BN.com Gift Guide

The Writer at Work

( 5 )

Overview

Being creative is head-pounding, nail-biting, hard work no matter what your profession. So bottom line - ya gotta find the humor in it or you'll die like a rat on the road. Hence, The Writer at WorkTM comic art book was created to highlight the joys and challenges faced by creative people everywhere. Illustrated in full-color, this hilarious, inspirational and witty book contains the complete collection of internationally syndicated single-panel comics created by WGA writer and illustrator, Richard Krzemien. The ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (3) from $38.43   
  • New (1) from $77.32   
  • Used (2) from $38.43   
Sending request ...

Overview

Being creative is head-pounding, nail-biting, hard work no matter what your profession. So bottom line - ya gotta find the humor in it or you'll die like a rat on the road. Hence, The Writer at WorkTM comic art book was created to highlight the joys and challenges faced by creative people everywhere. Illustrated in full-color, this hilarious, inspirational and witty book contains the complete collection of internationally syndicated single-panel comics created by WGA writer and illustrator, Richard Krzemien. The book also contains a Foreword by Academy Award®-winning writer Bruce Joel Rubin, whose major motion-picture writing credits include "Ghost," "Jacob's Ladder," "My Life," and "Deep Impact."
Read More Show Less

What People Are Saying

Bruce Joel Rubin
"The Writer at Work finds more humor in the writing experience than anything else I've ever come across."
Academy Award-winning Screenwriter, "Ghost," "Jacob's Ladder," "My Life," "Deep Impact"
James Crocker
"Part Gary Larson, part Franz Kafka with a little Stephen Hawking thrown in, Krzemien’s comics render the pain and frustration of being a writer in a caustically funny new light. There's no denying his work is deliriously off-center, yet brilliantly dead-on."
Writer/Producer, "The New Twilight Zone," "The Outer Limits ," "Deep Space Nine"
Jeff Reich
"Richard captures the quixotic nature of the writing life in perfect detail. Every writer who faces a blank page will identify with The Writer at Work."
Managing Editor, The Writer magazine
Marc Madnick
"Witty and hilarious, Krzemien’s comics about the profession of writing are simply state-of-the-art fun."
President/CEO FINAL DRAFT, Inc.
Philip Moscovitch
"Most screenwriters have had to deal with abusive producers, a dumbed-down marketplace, the drudgery of day jobs and a total lack of self-esteem. But Richard Krzemien has something special - the ability to consistently make us laugh at it all."
Editor, Canadian Screenwriter magazine
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977125739
  • Publisher: Restless Minds Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 79
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2006

    Must Have for Writers and Non Writers Alike

    I have received Richard Krzemien's e-newsletter which contains his latest cartoon offerings and was very excited to see a collection in book form. Not only are the cartoons hilarious, but they are also poignant. The art work is superb and there are gems of additional humor and insight contained in each cartoon beyond the punchline. You can read and re-read this collection over and over and find something new to admire and laugh out loud at each time. This is a must have book for writers and non-writers alike.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2006

    For the struggling Creative Writer, stop and read this book

    The Writer at Work is the best thing for the struggling Creative Writer that gets up several times and walks away from the computer hoping that the words will magically appear on the computer screen when he returns. Read the quick read book, laugh, reflect, and return feeling better to your work.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2005

    THE BOOK to pick up when the old writer's block kicks in

    Writers in any field of writing will get a kick out of Krzemien's keen and humorous insights. This is THE BOOK to pick up when the old writer's block kicks in. I'd also recommended it for student writers, since a student's first encounter with the blank page and no ideas can be devastating. Krzemien's comics are well known within the screenwriting industry. As a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, I will heartily recommend this little tome to my colleagues.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2005

    gets to the humor in the horror of writing

    I gave this to a friend of mine for Christmas, who has had some success in writing for television, and he kept staring at one particular page saying 'but it's just like that! that's me!'. It was quite a hit at the party. Very clever.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2005

    Writers: Read this book

    My sister sent me this book for my birthday. I sat down and read it one sitting. And then I called my sister to thank her for the gift. Richard Krzemien's drawings are hilarious, full of soothing wit for anyone who has tried to write and has found herself, instead, with her forehead on the desk and suddenly craving pizza. Writers will appreciate knowing others feel the same way as they do. Even more, they will appreciate being able to laugh at themselves. It is the only way to survive.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)