Guillermo del Toro's Sketchbook Art: 'Mountains of Madness' and More

August 20, 2013

Guillermo del Toro Sketchbook

Any cinephile would do anything to get their hands on Guillermo del Toro's sketchbook. Part of the filmmaker's development process includes writing and drawing in his personal sketchbook, and that's where a lot of the settings, monsters, characters and more take shape before turning into movie magic. Some special features on Blu-Ray and DVD releases of his films have shown some of the sketches in his little book, and now a cool collection of images have made their way online with early art for films like Hellboy, Blade II, The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth and his most recent release Pacific Rim. Photos below!

Here's the gallery of images from Guillermo del Toro's sketchbook from Imgur (via

In addition, there's also some art from del Toro's long-gestating attempt to adapt At the Mountains of Madness into a feature film. The project came close with Universal developing, but the studio ended up passing on the project, even with a big star like Tom Cruise attached. As you can see in the designs that were turned into reality in del Toro's various films, there's not much of a difference between the sketches and what audiences ended up seeing on the big screen. We just hope that some of these sketches for At the Mountains of Madness end up making their way to the big screen in the form of a feature film. Cool art?

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Brian Sleider on Aug 20, 2013


frickin awesome.

Jim Dawkins on Aug 20, 2013


2 words. Pacific Rim. Garbage. No interested in future films from Guillermo.

Lego123 on Aug 20, 2013


so you ignore all films by somebody because they made one slip. Lets ignore his history of great films, he made one film i don't like lets write him off entirely. By all means be cautious, but if the world ran that way nothing would ever get done because everyone makes slip ups.

Matthew Sam Russell on Aug 21, 2013

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