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Ep3: JIM SORENSON "G.I. Joe FIELD MANUAL"
For years the community has been craving a G.I. Joe art book… specifically, a card art or packaging art coffee table-style volume. On this episode, we talk not only to the man who is most likely to make it happen, but who is also very much up to the challenge.
This man’s name is Jim Sorenson. Mr. Sorenson is an animation historian, archivist, restorer, and enthusiast.
If the name doesn’t sound familiar to the G.I. Joe world, it’s because he’s spent most of his energy up to this point contributing to or writing books on, the animated world of Transformers:
The Complete Ark -- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/160010 ... 1600104886
The AllSpark Almanac 1 -- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/160010 ... 1600104878
The AllSpark Almanac 2 -- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/160010 ... 1600106838
But now… NOW he’s set his sights on G.I. Joe with the “G.I. Joe FIELD MANUAL”…
a book that compiles the production artwork for the Sunbow G.I. Joe animated series!!!! Coming out through IDW in the same vein as his previous Transformers Ark books listed above, the “G.I. Joe FIELD MANUAL” is a first-of-its-kind for G.I. Joe.
And if it does well (read as: BUY THIS BOOK)… it doesn’t have to be the last!
Not a fan of the Sunbow cartoon? That’s pretty inconsequential in regards to this book. The art and designs for Sunbow are just as responsible as anything else for shaping the G.I. Joe universe that we’ve come to know and love over the past 30 years, especially when stripped of its final, often campy, fully animated form.
Not only that but there are things in this book alone which have never been brought to light before. Things like the image Mr. Sorenson shared with us for this episode (click the following link) which seems related to the origins of the creation for the character of Duke:http://joedeclassified.com/forum/viewto ... 2987#p2987
Mr. Sorenson not only talks to us about his previous books and this current book he is working on... but he also takes us deep inside his process, from hunting down source material to what it actually takes to bring a book like this to completion.
Which in turn, of course, gives us an idea of what it might take to get other G.I. Joe books made. Could his Sunbow-fueled “G.I. Joe FIELD MANUAL” be the first step towards more G.I. Joe art books? Resolute? Extreme? Renegades? Card art? Packaging art? And beyond?
The Declassified Team, along with two special guest hosts: Eduardo M. Freyre and Glenn “Barefoot Jedi” Winkler, talk with Mr. Sorenson about G.I. Joe, Transformers, the comics, the commercials, the cartoons, G.I. Joe Extreme, Sgt. Savage, Renegades, DiC, Resolute, Retaliation, toys, animation, preproduction, the upcoming SDCC G.I. Joe/TF crossover exclusives, Doctor Who, and much more.
If you want to follow the progress of Jim Sorenson’s projects and interests…
past, present, and future… keep an eye on his blog at: http://boltax.blogspot.com/
And if you want to contact Mr. Sorenson for anything… ESPECIALLY if you have any information on Sunbow production material (models, cels, etc)… you can email him at transformerstheark at yahoo.com.