David Gallaher

Author David Gallaher has received multiple Harvey Award nominations and won The Best Online Comic Award for his work on High Moon for DC Comics. David was an early pioneer of digital comics developing projects for Marvel as well as Box 13 – the first comic designed specifically for the iPhone – for ComiXology. He has served as a consultant for Random House, The NYPD, and McGraw-Hill. He is the writer and co-creator of the Harvey-nominated young adult series -- The Only Living Boy, and will be authoring the Green Lantern Corps for DC Comics in the Spring of 2015. He is represented by the Hill Nadell Agency. Occasionally, he reviews books.

just started Kill The Boy Band

Kill the Boy Band - Goldy Moldavsky

On Chapter 5. Loving it so far! 

Available for Pre-Order: The Only Living Boy Volume 5!

 The Only Living Boy #5:
"To Save a Shattered World"

Available for Pre-Order now!

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The Only Living Boy #3: Once Upon a Time - David Gallaher, Steve Ellis

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You'll receive copies of our work before it comes out, all we ask for is an honest review here on BookLikes (and, if you're feeling generous -- Amazon). 

So, leave a comment and we'll hook you up. 



On This Day: Women's Suffrage Amendment Ratified

The 19th Amendment was ratified 96 years ago, on Aug. 18, 1920. This is the copy of the original document that gave women the right to vote in the United States.

This Savage Song

This Savage Song - Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song

Part Romeo & Juliet without the romance. Part Godfather. Part Vampire: The Masquerade. This Savage Song is a slightly dystopian, young adult horror series featuring two kids caught between a monstrous war. It's a thoroughly enjoyable adventure with many creative elements littered throughout. While there are several troupes sprinkled here and there, the vividness of the prose and the dynamic relationship of the the two main characters really hold the story together brilliantly. It moves at a fairly brisk pace. There was one twist that I certainly wasn't expecting, but absolutely should have seen coming -- and it ratcheted up my appreciation of the series. This is the first of two novels in the series -- and I'm looking forward to the next one. 


Last night, I dreamt that there was a book called 'The Courage To Not Give A Flying Fuck'. It featured a flying heroine on the cover (similar to the stock art below) and had a red dust jacket with yellow and white type.

Turns out it doesn't exist.

But it should.

In Stores Today! The Only Living Boy: Beyond Sea and Sky

The Only Living Boy #2: Beyond Sea and Sky - David Gallaher, Steve Ellis

The Only Living Boy: Beyond Sea and Sky is in bookstores TODAY! If you've you've enjoyed the series, please consider picking up a copy. If you've REALLY dug the series, please consider a review on Amazon, BookLikes, or GoodReads. 

Oh hey, it’s my birthday!

High Moon Vol. 1 - David Gallaher, Steve Ellis The Only Living Boy #1: Prisoner of the Patchwork Planet - David Gallaher, Steve Ellis Box 13 - David Gallaher, Steve Ellis Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand - Brook Turner, Ulises Roman, David Gallaher, Shane Hensley, Lee Moder, Bart Sears, Matthew Cutter, Justin Gray, Jeff Mariotte, Ron Marz, Sean Lee, Jimmy Palmiotti, Steve Ellis, Various Johnny Dollar: The Brief Candle Matter - David Gallaher Convergence: Green Lantern Corps (2015-) #1 - David Gallaher, Steve Ellis
  • While I’m spending at least portion of my birthday watching old The Kids in the Hall clips, here’s how you can help me celebrate…

    1) Buy my books! Pre-order them from your favorite bookstore or library! 


2) Write reviews of my books! Tell your friends about them! The more the merrier! 


3) Consider a donation to any of these awesome organizations that do awesome things to make the world more awesome: Progress For Science,The Hero Initiative, Still Kickin.

Thank you all again for being completely fabulous!

For Grim


Tristan Macgregor -- debuting 2017! 

The Only Living Boy: Book 4 now available to pre-order

The Only Living Boy #4: "Through the Murky Deep"

After the harrowing battle for the freedom of the patchwork planet ends in defeat, Erik finds himself exiled. Emotionally and physically broken, The Only Living Boy must now undertake an arduous quest to fulfill the dying wish of one of his greatest enemies. Gallaher and Ellis' emotionally riveting adventure continues in this penultimate collection filled with monsters, mad science, and mayhem!

Available NOW for Pre-Order!


Hey Massachusetts!

THIS SATURDAY, Steve Ellis and I will be in your state! Come and see us! 

Meet The Only Living Boy creators David Gallaher and Steve Ellis as they return to FNC with their newest graphic novel!

If you were the only living boy on the planet, what would you do?
When 12-year old Erik Farrell runs away from home, he finds himself without his memory, stranded on a patchwork planet with danger lurking around every corner. Now every day is a struggle to survive. Luckily, Erik quickly makes friends like Morgan, a mermaid warrior and Thea, a teenage princess from a mysterious insect race. He'll need their help to escape the Dreaded Lord Baalikar and the evil Doctor Once and maybe, one day, find his way back home.

Who is going to BEA?

The Only Living Boy Goes Back To Print!

The Only Living Boy #1: Prisoner of the Patchwork Planet - David Gallaher, Steve Ellis

"This is a small story but a nice one. The Only Living Boy, a fantasy comic about a runaway boy with no memory struggling to survive on a dangerous planet, was published last month by Papercutz, and it’s already going back to press for both the hardcover and paperback editions.


It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too) [REVIEW]

It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too) - Nora McInerny Purmort

I’ve known Nora McInerny Purmort for a long time*. As co-workers, we would pal around the office, hang out by the coffee maker, and occasionally gossip. You know — the shit people typically do when they work in confined spaces together 40 some hours a week. Back then, she was sharp, witty, and goofy-in-all-the-right-ways. [She was also the first person to ever tell me about Facebook]

After I quit advertising and long after Nora moved out of New York, I’d still randomly see her pop up on the streets of New York. She’d say flattering things to her friends about me. She’d talk about how ‘cool’ I was for quitting my job and for writing comics full time. She said very nice things, very kind things, and very encouraging things that made me blush. She was cool like that. She still is.

So, flash forward a bunch of years… and here I am reviewing an advanced copy of HER new book: It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too). Completely unprompted, I had nice things to say about it. Also, you should buy it when it hits stores on May 24th.

“Bad stuff is just like good stuff: it just happens”

It's Okay to Laugh recounts the loss of Nora’s husband, the death of her father and the miscarriage of her second child all in the span of weeks. With infinite grace, irresistible prose and enduring honesty, Nora transforms what would be a heart-breaking memoir into a life-affirming anthem. A natural storyteller, Nora’s words will make you laugh and cry all in the same paragraph, often in the same sentence. Her spell-binding essays on depression, cancer, death, motherhood, and familyhood have a gust of self-determination, even in the face of harrowing adversity. With a cheerful pragmatism that one might find in the works of Anne Lamott or Elizabeth Gilbert, Nora captures the highs and lows of simply living one’s life — pointing out that life is harder than it looks for everyone, but in the end, things are going to be okay, sorta. Losing someone you love isn’t easy. Reading this book won’t make it easier. This isn’t a Guide Book for Grief. It won’t magically heal the hole in your heart. What it will do though is offer you profound empathy, companionship, and friendship. With radiant generosity, It’s Okay to Laugh is love letter to life and a profound reminder that we are not alone in this world… even when we feel like we are.

* Before Twitter was a thing; before Tumblr was founded.

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New Books I'm Reading!

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