one of my favorite disney books was and still is OUR FRIEND THE ATOM, written by HEINZ HABER and art-directed by PAUL HARTLEY. it was published paralell to the release of the film-special in 1956. in those days the illustrations, additionally printed in the MICKEY MOUSE MAGAZINE, were magical for me, for the longest time I tried to figure out the stipple-brush technique that was used in some of the illustrations. the elite of disney’s BG- and layout artists contributed their work for the book, legends like CLAUDE COATS, JOHN HENCH, FRANK ARMITAGE, COLLIN CAMPBELL, ALBERT WHITLOCK and a lot more. following is a small selection of the artwork in the book.
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