Liverpool's FinestInterview by Garrett Faber
Mike Carey is one of Liverpool's finest. He's a devoted husband and father who worked as a teacher for 15 years. So, where does he get this massive imagination? With such a seemingly normal life, from what recesses of his mind does he pull these fantastically imaginative tales of the strange and unusual? After all, this is the guy who gave Lucifer a voice and took the reigns of the character after Neil Gaiman -- a tough act to follow -- but Carey's run on Lucifer garnered him a Eisner Award nomination. He also did a phenomenal job on a 40 issue run on John Constantine's Hellblazer series. Currently, he's landed the big gig of writing X-Men: Legacy, which would probably seem like a stressful task, however, Carey has this unique attitude when it comes to writing the "big books". read more »
Fleshbot, a highly popular Gawker site, just ran a quick story about the viral marketing Doubleday has unleashed to promote Chuck Palahniuk's upcoming novel Snuff.
It's nice to see the efforts of all beging recognized like this. Like I said, I've never seen marketing like this for a book release before, and I'm thrilled that it seems to be working.
Hot off the heels of Chuck Palahniuk's indepth and thought-provoking interview with the now fledgling pornstar Cassie Wright, comes a trailer of Cassie during her past heyday. This is for her bestselling movie "The Wizard Of Ass".
Stay tuned for "Chitty Chitty Gang Bang" and "The Twilight Bone".
And you can check out more sexy videos at: www.myspace.com/cassiewrightlives!
by Stephen Graham Jones
Everybody loves to badtalk the adverb, and I’ll usually jump right on that bandwagon. Except then, right in the process of jumping, I’ll realize I’m gleefully jumping, or blindly jumping, or some kind of –ly jumping — which is to say I hit a wall in my prose that I can only get over with that lolly-lolly adverb, as packing all the color into the verb’s going to draw just stupid amounts of attention to that particular sentence, when, really, it’s just one of those get-me-to-the-next-room sentences, no need for the spotlight, thanks.
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Here's a video story ESPN.com did on real fight clubs. It chronicles a group of Sillicone Valley workers who meet regularly to do you know what. Prepare though: This isn't what you'd immediately imagine in your head when you hear 'fight club' and think of the movie. I dare say, this looks a little ridiculous.
Screenings of Choke have begun popping up. It's movie festival season, so I need you all to keep things under your radar, as you never know when Choke will end up in a city near you. Thanks to Patrick DiDomenico, we know that Choke will be screening at the BAM Festival (Brooklyn Academy of Music) on June 5th and June 7th.
The official theatrical release for Choke is August 1st, 2008.
This is the conclusion of the three part interview Chuck Palahniuk composed with porn legend Cassie Wright, star of Chuck's upcoming novel 'Snuff'!
Stay tuned for more though, as well as a whole slew of videos leading up to the release of 'Snuff' on May 20th!
From The State to StellaInterview by Manuel Garcia
The air in the night sent a tingling sensation through my spine, with the hairs on my arms and legs standing straight up like obedient soldiers. An hour before the show, I heard the car engine of my friend thumping as the car swerved through downtown streets the size of anorexic tunnels. We parked next to a dumpster and handed a stranger a five dollar bill, hoping he was authentic and not just some bum trying to score some drug money. There was a small line of fifteen people outside of the venue. Is this it? In front of us, there was a dad with his baseball cap tilted up towards the sky and his two children by his side, probably fourteen or fifteen years old. We can't be in the right place, who on earth would bring their teenage sons to a comedy show like this? We asked the dad with the red polo if this line was for the Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter show, he assured us that it was, but not after telling a joke that I found myself forced to laugh at. read more »
Chuck has an awesome new article in the May 2008 issue of Maxim magazine. It's about his experiences on the set of the Choke production in New Jersey last summer.
Go pick up the issue now. There's also a great picture of Chuck inside, and some short write-ups about his books. (not to mention, it's got picture of Elisha Cuthbert in it...)
Props to Branden Palomo for alerting me to this one.
I unfortunately had to make that news title as blunt as possible. I just heard back from Chuck's Canadian publicist. And it turns out that Chuck will not be doing any tour dates in Canada for his Snuff.
Still no word on any European or Asian dates. Stay tuned though. I'm working on finding out.