Yet another UK exclusive acquisition for the GOSH! art book library, The Art of Deanna Marsigliese showcases the delightful delineations of this Italian-Canadian animation artist.
Recently at GOSH! we received a whole passel of sketchbooks by legendary illustrator, comic book artist, musician and film maker Dave McKean.
McKean is, of course, most well known for his many collaborations with Neil Gaiman, most notably on his covers for Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ series, but he is equally celebrated for many fine art projects, Children’s books, CD covers and book illustrations, including Heston Blumenthal’s forthcoming ‘Big Fat Duck Book’.
‘Squink’ collects many of McKean’s pen & ink sketches both old and new; published to coincide with a recent Parisian exhibition while ‘Postcards from Barcelona’ and ‘Postcards from Paris’ are travelogues inspired by the work of Miro, Picasso, et al and the cites they lived and worked in.
New, and semi-exclusive to GOSH! (in the UK at least) come these super-deluxe signed sketchbooks from some of the finest talents in animation and illustration.
First up are ‘Belle Du Jour’ and ‘Bookplate Betties’ by storyboard artist Bill Presing.
A graduate of Joe Kubert’s prestigious cartoonist school, Bill worked on such TV shows as ‘Venture Bros’ while developing his own ‘Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher’ character along the way. More recently Bill worked on the phenomenal Pixar picture ‘Ratatouille’ and is currently hard at work on the upcoming ‘Up’, due in 2009.
With his winsome watercolours you are sure to be charmed by Bill’s colourful and curvaceous cuties.
This prodigiously packaged collection showcases the prints and illustrations these fine folks create in their off hours; inspired by pulp paperback covers and movie posters of the 50s and 60s with an added twist of Tadahiro Uesugi in the case of Mr Turnham.
You will no doubt be most familiar with Kevin Dart’s work through his involvement with the recent ‘Monkey’ adverts directed by Jamie Hewlett for the BBC’s coverage of the Beijing Olympics.
Kevin supplied both the colour script for the ads and also painted all the background plates.