I’m here today to announce that The Universe Is a Dream: The Secrets of Existence Revealed officially goes on sale tomorrow, September 30, 2010. The book is a 200 page graphic novel that explores the idea stated in the book’s title: that the universe is a dream. I think the book is really cool and a must read for every human–otherwise I would not have bothered making it. The book may not be what some people expected, but it is nonetheless the book I wanted to make. I can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but I cannot please all of the people all of the time. Whether, in the end, you are personally willing to accept the thesis of the book or not, you will still have benefited from willingly taking the journey of obtaining and reading the book.
In addition to announcing the new book, I’d also like to announce that TheUniverseAs.com is being replaced by AlexanderMarchand.com. So, the new website for all my psychological, spiritual type comic stuff and art and everything else is AlexanderMarchand.com.
And finally, here are some links to online stores where you can buy the book worldwide: Amazon USA, Barnes & Noble, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon Japan, Amazon France, all the other international Amazons, and many more stores to come. If any particular store site says the book is out of stock or something, ignore it, because they just need to update their systems to realize they have it. Right now, Barnes & Noble has it the cheapest ($13.45) and their shipping rates work the same as Amazon. And you can look inside the book at Amazon USA.
(Update: 9/19/10) The big announcement will be coming in ten days.
(Update: 7/30/10) It is looking more and more like the book will become available in September. Things could change though. But I’m trying to get the ball rolling. If you snooze you lose.
(Update: 7/12/10) Waiting…waiting…waiting. I’ve got several people I’m waiting on who will help me determine the fate of the book: how and when it will be published and in what final form. So, we’ll see how that all unfolds.
(Update: 4/21/10) The book is done and in the editing stage. When it will be available depends on who I decide to let publish it. It could be available as early as September or as late as 2012; it all depends. In the mean time, I’m going to be overhauling this site sometime soon, so save anything from the site that you really like because it might disappear.
(Update: 2/04/10) I have around 85% of the book finished. And after it is finished there are a number of phases to prepare it for publishing.
(Update: 12/01/09) I have around 65% of the book finished. However, I’m drawing a lot of blanks on the remaining 35%. It looks like the book should be out sometime in the second half of 2010. We’ll see, but whatever length of time it takes it will be worth the wait.
(Update: 9/14/09) I’ve been working on the drawing part of the book for a few months now and I’m only about 15% finished. It is hard, slow work that relies heavily on sporadic inspiration. I hope things start to speed up, but I don’t know. Making hundreds of interesting, witty, non-repetitive pictures to illustrate what are mostly abstract concepts is a challenge.
(Update: 6/21/09) I’m getting to work on the drawing portion of my upcoming book. Can’t say when it will be finished yet, let alone when it will be available for purchase. Be patient; it will be worth the wait.
(Original: 2/17/09) Starting my new book (The Universe Book).