of "Pygmy" that led to this awesome achievement.
See the list here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/books/bestseller/besthardfiction.html?_r=1
As is his custom when visiting Canada for book tour, Chuck Palahniuk will be on the popular late night talk show "The Hour" with George Stroumboulopoulos (takes a breath after spelling that one). The show was recorded last week and was originally set to air Monday May 11th, but was delayed last minute due to the Hockey playoffs up there. The new details for Chuck's appearance on the show are:
The Hour, Monday May 18th, 11pm, on CBC.
Here's the link with more info: