Pixar’s latest short is getting its very own art-of book.
LIke his fellow ‘Avatar’ co-creator, Michael DiMartino is entering the world of publishing.
A new book explores the original, un-Disney-like goals of Pixar’s first feature effort.
Little Nemo is roused by a new generation of artists in two new books.
Barney Rubble with green toenails, Yogi Bear mass graveyards, fake Charlie Browns: welcome to the weird wide world of cartoon merchandising!
Two new books examine the role of the Disney studio as a patriotic propaganda factory during World War II.
The obesity epidemic takes its toll on cartoon characters in a new book and exhibition.
A new book seeks to remedy the lack of English scholarship on China’s contribution to the medium.
Historian R.C. Harvey sets out to rescue great cartoonists of old from obscurity.
A new edition of “The Anime Encyclopedia” aims to cover anime more comprehensively than ever before. Does it succeed?
Thinking of moving from animation into children’s book illustration? Here’s some valuable advice from a dozen artists who have already made the jump.
I regret starting this review on a negative note, but it should be said that “Anime Fan Communities” is not the most accurately-titled book. Author Sandra Annett takes international anime fandom as her starting point, but she ends up engaging with a much wider range of topics.
Finding the perfect book for the beloved animation fan in your life can be a big challenge, but these gift-book ideas will inform and inspire anyone who loves animation and drawing.
Designer Todd Oldham, who has compiled impressive monographs on mid-century illustrators and designers like Charley Harper and Alexander Girard, looks to have made something special again with his book on Ed Emberley.
Looks like we finally have a definitive answer to the age-old question: Is being an animator one of the coolest jobs on the planet?
“The Who, the What, and the When” is a new book by Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman and Matt Lamothe that celebrates the “secret sidekicks of history” who propelled famous historical figures to greatness.
Animation historian John Canemaker talks about the process and challenges of creating the monumental new biography “The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic.”
Focal press has released cover art for what is sure to be one of next year’s most popular animation titles: Andreas Deja’s “The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney’s Greatest Animators.”
British TV networks wanted to find the next “Simpsons” and “South Park,” but things didn’t go quite as planned.
Although I haven’t seen the exhibit “Gustave Doré (1832-1883): Master of Imagination,” currently at the National Gallery of Canada, I can say that the catalog is beautiful, informative, and opened up Doré’s career in ways I had not anticipated.
A sketchbook of production artwork by the innovative animation director Masaaki Yuasa will be published in Japan next month.
Five years after its debut, the Oscar-nominated Irish feature “The Secret of Kells” finally has its own art-of book.
It was bound to happen: Chronicle Books appears to have reached ‘peak art-of book’ with the upcoming publication of “The Art of Planes.” It’s no longer possible for anyone to collect every ‘art of’ book published, and frankly, with titles like this, why would any discerning artist want to?
Yesterday on Cartoon Brew’s Instagram, we offered a small taste of John Canemaker’s new book “The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic,” which will be released on May 27.
I can remember looking at anime titles in British video catalogues back in the nineties; as the pastoral fantasies of Hayao Miyazaki would not reach prominence in this country until the new millennium, UK distributors placed a strong emphasis on futuristic thrillers. The films of Mamoru Oshii certainly fit that bill.