These are our newest shirts, celebrating Chuck's landmark novel Invisible Monsters. The design is by Kevin Tong, who also created our lovely Fight Club10th Anniversary shirts. The shirts are available in Asphalt and Navy and are American Apparel. Below is how the designs look on a Tshirt template. (models pics here)
As with our Fight Club promotion, this design is also available as a poster on Kevin Tong's site. See the poster below.
Designer Kevin Tong has just typed up a News post on his site explaining this all in more detail, so if you're interested in one of this stunning design as a poster, be sure to run over there now.
For now, please spread the word about these shirts and leave us any comments or feedback here.
East meets West as the basis for the cult Japanese film finally discovers America.
It's been ten years since a young Japanese maverick named Takashi Miike took America by quiet storm with a vicious little gut-punch called Audition. A simple tale of obsession coupled with a subtle commentary on the objectification of women, the film is a slow burn that ends in a powder keg of violence. Over a decade and fifty (!) films later, Miike still hasn't topped the masterpiece that helped usher him into the Western consciousness.
But what about the book it was based on? Audition, by Japanese novelist Ryu Murakami, was not published in English until 2009, and even then, only in the UK. Meanwhile, contemporaries such as Koushun Takami and Koji Suzuki saw their books made available to American audiences following the success of corresponding film adaptations. A number of Murakami's earlier works had already achieved some recognition in the states, so where the hell was Audition? Whatever the reason for the delay, the book is at long last making its way to American soil. Soil that will soon be soaked with the blood of innocents. read more »
Chuck Palahniuk was featured on 'Last Call With Carson Daly' on May 19th to promote his latest novel Tell-All.
Thank you to all the fans that stepped up to help us get this on our YouTube.
Watch the video on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1uYNhy7_XY
This is easily one of the best interviews I've ever heard Chuck give. On April 31st, he was on the Ron & Fez Show, one of my favorite talk radio shows on Sirius XM Satellite radio. The interview lasted about 25 mins. Yes, you heard that right.
This is a great little video report from Chuck's New York City reading for Tell-All earlier this month. The reading was held by The Stranger at the Cooper Union hall. Asylum.com captures some classic moments from the event, interviews the fans, and even speaks to Chuck's agent and editor.
All in all, this is a very strong, succinct video feature that you should all check out.
If you prefer to watch the video from their site, go here.
Cool interview just popped up on SuicideGirls.com for Tell-All.
Update: Random House is no longer accepting emails for free 'Tell-All' posters. They've already been deluged by requests and have sent out all the posters they had. Thank you for all for the interest. Now, once you get your posters in the mail, get out there and start hanging them up!
In order to continue to spread the word about Chuck's new novel Tell-All, Random House and The Cult are sponsoring a contest with a great prize.
100 winners will receive a set of eight Palahniuk books.
To enter the contest, simply email Random House with your full name and mailing address. The first 200 people to email them will receive 5 Tell-All posters each (pictured above). It is then your job to hang the poster(s) up somewhere public and snap a picture of it. It's even better if you hang up multiple posters, but each person can only enter the contest once. If you can't find somewhere public, convince your local book store, library or even corner deli to let you hang the poster up. Just make sure you snap a picture of the poster hanging in this location.
You must then Tweet the picture to our Twitter account @chuckpalahniuk. Then email this same picture, along with your full name and mailing address, to Random House. The first 100 people to submit their pictures will win the set of 8 books. (and yes, your math is right: 800 books going to 100 people!)
WHAT NOT TO DO:
The rules may change halfway through, depending on the quantity of submissions we receive, but for now, your house or apartment does not count as 'somewhere public'. We want you canvasing your town/city and finding somewhere very loud and exposure-worthy to hang the poster. Just don't do anything illegal and do not put yourself in any sort of harm.
Also, do not just post the picture here, to our Facebook, or to our Twitter. You totally can, yes. But unless you actually email the picture to the Random House email address, your entry is not valid and will not qualify to win the prizes.
If you have any questions about this contest, post them here and we will try to answer them as quickly as possible.
Thanks, and good luck playing!
Doing It Live with Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape PlanInterview by Joshua Chaplinsky
Birthed out of the hardcore punk scene in beautiful Morris Plains, New Jersey, The Dillinger Escape Plan have been rocking balls since 1997. To describe their chaotic blend of anything and everything to the average listener is like trying to explain the splendor of the Grand Canyon to a blind person- not worth the effort. If you are are not already familiar with the storied past of these genre shifting face-melters, you might as well get it from their Wikipedia page, because the past is in the past. After testing out their spindly newborn legs and devouring their own afterbirth for sustenance, this forward-thinking band has done nothing but barrel headlong into the future. In fact, there's a good chance this interview hasn't even happened yet.
Having just finished up five and a half weeks of touring in support of Option Paralysis, Ben Weinman, frenetic stage performer and insouciant interviewee, kindly agreed to speak with me after much back and forth between a publicity go-between. I caught up with him via the modern miracle of Skype to discuss Bill O'Reilly, Shit Yeah, and all things Dillinger. read more »
Updated: This contest has officially ended. Winners were announced on our Twitter page. Congrats to everyone who played and won!
Blackstone Audio is donating ten audiobooks for Tell-All to ten lucky winners. Five of the audiobooks will be actual CDs and the other five will be those popular iPhone apps we were giving away last month. Like our previous giveaways, this contest will go down on our Twitter.
Homework Assignment: Tweet us your most awkward celebrity photo. This means we want a candid of you and a celebrity and it has to be very douche-chilly and 'fanboyish'. We will chose the 5 best and they will have their first crack at whether they want a CD or iPhone app audiobook of Tell-All. Then we'll choose 5 runner-ups and they will get what's left.
No Photoshopping on this one, folks. Make sure you Tweet this photo to our Twitter page @chuckpalahniuk and use the tag #TellAllAudio.
Just remember, don't email us your pics or post them here or on our Facebook. 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.
Pre-signing begins for the first 100 ticketholders begin at 6pm.
Booksmith – event offsite
Actual event is @
Swedish American Hall
Talk, Q&A, signing
Contact: 415-863-8688 or www.booksmith.com
NOTE: Chuck will personalize one copy of TELL-ALL and one backlist title for the first 100 ticket holders at his events on the 2010 tour. However, please note there will be a not signing portion to the Boston and Chicago events. Please contact the bookstores at the phone number or website below for ticketing info and other details.