Celebrating their 40th anniversary
📕 Published for the first time, in a luxurious hardcover edition with previously unpublished documents, which pays tribute to the creators and artists who worked on the original production from 1981 to 1986.
📖 The Art of Gadget, tells the story of how four great personalities (Jean Chalopin, Bruno Bianchi, Andy Heyward and Bernard Deyriès) accompanied by an extraordinary team, drove the original 1983 production of the television animation classic: Inspector Gadget, catapulted the French animation company DIC (Diffusion, Information and Communication), to break into the US market, and become one of the most remembered independent animation production companies worldwide, for up to three generations.
In The Art of Gadget, a large part of the original team from all its co-production countries (directors, producers, designers, scriptwriters, storyboard artists...etc), accompanied by its three main creators, reunite to tell the story of the most determined, kind, clumsy and clueless cartoon of all time, **backed by original lost drawings and documents from the production.
Features of the book
OFFICIALLY LICENSED BOOK and for the first time edited, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the original series (Spanish Language)
FULL COLOR HARD COVER with uvi varnish finish, on the characters and additional details.
Artbook format**: 23,5 x 28,5 cm (Landscape)
220 pages approx, on high quality semi-matte coated paper (135grs)
Printed pockets with exclusive designs of the characters of the series
Hundreds of restored documents: animation Cels, pencil drawings, dougas and gengas, model sheets, storyboards, scripts, photographs of the team, unpublished files...etc.
Careful design and layout, respecting the brand identity of "Inspector Gadget" down to the smallest detail, with more than 30 new exclusive and never seen before illustrations of the characters of the series, supervised by the original 1983 art team.
Get exclusive rewards
👉Limited edition, with numerous unpublished production documents, only for the patrons who have helped this project become a reality 😁.
Prints with never-before-seen illustrations and created exclusively for the project of The Art of Gadget*.
Original signed artwork by character designer, Brian Lemay.
Dozens of plates with character designs, drawn during the original 1983 production.
Voice script from your favorite episode of the series, your choice.
Double-sided postcard and bookmark
What will your contributions go towards?
A small estimated summary of the production stages 😉
✏️ Translation of the interviews and correction of the manuscript: Beginning of December (Duration: 2 months)
💻 Beginning of layout: Beginning of February (Duration: 1 month and a half)
🖨️ Sending of the layout to the printer: Mid-March.
- 📬 Delivery of rewards: Whether you are from Spain or another country, during the crowdfunding you will pay for the book, and months later, while the copies are being printed, we will contact all the backers to prepare the shipping costs, depending on each country, and deliver it as far as possible between the end of April to mid-May.
Who am i?
✍️ Behind this wonderful book, I am Daniel Gallego, a young illustrator and graphic designer, passionate about animation since I was a child and nostalgia, since I am an adult.
My biggest dream has always been to capture my ideas and turn them into reality, so in 2022, I founded my own publishing brand "Cucúrucho ediciones" and fulfill another of my great dreams (kept in my portfolio since I was a child) with the publication of my children's story, based on two of my original characters: Sara and Pata de remo.
5 years ago, when I was 22 years old, I decided to promote The Art of Gadget, an adventure that I never thought would become a reality, and that has been a joy for me, meeting the heroes of my childhood and that has inspired me to dedicate myself day by day to what I always wanted to be: Creator and illustrator of stories.
In my day to day, I keep working to make reality, all the illusions that I have always wanted to create :D
📯 Special thanks to the creators, artists, collectors, animation history preservation entities, WildBrain CPLG, Genius Brands, Age of Learning, Nelvana, 39 Escalones films and all the people who have helped to collect this lost material.
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YOUR MISSION: TO MAKE THIS PROJECT A REALITY!
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