Out of Picture Volume 2: Art from the Outside Looking In by Daisuke Tsutsumi, Michael Knapp, et al.
Date read: 03 December 2016
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Oversized paperback, 237 pages
Published 2008 by Villard
Source: Deschutes Public Library [Graphic novel OUT OF PICTURE]
- Sub plotter / Jason Sadler
- The youth of Jimmy / Benoit le Pennec
- Part 1 / Kyle MacNaughton
- The antler boy / Jake Parker
- Are you the right color? / Andrea Blasich
- Crawdaddyo / Lizette Vega
- A dream of kyosuke / Daisuke Tsutsumi
- The carnivore / Vincent Nguyen
- Plane food / Willie Real
- The rupture / David Gordon
- Why bother? A tale of urban relocation / Nash Dunnigan
- The fun trip / Sang Jun Lee
- Under pressure : a breakerboy chronicle / Michael Knapp
- The missive / Peter Nguyen
This is the followup to my last book Out of Picture, a random book I grabbed off the shelves of my local public library a couple weeks ago that caught my eye. It is a collection of 14 non-connected stories by the creative staff of Blue Sky Studios (well, by the time this volume was finished they were mostly elsewhere). This volume also includes a foreword, a development gallery [sketches], artist biographies and acknowledgments.
“”Out of picture” is a film term we use whenever something is cut from a movie—or we say “it’s OOPed.” While it can be frustrating to have to let go of one’s ideas, it’s the pursuit and exploration of those ideas that can be the most fulfilling. We wanted to share some of our personal ideas outside of our film work with you—out of picture ….” (p. 9 of v 1)
I liked the first volume a bit better but this still had some nice moments. My favorite is probably “A dream of kyosuke” by Daisuke Tsutsumi, then “The rupture” by David Gordon. “Crawdaddyo” by Lizette Vega was good fun with a kind of Fantasia vibe.