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5.0 étoiles sur 5Fun read16 février 2010
Par Parka - Publié sur Amazon.com
The Art of Wallace and Gromit is an art book that's as fun as the stop motion animation itself. It's fill with sketches and art from Nick Park's sketchbook, way back to 1989's "A Grand Day Out". You can see the evolution of the sketches from concept to the screen, although no film stills are included. Wallace actually started out with a moustache and Gromit had a mouth with big teeth!
The most interesting part is the chapter on the inventions by Wallace. The gadgets are obviously inspired by the 40s-60s but adapted at great length into hi-tech gadgetry, often to hilarious effect. There are the Techno-trousers from "The Wrong Trousers", the dressing machine and the legendary BunVac 6000 from "The Curse of the Were-rabbit", Bully-proof vest and many more. Suddenly things that look mundane doesn't behave as such anymore.
There are also plenty of side characters included. You have the cute sinister Penguin (The Wrong Trousers), Shaun the Sheep (A Close Shave), Lady Tottington (The Curse of the Were-rabbit), Piella Bakewell (A Matter of Loaf and Death) and other town folks.
Right towards the end is the unused concepts. Many of the sketches reminds me of the funny comic strip "The Far Side". Some are just funny even without having any dialogue -- same goes to all the other sketches in the book.
This is a crackling fun book. Recommended to all fans of Wallace and Gromit.
(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
5.0 étoiles sur 5Nick Parc doodling his way,23 février 2011
Par Dominique Gantois - Publié sur Amazon.com
Not one piece of clay in this book, all pages are filled with doodles, studies, pencil sketches and some painted color-studies, ..al too fun and lovely. I really got the feeling of seeing the evolution of Wallace and Gromit in time while getting through the book (haven't finished the book yet, this one needs a hundred evenings to trap every little small cheesy detail).
A book that deserves it's place between the storyboard ones and maybe Crumbs sketchbooks.