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Modern Masters Volume 3: Bruce Timm Paperback – August 10, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-1893905306 ISBN-10: 1893905306

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing (August 10, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893905306
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893905306
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,151 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bruce Timm may not have achieved Jack Kirby's stature (see The Jack Kirby Collector, v.4, reviewed below), but he may be better known by today's comics fans, for he produced and designed the popular animated TV show Batman Adventures, which many consider the most successful filming of the Caped Crusader. Though he has since produced shows featuring Superman and the Justice League, he intermittently returns to comic books with an expressively simple, distinctively cartoony style that recaptures the fun of superheroes before they acquired their current veneer of relative sophistication. In this book-length interview, Timm discusses his background and influences (foremost among them Kirby) and tells what it's like to toil in TV animation. Despite his success, he comes across as affable and enthusiastic--qualities evident in his work on screen and page. The volume is amply decked out with character designs, comics pages, storyboards, and other illustrations, notably including a galley of pin-ups of Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and other costumed adventuresses that show off Timm's skill with (PG-rated) feminine pulchritude. Gordon Flagg
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Eric Nolen-Weathington was born in 1970 and raised in the small town of Winterville, N.C., where despite the snowy sounding name it rarely snowed. After five misspent semesters in their Computer Engineering program, he found a curriculum more to his liking and earned his B.A. in Communications from N.C. State University.

In 2000, he joined the staff of TwoMorrows Publishing. Being as it was a staff consisting only of himself, he held the positions of production assistant, proofreader, customer relations representative, shipping supervisor, and office boy. In 2003, his first book, Modern Masters Volume 1: Alan Davis, was published. In 2006, he left his staff position at TwoMorrows to spend more of his time and energy producing his Modern Masters book series, which he edits and designs to this day. There are now more than two dozen volumes in the series. He also is the editor and designer of Nick Cardy: Behind the Artist, and the designer of the Eisner Award-nominated Draw! magazine.

He currently lives in Mebane, N.C., with his wife and two children... not to mention their dog and several cats, all of which he is allergic to (the cats, not the wife and children).

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A must have for Bruce Timm fans, comics books fans and animation fans alike!!
B. Landot
Either way, this has some nice exclusive artwork, plus some full color art at the back of the book.
Taino Angeleno
The reason that I rated this 4 stars instead of 5 is that the quality of the book isn't very good.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Diegore on January 26, 2012
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I've been a fan of Bruce Timm's work since I first watched Batman the Animated series in the early 90s. This book is more of a biography than anything else, for it's content it's definitely an excellent read if you want to hear Bruce's story of how he broke into the animation business coming from his self-taught background to how be became the biggest name in the industry. For somebody who loves that sort of stuff, this is definitely worth it but it won't be anything you probably haven't already heard from commentary or a bonus feature interview on any Bruce Timm DVD.

I rated this book 3 stars because all in all, it was ok and worth the price. It does have a nice range of illustrations from stuff Bruce did back in the day all the way up to some of his professional work. Sadly though the illustrated content is rather sparse and 90% of all the illustrations are in black and white (this is a shame because Bruce is the master of marker/ink/paint color work).

Summary:

GET THIS BOOK IF: You're a fan of Bruce Timm and would like to read about Bruce's journey of being a complete nobody to becoming the guy who brought us one of the most amazing American Cartoon television series ever made and you'll be content with a few small (mostly B&W) drawings with a couple of older color Bruce Timm drawings you've seen online before passing as a lackluster "gallery" towards the back.

DON'T GET THIS BOOK IF: You're not that interested in lots of back story, text, and only a few smaples of artwork. If you're looking for a comprehensive art book, with color illustrations, conceptual sketches, etc this is not for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Hooper on September 2, 2008
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This book covers the career of Bruce Timm, the man responsible for the Batman animated series. It is very interesting to see how his career developed from wannabe comic book artist to animation director. It was interesting to see how the world of TV animation works. It's quite different from the world of film animation. Of course the volume is filled with the artwork of Bruce Timm, which is done in a very retro-cool style that is reminiscent of the cartoons of the 50's and 60's. One nice surprise is that there is even a section of color artwork.

The reason that I rated this 4 stars instead of 5 is that the quality of the book isn't very good. It feels much more like a magazine than a book. When I first picked it up, I was afraid that it would fall apart in my hands. Just be aware that it's a bit more fragile than the average paperback. Other than that it's a great read with lots of great artwork. I recommend it for anyone who is interested in retro-style cartooning, animation, or the Batman animated series. You won't be disappointed.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Adele Thomas on February 1, 2005
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I was very glad to recieve this book. As a fan of Timm's artwork more than the comics themselves, i was very interrested in his history in the industry and his journey from Filmation to the Batman series'. It is a good read with lots of images and characters, storyboard images and a selection of full colour pages of his art work....although i must admit i would ofloved some more...but thats just me. Its a great book in the series of Modern Masters of a really cool stylistic artist.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Edward I. Crosby on August 24, 2008
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This is book is really an extensive interview with Bruce Timm covering the various projects he has work on (particular the animated series, batman, Justice league etc).
The format is similar to "Draw" magazine with the text interspersed with b/w artwork. There are only eight colour plates but numerous b/w images. This is an essential book for any Timm fan but it is not a coffee table book of his art.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Simon Dirks on July 19, 2006
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Bruce's work is masterful in it's simplicity and emotion, a second coming of Jack Kirby. Although many argue, myself included, that "the King" can never be equalled. Mr Timm has come close. There are a few artists, comic books may it be, that can show emotions for their characters without going overboard. I can only wish that the book could have provided a more elegant way of presenting that talent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pat Mendonca on August 25, 2006
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I have always been a fan of Bruce Timm so this book seemed like a no brainer. This book covers his life up to the end of the Justice League cartoon (and has a few of his early JLU designs). It is an interesting book when he is talking about his early years in animation and his comic work, but anyone who has watched the special features on his DVDs already knows most of the story.

However, like a comic itself the story is only half the battle. This book is filled with tons of Bruce Timm art and if you like his style this is a real treat. There are pictures of monsters, marvel characters, DC characters and of course lots of sexy women. The end of the book has a color art gallery, which looks great.

If you want to learn more about Bruce Timm's life and style you should pick up this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Landot on January 15, 2007
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You don't know Bruce Timm unless you've read this indepth interview. Passionnate, accurate, detailed, this is another welcome one in Modern masters Series. I won't give it a 5 stars rating as iconography unfortunately falls behind text (you can find much more on the internet). There are manys pics and drawings anyway, some unveiled for the first time. Comments accompanying those reveal a lot, kind of behind the scenes stuff about one of the greatest all time artist. A must have for Bruce Timm fans, comics books fans and animation fans alike!!
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