I know that when fans read in Paste Oct '06 that The Decemberists' Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis would put out a children's book "about a talking cat who lives in turn-of-the-century Butte, Montana," many people stopped uploading greenscreen videos to YouTube and hustled to have a kid in time for the "mid-2007" release. And I also know that they've all been all, "Uh, I have this kid now, where's my book??" about it ever since.
Fret not, because Carson revealed an illustration [dead Turks! in Butte!] last week on her blog, and said that the book, now titled, The Unfortunate Demise of Whitley Rackham "seems on the horizon" and is at the printer. Unfortunately for all but about 150 of you, the printer is the quaint, little, limited-edition letterpress-to-the-indie-stars outfit Stumptown Press. The rest of you will just have to print out this picture and insert it into a children's book you already own. I would suggest the "nobody" page of Goodnight, Moon.