Category Archives: BOOK!

Making art will make you feel better.

Art of War_Page_065

Over at the Shutterstock blog, I wrote about something I’m proud to have made.

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The Art of War, Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs

The new book is almost out! We’re taking pre-orders for hardcover, paperback, and digital formats. Available whoever books are sold: Indiebound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell’s.

I will be out and about, racking up frequent flyer miles and talking about artful strategy and strategic art. Come hang out, wherever you are.

Tour dates so far (with more to come):

Wednesday, March 11th
Seattle, WA
University Bookstore @ 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 14th
Austin, TX
SXSW @ 3:00 p.m. 

Monday, March 23rd
Sun Valley, ID
Dent the Future Authors Book Signing with Iconoclast Books @ 4:00 p.m.

Monday, March 30th
St. Louis, MO
Left Bank Books & Maryville University Women in Leadership Forum @ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1st
Boston, MA
Northeastern University Meet the Author Event @ 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 2nd
Portland, OR
Powell’s Books Hawthorne @ 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday April 14th
Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Public Library (Central Library) @ 6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 17th
Kansas City, MO
Middle of the Map Festival Forum @ 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 23rd
Decatur, GA
Georgia Center for the Book @ 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 25th
Chicago, IL
Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) @ 1:45 p.m.

Monday, April 27th
Milwaukee, WI
Boswell Book Company @ 7:00 p.m.

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‘How To Be Interesting’ has a video!

How meta is that? From pixels to a book and then back again. Links to buy it are at the top left corner of my blog (for everyone reading this on other channels).

Also: you’ll be able to hear my high-pitched voice this weekend on NPR’s Splendid Table, talking about how to be interesting at a dinner party (spoiler alert: there may be mention of feral cats).


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Book news!

ib-bestseller howtobeinteresting


I just found out that my book How to be Interesting is an indie-bestseller, and that it’s going into a second printing (and that’s just a month after it came out)! Thanks for all of your support and energy—this book really was made possible by the Internet (that’s you).

And if you haven’t grabbed a copy yet, the links are on the left sidebar! Or you can find out out in the wild, via your favorite book-monger.

For example:

sneaky picture taking!

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My new book is out next week!

I just picked up a real-live, dead-tree copy of it, and I’m so excited to share it with everyone! Here’s the book’s site, and all the info on ordering and tours and related stuff. We’ll be orchestrating giveaways of books and Kobo ereaders, so be sure to bookmark the site and pass it along (if you’re into sharing, like a communist).

I’ll be giving the first reading tonight at SXSW, so come visit with me if you’re at that event (nerds). More events are posted here, and additional updates are certain, so stay tuned.

I made a book that I’m very proud of, one I hope you’ll enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed drawing and writing. Thanks everyone, for making it happen!

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