Napkin Art Shows What Dwells in the Depths of Tim Burton’s Brain

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The Napkin Art of Tim Burton: Things You Think about in a Bar takes you on a wild ride through the mind of Tim Burton, leaving you wondering just what he was drinking when he drew these.

OK, so yes, I was scrolling through Tim Burton’s Facebook page and came across a few interesting tidbits. Here’s another one, although a bit older.

Burton likes to doodle on cocktail napkins, and many of his novel works have been compiled into a coffee table book – or barstool browser – showing just how strange and wonderful Burton can be in his creativity. No word on whether Burton was sober or three sheets to the wind when he drew these, but it doesn’t matter, as they are quite entertaining no matter what his coherence level was.

The book, The Napkin Art of Tim Burton: Things You Think about in a Bar, is not to be confused with another book called The Art of Tim Burton, which shows the more refined versions of some of Burton’s work. This tome, according to the forward, is meant to show that “It is not so much about the result, but the process.”

Not all the napkins are white, and some have obviously be stained by use. But all in all, you get a taste of where his mind goes when he is supposedly relaxing.

The 140-page work sells for $19.99. And if you want to gander at the more “refined” stuff, The Art of Tim Burton sells for $69.99, with the deluxe edition an inflated $299.99.

Source: Tim Burton’s Facebook page

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