Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Finally! The Character design book




I've been patient, but I can't take it anymore! I gotta sell....uh...mention my upcoming character design book! Over this last year I have been writing and illustrating a "how to" character design book called "CREATING CHARACTERS WITH PERSONALITY" that comes out from Watson-Guptill in Feb! Not long to wait now. I may even get some preview copies this month, so I REALLY can't wait. Above is the cover as well as a sample page layout and even a piece of art from the book to illustrate rhythm in drawing women. As with any job I do after hours over a long period of time, it's not all my best work but I think the overall feel of the book is gonna be good. My biz partner, Rob Corley, wrote and illustrate the chapter on designing creatures and it looks awesome as well. In addition to that, I was blessed to get contributors like GLEN KEANE (FORWARD), BUTCH HARTMAN, PETER de'SEVE, JACK DAVIS, MARK HENN, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, AND MORE! I'm telling you, I would by this book just for their contributions! I'm gonna cry,,,,hang on...okay, go to Amazon.com and preorder it today! You get the discount right now. Whatyawaitnfer?

10 comments:

Howard Shum said...

Cool blog, Tom! I look forward to getting the book.

Tony said...

You spelled "buy" wrong in your statement " I would by this book ".
Hyperbole is fine when spelled correctly.
Your biggest fan, Tony

Jason C said...

Yeah.. I've been waiting for this book for a while.. can't wait for it! Hopefully it will lead to a series of books ;)..

JP Roberts said...

Woot! I just pre-ordered your book Tom! Can't wait for it to arrive! Keep up the awesome work!

JP Roberts

The CartoonNerd said...

Very cool. I am really looking forward to your book. Too bad its not out in time for Christmas.

stephen Silver said...

This looks great.can't wait. I hope to see you soon as some f the cons.

SteveLambe said...

Count me in on picking up this book. Delicious!!

boob said...

Sign me up! Man with all those guest appearences someone could foreget who the author is! ;) Can't wait to check it out man!

bill jacoby said...

Gah! This is precisely the book a friend and I were saying the market needed a day or two ago! On top of that, I just discovered your blog. Score! I am doubly pleased.

Piotr said...

I'm preordering right now. I can't wait!

I guess character designers have no time for correct spelling. (ie: Stephen Silver said; "I hope to see you soon as some f the cons.") Oh well, too much drawing not enough ENGLISH!