|100 Ghosts: A Gallery of Harmless Haunts by Doogie Horner|
Stand up comedian Doogie Horner is a lot things, a former contestant on the NBC reality competition show America’s Got Talent, a one-time Philadelphian, an author and graphic designer. This week, September 11 through September 14, Horner – who moved to New York City early in 2013 – returns to his native Philadelphia for the release of his newest book, 100 Ghosts: A Gallery of Harmless Haunts (Quirk Publishing), a séance celebrating its publication, and several stand up gigs.
Horner has made certain that his best jibes have been published in books such as Dirty Jokes Every Man Should Know. Yet, it is as a charts maker and artist that Horner is more famous, for having his work appear in magazines such as Wired and McSweeney's, as well as his 2010 coffee table book, Everything Explained Through Flowcharts. His artwork has graced the cover of the best-selling Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Journal.
Horner's newest book, 100 Ghosts: A Gallery of Harmless Haunts merges all of his talents into one absurd, cohesive work. “Cut two eye-holes into a bed sheet and ‘BOO!’ - you’ve got yourself a classic Halloween icon,” says Horner. “But what happens if you tie the bed sheet in knots? What happens when you set it on fire, hang it from a clothesline, or put a llama underneath it?” That’s Horner’s weird thesis for his illustrated collection of fright-inducing icons familiar to all. With that, he’ll hold a 100 Ghosts book party and séance at Philadelphia’s Brickbat Books (709 S. 4th St.) on, you got it, Friday the 13th of September at 7 PM. Before that scary event, Horner will host a comedy show at one of his favorite Philadelphia haunts, Fergie's Pub (1214 Sansom St.), on Wednesday, September 11. Both events are free to the public.
Book jacket photo courtesy of Doogie Horner
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013