Good morning! I hope all of you here in the U.S. had a lovely Labor Day Weekend. Everybody else: You’re not alone. Yesterday was a full work day for me, too.

But it was a good one. Check it out: The design of the Monster Book is complete! The last few pages took a lot longer than I thought, but they’re now full of fun little goodies and surprises for you. I had to make sure that the small type lovers and graph aficionados among you will have something to look forward to, after all. And who would ever want to buy a book without lavishly illustrated end papers?

A big, honking PDF is on its way to my editor, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for nips and tucks rather than wholesale edits. When I get my marked up pages in two weeks I still have to hand-letter the pull quotes on each page, but I’ll do it gladly. Why? Oh, come on now… don’t play coy with me. You know why! Because 344 LOVES YOU



  • 4 September 2007 9:54 am

    Woo Hoo! Congrats on the first round. Here’s to limited edits.

  • 4 September 2007 2:11 pm

    big growly prrrrops!!!

  • 4 September 2007 3:24 pm

    Yay!!! I love a book w/ end papers + size 2 print (not to mention funny legal copy). ~_______^ Will there be blind debossing on this bad boy too?

  • 4 September 2007 3:27 pm

    No blind embossing, I’m afraid, Emily. They already had to stretch the budget for the custom end papers. But there will be a dual layer DVD chock full of stuff. How’s that?

  • Danielle
    4 September 2007 7:48 pm

    Yeah! Super excited for the final product. :] Hope everything goes well.

  • 7 September 2007 3:48 pm

    Haha, it’s alrite, Stefan. I have no doubts that the final product will be spectacular + beyond gorgeous! Oh, I got my Monstery UCLA Extension catalog in the post today. Really likin’ all the 344 nods on the cover—sort of like a “Where’s Waldo” experience. Great job!
    Have a lovely weekend! ^_____^

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