Links and a Formal Announcement

I haven’t been posting much (and I promise that moving forward, I’m done writing articles about The World’s End and Breaking Bad). Part of my absence is because I’ve started contributing to some other places. I’ll have some links where you can find my other work in a moment. More importantly, I have a formal announcement. I’ve been sitting on this for some time, and have only sparingly mentioned it a few times on Twitter, and once here at TDYLF earlier this week.

I’m ecstatic to announce that my infographic from last September, The Death Toll in Breaking Bad, appears in the first edition of The Best American Infographics. The book comes out on October 8th. This snazzy video will set it up a little:

It’s edited by Gareth Cook, and features an introduction by David Byrne. If you like infographics/data visualization, there are some really incredible pieces in this book. As I said the other day, I highly recommend it, and not just because I’m in the book. You can find it here. I am really, really happy about this.

You may have heard of the Best American series. Per Wikipedia:

The Best American Series is an annually-published collection of books, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, each of which features a different genre or theme. Each book selects from works published in North America during the previous year, selected by a guest editor who is an established writer within the given field.

The Best American Short Stories has been in publication since 1915 making it the oldest continuous series of its type. Starting in 1986 additional titles were added covering the best in essays, sports writing, nature writing and more – all of which now fall under the general title of The Best American Series.

Similarly, I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been contributing to Movies.com and Fandango. My work for them:

The 2013 Summer Box Office Summed Up in One Image

Find Out Who Wins in a Game of Hugh Jackman vs. Jake Gyllenhaal

Film Festivals at a Glance (copy by Eric Snider)


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11 responses to “Links and a Formal Announcement

  1. Huge congrats! This is very well deserved!

  2. Congrats!

    The video unfortunately does not work anymore.

  3. Jim

    Congrats on all, John. Now you find out what it’s like to try to keep your first love happy while playing the field for new and exciting opportunities. It’s a lot like Jack Tripper being on a triple date at the Regal Beagle!

  4. Great news John, many congratulations! Well deserved.

  5. Brittani Burnham

    Congratulations! Very well deserved. 🙂

  6. Congrats! And here’s my obligatory Baltimore link: David Byrne is from Baltimore. YAAAAAY!

  7. Congrats man! Great to see your awesome work being recognized.

  8. Congrats and enjoy the recognition of your great work John!

  9. Major congrats John, very well deserved!

  10. Hey, everyone. Thank you so much for the congrats, and thank you for reading.

  11. Vladdy

    Sorry so late, but congrats! That’s very exciting. I do have one tiny argument, though. Jackman’s Oscar nomination was for Best Actor, while Gyllenhaal’s was for Best Supporting Actor. Not a push, Jackman clearly wins. This makes them completely even!

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