Clover Press is ready to rumble with Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett. This book puts together a selection of the best sequences from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ blockbuster trio of hits Godzilla vs. Kong, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Kong: Skull Island, along with some never-before-seen deleted scenes. It’s sure to be a must-have for movie buffs, film students, industry professionals and, of course, all Kaiju aficionados!
All of these images are by Richard Bennett, one of the most respected storyboard artists working today. He’s collaborated with directors David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Brad Bird, and JJ Abrams, among others. Now, Bennett and Clover Press are launching a Kickstarter campaign for a stunning hardcover coffee table book which showcases Bennett’s storyboard storytelling and two of the biggest stars in the history of cinema with.
“This book is an opportunity to both spotlight the process of making a Hollywood blockbuster and the craft of storyboard storytelling,” said Bennett. “It will showcase lots of material displaying the early planning for each scene and will also give fans a chance to peek into some of the deleted scenes that never made it onto the big screen. I started out as a comic book artist, and fans of both comics and films will see how that experience informs my work.”
Presented in a deluxe 11.75” x 8.5” widescreen hardcover coffee table book with over 200 pages, Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett features an introduction by Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard and an afterword by Oscar-Nominated production designer Stefan Dechant, who writes, “Within these pages we find the imagination and artistry of Richard Bennett. He brings to life the Kaiju of cinema’s yesteryear through the modern retelling of Legendary’s Monsterverse.”
To get early bird pricing and advance order, please visit the Kickstarter campaign page.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Richard Bennett started his art career as a comic book artist in the early 1990s, penciling and inking the Cyberad series for Continuity Comics. He worked on various X-Men titles for Marvel Comics before moving to WildStorm in 1994. There, he co-created the character and mini-series Brass with Jim Lee, in which Bennett wrote the story and did all the artwork, and contributed to a variety of titles including StormWatch, Gen13, WildC.A.T.S, and Divine Right, to name a select few. Working on film was always his long-term goal while working in comics, and Bennett ignited his passion for the television and movie industry while working as a background and character design illustrator for the HBO series Spawn.
A year later, he attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, graduating with a BFA in Illustration. Bennett has worked on over 60 major motion pictures, including Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, Star Trek, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, TRON: Legacy, Dunkirk, Tenet, and Spider-Man: No Way Home.