Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Compendium of Info or Cornucopia of Art? You Decide
Through the good graces of author, historian, producer and all-around good pal Jeff Kurtti, I was the image researcher for his book, Disney Dossiers: Files of Characters From the Walt Disney Studios. Published by Disney Editions and designed by ultra-cool becker&mayer! (of beautiful Bellevue, Washington), Disney Dossiers artfully displays a collection of rarely seen art: everything from concept paintings, model sheets, story art and animation drawings from Disney’s priceless Animation Research Library to comic strips, posters and storybook illustrations from the Walt Disney Archives. (Special thanks to the Archives’ Brian Hoffman, by the way, who tirelessly scanned the many Archives treasures that were selected for this tome.) And lest I forget, there’s also typically witty writing and fascinating facts from Mr. Kurtti. I hope every Disney fan will add this endlessly fascinating compendium to his or her library —it’s chock-full of unique art presented in an unusual way. You can find it here. I’ll return to this book now and again to display an irresistible image or two from its pages.