Book Review: The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

My copy of The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson is here!

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

This should go nicely with the other two books that I have, namely The First in Line and Mattias Unfiltered.

I love his pen line watercolour illustrations. This book is yet another wonderful collection of his beautiful artworks, many of which you might have already seen on his blog. Having it in book form feels just much better and different.

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The presentation format for this book is different from The First in Line.

There's a cardboard case that opens up to three items inside, a 112-page book plus a 32-page booklet and a poster printed on double side.

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

These are the two sides to the poster. It's actually the same spaceship but there are some interesting scenario developments that differ from the opposite side.

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

This is the main book with the stitching exposed.

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

This is the cover and back cover. The exposed stitching allows for the book to open flat. It's really cool to be able to view the illustrations flat on without the middle curving into the gutter.

Oh, and the book here is of portrait orientation as compared to The First in Line. It allows for the more horizontal pieces to be printed larger, as in the earlier book they were just printed on a single page. So actually there are less artworks featured, but they are bigger.

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The main book is a collection of his miscellaneous illustrations. Most of the artworks are from his sketchbooks, but there are also some commissioned pieces.

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

There are some humorous cartoons mixed with the illustrations.

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

Delightful whimsical characters are everywhere.

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The black booklet features art of interiors.

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

A very typical scene by Mattias Adolfsson with lots of interesting things to see.

The Second in Line by Mattias Adolfsson

The book cost $44 USD which includes shipping. It's expensive but it's well worth the money.

You can buy it at http://mattiasa.blogspot.se/2013/10/pre-order-second-in-line.html

The First in Line seems to be out of print so definitely get this while stocks last!

Most highly recommended.

It's one of my 2013 favourite artbooks.

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