Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo
By Chris McDonnell
Introduction by Guillermo del Toro
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: October 14, 2014
  • Price: $35.00
  • Trim Size: 12 x 10
  • ISBN: 1-4197-0450-8
  • EAN: 9781419704505
  • Page Count: 352
  • Illustrations: 500 color and black-and-white illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

What time is it? Adventure Time™! Explore the magical world of Ooo with Jake the Dog and Finn the Human, along with the Ice King, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen, and all your favorite Adventure Time characters, in this New York Times bestselling companion book to Cartoon Network’s hit animated series.

Written and compiled by the Lord of Evil himself, The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia matches the playful, subversive tone of the television series, detailing everything anyone will ever need to know about the postapocalyptic land of Ooo and its inhabitants—secret lore and spells, fun places you should visit and places where you will probably die, whom to marry and whom not to marry, how to make friends and destroy your enemies—plus hand-written marginalia by Finn, Jake, and Marceline.

An indispensable guide to the show fans love to watch, this side-splittingly funny love letter to Adventure Time is sure to appeal to readers of all ages. Heck yeah!

From the Back Cover:

Written by the Lord of Evil Himself, Hunson Abadeer (a.k.a. Marceline the Vampire Queen's dad), to instruct and confound the demonic citizenry of the Nightosphere, The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia is perhaps the most dangerous book in history. Although seemingly a guidebook to the Land of Ooo and its postapocalyptic inhabitants, it is in fact an amusing nightmare of literary pitfalls, bombastic brain-boggles, and ancient texts designed to drive the reader mad.

Complete with secret lore and wizard spells, fun places you should visit and places where you will probably die, advice on whom to marry and whom not to marry, and how to make friends and destroy your enemies, this volume includes hand-written marginalia by Finn, Jake, and Marceline.

Arguably the greatest encyclopaedia ever written since the beginning of the cosmos, it is also an indispensable companion to humans and demons who know what time it is: Adventure Time!

Praise for The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia:

“Even if you’re an adult Adventure Time fan, the book will make you feel like you’re 10 again.”
USA Today’s Daily Candy blog

“The brand-new Adventure Time Encyclopaedia will tell viewers everything they need to know about the post-apocalyptic magical land and its inhabitants.”
Entertainment Weekly’s Family Room blog

“The . . . Encyclopaedia will appeal to Adventure Time fans who want to delve deeper into the show’s mysterious back story and bizarre details.”
—The Los Angeles Times’Hero Complex blog

Also Available: Adventure Time™ 2018 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-2453-4)

Praise

“This book is a deep dive into the Land of Ooo.”
Boing Boing
“The holy grail of the hit animated series Adventure Time. And you don’t even have to go to very distant lands. In fact, you can put in right on your coffee table.”
Paste magazine
“An extensive look at concept art, storyboards, early character sketches, background paintings, and the series’ show bible.”
The LA Times’s Hero Complex Blog
“Even if I didn’t love this series so much, I would still buy the awesome Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, a beautiful 352-page large format tome that tells the series’ genesis.”
Gizmodo
“It's fascinating seeing the show broken down into its purest form.”
Kotaku
Fans of Adventure Time will basically lose their freaking minds.
io9
“This gorgeous full-color hardcover book will grace coffee tables with elegance. Yes, you heard right, with elegance.”
GeekMom
“McDonnell deserves credit for producing such a worthy endeavor that encompasses nearly every facet of this multidimensional series. . . . this book cannot be recommended highly enough for diehard and casual fans alike of the show.”
ICv2

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About the author

Chris McDonnell has designed books on Ralph Bakshi, Bill Plympton, the Joker, Wonder Woman, and many more. He is a founding member of the Meathaus comics/art collective. McDonnell lives in Philadelphia.