Book Review: Imagine Prime: The Art of Imaginary Friends Studios

Imagine Prime: The Art of Imaginary Friends Studios

This is one of the first, if not the first, art book from Imaginary Friends Studios. It was published in 2005 and now the book is in its second edition with a different cover art. Imaginary Friends Studios is based in Singapore and I happen to meet some of the artists who work there - they are always at the comic cons in Singapore.

Imagine Prime is a 246 page paperback that features art from 47 artists. It collects 500 pieces of commercial and personal art. There are concept art, fan tributes, comics, advertising work, etc. The quality of work is high although sometimes you can still detect slight rawness from some artists. The highlight of the book is probably Artgerm's art which are really beautiful and just stands out from others.

Overall, it's a nice art book, and inspiration for hopeful artists. Most of the Imaginary Friends artists are on deviantart, you can check out their work there.

Imaginary Prime and their other art books are available for sale at imaginaryfs.com/shop. The book is also distributed by Basheer Graphic Books.

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Imaginary Prime and their other art books are available for sale at imaginaryfs.com/shop. The book is also distributed by Basheer Graphic Books.

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Hey Parka, Did you acquire

Hey Parka,

Did you acquire this book recently?? I'm still looking for the first edition myself and I've had no luck.

I even asked Basheer about any/all of Imaginary's books and they said they have none in stock at the moment (I asked last month.)

Man pretty nice book, i was

Man pretty nice book, i was featured there with one of the illustracion card game for the five rings samurais. really very nice to be part of this proyect with a such of talented people.

my art director from that time was Kevin aca (kingmong) who support me in the proces of my work.

seriosly guys very highly recomended this book. from IFS.

If anyone is looking for IF

If anyone is looking for IF Studios books, including this one, I am looking to sell my copies. They cost me a lot to buy because of the shipping cost and currency exchange, unfortunately, I am having a bit of a hard time financially at the moment and need to sell some things. I hope this comment is allowed here, if not, please feel free to delete it. Anyone interested can contact me at klassen at hotmail dot com.

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