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Exclusive: New Titan Concept Art Book Reveals the Sci-Fi Magic of ‘Love, Death + Robots’

Possible dystopian futures have never looked so good.

“Love Death + Robots,” Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning animated sci-fi anthology has elicited nothing but amazement, shock, and amazement from millions of viewers around the world in its first three seasons. in streaming.

The most recent volume of “Love, Death + Robots” just kicked off its third season on May 20 with an addictive mix of nine films from every dimension of the universe. To further absorb the magic that went into the gripping spectacle, Titan Books has released a 256-page deluxe hardcover titled “The Art of Love, Death + Robots.” (opens in a new tab)which immerses readers in a treasure trove of original artwork from the first three volumes.

The imaginative shorts that make up the series were crafted using a variety of animation techniques, from hand drawing to CGI, delivering some of the most provocative material ever seen on the small screen. It’s a visionary potpourri of lucid dreams and disturbing nightmares that are sure to leave a mark on your psyche. David Fincher (“Se7en,” “Alien 3,” “Fight Club”) and Tim Miller (“Deadpool”) have served as executive producers on this jaw-dropping series since it premiered on Netflix in March 2019.

Cover of ‘The Art of Love, Death + Robots’. (Image credit: Titan Books)

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Written by Ramin Zahed (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the Art of the Movie”), the deluxe edition of Titan lets fans explore all the stories and inspirations behind this acclaimed Netflix gem.

Here is the official description of the upcoming book:

Love Death + Robots is a Netflix series like no other – a breathtaking journey of mature, conceptual tales told with alluring characters, stunning storylines and explosive action. With each episode crafted by different animation teams around the world, the thought-provoking anthology spans a wide range of animation styles, from cutting-edge 2D and stop-motion to anime and hyper-realistic 3D.

In this deluxe book, discover the wealth of illustrations and stories behind the creation of the first three volumes in the series. Includes interviews with key artists and creatives such as series creators Tim Miller and David Fincher, and is packed to the brim with everything from gorgeous concept art, character studies, costume sketches, paintings, vehicle designs, storyboards and early vision decks, through to finished frames.

Art from Titan Books’ ‘The Art of Love, Death + Robots.’ (Image credit: Titan Books)

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When Zahed was first given the assignment to write this book, he imagined that it would be similar to previous animation art books he had worked on, during which he had had the opportunity to interview the director, producers and design team of the project.

“However, after diving into the project, I realized that a lot more work was involved because most of the episodes in this anthology dealt with different teams and studios around the world,” he told . “Due to the limited time we had to prepare the book, I had to reach out to an awful lot of people around the world to find out more about each of their projects, what sets their experience apart, and each of them. between them, their artistic influences and the objectives sought.”

Art from Titan Books’ ‘The Art of Love, Death + Robots.’ (Image credit: Titan Books)

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The Los Angeles-based author and journalist admits he was impressed with the stunning scope of the project and how Blur’s production team was able to guide each of the animation studios to create a distinctive look and feel. for each of the short films.

“Thanks to the global vision and leadership of Tim Miller, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and the rest of the talented team, audiences have been able to experience this wonderful collection of animated sci-fi stories created for adults,” he said. he adds. “What united all of these shorts was the creative teams’ overall reverence and passion for the art form and how they respected the intelligence of their target audience, regardless of the specific storylines.

Art from Titan Books’ ‘The Art of Love, Death + Robots.’ (Image credit: Titan Books)

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“I remember chatting with Alberto Mielgo about his great episodes ‘The Witness’ and ‘Jibaro’ – it was a few months before he won the Oscar for his short ‘Windshield Wiper’ – and thinking say now that he is someone who truly cares about achieving his artistic vision no matter how much research and work is involved. Here is someone who truly strives to achieve new things with his art. And he was not alone. They all seemed to have the same kind of pioneering spirit and belief in the magic of animation.”

For more on the Netflix series, here’s our interview with director Emily Dean for her dreamlike “Love, Death + Robots” Vol. 3 segment, “The very pulse of the machine.”

“The Art of Love, Death + Robots” by Titan Books (opens in a new tab) is now available in bookstores and online outlets.

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