Scott Morse, long-time art director/story artist with Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Universal, Disney, and presently, with Pixar (as well as an Eisner Award-winning comic book artist on PLASTIC MAN, with Kyle Baker), has a new book of interest coming out this month, NOBLE BOY. Says Scott:
It’s a strange sort of project for me, a sort of children’s book for adults, about my mentor, animation design legend Maurice Noble. I think it may enlighten some of Maurice’s long-time fans, and might even make him some new ones. The book itself is offered as a hardcover “board-book”, a sort of children’s book for adults, all in rhyme, fully painted and told by me. It covers Maurice’s life and career in a playful manner, something I think he would have gotten a kick out of.
It’s 32 pages and will retail for $12.95. The initial print run is 2500 books, but it’s being offered primarily through comic book shops. Original art from the book will be made available through Scott’s website, and at San Diego Comic-Con this year.