A new art book from Udon Entertainment aims to celebrate and raise awareness of talent from the Middle East. Called Epilogue: Illustration and Concept Art of the Middle East, the book showcases original works drawing from international inspiration as well as local culture. The book is set to come out this month, while Donald Trump is on an overseas trip, so that he doesn't have time to try to ban it with an executive order.
"Through this book, we want to showcase the talents the Middle East has to offer and raise awareness regarding our budding community and just how much we're capable of doing and creating," reads the book's introduction. "A small step, perhaps, but one that will hopefully pave the way for the expansion of this industry in our countries."
Here's a description of the book from a press release:
Inside you'll find concept artists, illustrators, 3D artists, painters, and cartoonists from the fields of video games, animation, and film. EPILOGUE is an art gallery in a book, bursting with skill, passion, and dedication. The 136-page hardcover tome features over 30 creative men and women, representing several countries including the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and more.
No exact release date is given — again, probably to keep Trump on his toes — but it's out this month, so keep an eye out, we suppose.
EPILOGUE: ILLUSTRATION AND CONCEPT ART OF THE MIDDLE EAST
DETAILS: 136 pg, 12 x 9", Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
RELEASE DATE: November 2017
DIAMOND CODE: JUL172237