• Format: Main Book
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  • Published on: 10/7/2008
  • ISBN: 9781933784243
  • Pages: 240
  • Trim Size: 9.25 x 12.75
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Shadowline The Art of Iain McCaig

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"What is Shadowline? It is the place where things meet: light and shadows, hope and despair, good and evil. It is, to me, the most interesting place to hunt for stories." So begins this stunningly realized and beautifully rendered new work from master storyteller and artist Iain McCaig. McCaig is best known for his work as a principal designer on the three Star Wars prequels, including the iconic characters Queen Amidala and Darth Maul, as well as his work on many major motion pictures, television, and video games. His work can be seen in such acclaimed films as Terminator 2, Hook, Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, Interview with a Vampire, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Shadowline presents a stunning portfolio of more than two decades of McCaig’s masterful concept designs and storyboards, cover art and illustrations, as well as his private sketchbooks and personal paintings, all woven together within the confines of an engrossing, otherworldly tale.

Editorial Reviews

Doug Chiang, Academy Award®-winning designer of Terminator 2, The Mask, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Cyclones, and many others. : "Iain McCaig's characters arrive on the page fully formed, their life stories expressed through every beautiful pencil stroke, from the lightest fairytales to the darkest nightmares. This collection of his artwork is an essential bible for aspiring artists or anyone compelled to tell stories through art."

Paul Topolos, artist: Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille : "For me, Iain McCaig is the best living draftsman. He masters design issues by giving them emotion, reality, intelligence and a sense of story without sacrificing spontaneity and improvisation. He is a treasure in film concept design."

Kerry Conran, director of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow : "For every astonishing image printed here, there is an even more amazing story behind it. Page after stunning page is an experience akin to watching the best moments from the best films you've ever seen."

About the Author

Iain McCaig, Author: Iain McCaig's commitment to storytelling has taken many forms: concept designer, illustrator, animator and screenwriter. A veteran of Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm, Ltd., and George Lucas' premiere production division, JAK Films, he was one of the principal designers of the prequel Star Wars saga. His directorial debut, The Face, won the Gold Medal for Best Family Film at the Houston International Film Festival.

Nick Sagan, Contributor: Nick Sagan, the son of Carl Sagan, is the best-selling author of the science fiction series The Idlewild Trilogy. He is a television screenwriter whose work includes episodes of the later Star Trek series.