Ever find yourself wishing you had children? How about wishing that Colin Meloy would tuck those imaginary children in and read them a bedtime story? Well, sometimes dreams do come true. Word just leaked that Meloy and his wife/artist Carson Ellis have teamed-up to write a children’s book together, with Meloy handling the words and Ellis tackling the illustrations. Though you might not recognize Ellis’ name, you probably recognize her work: he’s been responsible for the art of every Decemberists and solo Meloy album. Ellis recently dropped some hints regarding the book on her blog, but the details were slim. What we do know is that it will be titled The Unfortunate Demise of Whitley Rackham and it’s due for a limited-edition, letterpress-printed release.
No word yet though on when the perfect gift for hipster parents will be published. In the meantime, I suggest they put on their copy of Lullaby Renditions of Radiohead.