- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books (July 19 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1452153159
- ISBN-13: 978-1452153155
- Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 1.9 x 24.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings Hardcover – Jul 19 2016
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This book is filled with gorgeous artwork, character designs, and storyboards. There are a few film stills, as well as a few examples of Kiyoshi Saito's woodblock prints, which had a huge influence on the look of the film
if you're a fan of the movie, you'll love perusing this book, too."
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About the Author
Emily Haynes is the co-founder of BluePen, an editorial development agency. She is the author of numerous books, includingGanesha's Sweet Tooth andDesigning With Pixar. She lives and works in Oakland, California.
Travis Knight is LAIKA's president and CEO. He was lead animator of LAIKA's first feature,Coraline, as well as producer and lead animator of bothParaNorman andThe Boxtrolls. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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The folks in Laika were very influenced by Japanese artist Kiyoshi Saito and it reflects in their paintings. The 2D paintings themselves are pretty inspiring, and there are some storyboards thrown in as well (no colorscript). There are not a whole lot of text, but what text they do have is mostly informative. And also no, there is not a whole lot of 3D work, although there are a few sets, props, 3D models and textiles. The 2D concept art is definitely king in this book. Commentary is a bit sparse, but some do offer some insight into design choices and process.
I also have the Kobo version, which allows you to zoom into images (double tap them if you have an iPad to zoom in). I figure that if the image is small in the book, it will be small on the Kobo version, but that being said large images in the book will be large digitally with nice resolution.
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