Fans of Guillermo del Toro now have access to his various notebooks and drawings, the closest they'll ever get to seeing his mind at work.
The legendary horror turned fantasy turned science fiction director has released an anthology of collected illustrations, writings, and ideas for his films from his personal journals.
'Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions' acts as a guided tour for readers, with consistent commentary from the director himself.
According to The Guardian, del Toro's journals act as guided tours for his readers. Through his use of writing and images, he's able to show fans how he conceives of ideas and where he conceives them, illustrating his house which acts as a homage to relics of science fiction and horror of generations past.
At some points disturbing, fans of del Toro's work will immediately recognize stills and concepts from titles like 'Hellboy' and 'Pan's Labyrinth.'
The Guardian also noted that many of del Toro's journals share similarities with Leonardo Da Vinci's. From the messily scrawled handwriting to the various arrows linking his written thoughts and images, the Guardian presents the idea that their work patterns may be eerily similar.
The book will be available for $36 and will boast a forward from 'Avatar' director James Cameron, and include commentary from Tom Cruise and bestselling science fiction author Neil Gaiman.