Weta and HarperCollins Publishers are excited to announce the upcoming release of the new book:
The Art of The Adventures of Tintin
with forewords by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson
The Art of The Adventures of Tintin is the beautifully presented book that will accompany the new film from Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures, The Adventures of Tintin, due for release in late 2011. This 3D performance-capture film, based on the universally popular series of books The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé, is directed by Steven Spielberg, and produced by Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy.
The animation, visual effects and conceptual design for the movie are being created by Weta, the multi-Academy Award-winning company based in New Zealand that helped create global blockbusters such as The Lord of the Rings, King Kong and Avatar. The Art of The Adventures of Tintin was created by the actual Weta artists who brought Hergé's wonderful Tintin characters to the big screen.
From early concept illustrations to final shots from the film and everything in between, this book gives fans a rare glimpse of the creativity that goes into making a film like this a reality. The book even includes special pieces of artwork produced exclusively for this book.
The Art of The Adventures of Tintin features forewords from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Oscar winners Joe Letteri and Richard Taylor also share their insights into the film-making experience in their introductions for this outstanding book.
Moulinsart, the official organisation that looks after the world of Tintin, has contributed an introductory chapter on the comic's creator Georges Remi, aka Hergé, and has kindly provided examples of his inspirational artwork for reproduction in the book.
Chris Guise, the author of The Art of The Adventures of Tintin, provides a unique perspective on the film, both as a lifelong Tintin fan and as the lead conceptual designer on the film. Guise interviewed many of his colleagues about the production of the movie and lets them tell their stories and inspiration behind their work in their own words.
The Art of The Adventures of Tintin will be published by HarperCollins Publishers in the UK, Australia and New Zealand simultaneously on 13 October and in North America on 1 November as a visually dynamic 200-page hardcover book. Later in the year the book will be released as a ground-breaking app including wonderful additional imagery, special audio commentary from the film makers, character animations and extra content.
Copies of the book including an exclusive gift will be available for pre-order from the Weta online shop at www.wetaNZ.com. You can also keep up to date with more news about the movie The Adventures of Tintin, the book The Art of The Adventures of Tintin, and Tintin merchandise by signing up to Weta's free e-mail newsletter.
This book is signed by hand by the author Chris Guise!
And while stocks last, copies of The Art of The Adventures of Tintin purchased directly from Weta will also include the three "parchment scrolls" (printed on semi-transparent paper) that together form the map to Red Rackham's Treasure. These come inserted in a folder made of 300 gsm paper printed in the likeness of Tintin's wallet.
This exclusive gift will only be available with books purchased directly from Weta's website, at The Weta Cave or at shows and events we attend.
The available stock is limited, so order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note: This book is also available unsigned from our international warehouses.
Regretfully, we made a few mistakes in the book before it went to print, which we need to acknowledge. Our apologies!
Page 75 - Tom does actually mention his name in one small panel later in the book “The Crab with the Golden Claws”. The mystery of his name is no more.
Page 106 - The ship Glenshiel (our spelling was incorrect) was the inspiration for The Karaboudjan
Page 132 - The correct title of the film is The Sheltering Sky (delete the"Under")
Page 140 - Sir Francis Haddock did not build Marlinspike. It was gifted to him by the King for great services.
Page 182 - The motorbike was inspired by a 1942 Indian Scout 500cc which was used by the US army during WWII.