Hi everybody! When you first see picture books, you usually think it is for little kids. But if you read some good one little the Little Golden Books whivh we all had as kids, you see this great artwork that people put time into making. And if I told you Pixar has made a picture book you think, wait, wait? , but if I told you Pixar is making a series of them you think, I NEED THEM ALL! Introducing the Pixar Artist Collection:
"Listen up, Pixar fans. Your favorite creative studio is kicking off a new series of picture books, all written and illustrated by the studio’s incredibly talented artists. Introducing: the Pixar Animation Studios Artist Showcase series!
Just think: a series of children’s books that are actually personal projects of Pixar Animation Studios artists. How cool is that?
Over ThereThe series made its debut with an adorable picture book entitled Over There, written and illustrated by Pixar production designer Steve Pilcher. Thanks to our friends at Disney Publishing Worldwide, I was able to review this 40-page gem for your consideration.
Whatever’s really going on here, I’m thoroughly interested in these picture books and I’m anxious to see what Pixar will release next from its Artist Showcase series.
About Steve PilcherSteve Pilcher joined Pixar Animation Studios in July 2005 as a production designer. Pilcher worked briefly on the Academy Aware winning film WALL-E, before moving full-time onto Disney-Pixar’s Academy Aware winning film Brave.
Born in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, Pilcher is a self-taught artist who began his career with a solo art exhibition of his work in 1974 at the age of 19. In 1978, Pilcher illustrated his first children’s picture book called, Norbert Nipkin, which has become a Canadian classic for kids. Pilcher continued to work in Toronto, Canada as a commercial illustrator, creating a wide variety of artwork for children’s books, editorial, advertising, packaging and film animation clients. He was eventually invited to join Warner Bros. Feature Animation as an Art stylist.
Pilcher was nominated for an Annie Award for his production design work on the Warner Bros. animated film Osmosis Jones. He also contributed his illustration talents to the one-sheet poster for Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant. Pilcher worked as an art director at DreamWorks Animation on Shrek 2, and briefly freelanced at Disney Feature Animation, before coming to Pixar. Pilcher currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children." -Rotoscopers, Mason Smith
If you have the book, what do you think of it? (No spoilers!)