This deck of wholesome activities inspires mini-adventures

We've been writing about Lea Redmond since 2009 here on Boing Boing. She's just one of those kind of people who consistently makes neat things — a real Happy Mutant! Well, her latest creative venture is Home Sweet Home, an activity deck for kids (and the young at heart). It offers inspiring prompts for whimsical, reflective mini-adventures in and out of the home. Half the deck is available now for free download, and the second half will be available as part of a full physical deck (when it's safe to get them printed).

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Revealing the secrets of Adventure Time's Land of Ooo

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

Boing Boing’s Weekend of Wonder sounds pretty great

Comic Book Resources gives our new “extravaganza” a thumbs-up. Come join us for the fun Sep. 18-20, at Southern California's historic Mission Inn Hotel and Spa.

Trailer for Adventure Time: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook!!!

We are giddy with excitement that Martin Olson and Olivia Olson are coming to our Weekend of Wonder in Southern California (September 18-20). Olivia is the voice of Marceline the Vampie Queen in Adventure Time. And her father Martin (who is also a screenwriter from Phineas And Ferb) voices Hunson Abadeer (a.k.a. the Lord of Evil). Read the rest

Adventure Time's BMO made from Raspberry Pi

From MAKE: this cute BMO replica with a Raspberry Pi brain. Read the rest

A gallery of Adventure Time tattoos

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Artist Gallery: Zack Giallongo

Zack Giallongo is an illustrator and comics artist. His graphic novel Broxo is full of adventure, and his original comic Ewoks: Shadow of Endor is a must-read for Star Wars fans. He's also done an issue of Adventure Time and illustrated the comic version of Ian Lender's The Stratford Zoo Midnight Review does MacBeth.

Here's a sampling of some of his sketches.


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A kid wanted "realistic Groot".

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Thinking of throwing some color on this.

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Murder She Comicked

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Minotaur #inktober

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Tell 'em Large Marge sentcha! #peewee #inktober #largemargesentme

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I got boids on the brain.

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Cowboy Curtis was my favorite.

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Yay! Boston Comic con!

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MeCAF commission for a super fan!

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Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo - Concept art and storyboards from the best cartoon of the century so far

"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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BB exclusive: What does it take to make the creator of Adventure Time laugh?

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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Adventure Time Jake-in-Pocket Tee

An Adventurer is you!

Paying homage to the many times Jake has shrunk down to ride in Finn's pocket, this Adventure Time tee is a great gift for any fan! Read the rest

How to draw Adventure Time characters

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) Read the rest

Adventure Time characters carved from crayons are a bargain at $35/each

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)

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Gweek 108: Adventure Time with Martin & Olivia Olson

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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

Adventure Time wallets

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

"Adventure Time" poster by Olly Moss for Mondo at Comic Con

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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