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Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett features storyboard art from the blockbuster hits Godzilla vs. Kong, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Kong: Skull Island. It features a selection of the best sequences from these three films, along with full color stills reflecting the final shots in the film. Special “Unused Scenes” sections give you an unprecedented peek into the making of the films, revealing never before seen sequences.
Presented in a deluxe 11.75” x 8.5” widescreen hardcover coffee table book of over 200 pages, plus featuring an introduction by Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard and afterword by Oscar-Nominated Production Designer Stefan Dechant, this collection is a must for movie buffs, film students, and all Kaiju aficionados.
"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 Pictures' Monsterverse." –Stefan Dechant, Oscar-Nominated Production Designer
"When I see Richard's boards, I see the film." -Adam Wingard, Director of Godzilla vs. Kong
Hardcover • 200 pages • Full color • 11.75” x 8.5”
Writer and artist: Richard Bennett
Richard Bennett started his art career as a comic book artist in the early 1990's, 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 drew all the artwork, and contributed to a variety of titles including StormWatch, Gen13, WildC.A.T.S, Divine Right, and more.
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.