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Rowland Wilson book
August 22nd, 2012

Wow. I am really enjoying going through Trade Secrets, the book about designer illustrator Rowland Wilson. Rowland was a wonderful artist and friend who did cartoon designs on everything from The Little Mermaid to Playboy. He was a really nice guy too.

At first I thought it was going to be a bio or collection of works. But it's really a how-to book on how to be a good illustrator-designer. Page after page or tricks, theories and thoughts on technique.Congratulations to Suzanne Lemieux Wilson for getting it done and out for us all to enjoy.

I put this book on a level with Richard William's Animators Survival Guide, Nancy Beiman's Prepare to Board and Eric Goldberg's Animators Crash Course. It's a must.

I wish I had this book when I was in school. I mighta made something outta myself.