Five years after its theatrical debut, the much-admired Oscar-nominated Irish feature The Secret of Kells finally has its own art-of book. Designing the Secret of Kells will be launched later this month at the San Diego Comic-con International.
It’s perhaps fitting that a book of the film’s concept and production artwork would take this long to publish, since the film itself took ten years to complete. “The Secret of Kells was a labor of love for me and our core crew since our college days,” says the film’s co-director Tomm Moore. “We began designing and developing the project in 1999 while both finishing our studies and beginning our company, Cartoon Saloon.”