Stick a fork in it. Written on January 6, 2014, by .

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The book is done.

What started off as vision of an antique store helmed by a talking bulldog clerk that wandered into my head during a midnight ramble ended up a 32-page adventure through lands marked by fiery rebellions, sea-sunk civilizations, stone giants, and dark nights of the soul. Oh, and there’s also two scenes in a sushi bar for some reason.

All it took to get from that quaint flight of fancy to a real deal book was a pinch of imagination, a little luck, and an unhealthy amount of work. It was like giving birth, only it took 11 months and I was in labor the entire time.

Copies will be showing up on bookshelves this fall. I know it’s a ways off, but I’ll remind you when the time comes, and often. And I’ll share more images from the book in the run-up to its publication.

In the meantime, enjoy this little watercolor of the bulldog himself, inspecting a famous animated ball (painted for a friend who was kind enough to give me a tour of Pixar last summer).

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5 Comments so far
  1. Burgin Streetman January 6, 2014 5:04 pm

    I simply can not wait!

  2. Dave Shelton January 6, 2014 11:55 pm

    Congratulations, Zack. Will we be seeing a UK publication too, do you know?

  3. Zack January 7, 2014 10:57 am

    Burgin: I know, it’s taking FOR-E-VER to come out.

    Dave: Cheers! A UK version is not in the works as of this writing. But the narrator(s) are both English so if a publisher were to pick it up they wouldn’t even need to translate. Be a dear and pull some strings with David Fickling.

  4. Maral Sassouni January 7, 2014 2:28 pm

    Oh boy! I am so looking forward to seeing it… félicitations, Zack!!

  5. matt jackson January 9, 2014 10:19 am

    Consider this a pre-order for 2! Can’t wait to see. Also, I want Sushi now bad. Thanks.

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