Enjoy Cartoon Brew’s 2018 hand-picked guide to 40 animation and animation-adjacent books that’ll delight your favorite cartoon buff.

⭓ SOLID ANIMATION BETS
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Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros.

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The Art of Ralph Breaks the Internet

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Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation

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Masaaki Yuasa Sketchworks

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse -The Art of the Movie

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The Art of Incredibles 2

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The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs

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Bojack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse

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They Drew As They Pleased Vol 4: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Mid-Century Era: The 1950s and 1960s

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Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: The Ultimate History

⭓ UNCONVENTIONAL ANIMATION-RELATED DELIGHTS
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Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney’s Animation Studio

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The Animators

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Walt Disney’s Disneyland

The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & the Secrets of Walt Disney’s Movie Magic

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Learn to Draw Mickey Mouse & Friends Through the Decades

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Character Design Quarterly 5

⭓ ILLUSTRATION
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Fantastic Worlds: The Art of William Stout

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This is M. Sasek: The Extraordinary Life and Travels of the Beloved Children’s Book Illustrator

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Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists

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The Sketchbook of Loish: Art in Progress

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Harryhausen: The Movie Posters

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Al Parker: Illustrator, Innovator

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Mudbite

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Border Bang

⭓ FOR THE ANIMATION BUFF WHO WANTS TO EXPAND THEIR HORIZONS
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The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox

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Typeset in the Future: Typography and Design in Science Fiction Movies

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Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance

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California Crazy: American Pop Architecture

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Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California and Graphic Design, 1936-1986

⭓ LONG READS
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The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies

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Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

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Comic Venus: Women and Comedy in American Silent Film

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Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey

⭓ COMING IN 2019…BUT MAY AS WELL PRE-ORDER NOW
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A Grand Success!: The Aardman Journey, One Frame at a Time

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Doom Doom Doom: The Art of Invader Zim

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The Illumination Art of Eric Guillon

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Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat: The Making of Roger Rabbit

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Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny

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The FLCL Archives

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I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation

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The Art of Missing Link

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