About a year ago my publisher took me to lunch and proposed an experiment. Being a former physics major, I was a little disappointed to learn that it wouldn't involve lasers or superconducting magnets, but it still seemed sorta kinda interesting. They wanted to try selling a FoxTrot collection targeted to kids, which would be sold in bookstores' childrens sections rather than FoxTrot's usual place in the humor section.
And now it's here! So what is it, exactly, besides a book with a title that's really awkward to say out loud?
Essentially it's a collection of dailies pulled from past collections that we thought kids would especially enjoy. So there's more of an emphasis on school and sibling stuff, and less of the techie pop-culture stuff. They're arranged to give the sense of a year-in-the-life with the characters.
I'm really happy with how the book turned out and my fingers are crossed that some kids new to FoxTrot will discover and enjoy it. And I'm told there will be e-versions available, too, which makes this book doubly experimental. Still no lasers, sadly.