Lauren Wilford is a film writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Aesthetics and Narrative Studies, a self- designed major focused on a critical approach to the arts. Much of her current work could be described as pop film theory. She is a senior editor at Bright Wall/Dark Room, an online magazine looking at films with love, care, and attention. Her bylines appear at RogerEbert.com, VICE, Christianity Today, and Movie Mezzanine. She lives with her husband Ryan Stevenson, a filmmaker and teacher. Max Dalton is a graphic artist living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by way of Barcelona, New York, and Paris. He has published a few books and illustrated some others, including The Wes Anderson Collection (Abrams, 2013) and The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Abrams, 2015). Max started painting in 1977, and since 2008, he has been creating posters about music, movies, and pop culture, quickly becoming one of the top names in the industry.
If one movie theater trip to the Isle of Dogs isn't enough, you're in luck: A companion book is soon coming to a store near you. The Wes Anderson film, which boasts a star-studded cast and is due for release March 23, is set in future Japan where all dogs have been sequestered on an island due to canine flu. The tale follows 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi, who sets out to find his bodyguard-pup. In the tradition of recent Anderson films, a gorgeous book featuring original art will be published soon after its release. This one's co-written by film critic Lauren Wilford and filmmaker Ryan Stevenson, with Grand Budapest Hotel author Matt Zoller Seitz contributing the foreword. Through a series of interviews with Wilford, Anderson shares the story behind Isle of Dogs' conception and production, and interviews with Anderson's key collaborators on the film reveal the ins and outs of stop-motion animation as well as many other insights into his creative process. Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photographs, concept artwork, handwritten notes, and storyboards accompany the text. Entertainment Weekly