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"I have no idea how to describe this book. Maybe this is what it feels like to be mad—or maybe just human. Shrigley is an immensely talented graphic artist. These are the beautiful, grotesque insides of his head."

—Alexander Nazaryan in the Atlantic Wire's preview of the Fall’s Essential Books

How are you feeling? Are you alright? If you could open your mind like a handbag and show us what was inside what would we see? A bit of a mess? Don’t worry. This is a self-help book. You’ll feel better very soon.

How Are You Feeling? At the Center of the Inside of The Human Brain’s Mind by David Shrigley will be in stores on September 23rd.

On The Ropes


"Every inch of this book screams of quality. It’s a true masterpiece, and likely to pick up just as many awards as Kings in Disguise did, 20 years ago.”

A review of James Vance and Dan Burr’s latest graphic novel On The Ropes from the UK graphic novel review site Grovel. On The Ropes follows the adventures of young Fred Bloch who becomes involved in dangerous underground activity while working as an apprentice to an escape artist in a traveling circus during the Great Depression.

On The Ropes

"Every inch of this book screams of quality. It’s a true masterpiece, and likely to pick up just as many awards as Kings in Disguise did, 20 years ago.”

A review of James Vance and Dan Burr’s latest graphic novel On The Ropes from the UK graphic novel review site Grovel. On The Ropes follows the adventures of young Fred Bloch who becomes involved in dangerous underground activity while working as an apprentice to an escape artist in a traveling circus during the Great Depression.

PUG-LICATION PARTY! SUBMIT YOUR PUG PIC FOR A CHANCE TO HAVE IT DRAWN BY NEW YORKER CARTOONIST AND PUG ENTHUSIAST VICTORIA ROBERTS

Victoria Roberts has been a cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1988. Today, Norton publishes her charmingly illustrated debut novel After the Fall. It introduces a brilliantly eccentric family from New York’s Upper East Side, but when the family’s patriarch—a mad inventor and self-made millionaire—goes bust, the family finds themselves living in Central Park. It’s more comfortable than you’d expect with the aid of their two loyal housekeepers and the maitre d’ from their favorite restaurant. But when the strains of the new living arrangements threaten to tear the family apart, it’s up to the children (Alan and Sis) and their ever-present pugs (Olive, Phoebe, and Sancho) to bring the family back together.

WHAT IS A PUG-LICATION PARTY?

The three pugs in Victoria Roberts’s New York story are the unsung heroes of her tale. To celebrate the publication of After the Fall and the dogs you can’t help but love, Victoria Roberts (a New Yorker cartoonist, let’s not forget) will lovingly illustrate your pug. We’ll pick five submitted photos and post one a day along with Victoria’s illustration next week and then mail Victoria’s drawings to the owners of the five now internet-famous pugs.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PUG PIC:

There are three ways to submit your pug photo: 1) share it with @wwnorton on Twitter with the hashtag: #puglication, 2) share the photo with us via Tumblr here by choosing “submit a photo” from the drop-down list at the top, or, 3) just photo reply to this post. Easy! The deadline for submissions is Thursday, November 15th at 5pm ET. We’ll begin posting the results on Monday, November 19th.

UPDATE: After an adorable deluge of pug pics we are no longer accepting submissions. Thanks for everyone who shared their pugs with us. Stay tuned!

UPDATE 2: The winners!