Video Blog 1: Big Announcements!

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 by Anthony Rapino 18 Comments

Look ma, I’m on blog TV!  (You may want to avert your eyes.)

If you were unable to watch the video, here is a quick recap:

  • Stuttering and mumbling, robot porn, Moon Hill Pumpkin Ale
  • Cover reveal, signature art reveal, sketch reveal (see all below)
  • The pre-order for Soundtrack to the End of the World will go live either Monday or Tuesday (4/2-4/3)!
  • I will have a huge giveaway with three physical books signed by me (magazines with my stories in them), Amazon gift cards,  Fright Rags gift cards, and more!

I’d like to thank Gabriel Lopez for creating truly amazing artwork for my novel, Soundtrack to the End of the World.  I couldn’t ask for anything better.   Please click the images for larger views!  You have to see these in full resolution. 


Cover reveal, sha-pow!


Signature art page, sha-bang!

Sketch of my main character Marty, sha-zam!

18 Responses

  1. Diana says:

    Very nicely done and congratulations on all the good news 🙂

  2. Indigo says:

    Holy shit, that was fun! I’ll have to watch it again to see how easily it might be to read your lips. I was way to entertained by all the facial expressions and eye rolls. ;P

    Wicked awesome to have extra cover art with Soundtrack. You’ll have to link up to where the pre-order is live so your readers can find it. Super excited for you! (Huge hugs)Indigo

  3. Indigo says:

    Oh, by the way anyone tell you Marty kind of looks like you without the cigarette…da dum…

    • Nah, Marty is enormous. Over 7 feet tall and close to 400 pounds of muscle. He could use me as a toothpick! 😉

      Ha! Yeah, I noticed all the eye rolling afterwards. I couldn’t remember anything I wanted to say and kept doing the old “eye roll memory access” thing.

  4. Monique says:

    EEEP! I can’t wait to get my hands on Soundtrack to the End of the World! I want the hardcopy… so ha, first copy officially sold. *nods* Good show. 🙂

    • Ha, awesome. 🙂 Thanks Monique! 🙂 Glad you liked the video. I was nervous about doing it.

      • Monique says:

        I noticed it slightly, but so was I… I don’t flutter my eyelashes as much normally. At least you looked like you knew what you were doing. (I was nervous enough to speak Afrikaans in my first few takes). 😛

  5. Red Tash says:

    Hi, Tony! You’re so cute! I cracked up at your Robot Porn face!

    Please do a blog for me. As me. Because I could never do one as good as this.

    Congrats on the new book! It looks scary as #@$%!

    • Ha, thanks, Red! I’m all a-blush. 🙂 Oh my…and now I have a “robot porn face!”

  6. Katey says:

    Haha that was super fun, Tony. It’ll be one hell of a giveaway, that’s for sure — so much good news definitely deserved a video blog.

    Too bad about the robot porn. Maybe next time!

    • Ha! Dang, everyone wants the robot porn. 😀

  7. So much good stuff! Holy cow, man; you are a braver man than I. Maybe someday I’ll vlog, but for now, I’d have to agree with Ms. Tash — and I look forward to your next.

    • Thanks, Milo. Yeah, I was never in any rush to post video of myself. But if there was ever a time to do it! 😉

  8. Cate Gardner says:

    I love your accent!!!

  9. Laurita says:

    Here are my thoughts:
    1) I like your voice!
    b) Cover looks awwww-some
    4) Soundtrack to the End of the WEorld is a deadly title

    Also, I’ve been thinking, “Gee willikers, Anthony hasn’t updated in a while.” Then I remembered that you aren’t in my reader list anymore. D’oh.

    • Thank you so much, Laurita! 🙂 (Haha, 1, b, 4) Yeah…I was afraid I might have lost some followers amidst the great “google friend connect” exodus. I hope everyone finds their way back.

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