Win Day Passes for KLIK! Animation Festival winners: Michael Middelkoop, Samir Rawas Sarayji and Roxanne Pastou
Q: What animation book/illustration book should always be in stock at ABC and why?
“To Infinity and Beyond!: The Story of Pixar Animation Studios. Pixar is the alpha and the omega of not only modern animation, but more importantly, timeless storytelling. And that should be at the heart of any hand drawn/computer animated/clay figured piece.”
“Coraline by Neil Gaiman because, simply put, it’s creepily awesome!”
“The obvious answer would be The Animator’s Survival Kit by the legendary Richard Williams. Indeed it’s not called the animators’ bible for nothing. But, to mix it up a little bit, I would suggest The Illusion of Life by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, firstly because it describes animation in the most poetic way, using only 4 words, in the title (“The illusion of life”, how great is that?!) and secondly because page after page it takes you to a magical place, whether you are an animator or an illustrator or not.”
Win a bespoke redesigned classic winner: Merel Hoekzema
Q: Which classic in your bookcase would you let Simone give the bespoke redesigned treatment to, and why?
“The classic in my bookcase I would let Simone give the bespoke redesigned treatment to is The Great Gatsby, because I think the story serves as great inspiration for either a flamboyant and glamorous look, or something beautifully simple.”
“I would let Simone bookbind The Great Gatsby. The book is full of glamour and takes place in the rich and roaring twenties, but my copy of it does not give off that image at all. In fact, it is starting to fall apart. I feel like it deserves a bit more glitz.”
“I’d really like it if Simone would give Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë the bespoke redesigned treatment, because it’s my all-time favorite, it’s such a beautiful novel! It so beautifully written and you really feel Jane Eyre with all she goes trough. The story never bores me, I can read it over and over again.”
“The book I’d love to have covered so beautifully is called King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, by Roger Lancelyn Green. I won this at school as a prize for spelling (100%!) and it introduced me to the Arthurian legend for the first time, with which I have ever since been fascinated, even despite Monty Python and the Holy Grail. You can imagine how a young boy (I was then 8 I think) was captivated by and could identify with the knights and their heroic deeds.”