Book Review: Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo

BookReviewsAdventure Time: The Art of Ooo by Chris McDonnell & Cartoon NetworkAdventure-Time-The-Art-of-Ooo760

Published: October 14th 2014 by Abrams


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 post-apocalyptic, 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 gorgeous book is a must have for any Adventure Time fan. It’s so interesting to see the origins of the art, and how storylines develop.giphy

 It offers the reader a ‘sneak peak’ into the world of design and artwork.giphy-1

 What I love the most about Adventure Time is that it appeals to all ages. Members of every generation will find something to enjoy.tumblr_ms37w84CLu1sgas4mo1_500

Lumpy Space Princess is the most body positive character ever to exist. Her lumps are hot. She knows it, anyone else disagrees? They can lump off.200_s

 Finn and Jake are true bros. They have the strongest connection of any character in cartoon history (I made that up.) These two would go to the ends of the earth to save the other. They will ALWAYS join one another in crazy quests to appease the others boredom, or general intrigue. Putting the one you love first—that’s a true bro, epitome of what friendship is.S4e16_PB_finds_finnPrincess Bubblegum is a beautiful candy princess with a larger than life personality and constant hunger for knowledge. She’s royal, intelligent, a scientist and unconditionally loyal to her kingdom. Hello! Female empowerment!

There is such cute humor and witty jokes. An abundance of fart jokes, which if you can’t laugh at, you’re doomed to be boring anyways!tumblr_mv1z3jz32q1sq21ago3_500

 My favourite character? Vampire Queen Marceline. She’s got attitude, and is a rocker! Her connection with the ‘evil’ Ice King is one of the most in depth, and probably most heartbreaking in cartoon history (again, I made that up)

About Maison Moonchild

A Canadian gal that firmly believes words can change the world. An avid reader, writer and Halloween enthusiast. She has a special interest in communications and writes for pleasure and profession. She moonlights as a metaphysical maven with a knack for creating magical crystal jewelry and holiday accessories.
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