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Artbooks & Gaming books |OT| A new era, a new shelf

Oct 25, 2017
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Has there been any word on a Kingdom Hearts art book? I know there's a mini one coming with some version of the game, but the series deserves a complete one.
Not yet. Closest you'll get is the pre-order bonus books and the KH Ultimanias. I'm guessing the mainline Disney characters prevent them from selling a fully-fledged book.
 
Sep 30, 2018
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Yo is there like a general Capcom artbook? Not any specific series, just a mix of good stuff from Darkstalkers, Street Fighter, Rival Schools, RE, DMC, and maybe some arcade games like Red Earth etc?
I really like Shinkiro, does he have a book?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yo is there like a general Capcom artbook? Not any specific series, just a mix of good stuff from Darkstalkers, Street Fighter, Rival Schools, RE, DMC, and maybe some arcade games like Red Earth etc?
I really like Shinkiro, does he have a book?
There’s Capcom Design Works and Capcom Visual Works 2004-2014 which are both fantastic.
 
The Amano biography is starting to release in comic shops. Apparently the limited edition is about 5000 copies, far more reasonable than the 1000 signed copies of The Sky they released. Comes with signature, Blu-Ray documentary, Paris sketchbook, and two prints (Terra & Vampire Hunter D)

Crunchyroll has a preview of the translation from French, which seems quite good: https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-n...artist-yoshitaka-amanos-illustrated-biography



ffs, now i need to figure out how to get my hands on that.
 

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Sep 15, 2018
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Hard to tell, honestly. Most of the RE books have been quite lackluster. If I had to choose, though, I'd pick Udon's Art of Resident Evil 5, well above any of the others.

Just hope that The Resident Evil 2 ReMAKE has an accompanying artbook, or that Capcom partners with Titanbooks, Insight, or DarkHorse.

Cheers.
The Udon RE artbooks are lackluster for me. It feels like they were copy pasted from the game. I saw some previews of the book online.
Only RE artbooks/companions I've come across have been the Archives. First one has some interesting art in a small section in the middle, but the book is more of a lore resource than anything else.

Not the greatest quality though. Half of my copy is falling apart. Pretty sure Brady Games did the publishing.
Thank you all.

Yeah I was looking at The Archives and it seemed like an Ok Artbook. That one comes in 2 parts yes? Which one is better?

I think the idea of lore sounds great, but I'd definitely love to see a comprehensive history of Art. Especially the lost games like 1.5, 3 (when it was Hunk on a boat) he 3.5
 
Dec 19, 2017
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Are there any blogs that review Artbooks? Not only gaming related, I also dig Movie artbooks
Parka blogs at parkablogs.com is pretty useful. His reviews are fairly basic, but I like his blog mostly because he shows me new stuff coming out I didn't even know exists
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Germany
Parka blogs at parkablogs.com is pretty useful. His reviews are fairly basic, but I like his blog mostly because he shows me new stuff coming out I didn't even know exists
Thats a great one. I already have Halycon Realms subbed, but he is a bit to asia-focused for me, but parklblogs appears to have a great general overview
 
Jun 24, 2018
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Parka blogs at parkablogs.com is pretty useful. His reviews are fairly basic, but I like his blog mostly because he shows me new stuff coming out I didn't even know exists

Parka Blogs is really the "best" place for Videogame Artbook reviews, short and concise, keeping it about the artbook only without the history of the game. It's definitely a niche market.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Imported the SFA2 versus guide on a whim, not sure if it's got any different art to any of the SF art books but it comes with a sweet poster!




A VF2 comic by Katsuya Terada, it has a mini gallery with some amazing illustrations in it



I've been after this book for a while and it's a little disappointing, not in terms of art but the layout, amazing artwork squeezed into the corners :/




Some nice background art in this (I still need to see the movie)



Couple more Art of Mario Odyssey shots and a page from the Zelda BOTW creating a champion book


 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oh shoot, for real? Is this for both desktop and mobile? On mobile you should be able to see it below the "Prev" button. At least on the phone resolution I've got.
Yeah. I don't think it's active yet. I don't have the option on the thread I made earlier today either.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Nintendo Land
Imported the SFA2 versus guide on a whim, not sure if it's got any different art to any of the SF art books but it comes with a sweet poster!




A VF2 comic by Katsuya Terada, it has a mini gallery with some amazing illustrations in it



I've been after this book for a while and it's a little disappointing, not in terms of art but the layout, amazing artwork squeezed into the corners :/




Some nice background art in this (I still need to see the movie)



Couple more Art of Mario Odyssey shots and a page from the Zelda BOTW creating a champion book


Thanks for these :)
I need that (translated) Mario Odyssey book BADLY!
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Encyclopedia Eorzia 1 + 2 is finally shipping! I’ve had that first book on an email list for two? Maybe three years? Glad it’s ginally happening, I gave up hope long ago.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I tried to play with the new cover system with the actual banner. It's too wide for the new format. If anyone feel like making a better one, go ahead I'll use it !

Or should I just use a weekly/ monthly book cover of the next big release ?

Would you like a rotation on the cover ?

Will the mods allow a rotation of the cover art like this ? XD
 
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Oct 30, 2017
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Minneapolis
I tried to play with the new cover system with the actual banner. It's too wide for the new format. If anyone feel like making a better one, go ahead I'll use it !

Or should I just use a weekly/ monthly book cover of the next big release ?

Would you like a rotation on the cover ?

Will the mods allow a rotation of the cover art like this ? XD
Yes

=)