Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett Is Now on Kickstarter

Featuring Storyboard Art from 3 of Legendary’s Blockbuster Monsterverse Hits, This Book From Clover Press Presents an Unprecedented Look at 2 of the Biggest Stars in Cinema

(April 11, 2022) Richard Bennett is one of the most respected storyboard artists working today, having collaborated with directors David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Brad Bird, and JJ Abrams, among others. Now, Bennett and Clover Press are launching a Kickstarter campaign for a stunning hardcover coffee table book which showcases Bennett’s storyboard storytelling and two of the biggest stars in the history of cinema with Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett. The stunning new book is the result of a licensing deal between Legendary Comics, Toho Co., Ltd., and Clover Press.

Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett features storyboard art from a selection of the best sequences from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ blockbuster trio of hits Godzilla vs. Kong, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Kong: Skull Island, along with some never-before-seen deleted scenes. Featuring full color stills reflecting the final shots in the film, the book is sure to be a must-have for movie buffs, film students, industry professionals and, of course, all Kaiju aficionados!

“This book is an opportunity to both spotlight the process of making a Hollywood blockbuster and the craft of storyboard storytelling,” said Bennett. “It will showcase lots of material displaying the early planning for each scene and will also give fans a chance to peek into some of the deleted scenes that never made it onto the big screen. I started out as a comic book artist, and fans of both comics and films will see how that experience informs my work.” Bennett has worked on over 60 major motion pictures, including Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, TRON: Legacy, Dunkirk, Tenet, and Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Presented in a deluxe 11.75″ x 8.5″ widescreen hardcover coffee table book with over 200 pages, Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett features an introduction by Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard and an afterword by Oscar-Nominated production designer Stefan Dechant, who writes, “Within these pages we find the imagination and artistry of Richard Bennett. He brings to life the Kaiju of cinema’s yesteryear through the modern retelling of Legendary’s Monsterverse.”

For updates, follow Clover Press on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett is now on Kickstarter. To support the campaign, visit Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cloverpress/godzilla-and-kong-storyboard-artbook?ref=9c1zo0.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard Bennett started his art career as a comic book artist in the early 1990s, penciling and inking the Cyberad series for Continuity Comics. He worked on various X-Men titles for Marvel Comics before moving to WildStorm in 1994. There, he co-created the character and mini-series Brass with Jim Lee, in which Bennett wrote the story and did all the artwork, and contributed to a variety of titles including StormWatch, Gen13, WildC.A.T.S, and Divine Right , to name a select few. Working on film was always his long-term goal while working in comics, and Bennett ignited his passion for the television and movie industry while working as a background and character design illustrator for the HBO series Spawn. A year later, he attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, graduating with a BFA in Illustration. Bennett has worked on over 60 major motion pictures, including Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, Star Trek, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, TRON: Legacy, Dunkirk, Tenet, and Spider-Man: No Way Home.

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER

About Clover Press: About Clover Press: Headed by IDW co-founders Ted Adams and Robbie Robbins, along with Matt Ruzicka and Hank Kanalz, Clover Press publishes a wide variety of collected and original content ranging from re-mastered reprints of Terry and the Pirates, horror graphic novels, and high-quality art books. Clover Press is working with a wide variety of creators including Kevin Eastman, Craig & Clizia Yoe, Dean Mulaney, Steve Niles, Gabriel Rodriguez, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Timothy Truman, Ricardo Delgado, Ray Troll, Stewart Kenneth Moore, Aron Wiesenfeld, and more.

ABOUT TOHO

Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful live action and animated content including motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, Toho remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan, and Toho International, Inc., a U.S. established incorporated company that manages and commercializes Toho’s intellectual property portfolio. To learn more about Toho, visit: www.toho.co.jp/en/.