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Only 5 more days left to win a free bound galley of my book Secrets to Ruling School! Enter here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/143744-the-secrets-to-ruling-school-without-even-trying-book-1
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Nice review of my upcoming book, The Secrets to Ruling School!
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Max Corrigan, the star of my upcoming book The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying), now has his own website! Check it out!
Max Corrigan is a middle school expert and life coach. Check out this site to see what Max can do for YOU!
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Get 50% off my interior book design class to celebrate its launch for the next 7 days! Use discount code “BASELINE”. http://skl.sh/1l1hGpR
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No matter how much work you put up on your website, it won't be effective unless it's been properly scrutinized and edited. There are a variety of factors you'll want to consider when weeding through your portfolio to see what makes the cut and what gets left in the pixel graveyard.
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Need to get your website up? Or just want a refresh? This week, I review web options at Business of Illustration. http://businessofillustration.com/website-options/
One of the first things you'll need to do to get your illustration business off the ground is put your work online. While there are many options available for portfolio websites, I've narrowed down the best choices worth discussing. First off, the old days of html and FTP'ing are long over.
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Nice review of my upcoming book, The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying), at Kirkus!
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I'll be signing galleys of The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) at BEA on May 27th from 2:30pm – 3:00pm! If you're attending Book Expo America, stop by the Abrams booth (2827) to meet me and get a copy! For more details—and to add this to your BEA show planner—check out the listing on BEA's website. Hope to see you there!

In-Booth Signing with Neil Swaab

When:
Wed. May 27th
2:30pm – 3:00pm

Where:
Book Expo America
Jacob Javitz Convention Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
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Guys. I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this!

The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) is the kind of book I always wanted to read as a kid and always wanted to make as an adult. The book is a crazy hybrid of fictional novel and guidebook combined with comics and illustrations that teaches kids how to get one over on everybody (including teachers and students) to survive middle school in the easiest way possible. And, like a video game, you, the reader, are actually experiencing the events of the book itself as you’re led around by self-proclaimed middle school expert and student savior Max Corrigan, who’s got a plan for everything—including his quest to get you in with all the major social groups at any cost. And I mean any cost. It’s an awesome, hilarious, and unique read unlike any other book that I can think of. I’ve poured every bit of myself into it and am so thrilled to be able to share it with you.

The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) will be published by Abrams Amulet on September 1st, 2015—just in time for school! And there’s a follow up book scheduled for a year later, so the fun and laughs will keep coming! If you have kids going into middle school, are in middle school, or just want a wickedly entertaining read about middle school, this is the book for you.

A kick-butt website is in the works which will show you a lot more about Max Corrigan and the novel. In the meantime, the book is available right now for pre-order from a bunch of places (additional ones to come as the book gets listed). I’m so pumped for this book and can’t wait to share more of it (and more news about it) in the coming weeks and months! If you’re a teacher, librarian, bookseller, journalist, or fan who wants to know more, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
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I’m psyched to announce my new Skillshare class, Book Design Basics: Styling Novel Interiors! In this class, I teach you how to design a novel interior starting from a simple Word document and turning it into a fully designed book, ready for print or e-devices. Whether you’re just starting out and want to design your own self-published book and don’t know how, or you’re a professional artist/designer who wants some guidance on best practices for creating interiors using InDesign the right way, this is the class for you. And many of the lessons also apply towards other kinds of book design like picture books or poetry books, if you’re interested in that! So, please, check it out and spread the word!
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Just got news that the book, Rags & Bones, that I art directed and designed for Little, Brown got a Certificate of Typographic Excellence from TDC’s Communication Design Competition! And, of course, huge props to Grady McFerrin who did the illustrations/hand-lettering!
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Warm up on this cold winter day by drinking some hot brew inside these dumb illustration & design coffee mugs I made. 
It’s snowing and freezing outside so I made some dumb illustration & design coffee mugs to warm up. Originally, they were going to be part of a larger project I’m working on, but I think they work better as a …
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Illustrator/Designer/Author - The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) on sale Sep 1st from Abrams Amulet!
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Neil Swaab is a Brooklyn-based illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York TimesUtne Reader, the Village Voice, and most recently, James Patterson’s Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar. Swaab has also worked on Adult Swim’s Superjail!, Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans, and Cartoon Network’s Annoying Orange. His first authored and illustrated book, The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying), will be published by Abrams Amulet on September 1st, 2015. Learn more about Neil at neilswaab.com.
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Astoria, NY - Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY - Syracuse, NY - Orchard Lake, MI - Union City, NJ - Southfield, MI