Book Review: The Art Of John Alvin

John Alvin is the artist behind the iconic movie posters for such Disney classics as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. In addition to his work in animation, Alvin also did posters for live-action films like E.T., Blade Runner and Jurassic Park.

Alvin’s wife, Andrea, has just released a GORGEOUS book highlighting her husband’s many illustrated accomplishments. As Mrs. Alvin frequently assisted her husband with his work, she also has a lot of fascinating back-stories about the paintings! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Amazon link (save 42%): The Art of John Alvin by Andrea Alvin



6 Essential Books for Aspiring Story Artists

Walt Disney Animation Studios The Archive Series: Story

Paper Dreams: The Art And Artists Of Disney Storyboards

Don Bluth’s The Art of Storyboard

Bill Peet: An Autobiography

Two Guys Named Joe: Master Animation Storytellers Joe Grant & Joe Ranft

Directing the Story: Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation