Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Some great pieces of concept art that I had never seen before are being sold by Van Eaton Galleries right now. The two above are by Mel Shaw for The Great Mouse Detective. They will not be included in They Drew As They Pleased - Volume 5, sadly, as they feature smoking and drinking.

 The one below is a very early concept for Winnie the Pooh by Mary Blair from the late '30s or early '40s. It is too late to include it in  They Drew As They Pleased - Volume 4 (I am reviewing the galleys at the moment), but you will be glad to know that another piece by Blair from Winnie the Pooh will make it into the book.


Lionel M. said...

Hi Didier,

Should we understand, from your comments, that the future of the series is now on firmer grounds ?

And who forbids smoking in art books ? Is it Chronicle Books or The Walt Disney Company ?

Didier Ghez said...

Firm ground: No, that is still not the case. Volumes 5 and 6 are not confirmed. And as to smoking and alcohol: Disney. That is one of the few basic rules. Not a big issue at all.