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  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (May 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0240817796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240817798
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 9.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #673,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've found this book very inspiring.
Paltin Yan
Here is a book that tells it like it is: from the opening story of his deal with the devil, to his personal stories of struggling to make it.
Sylvester Carolan
A must have for anyone that already makes their own films or is even thinking about jumping in!
Jim Lujan

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sylvester Carolan on October 28, 2012
Format: Paperback
Whether you like Bill Plympton's style or not, you have to admire his amazing talent and his love of animation. Here is a book that tells it like it is: from the opening story of his deal with the devil, to his personal stories of struggling to make it. Not too make it big, but just to make a living doing what he loves.

I must say, I really enjoyed this book and was surprised by how much material Bill managed to cover - budgets, raising money, distribution, ideas, drawing techniques (I love the section on caricatures and his observation that the process is very similar to animation), and of course, animation. Character design, walk cycles, and use of color are also mentioned. This book really does touch on the whole animation process (at least from Bill's perspective) and contains a goldmine of nuggets in tips and techniques. As I read through the book, I found myself wanting to look at some of the examples being discussed, so it's shame a DVD wasn't included or at least a reference section after each section with any relevant websites.

A beautifully illustrated, designed, and well-written book. Highly recommended.

P.S. Idiots and Angels is mentioned extensively in the book. You can checkout clips from the movie here:

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Beginner, Pro, or anywhere in between; this book is a fantastic resource for information that is both useful and inspirational to the animated filmmaker. Real life examples are given that illustrate the many paths that an independent animator can take to get their films financed, seen, and ultimately distributed.Practical advice and real life lessons shared. A must have for anyone that already makes their own films or is even thinking about jumping in!
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By Paltin Yan on May 20, 2013
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I've found this book very inspiring.
It gives a good understanding what is important and what is not.
I'm suggesting this book to anyone who wants to make indie animations, and like classic animation,
and nor contemporary moving gummy-plastic dolls.
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