Poop Culture: the cover

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It was in March of 2004 when I got my first email from Adam at Feral House. That April, after returning to the States from my stint in London, I flew out to meet him in LA. We signed a contract in August, at which point I began writing in earnest. Since then, the book has been an abstraction to all of us -- a distant pressure, a subtle feeling, but nothing tangible. But the more I worked, the more the pressure coalesced and the more urgent it became. Now, with the manuscript finished and the publishing process moving forward, the pressure has become a pounding; my book is getting ready to burst forth. There's only, oh, another seven months to wait, as Feral House pushes and manipulates the mass into a form appropriate for release.

But as they go about their business, little bits will squeeze out. And today I received a real juicy nugget indeed. The leading edge of the book has burst forth; and while the floodgates have pinched shut behind it, I'm pleased to share with you the product thus far: the cover of the book. Behold:

Veteran PoopReporters know by now that I'm incapable of doing anything half-ass -- once I set a goal, I pour my heart and soul into it. This book is 76,000 words. It took me a year and a half to write. I truly believe that it contains theories about the role of poop in society that many people -- not just PoopReporters -- will find compelling. And now, seeing the cover, I get that little nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach. I can't wait to hold the completed product in my hands. I know publishing is a long process, and yet I urge Feral House: push harder!

19 Comments on "Poop Culture: the cover"

Anonymous Coward's picture

Way to go Dave! I'm proud of you!!

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

My hat goes off to you Dave. Can't wait to hear more about the book, hopefully in the not too distant future. There are many different theories, in many different cultures, regarding poop.
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Jammin' lo'flo's since 1977.

"Two percent of the population think; three percent of the population think they think, and 95 percent of the population would rather die than think."

DungDaddy's picture
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Some people dream of being astronauts, firemen, pornstars, politicians, stars, millionaires. I want to be Dave.

Bunga Din's picture
j 1000+ points

I like the Cock a roach on the lid, it looks menacing, sure to draw not just the intellectual but also the peons. Congratulations Dave!

P.S. I know it's cockroach but how many of you laughed at that...seriously.

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

I dig the wallpaper!

Dave's picture
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I think it's a good balance between classy and funny. Like Bunga said, the fly or roach or whatever hints at humor, but the quote on the top suggests intellectual depth. I was really worried it would come out too "wacky" -- I'm pleased to see that the designer and publisher have a vision for this book similar to my own.

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Awesome, Dave-o!!! Will you autograph my butt?

"One of the founding members of the Front Page Hyena Pack, and runs as its alpha male when the urge strikes him, which is often." Daphne (one perceptive chick)

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Now I know 2 people who are published. And they are poopreporters. This is really exciting. And we know that fame won't spoil you because you're too cool.


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.....hugging bunnies since 1969
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.....hugging bunnies since 1969
www.daphneszoo.com

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The cockroach really makes the cover. I think it hints at something scary and taboo, not necessarily funny.
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Sir SamDamnit!
The Emir of Crapistan

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The Emir of Crapistan

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Cool! The cover makes me want to read it. (Though I was going to read it anyway!)

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"That was a very disappointing party. I showed up and everyone left!"- Camille

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

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Congrats, Dave. Hope there is an abundence of assplosions to read about in there somewhere!
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"...human shit has more of an almond, or perhaps a macadamia flavor to it. I hope you will all take my advice and really consider tasting your poop some time, as I have. It's really quite an experience." - Ratz

"You will spray oil when you fart. You will have diarrhea. You will be shitting constantly and you will lose control of your bowels." - Mr. Angry on alli

Nine Inch Log's picture
k 500+ points

Do I see a book tour in the future? I think that your autograph chair should be a commode.

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Number One . . . I order you to take a number two.

Number One . . . I order you to take a number two.

Fudgepump's picture
l 100+ points

Congratulations, Dave!! I'm sure your theories will reverberate through the halls (and bathrooms) of academia nationwide. BTW, 76,000 words - have you combined your thesis and dissertation in the same document?

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Way to go, Dave! Have you thought of using TP as the printed page? Ecologists will hail you far and wide for producing a book that not only reads well, but wipes well! Inspiring words & turds everywhere..._______
stoolstudy101

stoolstudy101

Double Flush's picture
k 500+ points

I wouldn't want to wipe with Dave's stuff. I like him too much. Besides, I'm sure that book is gonna be great. If it comes out at Wal-Mart, I might buy a copy just for Dave.

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Damnit, someone stole my signature!

[Insert witty banter here]

AlienPoop's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

The Cover Looks Great!! I would be greatly Interested in what's side though, hopefully it can give Me a side - belly aching laugh to help bring me out of this depressive state that I am in, but then which State would I be in?? Florida
Alaska, or Hawaii? I wonder.... Nice going!!! you never know I might even actually buy and read this book, ( I have been known to do stranger things... :) don't be a stranger!! embrace the poop right? well that's all I have to say for now... AlienPoop.

The Big Wiper's picture
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Methinks the book has the look of a national sleeper. Or would that be a national pooper? Or should the media combine the two and call it a national slooper?

Writers are justifiably proud of their published work. I know the anticipation you're feeling now and the pride you'll feel later.

Then comes the hard work of promotion. But I've no doubt you'll excel at that, Dave-O!

Pulling My Pants Down For Peace, Plop and Posterity!

Pulling My Pants Down For Peace, Plop and Posterity!

Toots N. McCrack's picture
l 100+ points

Woo-hoo Dave! It's all starting to solidify!

My shameless dad is definitely getting a copy for his birthday. (I'll be getting and reading mine as soon as it "comes out").

I really like the lighting and layout of the cover art-- very nice! Just hope guys don't think to aim their piss at the cockroach-- it kind-of reminded me of an article I read a few years ago about painting a fly inside a urinal so that there was something to aim for, which resulted in far less mess around the reseptacle and floor.

Anyway, the real point here is: Kudos!


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'Hey that sounds pretty nasty, how about a courtesy flush over there?' (AP1)

'Hey that sounds pretty nasty, how about a courtesy flush over there?' (AP1)

clogged w. noplunger's picture

finally! a book about poo that's not poo!

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