Book Review: Melange

Melange -cover1

It appears that there was an earlier edition of Melange before this. There's a "+32 pages" sticker pasted on the cover for this edition published by Akileos. The book's a 160-page hardcover.

Dean Yeagle is a cartoonist and character designer with background in animation. This book collects his diverse character designs, nude female figure drawings, pin-ups and his Playboy cartoons with some unused roughs.

The art and characters are beautiful. About half the book is on the character Mandy, a playful busty blonde - she's on the cover with her dog. Even the Playboy cartoons are amusing, and I can't say the same for other artists.

It's a great book for those into character designs and pin-up art.

You can check out more work at the Website of Dean Yeagle.

Melange is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN)

Melange - 02

Melange - 03

Melange - 04

Melange - 05

Melange - 06

Melange - 07

Melange - 08

Melange - 09

Melange - 10

Melange - 11

Melange - 12

Melange - 13

Melange - 14

Melange - 15

Visit Amazon to check out more reviews.

If you buy from the links, I get a little commission that helps me get more books to feature.

Here are direct links to the book: | | | | | | | |

god dammit
i just took the pictures and wrote a review, was about to upload them to flicker and post it on the forum today
well never mind
your reviews are awesome
this book is also awesome

Damn it another book added to my wish list... that list on Book Depository is getting very long! ;-)

Thanks for the heads-up and review!

This book showcases a bit more of Dean Yeagle's art than his other books, which are mostly focus on his pinup girls (specially Mandy). For what I understand, if you buy books directly from his site (cagedbeagle), he'll personally autograph them, although it looks like he's not selling Melange over there.

Amazing graphics ... that exactly the style I want to learn.

Parka would you be so kind and answer 3 questions?
1, What other artists draw in the same style?
2. What would be a great resources database for young (as in inexperienced) cartoonists?
3. How long do you think it would take someone to learn to draw like them? (from zero to artist)

Keep up the great work and great reviews :)

Add new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a href hreflang> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.