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Funny! Twenty-Five Years Of Laughter From The Pixar Story Room (book review).

November 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Funny! Twenty-Five Years Of Laughter From The Pixar Story Room (book review).

A common misconception is that when any comedy films are made that all the right jokes are selected at the scripting stage. With animation, where so much of it is visual gags, then as John Lasseter describes, egos are left at the door when his team enters the Pixar Story Room and each of the […]

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The Artist’s Eye (Learning To See book 1) by Peter Jenny (book review).

November 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Artist’s Eye (Learning To See book 1) by Peter Jenny (book review).

As I commented when I review Peter Jenny’s third book ‘Figure Drawing’ in this ‘Learning To See’ series last month, his books are designed to stir up the creativity in you, even if you haven’t had any formal art lessons or at least any that have sank in. The first book in the series, ‘The […]

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Illustrators # 20 (magazine review).

November 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators # 20 (magazine review).

This issue of ‘Illustrators’ is devoted to Russian artists. As such, we see the work from their homeland which makes an interesting contrast to other material we’ve seen in the past. The opening section is devoted to a group of artists called ‘The Wanderers’ or Iterants who in the mid-19th century, instead of relying on […]

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Figure Drawing (Learning To See book 3) by Peter Jenny (book review).

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Figure Drawing (Learning To See book 3) by Peter Jenny (book review).

I’m beginning to think some of the publicists know my tastes better than me sometimes. The inclusion of this tiny book, ‘Figure Drawing (Learning To See book 3)’ by Peter Jenny was because of my interest in promoting creativity. An important asset in our genre that we need to encourage in the next generation or […]

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How Comics Work by Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher (book review)

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
How Comics Work by Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher  (book review)

The dividing line between the way the writing was done in this book, ‘How Comics Work’, is defined in the introduction as Tim Pilcher and Dave Gibbons talked a lot about the comicbook process. This drew (sic) Gibbons thoughts out and which he put to paper and what you have here. As Pilcher also explains, […]

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They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Musical Years (The 1940s – Part Two) by Didier Ghez (book review)

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Musical Years (The 1940s – Part Two) by Didier Ghez  (book review)

If you think that after the first two books of ‘They Drew As They Pleased’, that this one would also feature concept artists, you would be mistaken. This one focuses on the Story Research Department which because its name seemed to centre on character design than its real job and was later renamed as Character […]

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Star Wars Art – Ralph McQuarrie: 100 Postcards by Ralph McQuarrie (postcard review).

October 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Art – Ralph McQuarrie: 100 Postcards by Ralph McQuarrie (postcard review).

If you simply can’t wait until December for more ‘Star Wars’ and given ‘The Last Jedi’ trailer, why would you, you can at least satisfy your lust for a galaxy far, far away with these new set of ‘Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie: 100 Postcards’ from the team at Abrams Noterie. Presented in a glossy, […]

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It’s Great To Create by Jon Burgerman (book review).

October 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
It’s Great To Create by Jon Burgerman (book review).

For such a tiny book, Jon Burgerman has wrote or should I say created an interesting tome in ‘It’s Great To Create’. The sub-title is ‘101 Fun Creative Exercises For Everyone’. As Burgerman explains most people doodle which means they can draw just a little. His exercises are designed to make you more playful and […]

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They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Musical Years (The 1940s – Part One) by Didier Ghez (book review).

October 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Musical Years (The 1940s – Part One) by Didier Ghez (book review).

It should hardly be surprising that the second volume of Didier Ghez’ book ‘They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Musical Years (The 1940s – Part One)’, much of the focus in on ‘Fantasia’ (1940). When I saw it for the first time in the early 1960s, I wasn’t entirely sure, outside […]

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They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Golden Age: The 1930s by Didier Ghez (book review).

October 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Golden Age: The 1930s by Didier Ghez (book review).

Didier Ghez in his introduction to ‘They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Golden Age: The 1930s’ that his books aren’t going to focus on the well-known Disney animators but on the concept designers. The people who designed what the animators brought to life. That should make you stop and think if […]

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