chronicle books + fotoplay

Here it is. The “big news” I alluded to a couple of weeks ago: I’ve just signed a contract with Chronicle Books, to create a brand new, hugely expanded Fotoplay book. It’s difficult to express in words how delighted I am to be working with Chronicle, a publisher whose books I’ve admired for so many years. But let’s just say that when I learned (a couple of months ago) that there was serious interest from Chronicle in acquiring Fotoplay, as “the first book to combine photography (the real world) with drawing (the imaginary world)”, I began working straight away on pages for a new book, fingers crossed that everything would eventually come together. And it has. :)

At some point in the next few months I’ll post a sneak peek of the new book-in-progress. But for now, here’s what I can share: The format, style, and spirit of the book will be quite the same as my original Fotoplay, though there will be nearly three times the number of pages. And the print run will be around 10,000. With worldwide distribution. (This last piece is particularly exciting, as so many people beyond the US have contacted me, asking about the availability of Fotoplay overseas.)

I’m both thrilled and honored that Fotoplay was chosen by one of my favorite publishers, whose books truly reflect their carefully worded mission statement: “Inspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, our objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that’s instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value…”