Dec 8, 2011


Although it won't be on shelves for another seven months, last week Amazon put up the cover art and a short description for "The Art Of Brave", which I had the pleasure of authoring. It's going to be quite a beautiful book, one that I only wish could have been twice as long as its 160 pages. I'll write more about it here as publication time draws nearer.

In other Brave-related news, Brenda Chapman began using Twitter and has started a Tumblr blog. There's not much there yet as she only just began it, but it does link to a new, very good two-part interview with Brenda on the site Pixar Portal. Her thoughts on art, work and storytelling are a must-read.


Kyrstin said...

The Art of Brave is definitely going on my wish list! Congrats! :)

Also, thanks for the heads up on Brenda being on Twitter/Tumblr. That's awesome!

Michael J. Ruocco said...

I'm really looking forward to the book, Jenny! Even though my eyes aren't gonna see it for a while, I can say without a doubt that it'll be terrific and that you have done a wonderful job!

David said...

Wow ! I had no idea you were authoring this book. I think all the "Art of ..." books should be authored by artists. That makes more sense. I will definitely pre-order from Amazon.

Will also check out Brenda's blog. Thanks for the link.

I got to talk to Brenda briefly at CTN a few weeks ago. I had not seen her in years. Looking forward to what she'll be doing next.

Michael Sporn said...

Congratulations on the book. It sounds like a brilliant idea to have an artist author these "Art of Books". I look forward to getting a copy (and that's the first of these books I've looked forward to.) I also hope the movie is good.

Kevin Koch said...

Wow, congratulations on doing this, Jenny! I agree with Michael, having an artist do an 'art of' book is a fantastic idea, and makes me look forward to this all the more.

Jenny Lerew said...

Kyrstin: thank you!

Michael J. R.: Your eyes will see it almost as soon as mine do-thanks again for the fantastic job you did.

David: I agree! And thanks for the comment and the support. I really do wish it could have been longer...certainly there was enough material.

Michael S: it's such a pleasure to see your name here! Thanks for the kind props...I really hope you enjoy it.

Kevin: Thank you! I hope all's well with you and yours. It's hard for me to believe that panel mentioned on the TAG blog was only 5 years ago. Seems more like a hundred years.

Bob Logan said...

Congrats, Jenny! Looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is a no-brainer purchase based on both content and author. I can not wait to read this one!

Anonymous said...

How will Charles Solomon and Amid Amidi eat with you taking their livelihood?

Jenny Lerew said...

How will Charles Solomon and Amid Amidi eat with you taking their livelihood?

Now that's a good question! Amid recommended me to the publisher, so he bears part of the blame.