Savage Chickens - Savage Chickens Book Deal!

Hey everybody – I’ve got some great news! I’ve got a book deal with Perigee Books, a division of Penguin Group USA! I’m really excited to be working with editor Maria Gagliano and the whole Perigee team.

Thanks to all of you readers for being so supportive over the years – it’s great to finally be putting together a book for you. And a big thank-you goes out to my agent Danielle for getting the chickens out there.

The book will be a combination of web site favourites and all-new cartoons, including fun activity stuff to help you liven up your cubicle. I’ll keep you posted on upcoming book news, including the release date!

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78 Responses to Savage Chickens Book Deal!

  1. Seth says:

    >> Iโ€™ll keep you posted on upcoming book news, including the release date!

    And the book title, I pray?

  2. Big Egg says:

    Is that a book deal or a book-book-BWAK deal?

  3. Carey says:

    awesome. I will buy it. I think the cover should be “glass half full?”

  4. steve says:

    Awesome, this will join the other books on my shelf.

    Well done Doug.

    @big egg, nice one!

    : )

  5. steve says:

    are you taking suggestions for books names?

  6. Teg says:

    Excellent work Doug! Look forward to the book. Hope it makes it to the UK!

  7. Klaus says:

    Perfection! I’m placing an order right now already ๐Ÿ˜‰

    No, really. As soon as you say it’s available, I’ll order one, possibly several for friends. Looking forward!

  8. Noria says:

    congratulations! I’ve been following your cartoons for years and sent cartoon links to people ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the psychology (and use of ninjas!)

  9. Luke says:

    That is very cool news, congratulations, I’ll be buying it ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. kalimeru says:

    I really like the title ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. KT says:

    Please add the book to when it gets released – I’d love to get a copy here in Oz! Yippee!

  12. Kelly says:

    Congratulations! I look forward to the book and will have to get enough copies for work mates as well. Everyone needs help with cubicle (and sometimes door) art and wisdom.

  13. laanba says:

    Congratulations! That book will definitely be on my buy list.

  14. RogerR says:

    Eggselent news (oh dear, oh dear)

  15. Natito says:

    Congrats! looking forward to see what comes ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Ken says:

    Way to go! The world anxiously awaits the chickens in print.

  17. NotBob says:

    That’s fantastic news, Doug!
    As Teg says, I hope it makes it onto the UK market.

  18. George says:

    Congratulations! It not only takes talent, but perseverance and guts and loads of luck to get a book published. I hope you sell plenty.

  19. David Raynes says:

    That’s awesome! Congrats!

  20. Gretchen says:


  21. Sage says:

    Awesome! I knew it was just a matter of time. Congratulations Doug and Chickens!!

  22. Sam says:

    Congrats! Let me know when the movie adaptation comes out…

  23. Crystal says:

    Sweet Jebus! This is the miracle I have been waiting for! Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus! I was just saying last night how I couldn’t wait for these to be made into a book…my espn must have been on high!

  24. ramonathepest says:

    That’s great! However, will fun activity stuff be usable on Kindle?

  25. MissK says:

    That’s great, Doug! Looking forward to it!

  26. Bri says:

    Do I forsee a Savage Chicken Graphic Novel?!

    The book and its pages HAVE to be yellow, like a big posted note pack

  27. DG says:


  28. Mary says:

    Awesome news! It will definately be on my coffee table!

  29. Luwano says:

    The book will be a bestseller, especially with this title.

    I hope the book will arrive in Germany someday, but I’m worried about the translation, because german publishers tend to be kind of inaccurate when it comes to well thought-out translations.
    (Examle: “Da Vinci Code” was published as “Sakrileg” what means “sacrilege”)

    I’ll buy your book in english then….


  30. danineteen says:

    That’s awesome! You’ve got a buyer here already ๐Ÿ˜€

  31. gnomebody says:

    looking forward to it! congrats doug!

  32. Hugh Franklin says:

    About time!!! Can we pre-order? Xmas release date? I want it now now now now now!

  33. MrBawn says:

    Awesome! When can I pre-order? I like the sound of “stuff to help you liven up your cubicle.”

  34. Mike says:

    Congrats Doug, now more people will get to know those Savage Chickens!

  35. Brian says:

    That is AWESOME news Doug. Congrats!

