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: 978-1-4197-0450-5
  • EAN: 9781419704505
  • Page Count: 352
  • Illustrations: 500 color and black-and-white illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo is the first book to take fans behind the scenes of Finn the Human’s and Jake the Dog’s adventures in the postapocalyptic, magical land of Ooo. Packed to the seams with concept art and storyboards, this lavishly illustrated tome offers an all-access pass into the Emmy Award–winning show team’s creative process. The Art of Ooo traces series creator Pendleton Ward's early influences and work, then reveals how the writers, storyboarders, animators, and voice actors work in tandem to bring this wildly inventive series to life.

Fans will pore over early character sketches, as well as background paintings and rare glimpses into the series' show bible. This visual treasure chest is gilded throughout with commentary from all the show's key creative talent. The Art of Ooo is the perfect companion to and celebration of this groundbreaking, award-winning series.


“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.”
“It's fascinating seeing the show broken down into its purest form.”
Fans of Adventure Time will basically lose their freaking minds.
“This gorgeous full-color hardcover book will grace coffee tables with elegance. Yes, you heard right, with elegance.”
“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.”

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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.