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:
Evie and Simon always mind their manners. But sometimes, they have to mind their father’s, too! In this humorous spin on manners books, two kids teach their father everything he needs to know about mealtime etiquette. Everything is going well, until a surprise visitor arrives for dinner! Will Father be able to remember all of Evie and Simon’s lessons?