OK, what say we start with a big one,
DISNEY STUDIO LAYOUT & BACKGROUND
HC 274pp Color, Black + White
Carrying on from the previous books Story, Animation and Design, this is the latest volume to mine the rich vein of artwork Disney has locked in their vaults.
From the castle, cabin and forest of Snow White through to the environments of the more recent animated releases, this is a fascinating visual trip into the vital settings which make the character's antics credible.
ANDREW LOOMIS DRAWING THE HEAD & HANDS
HC 160pp Black + White
A companion volume to his seminal "Figure Drawing For All It's Worth" by one of the artists ' artist.
Let the extraordinarily talented Andrew Loomis show you how an expert approaches nailing excellence in draftsmanship when it comes to drawing hands and heads.
MICHAEL CHOQUETTE SOMEDAY FUNNIES
HC 216pp Color
So besotted with the Summer of Love was Michael Choquette that he spent the next decade chasing the best comic artists of the time round the world and asking them for a piece celebrating the era of anti establishment, of tuning in and dropping out.
He then spent the next 3 decades wondering what the heck to do with these marvels - as hippies do - but finally here they are collected in a book.
And we do mean the best artist of the era and from both sides of the Atlantic, mainstream and underground, 169 of 'em including Eisner, Kurtzman, Swarte, Underzo and Kirby.
INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC ART OF INOVATION
HC 360pp Color
Pamela Glintenkamp has conducted so much research into the subject and so many interviews with staff that she probably knows more about Lucasfilm than George himself!
Anyway Pam presents a heavily illustrated and comprehensive history of the films the studio has participated in, from the obvious inclusions of the special effect laden epics so beloved of Telerama's critics, to the team's occasional forays into subtle and classic films which just needed an innovative technical tweak to enhance a moment or two.
So, I'll be back at the end of the month relaxed and rested and ready to blow all that away as Pulp's Art strives to bring you the best in illustration, gearing up for Christmas and the new year.
While I'm away do please check out the store and our Blog for new arrivals, because there'll be an art book for Spielberg's Tintin film, a parcel of new titles from Brandstudio press, including the much anticipated new J Scott Campbell books as well as some from Phil Noto, there'll be a visual celebration of Pixar's first 25 years, Ballistic's Expose # 9 and more wonderful sketchbooks from Art of Fiction.