So we just started an interesting new project (not even a cover design yet)--a history of the animated holiday classic, Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol. The author is an animation director and has managed to collect a lot of ephemera like pencil-sketch storyboards and character models. He's also interviewed many of the team that produced the film, including voice-over artists. It's all color and will be out in spring 2009. The film hasn't been seen in a couple of years, so maybe publication of this book will help get the film seen again. For me, it doesn't feel like the holidays til I see either Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, or hear the Chipmunks singing carols. Oh, or seeing a Ken Roht 99¢ Only Show Spectacular.