I’ll be honest, I’ve only recently taken a dive into the weird world of Adventure Time, but I absolutely love it. It’s so odd, it’s brilliant. So much so that we managed to watch almost five seasons of the show in about a week.
So now, I get the hype and pairing my new found love for Finn & Jake and the gang (specifically the Ice King) and my love for art books, I’ve taken a thumb through the latest book from Titan Books, The Original Cartoon Title Cards Season 3 and 4.
This artbook is the simplest of art books which takes every single title card – y’know, the artwork before each episode which offers the name of it plus some idea what it’s about – and compiled the third and fourth seasons worth into one gorgeous looking book.
It’s the ultimate coffee table book too as it’s not crammed full of information, but there’s enough there to keep you on each page for more than a second. Each page has a full-size version of the title cards from season 3 and 4 as well as two alternate versions of the final piece, whether it’s a sketch version of the title card, a colourless version, an alternate colour version, or a version in a completely different art style.
In addition to the imagery, there’s a short paragraph for each card explaining what happens in the episode and occasionally a quote from the episode is added on there too.
As with most Titan Books, this book screams quality as the cover is embossed in such a way that highlights the featured title cards individually. The hard cover is also of a high quality and will definitely last even in the roughest of hands.
Overall though, for any Adventure Time fan this book is a great addition to a collection. It’s light on reading, but great on eye candy. And it’s also a great way to take a closer look at the art which usually only appears at the beginning of each episode for a few seconds.
Adventure Time: The Original Cartoon Title Cards Season 3 & 4 is available to purchase from all good book stores now.
Check out the gallery below for some more shots of some of the pages.