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Exclusive: Never-Before-Seen Art from ADVENTURE TIME: THE ORIGINAL CARTOON TITLE CARDS

Exclusive: Never-Before-Seen Art from ADVENTURE TIME: THE ORIGINAL CARTOON TITLE CARDS

Hey Adventure Time fans! If you can’t get enough of Cartoon Network’s much-loved and critically acclaimed animated phantasmagoria about Finn, Jake, and their friends in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo, Titan Books has just the thing for you. This week sees the release of Titan’s Adventure Time — The Original Cartoon Title Cards: Volume 1. The first of two such volumes, this hardcover contains all of the show’s gorgeous title cards from its first two seasons, as well as plenty of sketches, designs, artist commentary, and more. Here’s the book’s cover…

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We’ve also got an exclusive excerpt from this first volume, featuring the title card for the episode “Moral Recoil”, in which the Adventure Time gang mourns the death of their beloved Princess Bubblegum. Here’s the original design for the card…

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And here’s an early version of the card…

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Here’s the finished version:

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Now here’s the double-page spread in Adventure Time — The Original Cartoon Title Cards: Volume 1 that features the above images along with some commentary from the card’s designer, storyboard artist Andy Ristaino…

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Titan Book describes Adventure Time — The Original Cartoon Title Cards: Volume 1 thusly: “The first of two beautifully lavish books created to celebrate the distinctive designs behind the Adventure Time title cards. Combining sketches, works in progress, revisions and final title card art, the book will take readers on a visual guide of the title card development, with quotes from each episode and commentary from the artists – Pendleton Ward, Pat McHale, Nick Jennings, Phil Rynda, and Paul Linsley.”

For more, check out the Titan Books website. And heads up — on October 14th, Titan will follow up this volume with Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, which features an introduction by none other than Guillermo del Toro. So start saving those pennies, kids!

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