Monday, October 25, 2010


Here we are again, Peek-a-book Monday. I've been slightly focused on series or sets of books, and this week well take a look at the first of Pierre Lambert's lovely Disney series, Pinocchio. This is a sibling book to an earlier peek, Blanche Niege. I believe there at at least two others in this series; Mickey Mouse and The Jungle Book.
Pinocchio is filled mostly with concepts and background production paintings. You wont find many animation boards but there definitely are a few and also a few style sheets. Really nice, thick, ultra glossy paper and a couple fold out pans.
Along with Bambi, probably some of the finest background painting work to ever be seen on the screen or off.
Really great book for the background/Layout artist or anyone whos a fan of the movie.

Pierre Lambert
235pg HC
ISBN 0-78686247-5

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hugo-Pratt; Imaginaires Secrets

It's Peek-a-Book Monday again! This week we will take a peek at: Hugo Pratt; Periples Secrets. This is the matching sibling book to an earlier peek, Hugo Pratt; Periples Imaginaires. Theyre both lovely books and look great together on the shelf, but if you only can have one, definitely go for the first one, Periples Imaginaires.

415 pg HC
ISBN 978-2-203-01048-2

Monday, October 11, 2010

Akira Animation Archives

Peek-a-Book Mondays- This week, Akira Animation Archives. Personally I think besides the comics themselves, this is the best of all Akira books. Character Sheets, Mechanical Model Sheets, Layouts, Storyboards, and quite a few Animation Boards, including both Character and Effect Animations. Pretty much a great all around book for animators, visual developers, layout artists, and people like me who love all those motorcycles, psionic battles, and general outrageousness of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira.

194 pages SC

Monday, October 4, 2010

Blanche Neige

This weeks Peek-a-Book is Blanche Neige, 1 of 4 magnificent sibling books available from Pierre Lambert. HC 243pgs Demons & Merveilles. Super glossy pages. 11.3 x 8.6 x 0.7 inches so its of substantial size. Packed full of visual development and production paintings. Id say this series are better for the background painters/layout than for the animator or character designer. But if you love old disney or are a fan of the Snow White Film, youll really like this book as well as the other 3 in the series, Pinocchio, Mickey Mouse, and Le Livre de la jungle.

NOTE ON MICKEY EDITION: I did read that the binding in the Mickey Mouse volume is poorly done so if you prefer your books pristine definitely try and find the French edition, but if you just want the pictures I bet you can find this one for cheap somewhere out there on the internets. The two I have, Blanche Neige and Pinocchio havent given me any problems with the binding and ive had them for a number of years. Highly recommended.