So the cat’s out of the bag. This is from Publishers Weekly today:
Neal Porter at Roaring Brook Press has acquired the picture book Nighty Night, Sleepy Sleep by Brian Anderson. The book, based on Anderson’s nationally syndicated comic strip, Dog Eat Doug, is about Doug and his dog Sophie, and their attempt to avoid bedtime. The book was sold in a two-book deal with Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Studio and is scheduled for fall 2008 release.Â
I’m pretty excited about the whole deal. It happened very fast, thanks to my stellar agent. The second book has yet to be determined. It may or may not be DeD related. But there certainly will be more DeD picture books in the future.