The personal styles of individual animation artists will be front and center in a new book series being prepped by Disney Publishing. The Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase series will feature artwork by artists currently working at the studio. Unlike Disney’s movie tie-in books that are illustrated by studio artists, the stories and characters in the Showcase series appear to be original creations.
Visual development artist Lorelay Bove illustrated the first book in the series, No Slurping, No Burping!: A Tale of Table Manners, which will be released on March 4. No other titles have been announced yet. The 40-page No Slurping, No Burping! is written by Kara LaReau: