A quick video message from my rooftop about 1 Pågina De Cada Vez, which is out now in Brazil! Note the part where I try to show off all my tattoos and the camera goes completely out of focus.
Editora Paralela is giving away prize packs with the book, a tote bag, and other goodies. Enter on their facebook page. Contest ends on Thursday, when the book premieres at the São Paulo International Book Biennial!
A sneak peek at 5 of the 365 pages in my new book, 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion. Want more? I’ll mail you a page from my advance copy so you can help complete it before release! Details here.
Pense em alguma coisa que deixa você inseguro e escreva o que é em letras enormes. Use o espaço todo! Olhe bem para o que você escreveu. Agora vire a página. No seu primeiro livro, o artista gráfico americano Adam J. Kurtz usa provocações divertidas como esta para fazer o leitor refletir sobre sua vida ao mesmo tempo em que testa a própria criatividade. Como o título diz, cada página traz uma brincadeira diferente. Pode ser uma pergunta, uma sugestão de desenho ou um pedido para que você crie uma lista de músicas para seu amor verdadeiro ou das melhores fatias de pizza que comeu na vida. O autor também pede para o leitor colar objetos inusitados nas páginas do livro e compartilhar nas redes sociais algumas das anotações feitas nele. Uma maneira espirituosa e lúdica de buscar o autoconhecimento. (via UMA PAGINA DE CADA VEZ | Livraria Cultura)
1 Page at a Time is actually coming out in Brazil first!!
It’s being released by Paralela (Companhia Das Letras) and I’m very excited about it, and them. There’s gonna be some good surprises at the São Paulo International Book Biennial at the end of next month.
This book is everything I’ve been doing and saying, internet humor and self-care and stupidity and unknown spaces and “things are what you make of them” and everything that matters to me. It feels crazy that I even made a book but I am so grateful for all of your support and this opportunity it’s lead to.
There’s plenty more to come, sneak peeks, giveaways, launch events, other editions, and plenty more gifs. The countdown has officially begun!
I know it seems early, but pre-orders matter for first week sales. It’s “a big deal.” So if you know you’re going to want a copy, or you know people who would love this, you can pre-order now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, Penguin Books, Powell’s Books, or anywhere else.
I’ve got an “artist collection” of phone cases that just launched with casetify! It include some popular designs & some new ones, including backwards prints for mirror selfies.
We’re also giving away a prize package through my email list soon. If you’re not a member already, that’s where I give stuff away and send you nice messages. “Highly recommended.”
1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion, is 365 pages of activities and prompts to help you make it through the year. It’s full of the stupid, occasionally dark humor that you’re used to seeing from me, plus a lot of small, personal surprises.
While I was working on the book last year, my grandmother, who had been battling Lou Gehrig’s disease, passed away. Blanche was always laughing a little too loudly, taking photos of everything, teaching and traveling. She loved small treats and gift shops and cards, and saving scraps and notes for future storytelling. She made friends everywhere she went. I attribute a lot of my personal values to her.
It means so much to me to be able to take everything I value, saving and making and appreciating the small stuff, dumb jokes and friendships and maybe a nap, and put it in one place. Things really just are what you make of them!
See more and pre-order: http://adamjk.com/book