Here are some of the cool new books that I’ve spotted on the Spring 2012 publisher lists…
Animating the Unconscious: Desire, Sexuality and Animation from Columbia University Press. 1st March.
Machinima: The Art and Practice of Virtual Filmmaking from respected publisher McFarland. 15th March.
Enviro-Toons: Green Themes in Animated Cinema and Television, again from respected publisher McFarland. Also on 15th March.
Character Mentor: Learn by Example to Use Expressions, Poses, and Staging to Bring Your Characters to Life from veteran British instructional publisher Focal Press. 13th May 2012. This is meant for old-school 2D artists, but seems likely to be of value to those making webcomics with characters and poses output from iClone.
ZBrush Creature Design: Creating Dynamic Concept Imagery for Film and Games. Yet another from John Wiley publishers. Out on the 18th May 2012.