Awesome sauce! I can't wait until the book is available on the store. (Wish I could go to ComicCon but it's just not in the cards.)
I'm really excited to announce the next book collection in the Sheldon-verse: Pugs: God's Little Weirdos. It's a special collection of every pug strip that ever appeared in "Sheldon"...plus some extra pug-related stuff only found in this book. Essentially, it's a collection custom-made for dog-lovers...or for people who love dog-lovers...or for people who have to live next door to dog-lovers. Perhaps even for the dogs themselves. :)
Let me show you a bit of it. Here's a shot of the cover and the title page:
In addition to all the collected strips, there's sort of a book-within-a-book: An expanded, reformatted version of Oso's recent stand-alone adventure, "Little Lost Pug," with some added stuff not seen online:
The book will be premiering at San Diego Comic-Con, and will be available online one week later in the Sheldon Store.
Then, in mid-August, we'll be having the big book-launch party in Beverly Hills. Aaaaaand, as of right now, it looks like the free drinks will be sponsored by Coppola Wines! Not too shabby!
Also, just because it's a ridiculous picture, I thought I'd share this shot of me and the little tornado who inspired this book: Our family pug Payaso. About five minutes after this photo was taken, I believe he had shredded another couch pillow. Such is the joy of pugs.
Payaso? Clown? What is it with the spanish pug names?
Ever since I saw the pug in Men in Black II, they always seemed... extraterrestial to me. Hmmm. Better start building my Sheldon book collection.
I'm excited! Speaking of pugs, our neighbor across the street had a pug that sounded like it has a chainsaw caught in its throat.
God's little weirdos is definitely right.
Wow... looks good. I don't have a pug. But looks like a great book.
Here's a crazy question... can you find these books at Barnes and Noble?? Probably not...
SOLD EXCLUSIVELY ON THIS WEBSITE??
How many hours of toil and sweat did it take to make this book??
Or is that Philly, Calif?
PS: Loved the wipe-out shot...
Never had a pug myself, but know those who have. Truth is stranger that fiction when it comes to pugs. I remember the scenes in The Great Race where the Russian Emperor (Jack Lemmon) has about twenty pugs and when he lays down drunk, in bed, they mob him.
A veritable tidal wave of puggishness.
Lord of the Pugs:
OH THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU VERY MUCH!!! FOR DOING THIS BOOK. My black chinese pug and brindle bug(boston terrier/chinese pug mix) say Thank-you too. This is so cool, I can't wait to order this book!! Did I say Thank-you for doing the book?! ;0)
I had a feeling this is what you were working on. It had occurred to me at one point while I was reading through the archive front to back that I should keep track of the pug strips and figure out if you were just randomly numbering your "genuine pug tales" strips or if they actually followed through.
So now that you've run out of animals to base book names on, what's next? You've got good ducks, winter-storm lizards and strange little dogs. Introduce a new character perhaps? A bear? Vulture? Alligator?
Love PUg... what is a Chinese pug?? What's the difference between a normal pug and a Chinese pug...? Can you post a link... I've never heard of one... dave, do you have a Chinese pug??
To answer a few of the questions raised above...
- Artist Editions will be offered first to susbscribers of the newsletter. (For those inexplicably not receiving the newsletter, we'll have a work-around for that.)
- The book will be available in bookstores, comic shops, and libraries later in the summer...distributed through Diamond Books and Baker & Taylor.
- Everyone is indeed welcome to the book-launch party on August 10th. It'll be held at the very cool "Crescent" in Beverly Hills. For picks of what past book parties looked like, check out these [sheldoncomics.com]
Magnus and anyone else who wants to know...Chinese pugs have round or "apple faces" and they are black or apricot Fawn. Dutch pugs are "square faces" and are silver/white/gray fawns. They all started out as "Chinese Pugs" and the dutch were the first to bring them out of China. I have found many more intesting facts if anyone is intested you can e-mail me off list. Sorry Dave hope you didn't mind.
When you say 'premiere' does that mean that I'll be able to buy the book at SD, or will simply be showcased?
I bought the first TPB collection from you at ALA so I can just jump ahead to the latest if you'll have copies available.
I told you how much I enjoyed Oso's adventure and I'm looking forward to seeing what additions you may have made.
So, folks can get it:
- In person at San Diego Comic-Con
- In person at the book-launch party in mid-August
- Online, after the party
Thanks Dave for doing a book just based on your strips with Oso in it! Don't get me wrong, I love the comic, but I'am biased toward the pug storyline, because I'am a pug mom to a black Chinese Pug, named Bijou. I actually found out about your comic through my local pug meetup, we love it!! My question is I'm trying my best to get to your book launch on August 10th, they look fun and I have never been, do we need to be on a list or simply just show up? What time also does it start? Well hopefully look forward to meeting you. Thanks, Amy
Since IÃ‚Â´ve read the first Sheldoncomic about 4 month ago, i really loved it. IÃ‚Â´ve already read all the past comics in the archives*g* Now I check the site everyday for the next comic!
My English isÃ‚Â´nt the best, sorry for that...
I am from Germany, living next to Frankfurt am Main. Is there any way to get the Pug-Book in Germany?
IÃ‚Â´ve already spread the Sheldon-Comic-Site in the German-Pug-Szene*g* we all enjoy it!
All the best,
Welcome to the forums! I'm from Germany myself. I'd still recommend ordering the book via the Sheldon online store. You do have to pay international shipping, but with the current exchange rate it's still pretty cheap, and delivery is FAST (like, one week). Besides Dave gets all the cash that way, instead of having to pay a large amount to Amazon or whatnot.
What a great idea :) We lost our 13 year old puggle buddy, Otis, just about 2 weeks ago. A royal pain and the biggest bundle of love and snorting ever to grace our lives. My husband and I have had many a good laugh at the truths in your strips (and he doesn't even like comics :) When I can stop crying every time I see a puggle, I will definitely purchase one. Thanks for the joys and give your puggle extra loves from us.
Dave, thanks so much for putting oso's adventures into one book.... you capture the essence of pug ownership to the "T" in all of his daily antics....
from a mom of 4 [well 3 now... my beloved chino passed 2 weeks ago]and who knows how many fosters..... you make me laugh out loud everytime i read your comics.
wendi mom to charlotte,chesney, and chester a whole group of foster pugs
I have to admit I've never owned a pug, but I've had dogs forever and the strips about Oso are so realistic! Like the story line when Oso ran away, I'm sure my dogs have done something like that before. Can't wait till the books out for sale!