This book is a collection of concept sketches, concept art, backgrounds, character designs (including painted versions), and still images for Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film, Howl’s Moving Castle, based on the book by Diana Wynne Jones. All concept sketches are by Miyazaki. Concept art and backgrounds are by the art staff supervised by art director. The background art and still images for this book were created from digital data. Scene images without captions are sitll images.
Neil Gaiman - MirrorMask
Helena is about to embark on a most amazing journey. Raised in a family of circus performers, she's always dreamed of leading a more ordinary life. But when haunting music draws her into a strange and magical realm, one where anything can happen, her real life is stolen by a runaway from the other side. Helena must rescue the realm from chaos in order to win back her own not-so-ordinary life. MirrorMask is a breathtaking film written by bestselling author Neil Gaiman and brought to life through the vision of acclaimed artist and director Dave McKean. This original novella is Helena's tale in her own voice, written by master storyteller Neil Gaiman and accompanied by original art by Dave McKean and images from the film; it is a stunning and magical journey.
F. Scott Fitzgerald - Benjamin Button különös élete
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) 20. század egyik legjelesebb és legnagyobb hatású amerikai modernista regény- és novellaírója, aki az első világháború utáni évek generációjához, az úgy nevezett „Elveszett nemzedékhez” tartozott. Az 1922-ben íródott elbeszélés Benjamin Button életét mutatja be, születésétől halála napjáig, aki 1860-ban látta meg a napvilágot egy különleges rendellenességgel: aggastyánként született és előreláthatóan újszülöttként fog majd távozni a világból. F. Scott Fitzgerald megrendítő és elgondolkoztató novellája a másság elfogadásáról, illetve el nem fogadásáról szól, s érzékletesen mutatja be, hogyan változnak meg az ember kapcsolatai, amikor már kevésbé van rá szükség. A történet 2008-ban a három Oscar-díjjal jutalmazott azonos című film alapjául szolgált, melynek főszerepét Brad Pitt és Cate Blanchett alakították. A kötetben nem csupán a magyar fordítás, hanem az eredeti angol nyelvű elbeszélés is olvasható.
Daniel Wallace - Big Fish
William Bloom's father, Edward, is dying. In his prime he was an extraordinary man: animals loved him, people loved him, women loved him; he was an inspired salesman - a visionary, in fact; and he knew more jokes than any man alive. Or at least, that's what he's told his son. But Edward wasn't really around that much and now, watching his father die, William grows increasingly desperate to know him before it's all too late. In a wonderful sleight of hand, William re-creates his elusive father's life in a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts he knows. Through these tales, William begins to understand Edward Bloom's great feats - and his great failings - managing to reckon with the father he's about to lose. And find a way to say goodbye. A highly original, funny, poignant debut, Big Fish teaches us about the art of joke telling, the transformative power of storytelling, and one way of moving from life to death.
Clamp - Chobits 1.
Hideki is your typical 20-year-old slacker. He didn`t get into college straight out of high school, so he`s working a dead-end job, can`t find a girlfriend, and is perpetually broke. If only he had a persocon - a humanoid robot - to keep him company, perhaps things wouldn`t be so bad. The problem with persocons is they are incredibly expensive, and it would take Hideki a lifetime to afford one. Then, one day Hideki finds a particularly cute female persocon dumped in a pile of trash, so he decides to take her home. As they say, one man`s trash is another man`s treasure...
Justin Richards - Doctor Who: The Deviant Strain
The Novrosk Peninsula, the Soviet naval base, has been abandoned, and the nuclear submarines are rusting and rotting. Cold, isolated, forgotten until the Russian Special Forces arrive - and discover that the Doctor and his companions are here too. But there is something else in Novrosk. Something that predates everything else, even the stone circle on the cliff top. Something that is at last waking, hunting, killing... Can the Doctor and his friends stay alive long enough to learn the truth? With time running out, they must discover who is really responsible for the Deviant Strain...
Clamp - Chobits 6.
Can a human be happy living with a machine? Hiroyasu Ueda truly believed he could when he married his persocom but one fateful day tragedy struck and Ueda was separated from his true love. It's often said that persocoms are more perfect than humans, better looking, better lovers, better thinking. Is it possible for someone who once loved the perfect, if artificial, woman go back to loving a mere human?
Clamp - Chobits 7.
Hideki's personal attachment to his one and only persocom is deeper than he ever thought imaginable and he must now come to grips with his true feelings for Chi. He always knew Chi was different than other persocoms, however, her past has remained a mystery until now. Chi's mysterious origins are finally exposed in the most revealing episode of Chobits yet!
Clamp - Chobits 4.
In this volume, Hideki begins to really wrestle with his feelings for Chi. He finds himself starting to think of her more and more as a human, and needing to remind himself that she is a machine. One day, when Chi is supposed to go to work at the bakery, she disappears without a trace! Hideki is joined by Minoru and Ueda (the manager of the bakery) in his search for Chi. Hideki and Ueda have a heart-to-heart, and we learn about Ueda's past with a persocom. In this volume, we also learn that Chi was kidnapped, and who it was that kidnapped her.
Clamp - Chobits 2.
Hideki’s luck with girls seems to be turning around. First his sexy test-prep teacher asks to sleep over, then the landlady starts doing him favors, and even the really cute girl from work goes out with him. And then there’s Chi. She’s the artificially intelligent Persocom that Hideki found, and as she continues to grow and learn, she hopes that Hideki will be her one true love. She’ll do anything thing for Hideki, so when he tells her he’s low on money, she takes a job. But when Hideki finds out what she’s been paid to do, he’ll do anything to bring her home.
