Dive deeper into the secrets of Adventure Time with this mysterious mash-up of The Enchiridion (the ancient book for heroes, as featured in several key episodes of the series) and Marceline the Vampire Queen’s childhood diary
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"I am now addicted to Adventure Time; actually, I am in awe of it.” Director Guillermo del Toro expressed this opinion in his forward to this massive book of art from the cartoon series, and I agree with him.
I love everything about Adventure Time: the constrained-crazy character design, the candy-colored otherworldly sets, the untraditional-but-nevertheless-engrossing stories, and the bromantic relationship between Finn the Human and Jake the shape shifting dog, who embark on their Jodorowsky-esque adventures on a post-civilization Earth (all we really know is that our world ended as we knew it after the Great Mushroom War and the cartoon takes place about 1,000 years after).
This book is a deep dive into the Land of Ooo (the new name for Earth), with tons of concept sketches, marked-up scripts, and production art. It’s also an oral history of the development of the series, with interviews from the show’s creative team sprinkled throughout.
Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, by Chris McDonnell
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Here's an exclusive Blu-ray clip from 3rd season box set of Adventure Time
, which went on sale this week. The Blu-ray and DVD both feature all 26 episodes from the series’ third season, as well as bonus features including episode commentaries for all 26 episodes, an interview with series creator Pendleton Ward, and an alternate show introduction. Plus, the packaging for the DVD and Blu-ray is a custom die-cut BMO slipcase, which transforms into a figurine of the beloved mini-computer.
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Cartoon producer Fred Seibert posted this fun and informative sixteen-page manual with tips for drawing Finn & Jake from Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time series. Ward is one of the best character designers around! (Via Super Punch)
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Hoang Tran hails from Sunnyvale CA, where he carves beloved characters from crayons. Look how he used a regular-sized crayon to carve BMO and large crayons to carve Finn, Jake and the others! (Via TIH)
UPDATE: Cory wrote about Hoang last year, and bought one of his works!
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Martin Olson and his daughter Olivia Olson do so many cool things that it’s hard to know where to start. Martin is the head writer for the fantastic Disney animated series Phineas and Ferb. Not only has he written for every episode of the show, he’s also written over 200 songs for the series.
Martin’s 21-year-old daughter Olivia, plays the character Vanessa Doofenshmirtz on Phineas and Ferb, and she plays Marceline the Vampire Queen on Cartoon Network's animated series Adventure Time!, a cartoon my daughter Jane and I are obsessed with. Olivia sings on both series. (Here's Olivia singing “All I want for Christmas” in the movie Love Actually when she was 11).
Martin is the author of two terrific books, which I’ve reviewed on Boing Boing: The Encyclopaedia of Hell (published by Feral House) and The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia, which he writes as the character he plays in the series, Hunson Abadeer, aka the Lord of Evil, who coincidentally happens to be Marceline’s father..
Olivia has a new EP of her music out, called Beauty Is Chaos, and she and her father just put out a full-length CD of songs called The Father Daughter Album of Unspeakable Beauty. Read the rest
My daughter Jane and I are fanatics for the cartoon series Adventure Time. The folks at Poketo are, too, and they've released a line of Adventure Time wallets. They are all appealing, but my favorite is Jesse Ledoux's! (See also: Adventure Time Encyclopaedia - sneak peek) Read the rest
Our friends at Mondo share a sneak peek at a brand-new poster for the wonderful animated series ADVENTURE TIME. The poster is by artist Olly Moss, and goes on sale today at Comic-Con, Booth 437. Size: 18" x 24", in an edition of 380, for $50.
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