Shadowline: The Art of Iain McCaig

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"What is Shadowline? It is the place where things meet: light and shadows, hope and despair, good and evil. It is, to me, the most interesting place to hunt for stories." So begins this stunningly realized and beautifully rendered new work from master storyteller and artist Iain McCaig. McCaig is best known for his work as a principal designer on the three Star Wars prequels, including the iconic characters Queen Amidala and Darth Maul, as well as his work on many major motion pictures, television, and video ...
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Overview

"What is Shadowline? It is the place where things meet: light and shadows, hope and despair, good and evil. It is, to me, the most interesting place to hunt for stories." So begins this stunningly realized and beautifully rendered new work from master storyteller and artist Iain McCaig. McCaig is best known for his work as a principal designer on the three Star Wars prequels, including the iconic characters Queen Amidala and Darth Maul, as well as his work on many major motion pictures, television, and video games. His work can be seen in such acclaimed films as Terminator 2, Hook, Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula, Interview with a Vampire, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Shadowline presents a stunning portfolio of more than two decades of McCaig's masterful concept designs and storyboards, cover art and illustrations, as well as his private sketchbooks and personal paintings, all woven together within the confines of an engrossing, otherworldly tale.

"I've been telling stories for years, with paint, with words, with film and video cameras, and pixels on computer screens. I can't explain storytelling the way teachers explain math or history. To explain what I'm doing when I create would be like waking up while still dreaming. We are all storytellers night after night, for even the most inartistic of us can still dream like masters."
-Iain McCaig

"Iain McCaig's characters arrive on the page fully formed, their life stories expressed through every beautiful pencil stroke, from the lightest fairy tales to the darkest nightmares."
-Doug Chiang, Academy Award-winning designer of Terminator 2, The Mask, Attack of the Clones, and The Phantom Menace

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933784243
  • Publisher: Insight Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 955,494
  • Product dimensions: 11.68 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

IAN MCCAIG'S commitment to storytelling has taken many forms: concept designer, illustrator, animator, and screenwriter. A veteran of Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), Lucasfilm Ltd., and George Lucas's premier film production company, JAK Films, he was one of the principal designers of the Star Wars saga and garnered an Emmy Award for People, a Disney Channel production.

NICK SAGAN, the son of Carl Sagan, was the "voice of children from planet Earth" on the voyager spacecraft, and is now a screenwriter for television, including several episodes of the later Star Trek series, and the best-selling author of the critically heralded sci-fi series The Idlewild Trilogy.

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