Adult Swim’s powerhouse animated series Rick and Morty finally gets its own art book as the show enters its third season. Clocking in at a huge 224 pages, this beautiful collection has everything a fan could want; a foreword by series co-creator Justin Roiland, countless character designs, storyboards, script samples, and behind the scenes shots of the creators.
While most art books are content to wow the reader with visuals, this tome goes the extra mile to not only break down the right way and the wrong way to draw the characters, it also provides character introductions penned in the voice of the characters themselves. (Rick’s intro includes the now classic, burp interrupted dialogue pattern; Morty has his nervous stammer… etc)
This book is so packed with Rick and Morty goodness that fans could spend hours pouring over the details, soaking up the animation of their favorite side characters, aliens, and hilarious designs. (Rick and Marty dressed as Jesse and Walter from Breaking Bad were my personal favorites)
This one is well worth the retail price of $39.99
Final Score: 4 ½ out of 5 wubba lubba dub dubs
The Art of Rick and Morty
Story: James Siciliano
Publisher: Dark Horse