THE ART OF WOLFWALKERS
Charles Solomon, illustrated by Cartoon Saloon
The official behind-the-scenes art book for Cartoon Saloon's stunning new animated fantasy adventure, Wolfwalkers
Cartoon Saloon, the Irish animation studio behind the Academy Award–nominated films The Secret of Kells (2009), Song of the Sea (2014), and The Breadwinner (2017), returns in 2020 with its latest feature, Wolfwalkers, coproduced with Melusine Productions and directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. This mythic tale tells the story of a young hunter named Robyn, who, while tracking down a pack of dangerous and wild wolves, is transformed into the very thing she and her father have been seeking to destroy. Filled with exclusive hand-drawn sketches, paintings, interviews, and digital renderings that showcase Cartoon Saloon's unique artistic style, The Art of Wolfwalkers takes fans behind the scenes of one of animation's most celebrated studios. Through exclusive commentary and interviews with cast and crew, including directors Moore and Stewart, renowned animation critic and historian Charles Solomon showcases the craft and skill behind some of the most lovingly detailed and imaginative 2-D animation currently being produced.
Charles Solomon is a lecturer in animation at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and is the author of more than a dozen books on the art and making of animated films and television specials. His recent credits include The Art of ZD Story 3, The Art andMaking of Peanuts Animation, The Art of Frozen, and The Song of the Sea Artbook, which he wrote in collaboration with Cartoon Saloon cofounder Tomm Moore.