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Working on the cover for I'M BORED

YellingAtLaurent 500

My art director (Laurent Linn at Simon & Schuster) called yesterday to say he had a cover mockup, saying that he had just emailed it to me, was interested in hearing what I thought. I opened the email attachment while he was still  on the phone. Then I started yelling (yes, yelling), I was so excited.

At the beginning of this whole process, I briefly entertained the idea of trying to play it cool, maintaining a composed and professional demeanor. Well, I gave THAT up pretty early on...it's just not me. Plus, who knows when I'll get my next book? Hopefully soon, of course, but you never know. So I may as well embrace every moment.

Fortunately Laurent has been more amused than horrified. Plus he's pretty excited about the project as well, though he doesn't yell like I do.

Anyway, I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS BOOK TO BE ON THE SHELVES! Publication date is still scheduled for late 2012.



Author: Michael Ian Black, Illustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Publication slated for Fall 2012

Reader Comments (1)


I am SO excited for you. I've been lurking on your site for ages now (truly, ages ... and all the areas, too) and reading about this entire journey that you're on. Now that there's a cover mock-up, it seems so close to becoming "real'. Yay!

Can't wait to see the papery form of the book. :)

September 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

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