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The Art of Love, Death + Robots Comes to Life in New Book (Exclusive)

A possible dystopian future has never looked so good.

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

The most recent volume, Love, Death + Robots, has just wrapped up its third season on May 20th with an exciting mix of nine films from all over the universe. To further absorb the magic of the amazing show, Titan Books has released a deluxe 256-page hardcover collection called The Art of Love, Death and Robots. (will open in a new tab)which plunges readers into a treasure trove of original artwork from the first three volumes.

The creative shorts that make up the series have been developed using a variety of animation techniques, from hand-drawn to CGI, and offer some of the most provocative material ever seen on the small screen. This is a ghostly medley of lucid dreams and disturbing nightmares that is sure to leave a mark on your soul. David Fincher (Se7en, Alien 3, Fight Club) and Tim Miller (Deadpool) have been executive producers on this mind-bending series since it premiered on Netflix back in March 2019.

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Album cover for The Art of Love, Death and Robots. (Image credit: Titan Books) (will open in a new tab)

Written by Ramin Zahed (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: The Art of Cinema), the deluxe edition of Titan allows fans to 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 unlike any other – a breathtaking adventure of mature, conceptual stories told with seductive characters, striking plots and explosive action. Each episode is produced by a different animation team from around the world, this thought-provoking anthology covers a wide range of animation styles, from edgy 2D to stop-motion animation, anime and hyper-realistic 3D CG.

In this deluxe book, you will find many illustrations and stories related to the creation of the first three volumes of the series. Includes interviews with key artists and creatives such as series creators Tim Miller and David Fincher, and is filled to the brim with everything from beautiful concept art, character research, costume sketches, paintings, car designs, storyboards and early visions to decks. finished frames.

Art from Titan Books “The Art of Love, Death + Robots”. (Image credit: Titan Books) (will open in a new tab)

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

“However, as I dived into the project, I realized that there was a lot more work to be done, as most of the episodes in this anthology involved different teams and studios around the world,” he told Space.com. “Due to the limited time we had to prepare the book, I had to reach out to a very large group of people around the world to find out more about each of their projects, what makes their experience different, and about each of them. their artistic influences and desired goals.”

Art from Titan Books “The Art of Love, Death + Robots”. (Image credit: Titan Books) (will open in a new tab)

The Los Angeles-based writer and journalist admits he was delighted with the astounding scope of the project and how the Blur crew was able to direct each of the animation studios to create a unique look for each of the short films.

“Thanks to the shared vision and direction of Tim Miller, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and the rest of the talented team, viewers have been able to experience this wonderful collection of animated sci-fi stories made for adults,” he added. “What all these shorts had in common was the general reverence and passion of the creative teams for this 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) (will open in a new tab)

“I remember chatting with Alberto Mielgo about his amazing episodes of ‘Witness’ and ‘Jibaro’ – this was months before he won an Oscar for the short film ‘The Janitor’ – and thought to myself that now this is the one who really cares about realizing their artistic vision, no matter how much research and work is required. Here is a man who really strives to achieve something new in his art. And he was not alone. It seems they all had the same innovative spirit and faith in the magic of animation.”

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

Titan Books “The Art of Love, Death + Robots” (will open in a new tab) already available in bookstores and online stores.

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