toon-books:

Love this snapshot of Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, and Art Spiegelman when Neil saw the first finished copies of Hansel & Gretel.
When you get YOUR copy, send us your book+selfie (shelfie?) too. You can message on FB, tweet it @toonbooks, or submit on tumblr!

toon-books:

Love this snapshot of Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, and Art Spiegelman when Neil saw the first finished copies of Hansel & Gretel.

When you get YOUR copy, send us your book+selfie (shelfie?) too. You can message on FB, tweet it @toonbooks, or submit on tumblr!

lunafish1wish:

Dear Amanda, Neil, and Kyle,

Thank you, Neil, for talking me into buying this; I hesitated and hesitated, but when I read your blog about it (with the above picture of you and Amanda), I knew I had to have it. I was right.

And thank you, Kyle, who told me (in reply to my own excited tweet about buying it) that it would be “the most beautiful book [I] own[ed].” It’s actually one of the most beautiful (and most expensive, lol!) anything I’ve ever owned.

And, Amanda, I don’t have the words at this moment to express how happy and impressed I am with the pictures, the words, just everything—I just want you to know how glad I am that I got it, how much it means to me. After all those gorgeous pictures that came before (again, thank you, Kyle!), that picture of you and Neil at the end pretty much brought me to tears.

Love,

Neta

P.S. LOL, while I’m thanking everyone (like I won some kind of award or something :) thank you, Eric (@southships) for answering all my e-mails so quickly and so kindly; I think I would’ve gone a little crazy otherwise, especially earlier on when some of my other stuff didn’t show up. :)

These were given with the $1000 level and above rewards for Amanda’s 2012 Kickstarter. It took over two years for us to make them and get them out, and most of that delay was the time it took to find a printer who would agree to do something that beautiful to our specs and in the very low numbers we wanted — and who was unfazed by the nudity in the book. (All black and white art nudity. But nudity. Also essays and handwritten lyrics.)  It’s a coffee table book bigger than a coffee table, that comes in a beautiful handmade wooden box. The book can even be unscrewed, if you want to get any of the photographs framed.

Amanda had decided at the beginning of the Kickstarter that all postage would be free, and the cost of postage alone in sending these 20 lb books in boxes around the world was astronomical. And that doesn’t matter. I am just so glad that Kyle’s gorgeous photographs are properly reproduced, at the size they are at, in a book that is finally making people so completely happy.

Thank you to everyone who waited for being so patient. 

Here’s a bigger version of the Allan Amato photo of Amanda as an unstoppable siren, and me as a rather baffled and unconvincing Odysseus.
Which is not entirely dissimilar to how our life tends to work anyway.
(photo from http://www.yaylamag.com/temple-of-art/)

Here’s a bigger version of the Allan Amato photo of Amanda as an unstoppable siren, and me as a rather baffled and unconvincing Odysseus.

Which is not entirely dissimilar to how our life tends to work anyway.

(photo from http://www.yaylamag.com/temple-of-art/)

Amanda was recording this morning. I was writing and doing a skype interview in a corner of the studio. And then she asked if I’d like to sing a chorus…

via http://instagram.com/p/tlHEYpQW5z/

http://www.heforshe.org/
Supporting it as a feminist and as a human being…

(Photo by Amanda Palmer)

http://www.heforshe.org/

Supporting it as a feminist and as a human being…

(Photo by Amanda Palmer)

fancakesforbreakfast:

neil-gaiman:

An ice bucket challenge. Mine. In a novelty bowtie. On the beach. With Death…

Neil Gaiman donates to ALS, does the ice bucket challenge without wasting water, and gets naked because his wife didn’t.

Well, yes. But I’m not going to mention those things just to get people to watch it. Oh, wait…

…and if you are wondering why Amanda would write a book about asking, this is why.

Amanda’s book cover.

It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.

Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

Amanda’s book cover.

It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.

Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

Photo of me by Amanda… she is such a wonderful photographer….

Photo of me by Amanda… she is such a wonderful photographer….

amandapalmer:

me and him. i must admit i miss him at the moment.

I miss her so much right now. It’s been a long hard ten days: The Jordan trip would have been easier with her by my side, but I was also glad I was alone — all of the refugees have left loved ones behind. 
We get back together on June 2nd. Not that anyone’s counting…

amandapalmer:

me and him. i must admit i miss him at the moment.

I miss her so much right now. It’s been a long hard ten days: The Jordan trip would have been easier with her by my side, but I was also glad I was alone — all of the refugees have left loved ones behind. 

We get back together on June 2nd. Not that anyone’s counting…