Posts by artbookreviewer

I am a collector and reviewer of artbooks about games, movies and tv.

August (2022) Book Reviews


Godzilla – The Art of Destruction | Buy from amazon.co.uk

I have a look through Godzilla The art of Destruction – the ultimate companion to book to the epic monster / disaster movie of 2014!


Dark Shadows The Visual Companion | Buy the book from amazon.co.uk

The art of Dark Shadows a gothic soap opera of a movie, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp.

Produced in close co-operation with Tim Burton and the production team, this lavish hardcover official companion volume to the film includes scores of photos, concept drawings and production designs, and interviews with the cast and crew.


100 Movie Posters – The Essential Collection | Buy from amazon.co.uk

World vintage movie poster expert Tony Nourmand shares his personal selection of the 100 greatest, most essential movie posters of all time


The Art of Turbo (Dreamworks) | Buy from amazon.co.uk

The Art of Turbo by Dreamworks and published by Titan Books offers the ultimate celebration of the film for the family and artbook lovers alike!


Harry Potter A Magical Year by Jim Kay | Buy from amazon.co.uk

A spellbinding moment for every day from J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter novels combined with illustrations by Jim Kay


The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe | Buy from amazon.co.uk

An awesome book from Dark Horse which explores the art behind that powerful Adam guy who waves his sword aloft and shouts stuff whilst simultaneously beefing with that pesky skeleton dude


4 more Minecraft books!

Star Wars On the Front Lines | Buy from amazon.co.uk

An artbook exploring the various battles which have taken place in the Star Wars Universe as told by those who fought in them and survived!


The Art of Immortals Fenyx Rising | Buy from amazon.co.uk

In this video I take a look through this cool art book featuring concept artwork from the Immortals Feynx Rising game!

The Art of Immortals Fenyx Rising gives readers unique insights into the masterful development of a memorable gaming experience. This collection of concept art and creator commentary is sure to engage any fan of games, art, or ancient myth!


The Wes Anderson Collection | Buy from amazon.co.uk

A cool (and large!) full colour artbook featuring photos and stories from the movies of legendary director, Wes Anderson


The Art of Disney Pixar Soul | Buy from amazon.co.uk

This companion book features stunning artwork from the film’s creation, along with character explorations, storyboards, color scripts, and much more from the creative team.


Windows to Worlds | Buy from amazon.co.uk

In this video I take a deep dive into the this sumptious hardcover artbook by 3dtotal – Windows to Worlds The art of Devin Elle Kurtz


Minecraft Catch the Creeper and Other Mobs | Buy from amazon.co.uk

Meet five intrepid explorers as they set out in search of an explosive creeper, a mysterious enderman and more elusive mobs. But these blocky beasts are harder to track down than expected and now the explorers need your help to hunt them all down. Do you have what it takes to find these sneaky mobs?


Graphite 6 magazine review

I have a look inside volume 6 of 3dtotal publishing’s Graphite 6 art magazine aimed at those interested in concept drawing, illustration and urban sketching


The Art of Alien Isolation | Buy from amazon.co.uk

The Art of Alien Isolation is a high-end art book featuring over 300 images from the latest game in the critically and commercially acclaimed Alien franchise. Taking players back to the survival horror atmosphere of the first film, Alien Isolation features Amanda Ripley as the hero trying to survive on a wrecked space station. This book is the ultimate gallery of the game, a must-have for any fan.


Gothic Dreams Steampunk | Buy from amazon.co.uk

The victorian science fiction world explored via Steampunk fantasy art, fiction, fashion and films


The Art and Making of Hotel Transylvania | Buy from amazon.co.uk

An indepth look into the art and making of the first Hotel Transylvania movie featuring concept art and design work from the artists behind the film


The Art of Frozen | Buy from amazon.co.uk

The Art of Frozen features concept art from the making of the film, including character studies and sculpts, colour scripts, storyboards and more, alongside interviews and with the film’s artists about the making of this adventurous animated film.

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July (2022) Book Reviews

Street Sketchbook

The Art of Borderlands 3

Runequest Monsters

The Art of Naughty Dog

Shadow of the tomb raider – the official art book

The Art of Disney Pixar Lightyear

How to draw cats and kittens

The Art of Castlevania Lords of Shadow

The Art of Bravely Default

The Art of Dreamworks’ Madagascar 3 – Europe’s most wanted

The Art of Point and Click Adventure Games

Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) 2

The Art of World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria

Tim Biskup The Jackson 500 Volume One Art Collection

Sci-fi and Fantasy Oil Painting Techniques

June (2022) Book Reviews

The Story of the Commodore Amiga in Pixels | Buy from amazon.co.uk

The Art of Marvel Studios Wandavision | Buy from amazon.co.uk

The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn | Buy from amazon.co.uk

Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana – A Visual History | Buy from amazon.co.uk

Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) Magazine Issue 5

Graphite 4 – Concept Drawing | Illustration | Urban Sketching

Graphite 5 – Concept Drawing | Illustration | Urban Sketching

Conan – the ultimate guide to the world’s most savage barbarian | Buy from amazon.co.uk

Dragonart Collector’s Edition – Your ultimate guide to drawing fantasy art | Buy from amazon.co.uk

Breath of Fire Official Complete Works | Buy from amazon.co.uk

Greg Hildebrandt’s book of 3D dragons

Minecraft amazing bite-size builds | Buy from amazon.co.uk

May (2022) Book Reviewed

Football the ultimate guide

Is it a book? Or just a football jersey? Who knows! Find out more by watching this video…

The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 | Buy from amazon.co.uk

This hardcover artbook by Titan Books looks at the art behind the 3rd installment of the Kung Fu Panda series of movies.

Cozy Days – The Art of Iraville | Buy from amazon.co.uk | Buy from 3dtotal

This is lovely little gem of a book full of heart-warming illustrations from this German illustrator.

Lego Minifigure A Visual History Book Review | Buy from amazon.co.uk

The 2020 edition of the lego minifigure a visual history book is a definitive collection of information and images of over 2000 lego minifigures!

The Art of Mad Max Fury Road | Buy from amazon.co.uk

This Art of Mad Max Fury Road hardcover artbook features concept artwork from the movie and plenty of photography from on the set. It was published by Titan Books in 2015

The Art of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy | Buy the books from amazon.co.uk

These 3 hardcover artbooks by Gary Russell which accompany Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film trilogy are loaded with sketches, concept artwork, photographs and models which document the production team’s artistic journey when making the movies. Featuring artwork by Alan Lee and John Howe these books are a wonderful addition to any Tolkien fan’s collection. They were published by Harper Collins in 2002, 2003 and 2004 respectively.

The Art of Disney Encanto (2022)

The art of Disney Encanto is a lovely souvenir for anyone who’s watched this magical film about Mirabel. It’s also of interest to animators and illustrators. The book is published by Chronicle books and takes a landscape format. It’s brimming with full colour artwork and the colours are vibrant and delicious throughout. If you loved the movie, you’re going to want to cherish this artbook too.

Buy this book here: https://amzn.to/3rPtXGV


Product details


Publisher ‏ : ‎ Chronicle Books; 1st edition (25 Nov. 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 176 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1797200860
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1797200866
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 24.13 x 2.41 x 29.21 cm