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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.
“Here’s what they did wrong, friend….They figured it was a bluff when they should’ve run for it.”
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!
On July 2nd, we’re going to publish five more books in our ongoing illustrated Wodehouse series including Heavy Weather (pictured), Leave it to Psmith, Blandings Castle, Summer Lightning, and Uncle Fred in Springtime.
Book blogger David Abrams (author of Fobbit forthcoming from Grove/Atlantic), has highlighted each of these covers illustrated by young artists commissioned by Norton. Abrams also manages to track down the literary origins of the phrase, “don’t judge a book by its cover.”
Look at these beautiful new P. G. Wodehouse paperbacks from Norton. Just look at them!