Chronicle Books Announces New Reprint of THE ART OF MONSTERS, INC
Published: August 1, 2012 - 5:38am
Chronicle Books has announced a reprint of "The Art of Monsters Inc.", the first book of their best-selling and critically-acclaimed animation art books series. With the first printing of the book sold out, copies were going for double- and triple the retail price on eBay. The book is now reprinted and in stock for the original price of $40.
Introduction by John Lasseter,and Pete Doctor
11 x 9 in; 144 pp Full-color illustrations throughout
Published in October, 2001
The Art of Monsters, Inc. opens the door into Pixar's colorful archives of concept art and to the endearing story of Monsters, Inc. Since the very first bedtime, children around the world have known that once their parents tuck them into bed and shut off the light, monsters lie waiting behind closet doors, ready to emerge. But what they don't realize is that these monsters scare children because they have to. It's their job. This superb film from Pixar Studios, the people who brought you Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Toy Story 2, reveals the truth about monsters with the brilliant techniques that have earned them their reputation as a ground-breaking animation studio. This incredible body of artwork was commissioned from the top artists, illustrators, and animators in the industry and from it the ultimate visual approach of the film was defined. From sketches scribbled on napkins and quickly inked marker drawings, to finished oil paintings and fabulous pastel color scripts, this behind-the-scenes artwork reveals the elaborate creative process behind a blockbuster film.
John Lasseter is Pixar Animation Studios's executive vice-president of creative and the director of Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Toy Story 2. He most recently served as the executive producer of Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo, and is currently executive producer of The Incredibles.
Pete Doctor has been with Pixar Animation Studios since 1990. He is the director of Monsters, Inc.