This Is Monstropolis!
By Harley Jessup; (Illustrator)
(Disney Press, Hardcover, 9781423171980, 12pp.)
Publication Date: May 14, 2013
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This oversized board book with flaps illustrates the intricate and hilarious world of Monstropolis. Explore the place where most monsters get their scaring start, Monsters University, the nursery school where adorable little monsters play, the restaurant where monsters go to see and be seen, and more! The book features illustrations by Pixar talent Harley Jessup, and more than seventy flaps throughout the book that reveal extra surprises!
Harley Jessup began his career in film as visual effects art director for Industrial Light and Magic, where he received an Academy Award for his work on Innerspace, and a nomination for Steven Spielberg's Hook. In 1994, Harley served as production designer for the Disney film James and the Giant Peach. He joined Pixar in 1996, where he worked on award-winning films A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2. After that, he was heavily involved with Monsters, Inc. from its inception. For his work on Ratatouille, Harley was honored with the ANNIE for Production Design in an Animated Feature Production. After that, he was on the production design team for Presto, and art director for Up. In addition to his work on films, Harley has written and illustrated two children's books: What's Alice Up To? and Grandma Summer, both published by Viking. He also illustrated the books, Just Enough and Flower Girl.