Monday, July 28, 2008

Zombies Take Manhattan, Part Two

My wife and I went on a scavenger hunt for Gen Dead posters in Manhattan yesterday. We found zombies all over the place!



The person on the left may or may not be a zombie; he wouldn't leave the frame when my wife was taking the picture. I think Duffy behind him is trying to squeeze his ego back inside his skull.



We liked this one, with the parking signs pointing right at Karen (yes, I think of the cover girl as Karen). Then again, I think of my coffee pot as "Trixie" and my lava lamp (the pink one) as "Bubbles".

Remember: a free Generation Dead T-Shirt to whoever sends in the best picture of a poster from Seattle! The campaign starts there today.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE generation dead !
It's a great concept and was executed really well .
When is the second book coming out ?

Nat said...

Ugh, Dan, i don't live in the U.S.A :(

And I have a question...if I write A very unique and amzing poem, can you put it in your book...for fun? No money involved just a donation to your amazing book-to-be?
After all I did write my own blog...you saw it right?

Nat from Thoughts to be Thought

P.S - Let me know if you're coming to Toronto at any time.

Daniel Waters said...

Hi anonymous!

Not sure! Probably next May or June.

Take care,

Dan

Daniel Waters said...

Hey Nat!

I did see your blog--very cool.

I couldn't use a poem of yours in my books, sorry--but I'd be honored to post it on the site, here.

I'd love to go to Toronto--I think I might be in Canada a couple times next year for conventions, so anything is possible.

Take care,
Dan

Tommy Williams said...

He looks like a zombie to me.

T.

EshinoBi said...

Would you be able to come to BC British Columbia? Oh, and could you chat at teensrc.com. It's a Canada-wide site for teens and the summer reading club. You don't have to go anywhere;just chat. See the online chat schedules for info.

Anonymous said...

You look great! I can barely imagine what you and K. must be feeling like, right now, but I figure it must feel pretty damn good. JoAnne

Jacy said...

Mr. Waters,
That's cool; I think of the cover girl as Karen, too!!

~Jacy

Ps: can Tommy be on the cover of the second book??? =D

MariAdkins said...

Hey Dan - Quick question - are you on Facebook? I'd love to give you Friends add. :) Started reading Generation Dead Monday -- awesome stuff you got there. :D

Daniel Waters said...

Hello Eshonobi!


I'd love to go to British Columbia--not on the schedule right now, though. I will check out that website, thanks for the intel.

Take care,
Dan

Hey JoAnne!

Life is good.

Take care,
Dan

Hi Jacy!

I'm not sure who will be on the cover of Kiss of Life. I like surprises!

Take care,
Dan

Hey Mari!

No Facebook for me at the moment. I'm not sure I could manage anything more than a blog.

Thanks for the kind words.

Take care,
Dan

MariAdkins said...

I totally understand. I need another social media / networking outlet like I need another hole in my head. ;) I'll pop by here or Shocklines when I get the review together - probably some time this weekend.

*~ChrisyKins~* said...

Good question. When is the second book coming out?
~Chrisy*Kins~

eshinobi said...

Thanks, and I mean teensrc.ca Thanks =)

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Chrisy*Kins!

Hopefully May or June next year.

Take care,
Dan

Claire said...

g0 Hyperion g0! The similarities between the singer in the Duffy poster right next to the cheerleader in the GD poster are just eerie. What the hell is pop-soul anyway?

Nat said...

Yes! And i'll be sure to be there when you come :)

Oh, and i was thinking of asking that question, if Karen was the one on the cover. I knew it was her! I tried to sketch her and i added it to my blog :P

Chris said...

Hi Dan (By the way, that's my brother's name. :]),

Um, I was curious to know how opposed you are to interviews and if there were any possible way to get an interview with you. I would be honored. With your first book, you've already become my favorite author of all time. Plus, you showed "zombies" in a whole new light. I've always had a thing for zombies (as my blog might prove), but Generation Dead was just phenomenal. Please let me know.

