Interview with James Breakwell aka Xploding Unicorn

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Interview with James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn

Discussing his book Only Dead on the Inside & fatherhood!

After chasing him down for 6-7 months he finally gave in!  Check out this interview as we talk about fatherhood and the trek James took to become an internet sensation.

Holy schnikees!  Look at this guys creds! (totally hi-jacked from:


James Breakwell


James Breakwell is a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls, ages eight and under. He is best known for his family humor Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn, which boasts more than a million followers. The account went viral In April 2016 and transformed James from a niche comedy writer into one of the most popular dad brands on social media.

Since becoming internet famous, James has been profiled by USA TodayUS WeeklyThe Daily MailMetroThe TelegraphCosmopolitanBetter Homes and GardensBuzzfeedHuffington PostUpworthyThe ChiveBored Panda9gagCollege Humor, various ABC and Fox TV news affiliates, and countless other TV, radio, and internet outlets. Pictures of his smiling girls have been displayed in newspapers as far away as India. His articles have appeared in Reader’s DigestThe Federalist, and AskMen. He writes a bi-monthly newspaper column for the IndyStar and has been a guest multiple times on HLN’s The Daily Share.

Closer Magazine named James its 2016 Blogger Dad of the Year. In 2017, he was a finalist for a Shorty Award in the parenting category.

James writes more than just family jokes. His Star Wars parody account @VeryLonelyLuke went viral in December 2015 and now has nearly 350,000 followers. Combined with James’ verified Facebook pageInstagram account, and other various comedy Twitter accounts, James has a total reach of more than 1.5 million followers. He also also reaches thousands of daily readers through his three webcomics, Unbelievably BadUnfridgeworthy, and Wombat Dojo.

James’ debut book, Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, released in October 2017. The parenting book/zombie survival guide mashup is currently available in U.S. and UK markets and is slated to be translated into French and Korean. His second book, Bare Minimum Parenting: The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your Child, is scheduled for release November 6, 2018.

James is represented by Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media Group. He is open to advertising and writing inquiries.


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