Dec 8, 2008
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"Nerds on Parade" Now on Sale!

Monday, December 8, 2008 - 07:29 PM

Copies of the fifth Sheldon collection, "Nerds on Parade", are now available in Ye Olde Sheldonne Store! Huzzah! Huzzah, I say!

I'm realizing, after an e-mail from a new Sheldon reader today, that I haven't described the Sheldon books to new readers. That's my bad: I had assumed most of you would be familiar by now -- but with new folks, of course that's not the case! So let me take a second to explain "Nerds on Parade"....

This book is 128-pages of collected Sheldon strips, crisply printed in high resolution. It picks up where the last book, "Blizzard of Lizards", left off. It includes storylines such as: The Embodiment of Wikipedia, The Libary Summer Reading Contest, Arthur's Time Travel to the Future, Flaco's Rescue Flight to Mexico in his Little Ridiculous Plane, Arthur 'n Flaco Living in the Barbie Dream House, "Lost" Moments from Lord of the Rings, and lots more.

Like all the other Sheldon books, "Nerds" looks and feels really slick: The heavy-stock covers are matte-laminated, so they feel super soft, and the printing is crisp as all get you see all sorts of details you may not see online.

The book is just $15, and there are a few dozen Artist Editions (see earlier post) left at $30.

And if you're looking to start your Sheldon collection, there are plenty of options. You can start with Nerds on Parade of course, or go back to book one, Pure Ducky Goodness. And if you want to pick them all up, you have the option of the 5-Pack of all the Sheldon Collections, or the 6-Pack, which has the collections, plus the "Pugs" book.

All the books are little bundles of awesomeness. And "Nerds on Parade" (Click for larger cover image), is every bit the great collection you've come to expect.

Pick up your copy in the Sheldon Store!

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The Shippins Is Shippin' Out!

Monday, December 8, 2008 - 06:36 PM

In good news, pretty much every Sheldon Store order to date is out the door! Last Friday and Saturday were pretty productive days, but today was a particularly impressive shipping day 'round these parts. We upped our same-day shipping record by about 100 packages. Which, for a tiny li'l mom 'n pop operation like ours, is pretty good! Here's a shot of our morning shipment. [The afternoon shipment wasn't half the size -- hence, no cool photo.] :)

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Bedford Falls' Bajillion-Dollar Pool

Monday, December 8, 2008 - 11:10 AM

Lots of responses to today's strip! As has been rightly pointed out by many, the pool featured in "It's A Wonderful Life" was the real-life pool of Bevery Hills (where else!) High School.

I only have one friend in LA who went to let's ask her publicly: Jacky, is that ridiculous pool still in use at the school?

Funniest response to today's strip came from Sheldonista Karen P.:

I forwarded today's comic to my sister-in-law who is a big Jimmy Stewart/"It's a Wonderful Life" fan. I thought she'd really get a kick out of it. She sent me this reply:

"The funny thing about this is I actually believe my dad had mentioned that when the Williamsport (Pennsylvania) High School was built -and don't ask me when-, but their pool area actually does do this. Unbelievable."

Should I pop her in the mouth for the sake of the school the next time I see her?

I think, yes, please do, Karen. :)

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