We’ve seen numerous western superheroes drawn in the styles of Japanese manga artists, but what if famous Japanese characters had been designed by American artists? Jack Kirby’s take on Akira might have been an American version worth looking at.
When did Heroes jump the shark? At what point did Person of Interest find its footing? The site Graph TV charts out the popular opinion of each episode of each television show.
In January 2013, Disney Animation Studios released a box-set of nine flip books that pay tribute to the “Nine Old Men” of Disney animation — artists who pioneered the animation techniques that define the field even today. I only just found out about these today — they’re amazing. Each book shows the animation as line-art, really capturing the character and movement the animators imbued their creations with. This video does a good job of showing off the books. The box also includes a short explanatory book, but this isn’t really about reading material — the value is all in having the cel-by-cel line art to marvel upon.
(Source: Boing Boing)