Lots to report today, so let's get to it:
1.) THE BOOKS ARE HERE! And good Lord 'n Butter, they look fantastic. I've always made it a priority that the Sheldon books look and feel awesome, and I was really happy with how Pure Ducky Goodness turned out. But I've gotta be honest: The Good, The Bad & The Pugly blows it out of the water. The cover stock is nicer, the inside pages are nicer, and the strips themselves reprint with such clarity that, as an artist, I couldn't be happier. You'll be very impressed when your copy arrives.
Haven't ordered your copy yet? Then head over to the Sheldon store now for Christmas shipping. You're gonna love this book.
2.) SHELDON BOOK PARTY! If you live anywhere near Los Angeles, don't forget to join us on Monday night at the Pugly book launch par-tay. From 7-11 PM, sponsors Hpnotiq and Vitamin Water will be serving up free refreshments in the very, very cool lounge of Beverly Hills' own Crescent Hotel. The drinks are free, book sketches are free, and the indoor/outdoor setting is awesome, so please join us! (Check this place out, it's pretty dang cool.)
Here's your map. There's free street parking on the surrounding streets, or a valet out front, if you're Bill Gates.
3.) CHARLES SCHULZ MUSEUM / CARTOON ART MUSEUM! If you live in Oakland, San Fran, or surrounding burbs, please drop by the Charles Schulz Museum next Saturday, or the S.F. Cartoon Art Museum on Sunday. I'll be demonstrating how a strip is created, answering folks' questions, and signing books. I've been to both museums before, and I can tell you they're a fun afternoon out. Swing by! Bring the kids! Bring the cat!
4.) INTERVIEW! The Gigcast has an interview with me, for those of you who have wondered what my lilting voice sounds like. If you're pressed for time, my section starts at 19min, 59 sec...
5.) HBO's ASPEN COMEDY FESTIVAL! You may remember me mentioning my wife's recent play, Skirts & Flirts, which had two sold-out runs and which raised $4500 for a local homeless charity. Well, HBO has called, and wants to see the show once more, for consideration in the Aspen Comedy Festival. So in true ninja-theater fashion, a one-time performance is suddenly going up this Sunday night in Santa Monica. Keep your fingers crossed for her -- as this could result in a fun week of laughter in Aspen on HBO's tab. :)
SKIRTS & FLIRTS
Westside Eclectic Theater
1323-A 3rd. St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
No reservations necessary.
6.) CHRISTMAS ORDERS! If you live outside of the US, I'd ask that you get your Sheldon orders in by Dec. 1st or 2nd if you want guaranteed Christmas delivery. And if you live in the US, try to have your orders in by Dec. 9th for Media Mail orders, and Dec. 17th for Priority Mail orders. But help out the Sheldon elves and order now, if you can.
Man, how was THAT for a blog post? Hot diggety....lot going on....