My friends at Chronicle Books are having their annual “Friends and Family” sale. Through Friday, December 5, every book ordered from their website is 35% off and includes free shipping. To receive this discount, simply use the promo code FRIENDS at checkout. In addition to their currently available books, there are two new titles that can be pre-ordered on their site: Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts and my own The Art of Pixar Short Films. Also available at 35% discount is, of course, Cartoon Modern. Speaking of which, I got the itch recently to start a new blog about Fifties animation design. There won’t be a lot of writing on it; it’s just a place where I can share cool artwork. The new site is at cartoonmodern.tumblr.com.