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Seth to illustrate new Lemony Snicket book series

Who Could That Be At This Hour?

Daniel Handler and Gregory Gallant are teaming up for a new children’s book series that kicks off this fall. That sentence may not mean a lot to you, unless you know that Handler is the real name of Lemony Snicket, the author of the mega-popular, best-selling A Series of Unfortunate Events children’s book series, and Gallant is better known as Seth, the Canadian cartoonist who created Wimbledon Green, George Sprott and Palookaville.

Who Could That Be at This Hour?, the first book in the “All the Wrong Questions” series, arrives in stores Oct. 23. Here’s a description of the book from its Barnes & Noble listing: “In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He began asking questions that shouldn’t have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not have been published, in four volumes that shouldn’t be read. This is the first volume.”

Publisher Little Brown plans a first printing of a million copies and has set up a teaser site to promote the book.



Seth hates doing commercial work. Makes him feel like a complete and total whore. But with a gig like this, I’d bend over while singing a beautiful aria with narry a hiccup, too.


February 9, 2012 at 5:56 am

I’m kinda happy for him, Seth being my favorite creator and all. On the other hand, it means I’ll see less of his work as long as he is occupied with working on this. And I’m too old for this Leony stuff…

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