Art of Epic Mickey
In early 2009, a few concept images from Warren Spector’s Disney game started leaking onto the Internet and immediately caused a sensation. A zombie Goofy, a Hieronymous Bosch landscape populated by forlorn and mutated Disney creatures. Grand-scale images of Pinocchio’s whale crossbred with Epcot Center, and a blighted, industrial Magic Kingdom.
Art of Epic Mickey is a full compilation of that concept art, an encyclopedic, witty, gleefully blasphemous hacking-up of the Disney canon.
Warren Spector wrote the forward. I wrote the text, which is me trying to illuminate what the artists did – breaking out their thought process a little, spotting their source material and the terrible things they did to it.