  36. Stacy says:

    Congrats! Can’t wait!

  37. WhizGidget says:

    HOOOORAY!!!! I’ll be making room for it on my work bookshelf!

    Because, naturally, it will have Prod3000 in it… right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    -AnnS.- (PROD devotee… or minion…)

  38. James says:

    Way cool! Can’t wait. I really hope “One Cloudy Day” is in there. And the moon/cantaloupe one. That is the one that made me a fan! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

  39. michelle says:

    That’s terrific! Congrats Doug.

  40. GersonK says:

    congrats! Is it being printed by the good people @ 3M so I can easily stick my favorites on my cubicle walls?

  41. Ada says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait to see it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Tatum says:

    That is awesome. Now even more people can see how cool the Chickens are.

  43. Seraphine says:

    woohoo! my office could *use* some livening up!

    well deserved, doug. penguin books has a great reputation; and i’m sure there are millions of penguins out there who are insanely curious about chickens.

  44. Sonya Zikic says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait!

  45. Dinana says:

    Congrats Doug! Maybe this will lead to a lot of chicken feed! I will definitely get the book! Maybe we, your loyal viewers can get a signed copy??? :^ Savage Chickens Rule!

  46. miss liss says:

    Hey Congratulations!

    Excited to have a Savage Chickens book on shelf.

  47. lindylu says:

    Save me a signed copy!!!!!!!

  48. Raquel says:


  49. bookchick says:

    My personal chickaloonies and I are thrilled for you!

  50. Silarnon says:

    Brilliant news! Tell them it needs to be published out here in New Zealand.

  51. Danene Peterson says:


  52. Lesley says:

    Contrats Doug. See if you can sneak in pop-up somewhere in there, or a scratch and sniff.

  53. Joe says:

    You should make sections with the best comics of every character.

  54. Capt. Obvious says:

    Awesome awesomeness Doug! Only, WTF is a Perigee? And will the book be out in time for Christmas?

  55. SF Mo says:

    Fabulous news – books and chickens in one package – how cool will that be?

  56. James M. says:

    Congratulations! The most important thing is that the format of the cartoons not be changed. That’s part of their charm. Don’t let any editor talk you into altering the yellow-note format.

  57. Kathleen says:

    Horay! I can’t wait to have a book full of chickens!

  58. Donna V. says:

    Brillant!! Well done & congratulations.

  59. Antonio says:

    Hey Doug,

    great news! I’ll definitely start saving up for this one. ๐Ÿ™‚


  60. Rojse says:

    I’ve been introduced to Savage Chicken a few weeks ago, and have managed to read them all (all of which I found hilarious). I’ll definitely be getting this book, especially since there are new cartoons.

  61. *da says:

    on the book deal, many Congrats~

    your site has been the source of countless moments of relief.

    my fiance and best friend and I feel that you are a benevolent stalker who documents our lives in chickens… it is eerie how apropos your cartoons are on any given day.

    thank you for your work & we are looking forward to paper chickens.


  62. Heidi says:

    @GersonK – I totally agree – it should be printed on post it notes!

  63. Sej says:

    Oh happy day! Penguins publish Chickens, how cool is that?

  64. ItsAChickThing says:

    Hmmm! Perhaps a Penguin U-M? offering publishing and editorial advice?

  65. Cristina says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to buying it in the Philippines!

  66. Traian says:

    FANTASTIC!!! i can’t wait for it to come out! Will it be available in Europe, as well?

  67. Dave says:


    Thank you for continuing to provide us readers with little bits of sunshine!!!

    Congrats on the book! I plan on buying it!!

    – Dave

  68. diego says:

    congratulations! you’ve come a long way, baby.

  69. Nora Dallaire says:

    Omg! Speaking as a bookstore employee, I can not WAIT to see it!!! (I’ll order a whole pile, promise! :D)

  70. Octavian says:


    I will buy a copy too. Just include lots of new comics ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  72. […] This one’s dedicated to reader David P.! It’s another extra-large cartoon on a 3″ x 5″ sticky note – I’ve been drawing a bunch of big cartoons like this for the book. […]

  73. Jillian says:

    Way to go Doug! That’s great news and I will be waiting to find out the BIG reveal time and date!

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