Well, BIG NEWS! My new book is officially out today, July18th. It's called Should This Octopus Have Fewer Legs? published by Adams Media. I worked on it last year for about 3 months and somehow managed to keep it all a secret. No longer, beans shall be spilled.
It's a collection of funny, fake "take one" street flyers, meant to be ripped out and posted up. You've probably seen flyers like these on the web here and there, maybe you've stumbled onto one or two out on the street. I have a couple times, they're like these little gems that always made me laugh, made my day. My editor Halli Melnitsky and Adams Media had the brilliant idea of creating a compilation book spotlighting this type of street phenomenon, and asked me to make it! We brainstormed a ton of ideas and went with the best ones, it was a great, fun collaboration. What's really cool is that not only did I do all the artwork, I designed every page, fonts and all, except the cover which was designed by Elisabeth Lariviere.
In this book you’ll find all sorts of madness - homages to your favorite movies, off-the-wall pop culture references, pun-tastic plays on words and straight-up redonkulous notices, plus a couple takes on the classics. All in all, it's a sure fire way to perk up your room or any telephone pole, community bulletin board, or bus stop in your hood - one sign at a time.
Extra HUGE special thanks to my editor, Halli Melnitsky, who brought me in on this book and was absolutely wonderful to work with, and to all the good folks at Adams Media. Also, a big, fat thank you to NY TImes bestselling author Neil Pasricha and the SOI gold medal winning, illustrator extraordinaire Aaron Meshon for their fantastic blurbs!
"Should this octopus have fewer legs? That's debatable. But one thing I know for sure is that this book should have infinity pages. What a fun way to spend an afternoon!" - Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome
In an age of apps, multi-touch, and glossy screens, "Should this Octopus have fewer legs?" is a welcomed excercise in humor, awesome illustrations, and a certain nostalgia. Thanks Mr. McQuade, for making me laugh out loud, partake in some performance art, and unplug! - Aaron Meshon, illustrator and author of Take Me Out to the Yakyu
Looks like the debate will never end...
It is now available for purchase in many book stores across the country, including Barnes & Noble,
where it is currently being spotlighted in the New in Humor section.
Also available on Amazon HERE.
If you see one of flyers in your town this summer, take a pic and post it up on the web.
Use the hash tag #octopuslegs It'll be fun to see where they end up. Cheers!