Another Pecha Kucha v3 speaker was Carljoe Javier whom I hadn’t had the pleasure of hearing about before Thursday night. See, this is why I love Pecha Kucha! Hehe. When his name was called, a lot of people cheered him on. I felt a little jealous of the people who knew him when I learned that he was a writer and when I saw his awesome book covers on the screen.
His first book, And The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth:
Carljoe’s short essays in his first book cover diverse topics like being a certified geek with eyeglasses, the panties of celebrities, the dilemma of peeing, teaching at a school for girls, playing with an edgy rock band, and joining a local reality TV show.
Don’t you just love the cover design by Electrolychee? His soon to be released book, The Kobayashi Maru of Love, was written “after he was dumped by his girlfriend” he said this with such nonchalance it was hahahaha and then awwww for me.
I got this image of his upcoming book sleeve from his blog, the updated version has the title on the spine (straight down the middle of this image), cover design by Adam David.
He talked about how he could never have done a book cover like this if he stuck with a publisher. This is why he decided to publish his own books! Hats off to you, Mr. Javier, for being so brave! I wanted to buy your book except I couldn’t find you after the event. I went on nationalbookstore.com.ph but couldn’t find it there either 😦 I’m going to have to check bookstores later.