Chronicle Books Is Releasing A Ton Of Cartoon Titles This Fall

My favorite publisher Chronicle Books just put out their Fall/Winter 2012 catalog and they’re releasing more animation and cartoon-related books this holiday season than ever before. Below are the six titles (including one by myself) that will be of interest to Cartoon Brew readers, followed by the catalog pages with images and descriptions of each book.

The Art and Making of ParaNorman by Jed Alger
August 2012, Pre-order for $21.74.

Sketchtravel by Gérald Guerlais and Dice Tsutsumi
September 2012, Pre-order for $23.52.

The Art of Wreck-It Ralph by Maggie Malone and Jennifer Lee Monn
November 2012, Pre-order for $21.74.

Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal by Karen Falk
November 2012, Pre-order for $16.27.

Full Steam Ahead!: The Life and Art of Ward Kimball by Amid Amidi
November 2012, Pre-order for $29.70.

The Art and Making of Peanuts Animation by Charles Solomon
December 2012, Pre-order for $20.83.


  • top cat james

    The Peanuts book is the top priority for me here, although I have to assume the sections of the book covering circa the mid-1980s to “Happiness Is a Warm Blanket” is going to be slim pickings at best, considering how the art and animation of the specials spiraled downward thereafter.

  • http://www.oddbirdarts.com Daryl Boman

    My reading list just got a smidge longer!

  • http://www.daganm.blogspot.com Dagan

    Hoh-my-gosh, SO excited for the
    Henson, Peanuts and ParaNorman books, especially!

  • Anthony D.

    That Peanuts book is now definitely on my Christmas list! ^_^

  • Beamish13

    I’m not a huge fan of Charles Solomon’s after having taken 2 classes with him at UCLA, but I will check out his PEANUTS book.

  • Emily Brundige

    AKA: A look at where your money is going to go over the next few months ;)

  • Oslaf Erbmon

    Nice to have a Paranorman book, I sorely missed a proper Coraline one. Speaking of stop motion films, does somebody know about a possible The Pirates! book? The one on Arthur Christmas was pretty good, so I would really like to start a modern Aardman section on my library.