Thom is a big fan of art collections and the “Art of” books. Here are a few he recommends (and some he really wants!) Most are Game or Toy related.
First up is the Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia. While it is not a strict “Art of ” type book it has a lot of great art and information.
Collecting over 10 years of UDON’s Capcom artwork in one epic 600-page hardcover volume! UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition gathers more than 80 UDON artists’ renditions of the cast of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Mega Man, Strider, and other classic Capcom franchises. Included are comic covers, toy designs, video game sprites, game box art, tribute art, and much more!
Another one Thom really wants is the MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works.
At over 430-pages, MM25 is the ultimate Mega Man artwork collection! MM25 collects the complete artwork behind every Mega Man and Mega Man X game, including character art, concept sketches, game covers, rare pin-ups, and much more. This new edition also features over 100-pages of never-before-published material, plus new tribute art and interviews from the creators behind the blue bomber!
Another great one Thom already has is the Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia. This is the not the 25th anniversary one but the one after. This book is gorgeous and full of information and illustrations.
There is just a few books to check out. There are HUNDREDS out there! Check them out!