Built on a foundation of more than 200 original interviews, now in the works is the definitive “history of” and “art of” behind the scenes coffee table book on the 1980s and ’90s G.I. Joe. Packed with rare and never-before-seen photos, drawings, paintings, letters, memos, and even an unpublished Marvel “G.I. Joe” comics story, this book is a must-have for Joe fans as well as a significant piece of pop culture journalism. Relive the ups and downs from the perspective of the toy designers, show writers, comics artists, advertising executives, and marketers who made G.I. Joe the hottest brand of the ’80s.
December 2015 update: Chapters 1-10 are written. Chapters 2-9 are designed. Wrapping up 11 soon, I hope, and casting about for images for it. Chapters 12-15 have nearly complete first drafts. Still figuring out Chapters 16-18. Information uncovered in 2014 necessitates tweaks on Chapters 2 and 6, but that’s a good thing. Expected completion: 2016.