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Remembering Pres Romanillos Through his Artwork

Pres Romanillos Sketchbook

Brew reader Tim Hodge points out that Stuart Ng Books has published a Pres Romanillos sketchbook. Romanillos, who animated at Disney and DreamWorks, passed away in July, 2010 following an extended battle with leukemia.

According to Stuart’s website:

This sketchbook was conceived by his widow Jeannine Romanillos and reproduces artwork from Pres’ sketchpads and sketchbooks: life drawings, horse and animal studies, Disney character drawings, travel sketches, and a sampling of his personal cartoons and drawings. It includes a short biography of the artist written by Charles Solomon and a page of Pres’ notes from a 1993 lecture by Glen Keane.

The 32-page book is limited to 1,000 copies and sells for $15 on Stuart Ng’s website.

Pres Romanillos Sketchbook
  • Very, very cool.

  • I picked it up at CTN. Pres had astonishing drawing skills, and his talent and energy jump off the page. It’s a nice tribute to a great guy.

  • Josh Bowman

    Looks great but limited to 1000? Seriously when are specialty book stores going to get with the digital age and start selling copies in pdf format. I’d buy this in a heartbeat if I could download it and put it on my iPad.

    • Because paper is still king and worth more in the long run because it’s TANGIBLE.

      • Josh Bowman

        worth more definitely, just like the $1000 the Disney sketchbook series books are worth now even with the scanned pdfs floating around the internet.

        Let the paper versions be collected and admired, I’m just after a convinient way to browse the books I own, hence I find digital copies and load them on my iPad so i can flick through whatever book/sketchbook i feel like on the trainride home and leave the originals to gather dust on the shelf.

  • Pres was a great animator and a great man, I was fortunate to have worked with him on Mulan and learned a great deal from him. He was always generous with his time and talent. I’m glad to see a tribute book to him and his drawings have been made.


    Sad sad news….My heart goes out to his friends and family.

    Did he work on The Black Cauldron? I have some preproduction drawings/sketches from that film that very much look like his work. Anyone know?