Sunday, October 30, 2022

Leslie Iwerks' new book The Imagineering Story is a masterpiece, which comes as no surprise.

What is astonishing is the fact that this 700+ book is not an art book. This is wonderful and (to me at least until D23 Expo) totally unexpected news. In other words, those 700+ pages are practically pure text. Hurrah!

In addition, Leslie does something that I love: she focuses on the men and women of Imagineering. He book is mostly based on interviews.

This means that, like Leslie's documentary on Disney+, from a historical standpoint, the book becomes stronger and more detailed as it progresses closer to our time period.

I suspect that to understand in detail the full story of Walt Disney Imagineering one will need to read both Leslie Iwerks' massive volume, as well as Tom Morris' upcoming series of 4 monographs about the early days of Imagineering (to be released by the Hyperion Historical Alliance Press).

Between the two of them they are in the process of revolutionizing our understanding of Imagineering history.


The second volume of my good friend Christian Renaut's book series The Best of Disney's Animated Features has just been released. Congratulations!

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Disney Editions outdid themselves this year. Their Holidays line-up is absolutely spectacular. I just received three new books from them which are all winners in their respective categories. I will review all three here over the next few days.

Let's start with the one that surprised me the most: Poster Art of the Disney Parks -- Second Edition is not just a slightly updated version of the 2012 book. With an additional 100 pages (!!) this is really a brand-new book. More text, more illustrations, more information and way, way more posters, including development artwork for those posters. This is the kind of book I was hoping for in 2012. Better late than never.

In other words: I was blown away by this volume. Definitely a "must-have" and a great gift for the Holidays.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

And, in exclusivity, here are a few interior pages from Pierre Lambert's upcoming book about Peter Pan!


Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Notably Disney just released an interview with me about the making of The Origins of Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 08, 2022

And we have lift-off!!! 

The new monograph is now available via Stuart Ng Books at this link.

Please, please support of efforts by getting your copy. I have a feeling you will not regret it!

(No date yet for the distribution in Europe, but I will keep you updated).


Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Two great books that have just been released in Denmark (in Danish). Beyond the comics, there is enough bonus content in each (history, interviews, essays, sketches and photos) to make both of them a great read for Danish speakers.


Monday, October 03, 2022

I can't wait to receive my copy of Alberto Beccatini's new book (in Italian) about artist Tony Strobl (famous in the Disney world for his work on Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics).

Sunday, October 02, 2022


I just learned that, before she passed away in 2008, Erna Englander, widow of Disney's story artist Otto Englander, sold his Disney papers to a collector. Sadly the name of that collector is unknown.

If you are that collector or if you know who the collector is, could you please email me at Many thanks in advance!