Well, I mean I guess my name is IN it. I don’t know if that counts… I don’t think I can say that I’m in a book if the mere presence of my name is my only contribution between the covers. Y’all would probably call righteous shenanigans on the “IN-ness” of “me” regarding said “book.”
If I had a buddy who had, by virtue of his first and last names appearing in the correct sequence somewhere, even once professed to be in a book, well, I would wait till he was talking to a pretty girl at the bar and then butt in and say, “Hey, did he tell you that he’s in a book? You should have him tell you about that book that he’s in,” and then watch him crash and burn.
Because I am eeeeevil. Or something.
Anyway, regardless of the highly dubious nature of my bookish inclusion, I am most certainly irrefutably incontrovertibly unmistakably ON a galldang book. Front cover, front and center. Of course, by “me” I mean “something I drew,” which is probably better looking than me anyway. So that settles that.
The book in question, I must admit, probably stretches the accepted standard definition a bit, at least in terms of any literary expectations you might have, but I’m happy about it anyway. It is, of course, the Threadless Book. Yes, that Threadless. Yes, the website. Yes, the website that sells t-shirts. Sometimes my t-shirts. Yes, they wrote a book about it. Why? Because they are turning ten years old and they figured it would be a neat thing to do. Yes, this is the book I’ve been excitedly rambling on about for the past several stolen moments of your life.
So! Would you like to see it? I thought so!
(my drawing is the three-eyed sea-tiger dude above the big yellow dot)
Below is Threadless founder Jake Nickell posing with a giant Threadless Book cover.
And, finally, here is the full illustration of my Sea Tiger monster dude.