Talence, France: Akileos, 2009. Peter de Sève. First Edition. Boards. SIGNED & EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with an ORIGINAL DRAWING of "SCRAT" chasing an acorn (from ICE AGE) on the half title, folio (12 1/4" x 11"), orange boards with white lettering on spine, Introduction by Amid Amidi, Foreword by Chris Wedge, profusely illustrated with color and B&W illustrations by the brilliant artist, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting an elephant precariously balanced on the artist's head, pictorial endpapers with characters drawn by de Sève, [i-vi] + 7-239 numbered pages + [240-241]. Fine / Fine. Item #2243
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT ILLUSTRATIONS!
"In this exquisite monograph, world-renowned illustrator and character designer Peter de Sève shows his favorite published and unpublished works. Inventive, eccentric, and often irreverent, they represent a lifetime of drawing . . . a very sketchy past."--blurb.
Peter de Sève is an American artist who has worked brilliantly in the illustration and animation fields. He has drawn many covers for the magazine The New Yorker. As a character designer, he worked on the wonderfull characters of A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo, Robots, the four ICE AGE films (including SCRAT), and on the main animal character E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) in the 2011 Easter themed comedy film Hop. Most recently, he designed the characters for Arthur Christmas, for which he was nominated for Annie Award. He received the National Cartoonists Society Magazine Illustration Award for 2000.--Wikipedia (adapted).
SIGNED & WITH AN ORIGINAL SKETCH of SCRAT! EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION!
(We note one small bump atop of the boards.).