A collection of hilarious short stories from twenty-five year old Internet sensation Nicholas Megalis on his distinctively weird life and childhood, fully illustrated by Tom Megalis, his celebrated artist and animator dad.
From Internet sensation Nicholas Megalis, comes Mega Weird, a collection of hilarious short stories on life as an anxiety-fueled artist, musician, and proudly weird dude.
Raised in a ridiculous family of artists, Greek immigrants, and all-around weirdos, Megalis has had a strange and beautiful ride (and has consumed an ungodly amount of spanakopita). Mega Weird is an illustrated journal of Megalis’s twenty-five years on this planet—borderline fireworks pyromania, chain-smoking at age seven, psychotic magic trick obsessions, the perils of being a thirteen-year-old boy, a month-long band tour fueled by Taco Bell, caffeine, and guitars—each story accompanied by original art from his celebrated artist and animator dad, Tom Megalis.
Mega Weird is an assurance that it's okay to be different. In fact, it's essential. Megalis wasn't good at sports and could barely tie his shoes until he was twenty, but that's fine. Who cares? He’s proud to be weird. And you should be too. Life is insane, life is great. Thank God for rock and roll.
“Mega Weird is in some ways an extension of Megalis’s Vine persona—it’s earnest and quirky and artistic. But it’s also far more intimate… Mega Weird is profanity-laced and some of its stories are at best PG-13, but the book also has a youthfulness that makes it feel like a letter from Megalis now to Megalis of 10 years ago.”
“Mega Weird…plays to all of Megalis’s strengths. The collection of essays follows the Vine model by offering a generation with a winnowing attention span hilarious, bite-size stories that skip from the first time he went to jail to a poignant outing at Auntie Anne’s pretzels.”