on 5 October 2009
As a long-standing fan of Wallace and Gromit, I really loved this book. It's set out almost how you would imagine Nick Park's sketchbook to look like, and shows you how the characters have developed over time. There's a section about Wallace and Gromit's relationship and tells you interesting facts about Nick Park's character development. Also, you can read about the Cracking Contraptions, Friends and Foes and there's a section about the Wererabbit film. The book has lovely development sketches from the recent 'Matter of Loaf and Death' too. I really enjoyed the final section, which has sketches from plotlines Nick Park started but never turned into film. If you'd ever wondered about how Wallace would look as a caveman, here's your chance! I'd recommend this to any fan.
on 30 January 2010
This is a wonderful, intimate insight into the creation of two of the most recognisable animation icons. As a diehard fan, I've always wanted to view the sketches that Nick Park drew when he dreamed up these characters and here they are in spades! It was not only a rare treat but a privilege to receive this book as a present. Like all the other 'Art of' Wallace and Gromit books, this one will be a much cherished part of my collection.