×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

How to Be a Villain: Evil Laughs, Secret Lairs, Master Plans, and More!!!
     

How to Be a Villain: Evil Laughs, Secret Lairs, Master Plans, and More!!!

4.6 17
by Neil Zawacki, James Dignan (Illustrator)
 

See All Formats & Editions

A delightfully evil gift, How to Be a Villain is a step-by-step guide to joining the forces of darkness. Because, though villains may never win, they sure have more fun, hatching master plans for world domination, smoothing their dastardly tights. Neil Zawacki answers all the most urgent questions: Should I go with a black or red theme? Do I invest in an

Overview

A delightfully evil gift, How to Be a Villain is a step-by-step guide to joining the forces of darkness. Because, though villains may never win, they sure have more fun, hatching master plans for world domination, smoothing their dastardly tights. Neil Zawacki answers all the most urgent questions: Should I go with a black or red theme? Do I invest in an army of winged monkeys or ninja warriors? And just where will I put the evil hideout? Whether readers choose to pursue a career as a Criminal Mastermind, Mad Scientist, Corporate Bastard, or just a Wanna-be Evil Genius, they are sure to find plenty of tips for jumpstarting any evil enterprise. Cheaper than attending the annual bad guy conference and way more fun than being good, How to Be a Villain is guaranteed to elicit deep-throated evil laughs across the land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811846660
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
815,112
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Neil Zawacki is a California-based freelance writer who has long been interested in the plight of evil-doers. Generally considered to be quite villainous himself, he enjoys theater, literature, and world domination.

James Dignan's drawings have appeared in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal and magazines such as Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire. He divides his evil-doing time between Australia and Europe.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

How to Be a Villain: Evil Laughs, Secret Lairs, Master Plans, and More!!! 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book quite a few years ago in hard back. I still love the humor! I am a villain at heart! The charm of the graphics is lost with the change in format to an eBook. (i.e it ain't the same without the cartoons.) I look forward to a true reproduction of the original.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now i may put all my villanous plans into action!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, some step-by-step instructions on all the things I need to accompany my already finely honed evil laugh! This is so much better than the mere secret handshake to which the world's Pollyannas resort. As the only girl in a family of five boys, I knew there had to be a handbook out there just for miscreants like me, and I really, really can't wait to start practicing. Also, I just love the 'triple six' in the ISBN number!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Found this particular book on the 'Political Humor' aisle end display at the local B&N. At first I thought it might have been mis-placed, but now I realize it was exactly where it belonged! Quotes from Pinky & The Brain and Mr. Burns, the aforementioned quiz, and the delightful illustrations all combine to make this a keeper. You need this book. Even if you are not an aspiring villain.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now I know where to put that secret lair, laugh evilly, and even conquer the world! Muahahaa! All I have to do is avoid holy water and the crucifix ('Aargh! It burns!')!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this on the 'Humorous, Helpful & Odd' table at my local Barnes & Noble. It was, indeed, all three. A hilarious afternoon read, it has helped me prepare my army of winged monkeys to aid in my quest for world domination. And it also pointed me in the direction of the appropriate evil costume and secret lair.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Neil Zawacki has tongue firmly in cheek for this one. 'How to Be a Villain' includes practical tips on everything from getting started with the forces of darkness to developing your evil plan, helpful hints on career choices, costume and henchmen selection, as well as notes on real estate suitable for use as an evil lair. Even includes a 'How Evil Are You'-type quiz. It's a riot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
IT WAS A GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY ALL THE IMFORMATION YOU NEED!!!!!! A BOOK FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helped me be the villian i always wanted to be now im planning to take over my city.ps my lair is an old abandoned amusment park.my latest plan is to the citys power and ill only give it back if they swear allegance to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He picks up the collar and he ties it up on a tree.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried and tried to get through this book,thinking that it has toget better, but I just can't finish it. Very satirical but not really funny. Grim and pessimistic without being witty. Tries too hard most of the time. Maybe it's because I'm not really into comics or maybe I just don't get it. Either way I thought it sucked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The only book to ever make me laugh out loud! Anyone who grew up on comic books, or has enjoyed the barage of comic inspired movies released over the past few years will enjoy this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is soooo funny! It is definitley a must have for the aspiring super villain!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Interesting and entertaining. If you're looking for a book to kill time, this is definitely one of them. A hilarious concoction of wit, style, and of course, humor.