Animation Sketchbooks

Laura Heit

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Presents the private notebooks, sketches and doodles of more than 50 of the world’s most inventive and admired contemporary animators

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Animation Sketchbooks presents the private notebooks, sketches and doodles of more than 50 of the world’s most inventive, innovative and admired contemporary animators.

From left-field satire to hit children’s TV series, from short animations for websites to full-scale, internationally distributed films, a huge range of creative work is shown in depth in this must-have book.

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'Featuring the likes of David Shrigley, Isabel Herguera, Jeff Scher and Koji Yamamura, it’s a beautiful and insightful peek into the way these leading lights work on paper'
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'A welcome look at the creative process behind contemporary animation'
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Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 29.7 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 320 pp

Publication date: 29 April 2013

ISBN: 9780500516751

Contents List

Introduction • Nancy Andrews, Lilli Carré, Martha Colburn, Luis Cook, Suzanne Deakin, Jo Dery, Paul Driessen, Félix Dufour-Laperrière, Adam Elliot, Janie Geiser, Philippe Grammaticopoulos, Pierre-Luc Granjon, Brent Green, Laura Heit, Isabel Herguera, Don Hertzfeldt, Stephen Hillenburg, Chris Hinton, Jonathan Hodgson, Stephen Irwin, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Fran Krause, Raimund Krumme, Simone Massi, Miwa Matreyek, Florence Miailhe, Mirai Mizue, David OReilly, Osbert Parker, Priit Pärn, Michaela Pavlátová, Regina Pessoa, David Polonsky, Jeff Scher, Allison Schulnik, Georges Schwizgebel, Maureen Selwood, Dash Shaw, David Shrigley, Cat Solen, Stacey Steers, Steven Subotnick, Chris Sullivan, Malcolm Sutherland, Jim Trainor, Ree Treweek, Paul Vester, J J Villard, Chel White, Run Wrake, Koji Yamamura • List of Websites

About the Author

Laura Heit is currently a faculty member in the Experimental Animation Program at Cal Arts and was previously the co-director from 2007 to 2011.