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Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi

Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi

Here’s the cover to one of next year’s must-have animation books: Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi by Jon M. Gibson and Chris McDonnell.

I’ve peeped the interior and can report that it’s a 264-page visual feast packed with page after page of amazing artwork. Any book that can make Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings look like a competent piece of filmmaking has done its job well. Plus, a foreword by Bakshi aficionado Quentin Tarantino and interviews/anecdotes with John K, Albert Ruddy, Bruce Timm, Peter Chung, John Sparey, Tom Minton, and Frank Frazetta among others. Book launch is slated for Comic-Con International: San Diego in July 2008. Pre-order for $26.40 on Amazon.