The Art of Over the Garden Wall PDF
Dark Horse has a special treat in store for fans of Cartoon Network’s Over The Garden Wall, giving series fans a glimpse behind the scenes of the popular mini-series.
This up-close look comes courtesy of Dark Horse’s new hardcover volume The Art of Over the Garden Wall ArtBook. The book will include numerous pages of production and development art, as well as sketches from series creator Patrick McHale. The book will be written by Paste Magazine’s Sean Edgar
Over the Gardеn Wall is an American animated television miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network. The series centers on two half-brothers who travel across a strange forest in order to find their way home, encountering odd and wonderful things on their journey. The show is based on McHale’s animated short film Tome of the Unknown, which was produced as part of Cartoon Network Studios’ shorts development program. The show features Elijah Wood and Collin Dean as the protagonists Wirt and Greg, and Melanie Lynskey as a bluebird named Beatrice. Ovеr the Garden Wall was broadcast throughout the week of November 3, 2014 to November 7, 2014.
The show marked the first miniseries on the network, which commenced its production in March 2014. McHale first envisioned the show in 2004 and pitched it to the network in 2006. After working on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Adventure Time, the network expressed interest in McHale pitching a pilot. That pilot became the catalyst for Over the Garden Wall. Production of the show was largely handled in Burbank, California, but many of the show’s storyboard artists worked from other U.S. cities, while the program’s animation was outsourced to South Korea. The series’ environment evokes 19th- and 20th-century Americana, while its digital backgrounds are designed to resemble grisaille paintings.
Although BOOM! Studios publishes the Over the Garden Wall comics, Dark Horse Books is releasing two art books about the series. Art of Over the Garden Wall ArtBook comes out September 13, as well as a limited edition version that has only 1,000 copies in print.
For fans of the series, this book is a must-have. 188 full-color pages explore concept art, sketches, production art, and more. Commentary provided by series creators Patrick McHale and Nick Cross enhance the experience, as well as quotes from the cast and crew.