4 Favorite Gifts for Animation Lovers

gifts for animation lovers We’ve got gift giving on the brain this week—and if you’re still scrambling for the perfect last-minute gift and you’re shopping for an animation lover, well, you’ve come to the right place!

Our friends at CartoonBrew compiled what they call “The Only Animation Holiday Gift Guide You’ll Need”—and, well, we’re inclined to agree! It was almost impossible to narrow the list to our favorites, but we managed to agree on four that will likely give you a reputation as the best gift-giver EVER. Without further ado, here are our top picks for animation gifts:

Phil Mendez 2013 Year-In-Progress Calendar ($15): What better way to mark the passing of the next year than by staring at the gorgeous work of veteran animation character designer, storyboarder and creator Phil Mendez? Think of this not just as a calendar, but as 12 glorious months of creative inspiration.

Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures ($23.70): Here he comes to save the (holi)day! This loveable, super-powered mouse is an animation icon—and now, you can give the gift of the complete Mighty Mouse series from the brilliant mind of John K. What better way to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary?

Comics Sketchbooks: The Private Worlds of Today’s Most Creative Talents ($29.97): Comic lovers of all ages will love this compilation that features a peek inside the sketchbooks of 82 artists, including Jim Steranko, Peter de Seve, Ann Telnaes and Robert Crumb. With 700 color and black-and-white illustrations to pore over, this book truly is a treasure trove of art.

Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat ($37.50): Dr. Seuss is one of the most important figures in illustration—and we can guarantee that the creative in your life will love this behind-the-scenes look at some of the most instantly recognizable artwork ever created.

Talk about a fantastic gift list—and we’ve only scratched the surface! Be sure to head over to CartoonBrew to read the rest. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have some last-minute revisions to make to our own wish lists. Santa Claus, we hope you’re still listening!

What animation-inspired gifts are you giving this year?

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