The new one-sheet for It’s A Disaster offers an updated take on one of my all-time favorite 80s movie posters — the Burt Reynolds starrer, Paternity (designed by Birney Lettick), as well as the Belushi-Spielberg comedy, 1941. (IMP)
It’s Just A Dog is my new novel about a famous dog painter’s prized pooch who dies unexpectedly, and then later comes back from the dead as a talking ghost. It’s like the movie, Ghost — except if Patrick Swayze returned to haunt Demi Moore as a rude, wise-cracking Jack Russell terrier.
And what’s better — 50% of all sales during the book’s 3-month summer launch go to Muttville.org, a San Francisco senior dog rescue that believes every dog deserves a happy ending. You can read more about the book and download the first chapter for FREE at the official website, ItsJustADogbook.com, which has a blog and the book trailer below.
Anyway, the reason I’m telling you all this is because I need your help. No, I don’t want your money — but I am requesting a bit of your time. You see, before the book goes live on Amazon in late May 2013, I’d like to get as many reviews as possible to increase exposure.
So, if you’re interested, please drop me a line at meansheets (a) yahoo.com before May 4 with the subject line “dog book” and tell me about yourself (include any Facebook/blog/website links, if you wish — or, better yet, if you already have an Amazon account) and I will then send you an advanced copy of the book in PDF (don’t worry, it’s short — under 200 pages).
Then right before the book goes live on Amazon in May 2013, I’ll send you an email reminder with the Amazon link to go submit a review for the book. You don’t have to write a long review — just a sentence or two to express your deepest, inner-most thoughts (e.g., “I can’t believe this book didn’t totally suck!” or “This dog book sucks, but I still love dogs anyway!”).
Thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing from you!
Oh yeah, and if you’re hankerin’ to see some vintage dog movie posters, check out this recent story on Posteritati via Dogster.com.
If you liked that Facebook movie (The Social Network), maybe you’ll click with the new Google-shot comedy with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, The Internship.
Looks like The Oranges is getting unzipped…(IMP)
Nothing says comedy like two white guys getting in each other’s faces…(listal)
The new Wes Anderson comes out in selected theatres on Friday — and whether you love or hate his brand of esoteric films — you cannot deny the auteur’s unique sense of style and attention to detail that permeates every frame of his work.
I’ve always had high respect for the lowbrow humor of The Farrelly Brothers, but this weekend’s release of their take on The Three Stooges franchise could challenge hardcore fans’ lofty expectations. Hopefully, the comedy is closer to Dumb and Dumber and Kingpin than some of their more recent turkeys.
And let’s also pray that their sight gag of unleashing Kate Upton’s big screen debut as a nun — coinciding along with her 2012 Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover — is no joke!