Prime Time for Art Books
It’s that special time of year, when we start fantasizing about buying all those hot, new animation and comic-book-related coffee table books in stores. Among the many beautifully produced titles available to fans this season is the lovely
Tinker Bell: An Evolution by Mindy Johnson. This lovely 192-page Disney Editions hardcover takes readers back to the origins of J.M. Barrie’s feisty fairy and provides a comprehensive look at how the team at Disney preserved the character’s essence through the original animated Peter Pan movie and her solo adventures in the DisneyToon Studios movies. It will be really hard to say no to several of the glossy numbers the team at Fantagraphics have prepared for toon fans this season: How can we resist the glorious Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Christmas Treasury Gift Box Set by Carl Barks or Floyd Gottfredson’s twovolume Mickey Mouse Color Sundays Gift Box Set. Don’t even get us started on how much we
are craving The Complete Peanuts 1987-1990 Gift Box Set (Vols. 19-20). Seriously, if you give any comic-book or toon fan any of these titles for the holidays, you’ll make a true friend for life!