Any resident of the Land Of Ooo (or, you know, Planet Earth) who has seen an episode of Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time” knows that beyond the cartoony characters of the Candy Kingdom, Finn and Jake’s escapades are always introduced with a lavishly painted title card.
And now, Titan Books and Cartoon Network have teamed up to gather those title cards into two gorgeous coffee table books. The books don’t just show off the blink-and-you-miss-them title cards, but also go into the process behind each one, including sketches, works in progress, revisions and the final title card art. Commentary is by each of the artists: Pendleton Ward, Pat McHale, Nick Jennings, Phil Rynda and Paul Linsley.
The first volume, titled “Adventure Time: The Original Cartoon Title Cards” won’t hit stores until September, but those attending San Diego Comic-Con will be able to get their grubby mitts on a copy before anyone else. Not only that, but Titan Books will have an “Ultra Limited” edition, available at Booth #5537, that’s hand-signed by show creator Pendleton Ward, hand-numbered and limited to 100 copies.
The art book costs $15 for the regular edition, and $50 for the slipcase-enclosed “Ultra Limited” edition. See more info here.