Game of Thrones storyboard artist Will Simpson introduces us to beautiful (and gruesome) new artbook, available now!

Game of Thrones Storyboards

This past March, HBO and Insight Editions announced four new Game of Thrones books, each focusing on one aspect of the show’s production: the costumes; the photography; the art; and, finally, the storyboards. We even gave you a sneak peek at the now available Game of Thrones: The Storyboards. And yet, if you’re still unconvinced, here’s the show’s Principal Storyboard Artist Will Simpson in an exclusive video in which he not only tells us about his involvement with the show (“We need more blood!”) but also provides us with another sneak peek into this new beautiful artbook:

In the clip above, Simpson speaks to Insight Editions regarding a very special episode of the show, season two’s “Blackwater,” and the corresponding storyboard that helped inspire the scene in which, having arrived at the walls, Stannis is witness to one of his men getting his head absolutely smashed to a pulp by a rock. According to Simpson, director Neil Marshall’s only note when working with him was: “We need more blood.”

Storyboards Will Simpson Blackwater 1

Storyboards Will Simpson Blackwater 2

“The boards are meant to fill in part of the gap from a director’s mind to what actually gets shot on a particular day,” Simpson explains. “If you’ve enjoyed the show, and you’re more interested in seeing how the whole thing was developed, please take a look at my storyboarding book from Inside Editions.”

Are you interested? I know I am! Order Game of Thrones: The Storyboards here.

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    1. Has anyone ordered any of the books in this series? Are they well made, with thick paper and nice binding? They look pretty cool – but my coffee table is already overflowing and $60 isn’t cheap!

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    2. Looking forward to this!

      LadyGoodman,

      I don’t own it yet, but the Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones books were very well made. I think this will be the same.

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    3. Received mine today and have looked at and read the art for series 1. It is a beautiful book and weighs a ton. The only disappointment I had was that it only goes up to series 7. I have noticed there was at least one storyboard which was not included in the programme so there could be more.

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    4. The Wolves of Winter,

      I have both inside HBO books, but I won’t bother buying one of these until HBO release Inside HBO season 5 till 8. I’m not going to finance them when they couldn’t bother to finish their first work.

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