This is Jim Campbell’s cover to the Boom! adaptation of animated series Over The Garden Wall coming in November. And from it, I’ll make certain assumptions. It feels like The Wind In The Willows crossed with Coraline-lite, something that’s slightly spooky, but not enough to make the kids cry. Everything is safe. Until you see the second cover.
And suddenly you realise there will be tears before bedtime.
Over the Garden Wall, a new TV cartoon, will debut on Cartoon Network in the autumn. Created by Adventure Time’s Patrick McHale, it is based on the short Tome of the Unknown, developed by Cartoon Network Studios, starring Elijah Wood and Collin Dean as Wirt and Greg, truing to find their way home from a very mysterious land, home to a woodsman and Beatrice the bluebird.
The series will be rated for 6 year olds and up. If the second comic cover is anything indicative however, they might want to up that a bit.
(W) Paul McHale (A/CA) Jim CampbellWHY WE LOVE IT: “Tome of the Unknown” is a fantastic animated short by Pat McHale (Adventure Time, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack) and we are happy to see it come to life, not only as Cartoon Network’s first original animated mini entitled OVER THE GARDEN WALL, but also as an overcomic! Pat is great and we’re thrilled to get to work with him on this one.WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Bringing the classic feel of a Victorian fable, this is a fun journey of two brothers trying to find their way home. With the talent of Pat McHale on story and the illustrative storytelling of Jim Campbell (STAR WARS, THE KRACHMACHER) this is definitely going to be an awesome journey that will appeal to fans of The Secret of NIMH, The Triplets of Belleville, and classic fairy tales.WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Two brothers, Wirt and Greg, find themselves lost in the Unknown, a strange forest adrift in time. With the help of a shadowy Woodsman and an ill-tempered bluebird named Beatrice, they travel through the foggy land hoping to find their way home and encountering all manner of adventures along the way.
Here’s a look at the TV show.
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