A few days ago I a copy of my "Icky Ricky" ARC. An ARC is an "Advance Reading Copy" and is essentially a test run of the book. It's on cheaper paper, and there will usually be tweaks to the text and art before the final book off is sent to to be printed. The ARC is also used so that marketing can get a sense of the book, and have something to show while selling it. Ricky is a much longer piece of writing than I have ever done. Each page has art, along with a paragraph or two. The book is 124 pages, and will be out in May of 2013. Random House is publishing it.