- 1:37 pm - Sun, Jun 17, 2012
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Last year I was invited by the prolific Steven Heller to be a part of his upcoming book, “Comics Sketchbooks: The Private Worlds of Today’s Most Creative Talents”; Artists from around the world and from the varied fields of comics, animation, illustration & more were asked to share their creative process. It’s truly an honor to be included along with so many of my artistic heroes as well as my fellow contemporaries!
Clocking in at 352 pages, and featuring 700 illustrations (450 in color), this one’s gonna be a MONSTER of a book! Release date is September 7, and you can pre-order it HERE!
From the Thames-Hudson press release:
“From cartoons to graphic novels, from humor to superheroes, comics are the world’s most popular form of illustration. And, as in all forms of illustration, artists and designers experiment with visual ideas, image-and-word play, narrative sequencing, and stylistic flourishes through sketching. What we rarely see is the creative thinking — the doodling — that leads to fully formed visual ideas and stories.
Comics Sketchbooks presents the private notebooks of eighty-two of the world’s most inventive, innovative, and successful artists alongside new talents and emerging illustrators. The artists have been selected by the world’s leading critic and most knowledgeable source in the field of graphic design and illustration, Steven Heller, who has had personal access to some of the most private and unseen material. Although there have been several comic-book compilations over the years, none has the visual excitement, insight, and mind-blowing creativity — and fun — of this one.
Contributors include both world-renowned and up-and-coming talents: Posy Simmonds, Simon Tofield, Peter Blegvad, Rian Hughes and Run Wrake (UK); Robert Crumb, Seymour Chwast, Jim Steranko, Gary Panter, Victor Moscoso, Kim Deitch and Arnold Roth (US); Rutu Modan (Israel); Marcel Ruijters and Joost Swarte (the Netherlands); Cyril Guru and Colonel Moutarde (France); Javier Mariscal (Spain); and Seth (Canada), to name just a few.”
This book. I need this.
Man, Steven Heller clearly never sleeps.