Seth Aaron Rogen is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. He began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years. While still living in his hometown Vancouver, he landed a supporting role in Judd Apatow’s series Freaks and Geeks.

  • Preacher

    In this now-legendary graphic novel series that serves as the inspiration for the hit AMC television series, Jesse Custer was just a small-town preacher in Texas… until his congregation was flattened by powers beyond his control and the Preacher became imbued with abilities beyond anyone’s understanding., ,Now possessed by Genesis???the unholy coupling of an angel and demon???Jesse holds Word of God, an ability to command anyone or anything with a mere utterance. And he???ll use this power to hold the Lord accountable for the people He has forsaken., ,From the ashes of a small-town church to the bright lights of New York City to the backwoods of Louisiana, Jesse Custer cuts a righteous path across the soul of America in his quest for the divine???an effort that will be met by every evil that Heaven and Earth can assemble. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend, Tulip, and the hard-drinking Irish vampire, Cassidy, Jesse will stop at nothing to fulfill his quest to find God.,The creative powerhouse team of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon bring readers on a violent and riotous journey across the country in this award-winning Vertigo series, beginning with Preacher Book One. Collects issues 1-12.

  • The Art of Dramatic Writing

    Learn the basic techniques every successful playwright knows.,Among the many “how-to” playwriting books that have appeared over the years, there have been few that attempt to analyze the mysteries of play construction. Lajos Egri’s classic, The Art of Dramatic Writing, does just that, with instruction that can be applied equally well to a short story, novel, or screenplay.,Examining a play from the inside out, Egri starts with the heart of any drama: its characters. All good dramatic writing hinges on people and their relationships, which serve to move the story forward and give it life, as well as an understanding of human motives — why people act the way that they do. Using examples from everything from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Egri shows how it is essential for the author to have a basic premise — a thesis, demonstrated in terms of human behavior — and to develop the dramatic conflict on the basis of that behavior.,Using Egri’s ABCs of premise, character, and conflict, The Art of Dramatic Writing is a direct, jargon-free approach to the problem of achieving truth in writing.

  • The Conquest of Happiness

    The Conquest of Happiness is Bertrand Russell???s recipe for good living. First published in 1930, it pre-dates the current obsession with self-help by decades. Leading the reader step by step through the causes of unhappiness and the personal choices, compromises and sacrifices that (may) lead to the final, affirmative conclusion of ???The Happy Man???, this is popular philosophy, or even self-help, as it should be written.

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

    Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of ,who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.,Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox???the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod???s girlfriend, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he???s bought over the years.,Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars!

  • The War of Art

    A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor???be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece, Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.,???s ,is the creatives equivalent of ,by ,. It’s an ass-kicking manifesto on ???breaking through blocks and winning our inner creative battles???. It’s also one of the , on this site., took a radically different, no-bullshit approach to writing this book. It focuses on every creatives’ arch-nemesis???,???and how this enemy can stop us from achieving anything if we let it., , asks. The answer: ,More than just a self-help book to overcome procrastination, , is a call-to-arms on professionalism, artistic integrity and drive, whatever your field may be. It’s essential reading for any artist, writer, UX designer or creative professional.

  • Watchmen

    A murder mystery-turned-nationwide conspiracy, Watchmen examines the lives of the eponymous superhero team as they seem to decay alongside the ever-darkening America around them. Rorschach, Nite Owl, the Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias reunite to investigate who???s behind a teammate???s murder, but find that the truth may be even more grim than the world they seek to protect.,One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, Watchmen is considered a gateway title to the entire graphic storytelling medium. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons??? seminal story is the benchmark against which all other graphic novels and comic books are judged with an incredible story that chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings.,This edition of Watchmen the groundbreaking series from Alan Moore, the award-winning writer of V For Vendetta and Batman: The Killing Joke, and Dave Gibbons, the artist of Green Lantern, features the high-quality, recolored pages found in Watchmen: The Absolute Edition with sketches, never-before-seen extra bonus materials and a new introduction by Dave Gibbons.