Today, Viz Media and Rooster Teeth announced The Art of gen:LOCK from New York Times bestselling author Daniel Wallace. The stunning hardcover companion to the hit animated mecha series will be available to purchase on October 12 for $30.00 from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Bookshop.org, RightStuf, and Walmart. The 160-page book will offer an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the show, including: concept sketches; beautiful full-color artwork; insightful commentary from artists, animators, producers and writers; and notes about the development of the series that won’t be found anywhere else.
Originating in 2016, the book will unravel the many layers of creative decisions in the development of characters, technology, weapons, and environments. Fans will discover these decisions resulted in a perfect balance of stylization and sci-fi realism.
“Rooster Teeth has some of the most passionate and dedicated animation fans,” said Ryan P. Hall, Head of Rooster Teeth Studios & executive producer of the series. “The Art of gen:LOCK is meant to give back to the fans and explore the gen:LOCK universe in ways beyond what we see on-screen.”
gen:LOCK became an instant hit with its dystopian narrative and all-star cast of voices and award-winning actors, including executive producer and voice of Julian Chase, Michael B. Jordan. Fifty years in the future, protagonist Julian Chase joins a group of discordant test subjects and becomes the world’s last hope in the war between The Polity and The Union. Team gen:LOCK must sacrifice everything and pilot a new form of weaponized neuroscience, Holons. Season 2 will premiere on HBO Max this fall, and have an exclusive 90-day run on the service. After the 90-day window on HBO Max, the series will be available on Rooster Teeth’s FIRST subscription-streaming service.