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Dr. 2 Issue 1
Dr. 2 Issue 1
Price: $1.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Comic Noir 2014, January 22, 2014
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This review is from: Dr. 2 Issue 1 (Kindle Edition)
Nothing better than a modern take on a classic genre, currently published in a fun futuristic manner via the Kindle Viewer. Cannot wait till the day when I can have the entire hardcover garphic novel on my reading desk.
Looking forward to the next episode!!

The Art and Making of ParaNorman
The Art and Making of ParaNorman
by Jed Alger
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $30.49
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Twist on the Art of Book, August 6, 2012
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This book snuck up on me and instantly was a huge surprise. Hold on, no surprise. Ive heard some amazing reports from friends at Laika and have followed the company for a longtime, so it's no surprise that this is a fantastic-ly creative place. I guess the pleasant surprise is found with-in the book, which has this really nice, compelling "Craftsmanship" angle twisted into it- along with the typical character designs and background art you find in "Art of" books.
There's something particularly special about a picture of someone building a set, animating a stop motion puppet, or fabricating props that isnt found in a picture of an animator animating on a computer, or an animation wheel, or a layout, color or concept artist drawing or painting, no matter how impressive the piece of art is. The cool thing about this art and making of book is how awesome the making aspect of it is; People building cars, climbing into sets, people sewing costumes, or making wigs! Sucha great documenting of many extremely specialized and rare jobs all coming together to make something.
Super inspiring to see!
Great job you guys!
As with quite a few art books this one is on nice glossy paper which is terrible to try and reproduce, but you can find a handful of my favorite pictures, as well as reviews and pictures from similar books on my art blog;
A really great book for someone who loves animation art and an even better one for someone who is fascinated with fine Craftsmanship.

The Art of Brave
The Art of Brave
by Jenny Lerew
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $26.52
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cold, dark, rich colors in the old country, May 29, 2012
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This review is from: The Art of Brave (Hardcover)
Here we go again, another PIXAR book out and up my PIXAR shelf. This one's a little thin compared to the others but it's still pretty cool and has all the aspects you come to expect in an Art of Book from this premier animation studio. Couple things stand out to me, the biggest one is the talented team of artists on the project. Steve Purcell, his pal Mike Mignola, Character design legends Carter Goodrich and Daniel Lopez Munoz, along with artists Steve Pilcher, Huy Nguyen and Noah Klocek, AND my favorite bits, sculpted foam and acrylic paint maquettes from long time PIXAR artist Tia Crater, among many others fill the volume. Ive never been to the old country but Im sure it looks quite a lot like this- Dark, Rich colors, and Cold.
I saw Secret of Kells a number of years ago and seeing the Brave trailer I right away noticed quite a bit of similarities, but now that Ive seen the book and have a little bit of an idea of the film itself, Im a little bit more comfortable with realizing this is definitely a different movie.
If you like art of books, I blog about the best of artbooks on The Last Outpost, so check it out if you're so inclined: en-b.blogspot dot com!

POSRUS Antiglare Touch Screen Protector for Wacom Cintiq 24HD Pen Display DTK2400
POSRUS Antiglare Touch Screen Protector for Wacom Cintiq 24HD Pen Display DTK2400
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Price: $34.10

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Smaller than the Bezel, May 1, 2012
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Hard to describe but if you have a 24HD you will see that the bezel of the screen is way larger than 24 inches. The screen protector would fit perfectly on a 24 inch monitor, but again, the 24 HD screen is larger, so when you put the protector on it "floats" in the middle of the screen. Even though its paper thin my wrist and hand will brush over that non-flush, floating edge of the protector and it would drive me crazy, so I had to return it. If you dont mind that or any scratches youre gonna get on the part of the screen thats not active and also not protected then give it a shot. If you like things full sized edge to edge, tight, and flush then I suggest you think about it before you actually apply it to the surface of the screen.
Im over it I dont care if I get scratches, they werent too bad on my last cintiq and the surface of these new ones seems a lot more solid that the last.
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Layout & Background (Walt Disney Animation Archives)
Layout & Background (Walt Disney Animation Archives)
by Disney Book Group
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $33.28
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing collection of BG Art, poor quality book, November 1, 2011
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The long awaited and fourth book in the Walt Disney Animation Studios Archive Series; "Layout and Background" is on the shelf and gives a nice broad retrospective of Background Art from the very first Disney films to present day. There's even backgrounds for Roger Rabbit among many others in here which Ive never seen in any other of my many books.
I do notice that a good portion of the reproductions are sadly, not that great- they're good, but Ive seen many of them in other books and there is a definite, noticeable difference in color and value. Also. While at the bookstore I inspected a few of the bindings and many of them were looking a little shaky.
It's too bad. I understand its a challenge to get the many pages to print well, it's a lot of art, but they dont have problems with their other art books- and a bindings glue already coming undone on such a brand new copy is one of the worst things to see. A personal pet peeve of mine. The copy I have seems to be ok and holding up, but watch out for those bindings- makes it tough to order from amazon or someone and just hope you get a good one. Cross your fingers.
With all that said- its still an amazing, fantastic, and easily accessible collection and I would buy it all over again at full price regardless of those two major disappointments.

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