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Further Reading: Books, Discs, and Websites

A single book cannot possibly show all art direction, character design, and storyboard styles. I recommend the following books, discs, and websites as good starting points for the aspiring preproduction artist’s reference library. The first section lists websites of various artists. The second section lists books by character designers and writers, some of whom have generously allowed me to use their illustrations in this book. The third section consists of books on story and storyboard technique for feature and television productions.

Much of the best material on story and character design appears on “special-edition” DVDs of animated films, with new treasures released each year. Some recommended ...

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