Here is a little bit of our John Alvin original art and posters, just a small percentage of the original art we have of John Alvin, along with his red shoes, and the gorgeous new book! WE LOVE TRADITIONAL ILLUSTRATION ART! WE LOVE YOU, JOHN!
As some of you who follow The Art of John Alvin, not the book, but the actual art, which is represented by ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery, know quite well, Andrea Alvin has been working for several years writing, compiling, and getting permissions for a (hopefully first) book on John Alvin’s career and art. It is being released by Titan Books. We have been thrilled to see not only the attention that Titan has given it in terms of promotion, but also the interest, well deserved, by the press worldwide.
Author Andrea Alvin and Leslie of ArtInsights at San Diego Comic-Con
John Alvin in ArtInsights with members of the Empire…
We are told this is only the first round, and more articles will appear as the actual release date happens, but we are going to keep a list of all the articles and reviews, good or (goddess forbid!) bad, right here. We hope this will not only allow for long overdue recognition of John as one of the foremost artists who ever worked in the film industry, but also wider acceptance of traditional illustration not only as important in film history, but also as a viable option today to promote and brand new movies in an artistic and creative way. There is and was only one man who painted like John Alvin. He was able to do that thing everyone at Disney called Alvin-izing.
This is the cover of the awesome book releasing from Titan.
My friend Travis of Punch Drunk Critics has a connection with Amazon and gets a teeny bit back from you buying from him and we like to support him…so if you’re buying from Amazon, click here! Here are the links so far, and we’ll be adding to them as we find more, please let us know if you find one we don’t know about!
Some images of the art we have in the gallery and corresponding pages in the book with the art:
Original Star Wars Concert art at ArtInsights ~ The Art of John Alvin
Predator Finish at ArtInsights ~ The Art of John Alvin
Beauty and the Beast at ArtInsights Gallery ~ The Art of John Alvin
Aladdin art at ArtInsights ~ The Art of John Alvin
Pinocchio graphite at ArtInsights ~ The Art of John Alvin
The Lion King graphite at ArtInsights ~ The Art of John Alvin
The reviews for The Art of John Alvin are starting to come in (as it just got released in England, and will be released in the states August 28th), and they are GREAT!
OUR FAVORITE although they are ALL AWESOME!!:
ROGER EBERT SITE
YAY go Den of Geek!! They know quality when they see it…
DEN OF GEEK
CITY OF FILMS
BGG AFTER DARK
ADVENTURES IN POOR TASTE
GIANT FREAKING ROBOT
ANIMATION SCOOP on INDIEWIRE