OK, the Walt and Space book project will have to wait for a while. I have to put it on the back burner for some time (but I won't abandon it). There is a good reason for this, though: Chronicle Books and Disney have approved last week an ambitious project of 5 art books about Disney concept art and Disney concept artists from the 1930s to the 1990s.
The first volume, on which I am currently working, will focus on the art and career of Albert Hurter, Ferdinand Horvath, Gustaf Tenggren, Kay Nielsen, Bianca Majoli and David Hall.
The challenge, of course, is to manage to build on the astounding work already done by John Canemaker in his seminal book Before the Animation Begins.
I have already reached out by email to some of you, but if I haven't and if you have rare documents linked to any of those 6 artists, could you please, please contact me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org? Thanks a million in advance!