Author Page: Dale Beran

Dates Worse Than Fate by Dale Beran

Releases 2015. Press kit forthcoming. Pre-Orders [forthcoming] will be made available in the online Store.

Dale Beran is the author of the comic A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible (a collaboration with artist David Hellman) which was nominated for an Ignatz award in 2006 for Outstanding Online Comic, and named one of the best web comics of 2004 and 2005 by The Webcomics Examiner. His comics have appeared in Attitude 3: The New Online Cartoonists, Occupy Comix #1, and Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics. His fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and MicroHorror and will soon appear in the Machine of Death series. He posts comics at The Nerds of Paradise, blogs at, and lives in Baltimore, MD. Dates Worse Than Fate is his first novel.

About the Collection:
Almost-thirty Arthur X., indebted, over-degreed, over-paying for everything in New York City, living amongst the neon plaid-clad millennials and their garbage-themed art, decides to "use" his degree to create a great chronicle which will list not only his terrible dates with girls but align them to equally horrible moments in human history. Dates Worse Than Fate tells the story of sour Arthur, beleaguered student, worse employee, wrapped up in self-fascination, shaded under the umbrella of hipster-dom, marching always backwards, but never quite two-by-two, from present to past.

Purchase link:
[coming soon]

Title Availability

Press kit here.
Publisher Direct
Kindle edition [pending]
Ingram distribution [pending]
Barnes & Noble [pending] [pending]



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