Tim Burton - Frankenweenie
Meet Victor. He's an industrious kid who loves experimenting with science and making 3-D movies. Meet Sparky, Victor's dog – his biggest star and best friend. But one day, a terrible accident leaves Sparky dead and Victor heartbroken. Then, one lonely night, an idea dawns on Victor. If it works, it will change his life and breathe life back into his best friend.
Clay Griffith - Susan Griffith - The Kingmakers
Concludes to the popular, genre-crossing, epic trilogy of a war between vampires and humans. A war to the death. Empress Adele has launched a grand crusade against the vampire clans of the north. Prince Gareth, the vampire lord of Scotland, serves the Equatorian cause fighting in the bloody trenches of France in his guise as the dashing Greyfriar. But the human armies are pinned down, battered by harsh weather and merciless attacks from vampire packs.
Richard Dungworth - Jacqueline Rayner - Doctor Who: Step Back in Time
One Time Travelling Doctor Two Historic Adventures In EXTRA TIME, the Doctor and his friends head to the 1966 World Cup final. While the Doctor and Amy discover that the Time Lord isn't the only alien visiting Wembley, Rory finds himself playing a crucial role in this historic England vs. West Germany football match... An ancient artefact awakes, trapping one of the Doctor's companions on an archaelogical dig in Egypt. The only way to save his friend is to travel hundreds of years back in time to defeat THE WATER THIEF.
Jonathan Green - Gary Russell - Doctor Who: Monstrous Missions
One Time Travelling Doctor - Two Monstrous Missions In Terrible Lizards, the Doctor and his companions join a group of explorers on a Victorian tramp steamer in the Florida Everglades. The explorers are searching for the Fountain of Youth, but neither they nor the treasure they seek are quite what they seem! And in Horror of the Space Snakes, people are mysteriously disappearing on Moonbase Laika. They return with strange bite marks and no idea where they have been. Can the Doctor get to the bottom of what's going on?
David Bailey - Steve Lyons - Doctor Who: Sightseeing in Space
One Time Travelling Doctor - Two Thrilling Adventures In The Web In Space, a distress signal calls the TARDIS to the Black Horizon, a spaceship under attack from the Empire of Eternal Victory. But the robotic scavengers are the least of the Doctor's worries. Something terrifying is waiting to trap him in space... And in Terminal of Despair, the TARDIS crew is quarantined in Terminal 4000, where the hideous Desponds have destroyed the hopes of all awaiting passengers. Can the Doctor and his friends help them escape without succumbing to despair themselves?
Mike Tucker - Richard Dinnick - Doctor Who: Alien Adventures
One Time Travelling Doctor - Two Alien Adventures In The Underwater War, the Doctor and his companions are on-board The Cosmic Rover, a spaceship orbiting the water-planet Hydron. Joining the crew, they journey underwater on an apparently scientific exploration. But nothing is as it seems on the high-tech submarine. When a virus infects the crew, the Doctor discovers the ship is hiding a dangerous secret... And in Rain of Terror, terrible tiny creatures swarm down from the sky, intent on destroying everything on planet Xirrinda. As the colonists try to fight the alien infestation, the Doctor searches for the ancient secret weapon of the native Ulla people. Is it enough to save the day?
Oli Smith - Colin Brake - Doctor Who: The Good, the Bad and the Alien / System Wipe
The Good, the Bad, and the Alien: Aliens have crash-landed in the Wild West and they’re ready for a showdown. Can the Doctor, Rory and Amy work out which are the good guys and which are the bad? System Wipe: The Doctor finds himself trapped in a virtual world. As he tries to save the characters of the virtual world from being destroyed by a deadly virus, Amy and Rory must fight to keep the Doctor’s body in the real world safe from the mysterious entity known as Legacy...
Justin Richards - Trevor Baxendale - Doctor Who: Heart of Stone / Death Riders
This is an action-packed original fiction for younger Doctor Who fans, starring the Eleventh Doctor with his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams. These double-fronted books each contain two fast-paced, fun-filled adventures. "Heart of Stone/Death Riders": A monster made from moon rock is attacking an Earth farm in Heart of Stone. Everything it touches turns to stone - even people. Can the Doctor, Amy and Rory find out what the creature wants before it's too late? In "Death Riders", the Galactic Fair has arrived on the mining planet of Stanalan and the Death Ride roller coaster is really drawing in the crowds. But there's something sinister going on behind all the fun of the fair. Join the Doctor, Amy and Rory as they investigate...
Jenny T. Colgan - Doctor Who: Dark Horizons
"Now, you may or may not have noticed, but we appear to be on fire..." On a windswept Northern shore, at the very tip of what will one day become Scotland, the islanders believe the worst they have to fear is a Viking attack. Then the burning comes. They cannot run from it. Water will not stop it. It consumes everything in its path - yet the burned still speak. The Doctor is just looking for a game on the famous Lewis chess set. Instead he encounters a people under attack from a power they cannot possibly understand. They have no weapons, no strategy and no protection against a fire sent to engulf them all. Add in some marauding Vikings with very bad timing, a kidnapped princess with a secret of her own and a TARDIS that seems to have developed an inexplicable fear of water, and they all have a battle on their hands. The islanders must take on a ruthless alien force in a world without technology; without communications; without tea that isn't made out of bark. Still at least they have the Doctor on their side... Don't they? A thrilling new adventure starring the Doctor, as played by Matt Smith.