Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Titan Books (July 16, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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The format is beautiful. It will look great on a coffee table or bookshelf. Every page is full of pictures, and the whole book is composed of interviews. Every word comes from a member of the cast or crew, someone actually involved in the process, with no outside commentary. Each of them talks about how they became a part of The Guild, and many of them reveal what they are doing now that the show is over. Even Wil Wheaton chimes in about his role as Fawks.As a long-time fan of The Guild, I've found that this book answers many questions I've had for a long time. I feel like I know the people behind the show so much better, especially producer Kim Evey, who gives amazing insights into the history of the show as she worked alongside Felicia Day.Read my full review: [...]
Being both a gamer and a geek, I am also an avid fan of hit web series The Guild. So when I was offered a review copy of new book The Guild: The Official Companion, my answer was an emphatic "yes!" I usually don't go for these sort of books, but I'm really glad I got my hands on this one.To start off with, the book is filled with gorgeous artwork and photos, featuring our favorite guildies Felicia Day, Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis, Robin Thorsen, Amy Okuda and Vince Caso. Each actor has their own section and we find out how they were cast and what their experience on the show and with fans has been like. We also get some great in-depth looks at their characters and in-game costumes. Wil Wheaton, along with a few other guest stars, get a little bit of coverage in the book, as well.However, it is the section on the Fawkes-Codex painting that is my favorite. There's a photo of the original posing that Day and Wheaton did for that piece and there's the painting itself, so that the two can be compared.I also really liked all of the discussion about writing each season of the series. As a writer, I'm always curious about others' techniques and where their ideas come from. We see how the writing becomes an actual episode and how all the details were put together to create the whole. The level of depth that the book goes into will make The Guild fans into even bigger fans.Finally, The Guild: The Official Companion reads like a love letter to the fans. They are mentioned constantly and never seem to be far from the cast and crew's thoughts. And that's the main reason to pick up this book. If you're a fan of the show, it's a must have for your collection. And even better, if you're a cosplayer, there are some great photos of the in-game costumes for reference.
Haven't had a chance to do more than skim through it, but I will say the quality of the book exceeded my expectations for its' price. Nice weight paper and very nice printing. Full of great pictures and interviews from the cast and crew. Anyone whose watched the series will enjoy this book!
I've been a faithful fan of The Guild since I discovered it after Dr Horrible. This is a wonderful behind the scenes of one of the first (and best) fan-driven web series. Yes it got "big companies" to sponsor it later...but in the beginning it was the (and still is) show many fans wish they could have found a way to put together. Felicia Day started a new genre and business model. Watch The Guild and enjoy the book.
I received this book today and I must say, it is simply amazing. I am a huge fan of The Guild and anything that tells more behind the scenes it always a good thing. It is mostly written by Felicia Day but it has some exerts from the cast as well. I recommend this for any fan of The Guild.
I love The Guild. Have watched all episodes multiple times. If you're like me, this book is a must have. It really takes you through how TG got started, what the early years were like, the chaos, and the excitement. It gives you a great look behind the scenes and into the minds of the creators and actors.It's very well printed and bound. Each page is laid out nicely and the pictures are all done really well.
This is one of my favorite shows, hands down, ever! Even if you aren't a gamer (I am) and your friends aren't (they are not), it is so hilarious to watch! I have made them watch on occasion, but after a few minutes, they stop me to ask me if this could really be real! After many years of the same drama, I say yes, although it is impossible to keep from busting out laughing remembering those times.A truly great show for anyone who loves MMORPGs, or even is in a relationship with someone like that. It will help in the long run if you play this game, you might understand each even better. If now, even lawyers do some on-line gaming, and I should know because one is in my guild!! :)
Cool behind the screen stuff. Much of the origin story is discussed in Felicia's book, (which I highly recommend). But overall, not worth buying at full price, even for the super fan. A lot of the comments from cast and crew have been said in interviews elsewhere, or just seems like filler, trivial content.
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