Cuphead is the perfect candidate for an art book. The captivating visuals and 1930s-style cartoon animation make it a marvel to watch in motion. Luckily, StudioMDHR agreed, and soon you can own an official Cuphead art book. The newly announced limited-edition of The Art of Cuphead is currently discounted to $63.84 at Amazon (listed at $100).
The limited-edition comes with a beautiful cloth slipcase and portfolio with acetate sheets inside. The transparent sheets walk you through the start screen animation. A standard edition of The Art of Cuphead is also available to pre-order. It’s currently $28 at Amazon, which is $12 off the list price.
StudioMDHR partnered with Dark Horse Books to give fans a behind the scenes look at the process that went into creating Cuphead’s gorgeous animation. The 264-page hardcover promises to show early designs for both characters and levels, as well as frame-by-frame animation examples. Co-directors Chad and Jared Moldenhauer discuss the design process throughout, too. And there’s even new art from the upcoming DLC The Delicious Last Course.
Heads up: It’s entirely likely that prices for both editions will rise as we get closer to the March 17 release date. The standard edition has been available to pre-order for several months. I pre-ordered the standard edition when it was $20, so it’s worthwhile to get your order in as early as possible.