Mad Dreams and Monsters: The Art of Phil Tippett and Tippett Studio

Aug 11, 2018


Welcome to Marjorie Cowley's webpage dedicated to the extraordinary artistry of Phil Tippett and Tippett Studio. Here, we dive into the mesmerizing world of stop-motion animation, visual effects, and creature design.

The Creative Genius: Phil Tippett

Phil Tippett, a renowned visual effects artist and filmmaker, has left an indelible mark on the film industry. With his talent for breathing life into fantastical creatures, Tippett is highly regarded for his groundbreaking work on movies such as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and RoboCop. His contributions to the field of visual effects have garnered critical acclaim, earning him numerous awards, including two Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects.

Tippett Studio: A Hub of Innovation

Tippett Studio, founded by Phil Tippett in 1984, has become a breeding ground for cutting-edge visual effects and animation. As a trailblazer in the industry, Tippett Studio continuously pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of creature design and animation. Their expert team of artists and technicians has worked on a multitude of blockbuster films, creating unforgettable characters that captivate audiences worldwide.

'Mad Dreams and Monsters': Explore the Artistic Journey

'Mad Dreams and Monsters' is a compendium that delves into the captivating art of Phil Tippett and Tippett Studio. Through this book, you will embark on a journey through Tippett's extensive career, witnessing his artistic evolution and exploring the intricate details of his work. From sketches and storyboards to the final animated characters, every aspect is meticulously documented, offering a comprehensive look into the creative process.

Unveiling the Spectacular Artwork

Prepare to be enthralled by the stunning visual artwork showcased in 'Mad Dreams and Monsters.' Hundreds of illustrations, concept designs, and photographs reveal the depth of Tippett's imagination, highlighting the labor-intensive craft that goes into bringing imaginary creatures to life. The vivid colors, intricate textures, and painstaking attention to detail will leave you awe-inspired.

Behind-the-Scenes Insights

In addition to the visual feast, 'Mad Dreams and Monsters' grants you exclusive backstage access to Tippett Studio, providing invaluable insights into the artistic and technical aspects of creature creation. Discover the secrets behind the awe-inspiring special effects, stop-motion techniques, and digital innovations employed by Tippett and his team. Gain a deeper understanding of the intricate processes that breathe life into the fantastic beings that inhabit our favorite films.

Get Your Signed Bookplate

To make your collector's edition of 'Mad Dreams and Monsters' even more special, Marjorie Cowley is offering a limited number of books with signed bookplates by Phil Tippett himself. Don't miss the chance to own a piece of cinematic history autographed by the legendary artist. Secure your copy today and treasure this remarkable book for years to come.

Art, Entertainment, and Beyond

'Mad Dreams and Monsters' is so much more than a book. It is an exploration into the intersection of art and entertainment, a tribute to the visionaries who bring our wildest dreams to the silver screen. Whether you are an ardent fan of Phil Tippett, a lover of cinema, or simply someone seeking inspiration, this book promises to mesmerize, educate, and ignite your imagination.


Marjorie Cowley invites you to dive into the mesmerizing universe of Phil Tippett and Tippett Studio through the pages of 'Mad Dreams and Monsters.' Immerse yourself in the captivating artistry, gain rare insights into the creative process, and own a piece of cinematic history. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the brilliance of one of the greatest visual effects artists of our time.

Jeanne Lyon
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