The Art of Rick and Morty
As I said before in my post about the Art of Fallout 4, my collection of “The Art of -” books is my smallest collection. But to me, it’s the most interesting. While items like figures and pins are usually mass produced and inexpensive, and comics are purchased over many issues or trades, books of this nature tend to be single edition, can be moderately expensive, and are packed full of details and information unique to its subject that give a behind-the-scenes experience that can’t be matched.
But hands down, my absolute favorite one so far is the Art of Rick and Morty.
I mean, the cover glows in the friggin’ dark. You can’t beat that.
Now, there is no denying that Rick and Morty is a wildly popular show, so I won’t waste anyone’s time citing the reasons why I love it when they are the same reasons everyone else usually gives. But if you’re a fan or Rick and Morty for literally any other reason besides ‘because everybody else likes it’, I highly suggest checking out this book.
Pulling illustrations from seasons 1 and 2, The Art of Rick and Morty dives deep into the environments, the technology, and, most importantly, the characters, showing all the creative details that we can easily miss when focused on the plots and dialog of an episode. After countless rebinges and becoming so familiar with these characters, it’s almost unsettling to see other concepts and rough sketches of characters like Rick or Birdperson.
Along with the seemingly endless supply of illustrations, this book is overflowing with notes on the writing and illustrating processes that can be really helpful to aspiring writers or illustrators. Overall, this book is truly great.
Except for the forward. The forward is the worst part.
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// GEEK :
(noun) obsessive enthusiast, or (verb) be or become extremely excited or enthusiastic about a subject
// ABOUT :
Morgan of House Geek, First of Her Name, Mother of a Ton of Funkos, Collector of Things, Writer of Stories, Designer of Websites, Watcher of Films, and Player of Games.
INTJ. Libra-Scorpio Cusp. Slytherin.
Jack of all trades, master of none.
// FUN FACT :
I prefer purchasing trades & volumes more than single issues. I find them to be more durable, so I can enjoy them more and they can easily stand on my display shelves without boards.