In 2013, Aaron Dietz will produce 12 books in 12 months. Find out more here.

Just the War, Just the Peace: Tolstoy’s Famous Work Separated at Last

Posted: December 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Events, Long, Other People, Serious, With Pictures | 2 Comments »

While I was working on splitting Tolstoy’s War and Peace into the two separate books, Just the War, and Just the Peace, I would occasionally tell people what I was up to, and most people would laugh and think it was a joke. And it was a joke! A very funny one, too! But I didn’t let that stop me from actually doing it. Just the War, Just the Peace is now available from Emergency Press. Both volumes are sold in one simple ebook, in most of the major ebook formats (Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble–I believe Google is coming soon). At $0.99, it’s a bargain!

Just the War, Just the Peace

 

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Super for the iPad

Posted: October 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Long, Other People, Serious, Super Blog Posts, With Pictures | 1 Comment »

My novel, Super, is now available on the iPad, which fills me with tremendous joy–not only is it wonderful to see my book in one of the most prominent “bookstores” on the planet, it’s also wonderful to finally be able to present the book in a format that can handle the interactive needs of much of Super‘s content.

Super in the iBookstore

But of course it’s not all about fancy features and interactivity. Sometimes it’s just nice to see elements from the book with a little color.

Danger RBZ - Recommended Battle Zone: Whenever possible, shift the location of combat to the nearest Recommended Battle Zone (RBZ). RBZ's are areas that have a decreased likelihood of civilian casualties and a stronger change of minimizing property damage.

Does the RBZ sign really need to be in red? Yes. It really does need to be in red. The black-and-white printed interior of the paperback version is fine–but it doesn’t have a red RBZ sign.

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Charlie Potter Named 12 in 12 Art Director; Publishers Interested in Multiple Titles (a 12 in 12 Update)

Posted: February 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Long, Other People, Serious, With Pictures | 5 Comments »

I’m super happy to announce that Charlie Potter has officially joined the 12 in 12 project as Art Director. This means that he’ll be responsible for producing the covers for 11 of the 12 titles (one of the titles will be put out by Uno Kudo, the non-profit organization headed by designer Erin McParland), as well as oversee the development of any guest art included in the project. For one or two of the titles, he’ll do some interior illustrations also.

Charlie Potter is the brilliant book designer for Super, a book that required an intense amount of design in simulating physical documents as well as emulating the look of a corporate superhero environment (letterheads, etc.). As part of promoting Super, Charlie also developed posters, desktop backgrounds, stickers, props for the trailers, and more! Read the rest of this entry »


Superhero Pub Crawl in Seattle

Posted: June 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Events, Other People, Super Blog Posts, With Pictures | No Comments »

The video is finally out for the Superhero Pub Crawl that took place in Seattle this past February.

Never before have I been around so many cameras and media documentation. Pretty amazing! Thanks to Arianne Garden Vazquez from Crash Film School and to Chris Hammersley for this excellent video production! Read the rest of this entry »


A Night with Phoenix Jones and Black Knight

Posted: June 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Documentation, Other People, Serious, Super Blog Posts, With Pictures | 7 Comments »

SEATTLE, WA — There is a sense of danger in the air. All we’re doing is walking around in the Pioneer Square area as bars let out for the night, but when you’re walking around with two real life superheroes looking for crime, it feels more dangerous somehow.

The two superheroes are Phoenix Jones and Black Knight. Their patrol is slowed by crowds of people wanting pictures with them. Phoenix is especially popular.

Someone says to Phoenix, “Hey, I’ve seen you on YouTube!” He smiles big at Phoenix and then looks at Black Knight. “Now you got a sidekick!”

“I’m not a sidekick,” Black Knight says. It’s the third time I’ve heard him say that. Read the rest of this entry »


Super: Page 220

Posted: June 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Super Blog Posts, With Pictures | No Comments »

Super: Page 220

To produce your own copy of the book, print each page, and see the Super binding instructions (for personal use only–you may not sell or distribute copies of this content).

Super is a novel written by Aaron Dietz, designed by Charlie Potter, and published by Emergency Press. Buy a copy of Super on Amazon (also available on many other sites).


Super: Page 216

Posted: June 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Super Blog Posts, With Pictures | No Comments »

Super: Page 216

To produce your own copy of the book, print each page, and see the Super binding instructions (for personal use only–you may not sell or distribute copies of this content).

Super is a novel written by Aaron Dietz, designed by Charlie Potter, and published by Emergency Press. Buy a copy of Super on Amazon (also available on many other sites).


Super: Page 213

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Super Blog Posts, With Pictures | No Comments »

Super: Page 213

Fan video:

To produce your own copy of the book, print each page, and see the Super binding instructions (for personal use only–you may not sell or distribute copies of this content).

Super is a novel written by Aaron Dietz, designed by Charlie Potter, and published by Emergency Press. Buy a copy of Super on Amazon (also available on many other sites).


Super: Page 210

Posted: May 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Super Blog Posts, With Pictures | No Comments »

Super: Page 210

To produce your own copy of the book, print each page, and see the Super binding instructions (for personal use only–you may not sell or distribute copies of this content).

Super is a novel written by Aaron Dietz, designed by Charlie Potter, and published by Emergency Press. Buy a copy of Super on Amazon (also available on many other sites).


Super: Page 209

Posted: May 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Super Blog Posts, With Pictures | No Comments »

Super: Page 209

To produce your own copy of the book, print each page, and see the Super binding instructions (for personal use only–you may not sell or distribute copies of this content).

Super is a novel written by Aaron Dietz, designed by Charlie Potter, and published by Emergency Press. Buy a copy of Super on Amazon (also available on many other sites).