Stranger Planet : The Hilarious Sequel to the #1 Bestseller

Stranger Planet : The Hilarious Sequel to the #1 Bestseller
Author: Nathan W. Pyle
Rating: 4.54
Bestsellers Rate: 53801
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 144
Hours of reading: 2.4 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 11,42 €

About the book

The sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Strange Planet, featuring more hilarious and poignant adventures from the fascinating inhabitants of Nathan W. Pyle's colourful world. In this eagerly awaited sequel, Nathan takes us back to his charming and instantly recognisable planet coloured in bright pinks, blues, greens, and purples, providing more escapades, jokes and p h r a s e s. Nathan mixes his most popular Instagram comics with more than thirty original works created exclusively for this second volume to explore four major topics: traditions, nature, emotions, and knowledge. He inducts new and longtime fans into a strangely familiar world and its culture, from "cohesion" (marriage) to "mild poison" (alcohol) to the full lyrics to "The Small Eight-Legged Creature" (sung to the tune of The Itsy Bitsy Spider). Bright, colourful, and whimsical - yet charmingly familiar - Stranger Planet is out-of-this-world fun.

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Wonderfully weird - Entertainment Weekly The Internet's favourite new comic strip - Daily Dot [Strange Planet] offers pastel-coloured balm for anyone who feels like they're trapped in a world that's gone mad and is teetering on the brink - which, let's face it, is most of us - Financial Times A laugh out loud book for you to cuddle and treasure ... Pyle's complete genius shoves a mirror up to the weirdness of the human race - Magic Book Club I was immediately charmed and entertained ... A perfect stocking filler for the geeky person in your life - Geek Dad

Nathan W. Pyle Biography

Nathan W. Pyle (born 1982) is an American cartoonist and writer living in New York City. He is the creator of the popular webcomic Strange Planet, which depicts a planet of blue beings discussing banal human experiences in technical language. He has had multiple books reach The New York Times Best Seller list.

Background and first books

Pyle, who was born in 1982, grew up in Kettering, Ohio. He studied theology in college and taught high school theology for two years before moving to New York in 2008 to pursue creative work.He worked in television production and also posted T-shirt designs to Threadless, with one of his designs appearing on the TV show Community. His work gained wide attention in 2013 when he posted a series of animated gifs to the website Reddit describing his observations of life in New York City. The animations went viral, attracting the attention of BuzzFeed, which offered him a job, and HarperCollins, which in 2014 published his comics in book form in NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette. This book made The New York Times Best Seller's Travel list. Pyle also published the book 99 Stories I Could Tell: A Doodlebook To Help You Create in 2018. He married in 2018.

Strange Planet series

Pyle launched his webcomic Strange Planet in February 2019. It follows a planet of blue beings without gender or race who have human traditions and behaviors but discuss them in highly technical terminology, such as saying "I crave star damage" instead of "I want to get a sun tan." The beings are big eyed, bright blue creatures, often called aliens, though Pyle does not use the term 'alien', saying that the comics take place on their home planet and the readers are the visitors. Pyle says that he was inspired to create the series after he and his wife, preparing to host guests, began hiding their possessions to make their small apartment appear as clean as possible. Pyle says that the comic looks at the wonderful complexity humans have created.The webcomic quickly gained a large following on Instagram; it had 250,000 followers within 3 weeks, and by May had over 2 million followers. As of December 2020 it had 6 million followers. A book version, also called Strange Planet, was released in November 2019 and entered multiple bestseller lists including a number one spot on a New York Times bestseller list and the Publishers Weekly bestseller list for hardcover fiction. A second book, Stranger Planet, was released in 2020.In an article on The Verge, writer Dami Lee said, "It's clear why Strange Planet resonates with people... everybody can project themselves onto them. They navigate universal situations, shedding light on human behavior that no one understands the reason behind... Scientists couldn’t engineer a more shareable webcomic if they tried." The comic's "amusing alien outsider" trope has been compared to that of 3rd Rock from the Sun and Coneheads, and has been described as a modern rendering of the 1907 science-fiction newspap ... Read full biography

Authors: Nathan W. Pyle
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Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Imprint: Wildfire
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9781472275851
ISBN10: 1472275853
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Literature Country: None
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Book Format: Hardback
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Pages: 144
Book Weight: 320
Book Dimensions: 158x160x16
Circulation: None
Publication date: July 9, 2020
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Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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