Wednesday, March 25, 2009

T.A.D. Coming Soon - To a Bookstore Near You!

Tiny Art Director will be published by Chronicle Books in Spring 2010 (in time for father's day) !

T.A.D. says, "That's such good news, because it's all about ME!"

The bad news is, the self-published version of the book is no longer for sale. Sorry! You and I both will have to wait a whole year for the real thing, which will have additional material as well, and will be AWESOME!

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations--you have both worked very hard for this and you deserve to be taken out for a spectacular dinner! "Anonymous Art Director" wonders why not very many dinosaurs, lizards, or snails wear eyeglasses. Three cheers for T.A.D.!

Louise said...

That's fantastic news!! Good job I bought your book a few weeks ago. I look forward to the new book next year. Your daughter is a little star!

You're a pretty good artist too!!lol!!

adam alexander said...

Congratulations on your success ... I hope the TAD doesn't become complacent with her quality control now that she's playing in the big league!

Book is brilliant, chuffed I got a "first" edition! :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Too bad I didn't get the first addition for Christmas. But now I'll just pick it up in the store.
Good job T.A.D!

Lisa said...

Awesome news! Congratulations! :)

Linda Sue said...

LOVE your art LOVE the little critic- I so want your book- can not wait! something to live for...

Corrado said...

Good luck with that one Bill.

Deadly Knitshade said...

Yay! That's so completely fabulous. May you grow disgustingly rich from it. :)

Joanna K said...

Hooray! Chronicle does these kinds of books really well: you're in good hands. I'll look for it when it's out!

Cheers,
Joanna K, Annick Press

kris said...

aw, nuts. i just found you and now i have to wait? i hate waiting....

ctd said...

Congratulations!
I'm a little upset that I didn't buy the other one sooner...

Momsense said...

Thrilled for a well-deserved book deal. It won't put a kink in the production of our favorite blog, though.... will it?

Micha said...

hey!
congrats... except now i'm bummed that i have to wait :( oh well, just more to look forward to!
props to you for your work, and my regards to the TAD... u guys are great!

Jen said...

Your blog is such a hoot! I have 3 tiny art directors, but am fortunate that they think everything I draw is great. Not to rub it in or anything but on the other hand, no one is publishing a book about us either :)

Anonymous said...

Are you going to post on this blog anymore????

Anonymous said...

awesome!! I love this site, it makes me smile :)

Bill Z said...

Thanks everyone - yes I will continue the blog - currently all my time is going towards getting the book ready to go - there will be a lot of new material there and I haven't figured out how much of that will make it onto the blog yet, but stay tuned!

Trev said...

Congratulations! I've appreciated the very unique take on blogging that you have here, can't wait to see how it translates into a book!

Kim said...

Andrew and I just laughed till we CRIED reading this. Congratulations on the very well-deserved book deal!

Anonymous said...

I need some new stuff! Hurry it up!

Helen Hunt said...

This is simply awesome.
I can't wait to get my hands on the book. Please post here when they hit the shelves.

Anyway, I have just put up a blog post about this amazing blog :)

Diane said...

I'm a little late, but CONGRATULATIONS Bill!!! I can't wait to see the new version. :) Diane

kSarahSarah said...

Your work is great! Your daughter has a great eye though, and I often agree with her comments. She seems very perceptive, and her artwork shows talent. Some of her realistic interpretations remind me of comments an artist-friend made about reading Harold and the Purple Crayon as a kid--it freaked her out because she felt if he kept drawing, he was never going to get back to the real world.

Keep recording the comments. They are priceless. My 'TAD' is 14 and a perfect student but still has a mouth something like that at home:-) It works for us. As long as she's polite to others, don't let commenters criticize your interactions.

Tony said...

Although your artwork shows talent and your and your T.A.D. is often perceptive, the best part is simply the interplay between you two...her dead seriousness as a child and your dead earnestness at testing the bounds of her art directing. Excellent stuff!

Geoff derry said...

This is fabulous! Having suffered similar things myself, actually still suffering even though they are all over 20 now, I really identify with this.
Great Job!

ai-ball said...

Hello! I found out abour your blog through boingboing.net. Your art is awesome and T.D.A is so funny! I am excited for your book! Congrats!

Bill Z said...

thanks everyone for the great comments - the work on the book is progressing nicely and I'm getting really excited about it, although I don't know how I can wait that long. If you want to be notified of what's happening with it, just click the sign up link on the top right. I promise not to abuse it!

Yang said...

I can't help but think what a lovely treat it would be for you and the T.A.D. to look back on this in a few years' time, or when she's all grown up. I think it's just a wonderful, wonderful thing that you're doing. I can't wait to get my hands on the book come next spring!! Y.

Tracy said...

I read your blog this morning and I've literally had a smile on my face all day because of it. Congratulations on your success. Both you and your daughter are very talented.

Patti Gibbons said...

A friend of mine sent me the link to your blog. Very creative. I am forwarding your blog to my other art friends, especially the ones who have children, and I must bookmark your site. Perhaps I will even post about it to my blogs. I am still chuckling from my "healing chair".

patti

Anonymous said...

Congratulations.

You and your Tiny AD are brilliant. Looking forward to the book.

YAY!

mk said...

by golly! could you put her on video, when she critiques your work?

Bill Z said...

mk: I have tried several times to no avail!

Chris said...

Way to be T. A. D...

Way to be.

"Chris is Starving!"

lorem ipsum (aka Prof. Bosler) said...

Brilliant site! I'm looking forward to getting my hands on your book next Spring to share with my students.

Congratulations!

Garden Mum said...

Found your site recently and love it so there is a lovely blog award for you and your art director over at mine