Why is there a picture of Chuck Palahniuk wearing a Santa hat on your screen? Well, that's because Christmas is coming early this year in the form of this wonderful essay on writing.
This essay was posted here originally and was made available for all to read, as a taste for the advice Chuck was giving in these 36 (yes, you read that right) total essays on craft. We are now making it available for all again on LitReactor for a limited time.
Enjoy it while you can and Happy Holidays!
Our Chuck Palahniuk Tshirts return with a vengeance in the form of this new Choke shirt, designed by Kevin Tong (@tragicsunshine). This is our fourth collaboration with Kevin and damn... did he hit this one out of the park! This is easily my favorite Tshirt from him yet. The design features Victor Mancini descending into the abyss of his own depravity. (see a close-up of it)
Update! We now have the shirts available in a 'variant' style, using just water-based colors, to give it a softer, more vintage look and feel. See pictures of those shirts here.
The shirts are American Apparel and are available in Mens and Womens in both Gray (Asphalt) and Blue (Heather Lake Blue). This all came together last minute, so unfortantely, at the time of my writing this, the actual shirts are still being printed. But if you want to place your order now, we can assure you that we will begin shipping shirts from Dec 11th on.
Important Shipping Info: We ship our shirts USPS Priority, so U.S. domestic orders typically arrive 1-3 days from the date they are shipped. International orders allow 7-10 days.
Important Sizing Info: American Apparel was sold out of a few sizes we normally order. Therefore XXL and XXXL are not available for the Gray shirt, and XXXL is not available for the Blue. Hopefully we can get these in on the next run.
If you're familiar with how we unveil new Tshirts here at The Cult, this announcement will come as no surprise. Working with Kevin Tong over the past few years (and three previous Tshirts), we have a cross-promotion we do: Kevin Tong creates the design for our Tshirts, and then offers it as a poster from his own site.
Today, that poster goes on sale and begins shipping. But hurry! If you want to receive your poster in time for Christmas, tomorrow (December 14th) is the final shipping day.
Here are some specs on the poster:
- Screen printed beauty is a four color poster (utilizing only three screens due to a split fountain blend)
- Printed on 18 x 24 inch 100 lb Factory Green French Paper
- Limited edition run of 200 prints.
- All prints are signed/numbered by Kevin Tong.
The posters costs $30. Purchase it here.
If you still haven't purchased a Tshirt, you may do so here. Final shipping day to receive your shirts by Christmas is tomorrow, December 14th.
I caught this in our Twitter feed the other day and was compelled to contact the person who posted it to see a larger version. And I'm glad I did, because this is stunning.
The artist is PC Siqueira. You can see more of his work on his deviantArt page.
To see more original artwork by Chuck Palahniuk readers, check out our Fan Submissions Gallery.
Our documentary DVD on Chuck Palahniuk, Postcards from the Future is on sale for the month of December for $20 (marked down from $25). We have a limited quantity of these that are signed by Chuck, right on the cover. Those will sell on a first come first serve basis. Once they're gone, they're gone. If you haven't seen this documentary yet, now is the time to order this 2-disk DVD set. If you have seen it, but covet having this signed edition, follow your temptation and click the link below.
Postcards From The Future: The Chuck Palahniuk Documentary takes a look at author Chuck Palahniuk ís landmark year of 2003. With back to back books and subsequent tours hitting the public, Chuck ís year was filled with success, controversy, and even phenomena. But what many fans don ít know is that this entire year kicked off with a mysterious conference held on his work in a small town in Pennsylvania.
As guests of the conference, my fellow documentarians and I attended the three day event and captured some of the most exclusive material a fan could hope for. Chuck read from his novels, hosted multiple Q&As, gave an hour long exclusive presentation, participated in a screening of Fight Club, signed books and, best of all, sat down for a very candid one hour interview. But it wasn ít until the days of editing this piece together that followed that we realized the true gift of the conference for Chuck had attended with a very important motive and message for his fans: To evolve a generation of young readers into writers. read more »
Listen to a pretty great 48 min audio interview with Chuck on my favorite radio show, Opie & Anthony. You can also listen to it on YouTube.
If you missed the livestream of Chuck's Damned reading at the Cooper Union last tuesday, have no fear. Livestream has been nice enough to archive the entire event for you all. The video embed below should show it to you, or, just go to their site and watch it there.
You can also watch the stream at our Facebook page.
Big thanks to Doubleday, Livestream and the people at The Strand for setting this up.
You gotta love Eli Roth. Writer, director, producer, actor, horror fan (like me!) and... inspired Halloween costume afficianado! I still remember his Ichi The Killer costume he wore at the Toronto Film Festival.
This year, Eli took the popular Tyler Durden costume idea to new levels with not one, but TWO variations!
I gotta say, I've always liked Eli Roth. And now I like him even more.
Hell descends upon Earth as Damned takes over the web! With so much media abound, I figured I'd lend a helping hand and round-up some of the bigger interviews and reviews here. As always, you can find a full list for all of Chuck's books in our Author Media section. And please, if you find any on the web that you think should be included here, post them in the comments below. read more »
- Suicide Girls Interview
- LitReactor Interview
- NPR Interview - Audio
- The Wall Street Journal 'Speakeasy' Interview
- Janet Maslin's NY Times Review
- Interview Magazine Interview
- Kirkus Reviews Q&A
- Mother Jones Interview
- Dallas Observer Interview
- A.V. Club Review
- The Guardian UK interview
- The Independent UK Review
- Bizarre Magazine Interview