Thank you so much,

Chris (Sounds like a guy's name, but I'm a girl)

Kimberly Pauley said...

Hi Dan, You should start seeing some visitors to your blog from yabookscentral.com to go along with the contest (they should also be leaving a comment on a post too...but some of them have already forgotten to do that). :-)

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Claire!

I'm not sure what soul-pop is, but I've got a pretty good idea about pop-soul.

Actually...I got nothin'.

Take care,
Dan

Daniel Waters said...

Hi again Nat!

Cool picture. I like the cartoon and the poems, too.

Take care,
Dan

Daniel Waters said...

Hey Chris!

Favorite author of all time???? I'm honored! I'm always up for an interview, and I promise I'll tell the truth at least 70% of the time.

Take care,
Dan

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Kimberly!

thanks for the mention, the heads' up, and the extra web traffic. Much obliged!

Take care,
Dan

Chris said...

Hi Dan,

How do you suppose we should do the interview? I could ask you the questions through blog or . . . whatever way you think would be best. Just let me know! You're awesome.

Chris

Anonymous said...

i just finished reading 'Generation Dead' and there are tears stains allm over the last pages...i thought adam was gone gone...i am glad he came back y'know...
please please please make another book...(including Phoebe, Margi, Adam, Tommy, Karen, Colette, etc)
you could call it... life as a DB kid...or something...or like...SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE DEAD! lol...
bye!
~cassie x_X

Anonymous said...

oh and can u come to virginia....like mannases....or woodbridge...say...potomic mills mall....do a book signing....plz...

~cassie x_X

(I LOVE TOMMY!)

Jennifer R said...

Hi Dan,
I'm visiting from yabookscentral.com. Generation Dead looks like a fabulous and fun book! If I don't win a copy in the contest, I'm definitely going to check it out from my local library.

Taz said...

I can't wait to read your book (just found out about it) and, um, ehem, doing this let's me enter a contest to win a free copy of your book and a t-shirt. So thanks!!

Taz said...

I can't wait to read your book (just found out about it) and, um, ehem, doing this let's me enter a contest to win a free copy of your book and a t-shirt. So thanks!!

P.S. This may come up twice. Sorry.

CalicoKelsey said...

Leaving you a post! From the book blogs
~Twil

Royal said...

Visiting from YA Books Central.

I've been wanting to read your book for awhile. Hopefully, I'll be able to soon! =D

allison said...

u must be honored!!! i would. this is the allison that's been commenting alot. if i saw posters every where of a book i wrote (which it would probably be a miracle) i would be soooooooo happy.
best wishes
Allison
p.s. when u see "best wishes" from an allison (more than not) its me.

Anonymous said...

I'm visiting from YA Books Central.

I've been wanting to read your book for awhile. It seems really intersting.

danie said...

I'm from YABC too. (:

I love the whole idea of plastering the city with Generation Dead posters. It's awesome.

ebin_5446 said...

Your book looks interesting, I haven't got to read it yet, though.

haley said...

hey.. my name is haley, and i am new to blogging, but i started it because of your book generation dead. i love that book, it is my favorite. it would really mean alot to me if u commented me back, can u message through this blogging? do u sell generation dead t shirts? i would love to buy one!!

Rylie said...

Visiting from YA Books Central as well.

Great book and I can't wait for the second one to come out!

TheBookworm said...

I didn't know there were posters for Gen Dead (that is Generation Dead right?). Do you look for these kind of posters in all the towns you visit? Have you found any yet?

STAGESAMURAI said...

Greetings !
The FIRST thing you wrote came out now??
Do you ever give seminars? I would so be willing to pay two nugetts to have you help me with a script I'm stuck on.
XO
Stagesamurai
www.stagesamurai.blogspot.com

bishiesruleme said...

Hello!

I am also from www.yabookscentral.com (hey, I couldn't resist free books!). I saw your book on top of the table for some several teen titles that are picked out every time I go to the bookstore. =3 I might read it one day if i manage to get through a hundred other books on my hand!

