One of my loyal readers brought this to my attention, so I guess it's safe to share it with the world. The AllSpark Almanac II is now being solicited on Amazon.com. 220 pages, by Bill Forster and myself. I don't think I'm giving too much away to say that it will cover season 3. Here's the solicitation text:
Transformers Animated is the most whimsical Transformers series ever. The AllSpark Almanac II captures that magic with a wondrous examination of this amazing universe. This 220 page volume is packed with behind-the-scenes sketches, interesting facts, production artwork and musings from the characters themselves. Relive the thrill of the final season of Animated and learn what might have been had the show continued. Explore the metallic plains of Cybertron and meet its colorful denizens. Discover more about the action-figures that accompanied the cartoon. Hard-core fans and neophytes alike will find this an essential tome. You won't want to miss it!
Now that the cat's out of the bag, I'd love to see a massive number of preorders of this thing. The higher this baby goes on the Amazon charts, the more likely I am to be able to keep making books like this. After all, there is a whole 'nother series that's recently been announced. (The Transformers: Prime Primer? Nah, that's terrible, but I'll have plenty of time to come up with a cool title.)
Some updates - most of the Transformers sites have posted news items about this, as well as discussion forums. So far we've got robust discussions going on on Seibertron, The AllSpark, TFW2005, and of course the IDW Forums. Man, good times!