Hey NerdLovers, Valentine’s Day is upon us. And regardless of whether you love it or hate it… well, I have some ideas for you.
If you love beautiful, funny and touching stories about love, sex and relationships, from geeks of all stripes, then may I suggest that you head to your local bookstore and pick up a copy of The Secret Loves of Geeks, with stories, art and essays from people like Patrick Rothfuss, Gerard Way, Kristen Bruun, Margaret Atwood and, er… me.
(Look, this may be the only time I’m on the same project as folks like Rothfuss and Atwood so go check it out!)
If you want to see a guy who’s unlucky in love go to war with the very concept of Valentine’s Day, then I would suggest that you go to your local comic store and pick up a copy of The Death of Love #1 by Justin Jordan and Donal DeLay. It’s the story of boy meets girl, boy takes red pill, boy sees cupids, boy meets chainsaw. Chaos ensues.
Oh and did I mention I have an essay in this too?
Regardless of how you feel about the holiday, either or both of these will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step (and incidentally, make me look good too). So go check them out.
And if you’re in the Austin area, come to Austin Books and Comics on February 21, where I’ll be part of a world-wide signing for The Secret Loves of Geeks! Be there… or be somewhere else. I dunno, I’m not your supervisor.