Ooh, you must feel very special if you see your book all over eh? I would too. I would run off and brag to my friends. Lol.

Diana

Tracey said...

I'm visiting from YA Books Central

I havent read the book but it looks like something my daughter would really like. We go to the bookstore every weekend so I will have to get this for her.

It must have been exciting finding the posters everywhere.

Kelsey said...

Hehe, that's really funny. I have been trying forever to get Generation Dead but when you live in Bodunk, Hicktown where there's nothing in a 2 hour drive radius, besides Canada which is too much trouble getting over too, so it's hard to get to a bookstore. I can't wait to read you book!

Jasmine said...

I heard about Generation Dead book from ya book central and I can't wait to read it.
It sounds really interesting.
-jasmine

Anonymous said...

I'm excited to read the book and the posters/cover is amazing. :]
I saw them in Seattle when I went 2 weeks ago!

haley =] said...

hey!my name is haley, and i loved your book! i love to read and i have read alot of books, and generation dead i found to be even better than my last favorite book, twilight. congrats on a wonderful book! o, and i live in chicago, and i was wondering if u will be coming to chicago anytime soon? i would love to come see u!
haley

Jen said...

I can't wait to read your book! It sound's great. I have seen it in bookstores a couple times, but I never had any money to spend. hopefully next time I will have some extra cash. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey!
i just got GD last week. its great! i cant wait until the next book comes out next year. actually i kinda hoped that i was late on the whole GD thing so that there would be a sequel already out...but i was not. haha this book has got me hooked and im not one to really be that way. i have honestly never read anything like it before.I had to wait about a month and a half to get the book... cause im poor like that haha lol.. yeah i read it in borders while i was there with my friends (well the first chapter anyways) and i knew i had to come back for it. Its really good, you should be really proud of your self.
Sincerly,
Megan T.
p.s. I also think the cover looks alot like Karen.
p.p.s. i loveeeeee that theres a blog about it- no one has ever done that before.

Daniel Waters said...

Hi Cassie X!

I'm sorry you cried! I only wanted to bring you joy...(sob)...but now...(cries into keyboard)...

Seriously though, thanks!

I love that part of Virginia, BTW--used to work there often. Hopefully I'll get there some day.

Take care,
Dan

Hi Jennifer R! Hi Taz! Hi Calicokelsey! Hi Royal!

Good luck on the contest!

Take care,
Dan

Hi Allison!

Always good to hear from you!

Take care,
Dan

Hi Danie!

Very awesome, yes!

Take care,
Dan

Hi ebin 5446!

Thanks! Give it a try.

Take care,
Dan

Hi Haley!

Thanks for posting and for the compliment! No T-shirts for sale at the moment, though.

Take care,
Dan

Hi Rylie!

Thank you! Me either!

Take care,
Dan

Hi thebookworm,

They were in NY and Seattle. I saw some in NY.

Take care,
Dan

Hi StageSamurai!

Actually, I've written about ten novels, all unsold (so far!) prior to writing Gen Dead. It was my first YA, though. No seminars as yet. I've never tried a screenplay, but I bet it is fun.

Take care,
Dan

Hi bishiesruleme!

Good luck with the contest!

Take care,
Dan

Hi Tracy!

It was cool. I hope your daughter likes it. And you, too, for that matter.

Take care,
Dan

Hi Kelsey!

Living in bodunk has it's perks, though, doesn't it?

Take care,
Dan

Hi Jasmine!

Good luck!

Take care,
Dan

Hi Haley :)!

Thank you! I love Chicago as much as you love my book, I'll bet! I'd love to go back there--nothing in the cards yet, but tomorrow never knows!

Take care,
Dan

Hi Jen!

Good luck on getting extra cash (although, I often wonder if there is no such thing as 'extra' cash!).

Take care,
Dan

Hi Megan T!

Thank you so much, I'm glad you liked it!

Take care,
Dan