Local Fauna: The Art of Peter de Sève (Hardcover)
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Featuring beloved New Yorker covers, iconic animated characters, and more, Local Fauna is the definitive monograph by award-winning illustrator and character designer Peter de Sève.
Peter de Sève’s work spans four decades and various media, from magazines, books, and television commercials, to Broadway posters and character designs for animated feature films. He is perhaps best recognized for his many covers for The New Yorker magazine and his character designs for the blockbuster Ice Age franchise (Scrat is a veritable international celebrity). De Sève has also contributed to such films as Finding Nemo, Robots, The Little Prince, and The Grinch, to name only a few. He is currently busy at work on various animated projects in both the United States and Europe.
Local Fauna showcases de Sève’s most iconic illustrations and designs alongside a plentiful selection of sketches and personal work that have become fan favorites across social media. This monograph opens a doorway into his visual universe, and it includes behind-the-scenes insight into his process, from a character or cover’s first conception to the final product.
Local Fauna also includes an introduction by writer, illustrator, and character designer Carter Goodrich and an in-depth interview with Bill Watterson, the legendary creator of Calvin & Hobbes, as well as essays by The New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly; Academy Award winning director and animator Glen Keane; comic artist and creator of Hellboy, Mike Mignola; and New York Times bestselling picture book author Randall de Sève.
About the Author
Françoise Mouly is an artist and designer. Since 1993 she has been the art editor of the New Yorker, and she is the publisher and editorial director of TOON Books. Together with her husband, Art Spiegelman, she edited the groundbreaking comics anthology RAW from 1980 to 1991, as well as Abrams’ TOON Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics (2009). She lives in New York City.