The making of the animated Freak Kitchen music video. This profusely illustrated 160-page book takes you step by step through the development, storyboards, production design, 3-D development, animation, and special effects.
Foreword by Eric Goldberg . Afterword by Mattias Eklundh.
The entire text is in both English and French.
From the back cover:
"Blacksad is my creation, but animation is my trade." - Juanjo Guarnido
Many of you know the work of the acclaimed Eisner Award winning comic book artist, creator of the coolest cat detective on the block, and of those beautiful watercolors which came to light up the entire noir genre. What you might not know is that John Blacksad's fluid moves, those insane action sequences, impossible low and high angle shots, and that fabulous anthropomorphic animal universe all stem from 10 years of animation at Disneys late Montreuil studios.
Juanjo Guarnido craved to return to his first love, and his encounter with that awesome Swedish metal band, the Freak Kitchen, set him on that wild quest of an animated musical video, blending vintage 2-D with flexible 3-D as never before. This book is an invitation behind the scenes to witness the extroordinory artistic and human adventure, led by one of the last authentic Renaissance Men in the business.