'Animals, 1000 Handmade Illustrations' features an outstanding showcase of graphic pen and ink illustrations by the talented visual artist Joan Escandell. Contemporary, yet with a nostalgic retro flavour, this title draws on classic styles from various eras, evoking the particular mood and atmosphere of the old, with an intriguing modern twist. Text in English, French and Italian AUTHOR: Joan Escandell (Ibiza, 1937) is one of the most outstanding comic book authors of the 20th century in Spain. He worked for the mythical publishing house Bruguera (contributing to "Captain Thunder" among others), an iconic brand in the Spanish-speaking publishing world, where he was a prolific comic book illustrator. The prevailing image many Spanish speaking teenagers have from figures like Ivanhoe or Robinson Crusoe originates from his unforgettable drawings for the series "Literary Jewels for Young Readers" (Joyas Literarias Juveniles). Joan Escandell is also well-known in other European countries as the illustrator of the first eco-friendly series "Antares" in France (1975-1990) and his version of He-Man in Germany. He also contributed to Disney productions like 'Cinderella', 'The Lion King', 'Hercules' and 'Pocahontas'. SELLING POINTS: ? The book gives free access to a living library of high resolution animal images ? Joan Escandell, who worked for Disney, goes "back to basics" ? The perfect tool to master the art of drawing, the fundamental technique in their field.