Shadowline (Revised & Expanded)

The Art of Iain McCaig

Written By: Iain McCaig, Nick Sagan
"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 retrospective showcasing 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 touch 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 journey to his creative realm: Shadowline. .

● ICONIC CHARACTERS: Discover visionary designs for Queen Amidala, Darth Maul, and other beloved characters across film and pop culture
● PRIVATE SKETCHBOOKS: More than a retrospective of McCaig’s film work, Shadowline contains dozens of images from the artist’s personal archive
● CREATIVE PROCESS: At the heart of Shadowline is a supernatural story that gives readers insight into the artist’s creative process
● LEARN TO DRAW: Features instruction in how to draw and make art
REVISED AND EXPANDED: Includes bonus content featuring pieces from McCaig’s work on Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and more.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 11/16/2021
ISBN: 9781647224929
Pages: 256
Trim Size: 9.25 x 12.75 x 1.1000000000000001

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Iain McCaig, Author: Iain McCaig is an award-winning concept designer, illustrator, animator, and writer. He has created art for acclaimed films, among them the Star Wars prequels, Terminator 2, Interview with the Vampire, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Hook, Peter Pan, Charlotte’s Web, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Avengers.

Nick Sagan, Preface: Nick Sagan, the son of Carl Sagan, is the best-selling author of the science fiction series The Idlewild Trilogy. He is a television screenwriter whose work includes episodes of the later Star Trek series.