The things Hayao Miyazaki does best are to imagine and to draw images, both words having "image" as their root. His sketches, often were realised in film years later. You can see an idea for Ponyo on this cover drawn back in 1983... The same applies to the majority of the stunning images, collected in this artbook. The drawings for Pippi, later becoming Panda Kopanda; concepts, which were later user in Nausicaä, Laputa, Mononoke and The Castle of Cagliostro (in no particular order). It's all in here!