Though anime sometimes feels like a flash in the pan, I do like to collect anime sketch and concept art books for shows I enjoyed for any particular season. The Art of PSG Vol. 1 Collection of Initial Design is one such book, featuring the early designs for the characters of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Though there are some color illustrations, the majority of the book is penciled line art, but it gives real insight into the creative process behind the show's unique character designs.
FUFUFU 2011 was released this past weekend at Comic LIVE, a convention that is centered around doujinshi artists, with a side of cosplay. Vinhnyu's 2011 collection feels much like a yearbook of 2010 and early 2011, marking with art many of the series highlights of the past year.