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Product Details

  • Series: Transformers
  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing; First Edition edition (December 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613777906
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613777909
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.8 x 12.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #461,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on February 2, 2014
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Here's the artbook for the CG animated TV series Transformers: Prime. It had three seasons plus a TV film Predacons Rising that was released in October 2013. So this artbook came out in December 2013 which is quite fast.

The 208-page hardcover book is split into three parts covering the characters & prop designs, environment, and finally colour & effects as they are used in the shows.

The highlight of the book is of course the character designs for the Transformers Autobots and Decepticons. They take up half the book. The designs are really cool. There are some similarities with the other shows or movies that ran before it, but it has its own unique artistic style. Perhaps because the characters are to be animated, they appear to be quite organic in design, with more curves going on. You won't mistake them for other robot franchises. Fans will love this section.

There are plenty of characters to look at. And the book's quite big so they are printed big too. There are nice close ups on different body parts, props and relic designs. Transformation sequence art for several characters are included but unfortunately they are printed a bit too small.

The environment background art are beautiful but I felt that many pieces can be quite dark making it difficult to see the details or maybe that's to hide the details. This would be the weak part of the book.

The last part covers the art direction, talking specifically about the colours and effects.

Throughout the book, there are some lengthy and insightful interviews at the end of chapters.
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"Transformers: The Art of Prime" is a rare book: a hardcover volume detailing the artistic creation of an American animated television series. There have been very few books in this category: Paul Dini and Chip Kidd's classic 1998 book, "Batman: Animated," which showcased the revered "Batman: The Animated Series," is an excellent example. "The Art of Star Wars: The Clone Wars," by Frank Parisi and Gary Scheppke, published in 2009, gave readers an inside look at the ambitious movie and TV continuation of George Lucas' "Star Wars" Saga. Most recently, books have been released featuring the making of the Nikelodeon Channel cartoon creations "Avatar: The Last Airbender ('The Art of the Animated Series,' from 2010)," and "The Legend of Korra ('The Art of the Animated Series: Book One - Air,' published in 2013), both written by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. These books offered animation fans enriching looks into the challenging work involved in the making of an animated series for television. "The Art of Prime," written by "Transformers" enthusiast Jim Sorenson, is a beautiful addition to this rather exclusive library of books.

"Transformers: Prime" was a grand reinterpretation of the ongoing "Transformers" mythos, using computer graphic animation. Over three seasons and a direct to video movie finale, "Prime" gave giant robot fans and lovers of animation an exciting adventure cartoon with engaging stories and memorable characters. It also created its own distinctive vision of the decades old war between "the peace loving Autobots" and "the brutal Decepticons." "The Art of Prime" is a lavish showcase of the creation of that vision, brought to animated life by a band of talented people from around the world, an earth-born "Team Prime.
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besides the quibble of not having most of the characters in their CGI showcase ver. This tome is AWESOME!!

Showcasing just abt everything from the 'bots to the locales of Cybertron to special effects used. Some are indeed way to dark (unless that's how the original art is) could use some lightening up.

This vol is unwieldy, harder fit into your regular shelves (or if your into protective covering) Think publisher wise could downsize it a little like they have for War on Cybertron art books?
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The awesome Sorenson returns with another treat for TF fans, for me Prime wasn't as good TF: Animated, and as such I can't say I enjoyed this book as much as the Allspark Almanac, but you can't hold the books subject against it and this book really achieves what it set out to do with a clear, concise look at the amazing art and design that went into one of the longest running and most in-depth TF continuities.
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This book is a gem; the artwork is lovely and it is very informative. It gives detailed images of each character and many of the set pieces as well. There are interviews with creators and lots of inside info and why they did what they did in the show. A must have for any TF Prime fan. :)
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I'm not much of a collector, but I am both of the above. Some images I wish had a higher DPI, but I assume it's because the images were not made for this printing (they're all full page illustrations). If you don't even know what a DPI is, don't bother looking it up, you'll be happy with the product just as it is (I've taken courses in Graphic Design).
There is also useful information for both transformers fans and for artists about their process of creating the characters, the setting, the mood, etc.
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