Thursday, December 2, 2010

Review: The Art of ReBoot produced by Jim Su/Arcana Publishing

Title: The Art of ReBoot
Author: Jim Su (producer)
Genre: Artbook
Perfect for: fans of ReBoot
Star Rating: 5/5 Stars

Taken from Goodreads, "This is the most comprehensive collection of art from the ground-breaking animated series, ReBoot!" To add a bit to the description, topping off at 104 pages, hardcover 'The Art of ReBoot' is filled with pre-production sketches, fun factoids, and never before seen art from the talented folks that brought us the alphanumeric television series!

Spanning four seasons, 'ReBoot' aired from 1994-2001. Years ahead of its time, it now has a cult following amongst animation fans. With the recent announcement made by Shout! Entertainment that come 2011 we might see a complete DVD release here in the States, I thought it was about time to do a quick write up of this artbook.

I picked up 'The Art of ReBoot' at a convention earlier this year from a booth manned by the producer of this project. His enthusiasm towards the book (and print I bought) convinced me that this would be a good buy. And you know what? 'The Art of ReBoot' turned out to be more than a good buy, it was a great buy.

'The Art of ReBoot' is easy to navigate with clearly titled pages dedicated to characters, seasons, and even merchandise! Printed on high quality glossy paper, images are crisp and well placed (layout wise). The text on the page is always interesting and gives you a nice back story on the image or character you're reading about!  I love the tidbits thrown throughout the book because, as a person who doesn't understand how to do CG animation, it is neat to read why, for example, Enzo's costume changes during season one.

Jim Su has a great compilation here in 'The Art of ReBoot'. If you're a fan of the show or if you need a gift for a fan, this is something to look into!!!  'The Art of ReBoot' deserves 5/5 stars for being a well put together collectors item that warrants multiple readings!

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