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April 19, 2017

Excerpt: How to Draw Comics is the ultimate guide to cultivating your talent and mastering the art »

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How to Draw Comics

 

In May, CRP is publishing a brilliant guide to the art of creating comics—and it’s written in the form of a comic!

How to Draw Comics by Ilya explores all aspects of of comic art, from storytelling techniques to art styles, and it’s suitable for all ages of comics enthusiasts.…

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April 14, 2017

Staff Reads: April 14, 2017 »

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Today’s staff reads post features giggles, Gaiman, and a gargantuan amount of reading. Share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads

 

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Listening to Jenny Lawson’s Furiously Happy has left me alternating between stifling bouts of giggles o…

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April 7, 2017

Author William McKeen discusses music and mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles with his new book Everybody Had an Ocean »

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William McKeenDid you catch ABC’s recent documentary on the Manson murders the other week? How a deranged criminal like Charles Manson walked among Beach Boys and other stars of the era seems almost unimaginable today. His horrific crimes created that pivotal moment in time and place when the bright-eyed naivet…

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April 4, 2017

In her new book, Pirate Women, Laura Sook Duncombe shares the stories of seafaring women, both real and legendary, that history has largely ignored »

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In the first-ever history of female pirates,Laura Sook Duncombe, author of Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas, shares stories of adventurous female buccaneers around the world who decided to go against the grain by embarking on their own swashbucklin…

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Bookstore Love April 3, 2017

Our April authors share their favorite bookstores »

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Earlier this year, we shared some our staff’s favorite bookstores. This week, we asked authors of our April titles to share what bookstores hold a place in their hearts and memories,

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March 29, 2017

Murder, prosecutorial misconduct, a jail house snitch, and a man on death row. Thomas Lowenstein discuss the case behind The Trails of Walter Ogrod »

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TLowenstein photo - croppedIf you’re fascinated by wrongful conviction stories like those in Serial and Making a Murderer, you’ll want to pick up a copy of our forthcoming book The Trials of Walter Ogrod: The Shocking Murder, So-Called Confessions, and Notorious Snitch That Sent a Man to Death Row. by Thomas Lowenstein. I…

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March 21, 2017

“Shedding our born skins and wearing an identity we choose can be a really powerful, liberating thing.” Anthony R. Palumbi discusses Blood Plagues and Endless Raids: A Hundred Million Lives in the World of Warcraft »

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GG Films- Anthony Palumbi_lowresSince its inception 12 years ago, 100 million people have traded in their workaday selves in favor of becoming warriors, mages, assassins and healers in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft. In Blood Plagues and Endless Raids: A Hundred Million Lives in the World of W

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March 20, 2017

Staff Reads: March 17, 2017 »

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We had some technical difficulties on Friday—possibly some green-clad mythological mischievous-makers having a spot of fun?—so our regularly scheduled Staff Reads is being posted today.

 

Buzz words from this week’s staff reads post: feminism, knitting, Manhattan, and serial commas.…

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March 16, 2017

Setting the scene: T. Frank Muir discusses how the rainy town of St. Andrews, Scotland inspires his DCI Gilchrist series »

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With Tartan noir picking up on the dark trends left in the wake of Scandinavian crime fiction, T. Frank Muir makes waves with his gory police procedural, the fifth in his series with hard-boiled detective Andy Gilchrist. Muir discusses how the rainy town of St. Andrews, Scotland inspires his books f…

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Ragged Edge, The March 13, 2017

Co-authors Michael Zacchea and Ted Kemp discuss the misconceptions surrounding the Iraq War and how they collaborated to tell Michael’s story in The Ragged Edge »

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Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea, USMC (ret.) and Ted Kemp, senior editor in charge of CNBC Digital’s foreign desk collaborated to tell Michael’s story of his time in Iraq in The Ragged Edge:

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