Anonymous Art of Shadow Chronicles book review
A fellow fan who asked not to be named got to thumb through The Art of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and e-mailed me with the following:
I spent a few minutes flipping through the book and it's very nice. Most, if not all of the pages are glossy full color. It starts with off a few pages covering the original Robotech TV series and Sentinels, and a little surprise in the form of a two-page Robotech 3000 recap, complete with group shots of the characters and a couple of mecha and ship designs. The rest of the book is devoted to Shadow Chronicles. Along with the finalized artwork for the mecha designs (some of which are hand-drawn, and others which are CGI models), there are also sidebars that cover some of the related video game and comic book designs like the Invid Overlord and the Breetai's Bioroid (I forget the exact name of this design). Overall, the layout is excellent, a huge contrast to the sparse style of Robotech Art 1-3, and I think fans are going to spend a lot of time digesting the content.
Two pages on Robotech 3000? Huh. Wasn't expecting that.
Like the rest of you, I can't wait to see this with my own eyes. Maybe not in an "impatiently glaring at the calendar and cursing certain people's names because Amazon hasn't received their shipments and still thinks its coming out in August" kind of way, like some of you ... but I'd really, really like to have that book on my ROBOTECH reference shelf sooner rather than later.
Oh, and did you notice that Robotech.com has changed the release date on their main page from "June 15" to "any day now"?
Hrmm ... yeah.