SPHDZ illustrated by Shane Prigmore

Shane Prigmore, whose character design talents have graced Coraline and How to Train Your Dragon, has illustrated his first book …

Stop Motion Marvels

If you’ve been following recent trends in animation you’ve noticed that stop-motion is alive and well, in fact in better shape today than …

The Men Who Would Be King

I can’t wait to get my hands on this book: The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called …

BOOK REVIEW: Studio Cards

One of my recent book purchases is Studio Cards: Funny Greeting Cards and People Who Created Them (2004). I needed the book for research …

TONIGHT in LA: 100 Greatest Looney Tunes

Come celebrate the publication of my latest book tonight at the Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax Ave. We are having a screening of …

Maf the Dog book trailer

Here’s an animated trailer for The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe , a new book by Andrew O’Hagan. The …

Dan DeCarlo’s Jetta

Another day, another great book from Craig Yoe. His latest is a collection of Dan DeCarlo’s futuristic teenage comic books from 1952, …

Nico Marlet’s Sketchbook

Ace character designer Nico Marlet (Kung Fu Panda, How To Train Your Dragon) has published a collection of his sketches. As of now, the …

Free Animation Book Idea #2

Picking up where we left off last month, here’s another book idea that’s free for the taking. The proposal is rather straightforward: a …

1940 textbook predicts animated Penguins

I had a wonderful time in the City of Orange yesterday, guest speaking at Bill Kroyer’s class at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. …

The Book Nobody’s Been Waiting For

Lou Scheimer tells all . . . like about the time he produced something crappy, or that other time he produced something crappy, or those …

Ramayana: Divine Loophole by Sanjay Patel

Sanjay Patel’s Ramayana: Divine Loophole is a retelling of the classic Hindu myth with the addition of cheerfully stylized cartoon …

Spongebob Little Golden Book

Regular Brew readers are aware that I collect old Little Golden Books relating to animation and have frequently mentioned my admiration …

A Free Animation Book Idea For You

Concept art from John Hubley’s Finian’s Rainbow This repost of John Canemaker’s article about John Hubley’s unproduced feature …

Are Little Golden Books getting cool again?

Longtime readers of the Brew know I collect old Little Golden Books of the 50s and 60s because the standards of the artwork, particularly …

The Best Animation Books of 2009

Here are my picks for the best animation books of 2009. The Colors of Mary Blair –A catalog for an exhibition that happened …

Bosko on a Book Cover

Something nobody thought they’d see in 2009: Warner Bros.’ first animated star Bosko appearing on a book cover eighty years after his …

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