New Book by Steven Withrow

News via my good friend and past co-author on Character Design for Graphic Novels, Steven Withrow:

Secrets of Digital Animation — August 2009!
by Steven Withrow

Now available for preorder through and other online bookstores is my book Secrets of Digital Animation from RotoVision and Rockport Publishers.

This book was quite an adventure to create, and I hope it lives up to the hype of the jacket copy:

Secrets of Digital Animation sets out to demonstrate and showcase a range of cutting-edge work, new techniques, and influential practitioners within all forms of contemporary animation, from anime to flashware, and from animated shorts to machinima, offering creative hints and tips from the genre masters. This book offers young practitioners, and those interested in broadening their skills, an insider’s view of the fast evolving work of animation; showcasing professionals and their creations, working methods, and inspiration, along with jargon-busting explanations and easy to follow demonstrations. Stunning examples of finished work are shown alongside conceptual drawings and works in progress. The book contains practical advice and case studies that explore the professional techniques behind designing innovative characters and fantastical worlds, and bringing them to life.