New book is guide to three decades of groundbreaking Robotech
“Everything fans seek in a film companion.”
July 9, 2007 (Berkeley, CA) – With its transforming fighter jets, rich palette of characters, and pop-idol heroine, Robotech
has introduced generations of fans to anime since premiering on American TV in 1985. In 2006, a new film, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles
, picked up directly from the pioneering "space opera,” combining the talents of artists and producers from around the globe. Now, one stellar, glossy volume, THE ART OF ROBOTECH: THE SHADOW CHRONICLES
(Stone Bridge Press
, July 2007) presents the most fantastic art - both classic designs from Robotech
's Japanese heritage and modern digital production techniques from the Shadow Chronicles - that went into putting Robotechnology and Protoculture back on the screen.
THE ART OF ROBOTECH
is like the ultimate Robotech
museum, something fans have dreamt of but never thought they'd find! It includes series history and analysis, plot, character and mecha
guides, and over 100 pages of concept art and production design, all assembled by production insiders. Many of the almost 500 color images have never been released before.
The Art of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles
by Tommy Yune
Foreword by Carl Macek
$19.95, Paper, 144 pages, 8.5" x 11"
475 color illustrations
Film & TV / Popular Culture
About the AuthorsTommy Yune
is known for his manga/anime style of storytelling. He broke into the mainstream comic industry in 1999 as writer and artist of the critically acclaimed Speed Racer
: Born to Race, followed by Racer X and Danger Girl: Kamikaze. He is based in Los Angeles.Carl Macek
is an anime veteran and was the producer of the original Robotech