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Guillermo Del Toro’s Notebook Is Just As Cool As It Sounds

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Guillermo Del Toro has impressed many an audience with his incredible imagination, but seldom can you watch thoughts from a master take form! These scans from Del Toro’s notebook give us a peek into his creative process in building the worlds of Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim. We’d like to live inside its pages.

Want to see even more images? Check out the Imgur gallery these came from. [UPDATE] If you’re interested, del Toro is actually putting out a book of his works titled Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions. It will be out in October but you can pre-order it from Amazon. (Thanks, Tipster Missy!)

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  • Miss Cephalopod

    One of my favourite features in the Pacific Rim artbook is the many things to take out, like the posters and ID cards and pages from his notebook. Now if only I spoke Spanish so I could read it too :(

    A small correction, though: in the first image, only the small inset of the flower is from GDT’s notes. The large image is concept art by Keith Thompson.

  • Carmen Sandiego

    Thank you for sharing these peeks inside. I am gratified to discover my Spanish is better than I thought. Gorgeous.

  • ordinal

    I find it very hard to believe that those are real notebook pages. Sorry.

  • Anonymous

    If you watch the clip of him, Rinko Kikuchi and Mana Ashida roaming around Odiaba- – you can see him flip through a notebook and show pages that look just like this.

  • ordinal

    Which would imply that it is a prop.

  • Miss Cephalopod

    I’m not sure I follow your line of reasoning, could you explain why that implies a prop? I don’t get it.

  • Anonymous

    How does it imply that? I don’t see where you’re getting that.

  • Jill Pantozzi

    Why, exactly? I saw one of his notebooks under glass at the EMP Museum in Seattle last year. It looked just like this. Here’s a video:

    And here’s a photo in my report posted on TMS:

  • ordinal

    Ah, fair enough then. (To be honest I’m not even sure what my reasoning was, now, probably something nonsensical.)

  •!/ David R. Schmitt

    Jealous much?

  • Magic Xylophone

    Hang on, that one of Mako sitting on the wall is clearly a Keith Thompson illustration.

  • Magic Xylophone

    Still haven’t corrected the attribution for the header image, I see. Have you at long last no sense of decency?