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“Kon’s Work 1982-2010” is a splendid collection of more than 150 pieces of art work by the late animation director Kon Satoshi, who sadly passed away at the age of only 46 in 2010. Most, if not all the art work found in this book were originally released as a limited collection of prints during the director’s retrospective exhibition “One Thousand Years Of Memento” held back in 2011 (see this older post).
The contents of the book include – Illustrations from all of Kon’s 4 animated films, Paranoia Agent, art work from his comics like Seraphim & Opus , unpublished art from uncompleted films like the Dream Machine, as well as some personal illustrations works.
(above & below) Illustrations from my favourite Kon Satoshi film, Millenium actress. There is a dedicated art book for this film – read the review here.
(above) Character designs from Kon’s uncompleted film “The Dream Machine”. Fans and eagled eye folks will probably have spotted their cameo appearance in Paprika, during the fairground scene.
(above right) This illustration is used as the cover art for Kon Satoshi’s manga compilation of short stories titled “Yume No Kaseki”. I’ll put up the review for the book at a later date.
Kon Satoshi’s untimely demise robbed the animation work of a rare talent, but his work endures. I cannot recommend this book enough. Grab it before it goes out of print.
“Kon’s Work 1982-2010″ Art book details :
– Dimensions – 11.6 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches
– Softcover, 127 pages
– Full color /B&W, Japanese language
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