Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi

Published in April 2008 by Universe, Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi is the a look at the life, career and art of artist and director Ralph Bakshi. I designed and co-authored it with Jon M. Gibson, with Jon primarily handling writing while I handled visuals. The foreword is written by Quentin Tarantino.

“…a loving behind-the-scenes tribute to a true American iconoclast.” ~Playboy

“The artwork and honor are all contained within, chronicling the acclaimed career of this key animation pioneer that we have to thank for much of popular culture’s influence.” ~Juxtapoz

“The book, which features hundreds of rough sketches, doodles, and animation cells, is tremendously entertaining, if a little worshipful.” ~Planet Magazine

“Stuffed with sketches, paintings and stills from the completed films, the book emerges an eye-candy tribute to an important and idiosyncratic creator.” ~Sci Fi Magazine

“…a behind-the-scenes look at the legend from his childhood spent drawing the characters of Brownsville, Brooklyn to his bitter retirement after losing creative control of the…feature Cool World.” ~Tokion