Welcome!

Welcome to my Animation Book Review blog!

I own a number of books – either animation specific, or related, but have probably read only about a third of them – if that.  They just sit around gathering dust, and occasionally I look at them and wish that all the knowledge sitting there on those shelves was in my head.

So I have decided to do something about it, and actually start reading them!  To motivate me, and force me to really think about what I’m reading, I’ve decided to post regularly about them, here on this blog.  Hopefully this will help readers who are considering buying any of the books, make a slightly more informed choice.

I make no pretence to be an expert in any way on the subject of books or animation.  This is a personal project to get me reading, but I am sharing this publicly in the hope that it may be useful to others.  I often found it hard to find information on these books before buying – especially when buying a non-animation book to use as reference for animating.  I plan on reviewing a variety of books, (art, anatomy, cinematography etc.) if I think that they are in any way useful from an animator’s perspective.

All opinions are completely my own, and I am not connected to any authors or publishers of the books that I review.  However, I am a member of the Amazon affiliates program, so if you decide to buy a book based on my review, it would be great if you could click on the links provided and I will earn a small referral fee.

My only qualification for writing these reviews is the fact that I’m an animator who is interested in books.

Now that all the disclaimers are out of the way, I’d like to say thank you for dropping by!  I hope you enjoy the blog and find it useful.

I shall aim to update this as often as possible – hopefully once a week, but the gaps may get longer if the books are particularly large, or I get busier.  I’ll upload several to begin with, just to get things going.

Happy reading!

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