Released by Chronicle Books on August 1st, All My Friends Are Dead is a funny and bittersweet illustrated book by two young guys with a wonderful twisted sense of humor and a love of the absurd; Avery Monson and Jory John*.
If you're a dinosaur, all of your friends are dead. If you're a pirate, all of your friends have scurvy. If you're a tree, all of your friends are end tables. Each page of this laugh-out-loud illustrated humor book showcases the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character's unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), All My Friends Are Dead presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable.
The book is getting lots of buzz and already sold out/back ordered at Chronicle. But can be purchased here
A companion video by the authors:
*About the Authors:
In addition to writing books, Avery and Jory have a site (combination blog and online store) named Big Stone Head which sells shirts, books, cards and pillows... all with their witty illustrations and sayings.
You can see from the following t-shirts, they had a few designs in mind for the lonely Dinosaur which ended up gracing the cover of the book. These are presently available as t-shirts on their site:
Buy the above t-shirts here.
Other examples of their collaborative items:
Ira Glass Pillow:
Shop Big Stone Head.
above left: Avery Monsen is an actor, artist, and writer; above right: Jory John is a writer, editor, and journalist.
They are friends, and neither is dead. Yet.
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