Just plain fun to look at

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"Out of picture" is a term used for anything that's cut from a movie. It is also the title of a lush, new book put together by the animators at Blue Sky Studios, the folks behind "Ice Age" and "Robots."

In Out of Picture, Volume 1: Art From the Outside Looking In (Villard, 160 pages, $19.95), the Blue Sky artistic team was let loose to put their individual stamps on their own graphic stories. The result is one of most interesting books I've ever laid eyes on. I highly recommend it to anyone, regardless of literary taste. I'm not a big graphic novel reader but I was mesmerized by this book.

Out of Picture

Here are a couple panels from "Around the Corner" by Robert Mackenzie:

Out of Picture-1

And here is a drawing by Benoit le Pennec. It comes from the "development galleries," which is a little bonus feature at the end of the book:

Out of Picture-2

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This page contains a single entry by Teresa Budasi published on January 25, 2008 6:43 AM.

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