June 22, 2007
Looks like there are a whole lot of books coming down the pike in the next few months, starting with a wave of computer animation titles in July. One, the second Digital Art Masters volume, is the only one to focus specifically on finished art, while the remainder are how-to guides to Houdini, 3ds Max, Flash, Lightwave and After Effects. A few reissues and new editions are also in the mix from September onward, including a new edition of Animated Films and the paperback version of Japanamerica, in September and November respectively. October's got a nice surprise, though, with a book called The Colored Cartoon: Black Representation in American Short Films—which I hope will tackle its subject matter with a bit more verve than That's Enough Folks, the only other book I'm aware of that exclusively focuses on the subject. Later in the month there's also Jerry Beck's Hanna-Barbera Treasury, 108 pages of finished and pre-production art, which should be just enough to tide us over until February's biography of legendary designer Maurice Noble.

New titles:

7/13 - Houdini on the Spot (paperback) (Book)
7/15 - 3ds Max 9.0: Accelerated (paperback) (Book)
7/15 - Learning Flash CS3 (paperback) (Book)
7/16 - Digital Art Masters: Vol. 2 (paperback) (Book)
7/24 - Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Video Studio Techniques (paperback) (Book)
7/24 - Flash CS3 Professional for Windows and Macintosh (Visual QuickStart Guide) (paperback) (Book)
7/25 - Essential LightWave v9: The Fastest and Easiest Way to Master LightWave 3D (paperback) (Book)
7/30 - Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional Classroom in a Book (hardcover) (Book)

8/12 - Animation Now! (Taschen 25th Anniversary) (hardcover) (Book)
8/21 - Berenstain Bears: Get Organized (DVD)
8/21 - Crazy Cartoons (DVD)
8/27 - Machinima For Dummies (paperback) (Book)
8/28 - Bolek & Lolek Are Camping (DVD)
8/28 - Bolek & Lolek Combo Pack (DVD)
8/28 - Bolek & Lolek on Vacation (DVD)
8/28 - Van-Pires Transform: Swarm Storm (DVD)
8/28 - Van-Pires Transform: Uncool Fuel (DVD)

9/3 - Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Studio Techniques (hardcover) (Book)
9/4 - Robot Chicken: Season Two (DVD)
9/4 - Robot Chicken: Seasons One & Two (DVD)
9/10 - Adobe Flash CS3 Professional How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques (paperback) (Book)
9/11 - Fantastic Four Vol. 2 (DVD)
9/17 - Adobe Flash CS3 Revealed (paperback) (Book)
9/18 - Animated Films (Virgin Film Series) (paperback) (Book)
9/18 - Black Lagoon Vol. 3 Limited Collector's Edition (DVD)
9/18 - Body Language: Advanced 3D Character Rigging +CD (paperback) (Book)
9/18 - Do You Know the Milfing Man (Adult) (DVD)
9/18 - Family Guy Vol. 5 (DVD)
9/18 - Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Complete Season 1 (DVD)
9/18 - Josie and the Pussycats: The Complete Series (DVD)
9/18 - Ramen Fighter Miki Vol. 1: Miso Mayhem (DVD)
9/19 - Adobe Flash CS3 Professional: Video Training Book (hardcover) (Book)
9/25 - Anime Studio: The eFrontier Official Guide (paperback) (Book)
9/25 - Cool Devices: The Collection (Adult) (DVD)
9/25 - Imma Youjo: The Erotic Temptress Vol. 2: Perfect Love Doll (Adult) (DVD)
9/25 - The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye Vol. 2: Tending Wounds (DVD)

10/1 - Colored Cartoon, The: Black Representation in American Animated Short Films (hardcover) (Book)
10/9 - Ben 10 Complete Season 2 (DVD)
10/9 - Ben 10 Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (DVD)
10/9 - Metalocalypse Season One (DVD)
10/15 - Flash CS3 Expert Answers (paperback) (Book)
10/16 - Squidbillies: Season One (DVD)
10/23 - Hanna-Barbera Treasury, The (hardcover) (Book)
10/23 - Meet the Robinsons (Blu-ray)
10/23 - Meet the Robinsons (DVD)
10/23 - Rozen Maiden Traumend Vol. 1: Puppet Show (DVD)

11/13 - Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S. (paperback) (Book)
11/30 - Adobe After Effects Master Class (paperback) (Book)

12/18 - Rozen Maiden Traumend Vol. 2: Revival (DVD)

February 2008:
2/1 - Stepping into the Picture: Cartoon Designer Maurice Noble (paperback) (Book)
2/6 - Digital Video Essentials: Adobe After Effects 8.0 (paperback) (Book)

Date changes:

11/13 - Basics Animation: Digital Animation (Book)

12/24 - Maya Character Creation (Book)

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Hi there
Just to say thanks for including the new edition of my Animated Films book from Virgin on your list of titles forthcoming this year.
I appreciate it.
With best wishes
James Clarke

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