[Comic Book Review] GO TEAM VENTURE! THE ART AND MAKING OF THE VENTURE BROS. HC from Dark Horse Comics

PopCultHQ received an advance review copy of GO TEAM VENTURE! THE ART AND MAKING OF THE VENTURE BROS. HC  from Dark Horse Comics. Available August NOW, the creative team for this hardcover features writing from Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, and Ken Plume, and artwork from Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer.

Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of…

GO TEAM VENTURE! THE ART AND MAKING OF THE VENTURE BROS. HC

Writer: Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Ken Plume
Artist: Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer

Genre: Art Book
Publication Date: July 18, 2018
Format: FC, 376 pages; HC, 9” x 12”
SRP: $39.99
Age range: 14

Ken Plume sits down with series creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer to have a conversation about the creation of every single episode through season 6 and much more. From the earliest sketches of Hank and Dean scribbled in a notebook to pitching the series to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, learning the ins and outs of animation, character designs for each season, storyboards, painted backgrounds, and behind-the-scenes recollections of how the show came together–it’s all here.

* Foreword by Patton Oswalt!

* Featuring never-before-seen artwork from the hit Cartoon Network series!

* Original sketches!


PopCultHQ’s Comic Book Review:
GO TEAM VENTURE!
THE ART AND MAKING OF THE VENTURE BROS. HC

Writing:

The writing for this entire book is pure gold. It reads like an interview in a major magazine such as ‘Time’ or ‘Life,’ wedded to the free-spirited banter and recall of a DVD/Blu-ray film commentary. Huge chunks of the book are Jackson and Doc reflecting on all manner of things, depending on the section. Whether it is the “origin story” and early development of the series, or notes in each season and episode tied to things like character development, plot and pacing, this is one book that takes the phrase “in-depth study” and brings it to a whole new level of meaning.

 

Art: 

Artwork, oh there is artwork to spare. One could even say nearly every page (that isn’t full of Jackson and Doc’s musings and Ken’s questions) is stuffed to the top. Storyboards, character sketches, stills, lineups, pages showcasing sets and locations. Not to mention some great surprise art in the back related to both merchandise and the upcoming 7th season of the show. And the majority of it, all from the brilliant minds and nimble fingers of Jackson and Doc.

PopCultHQ’s overall assessment:

Go Team Venture!! That’s right Venture fans, it is finally here! After years of development, the Venture Bros. Art Book is a real thing. 376 pages of pure, unadulterated Venture Bros. history. “Hear” from the brilliant brains behind this fan-favorite show, Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, as they are interviewed and muse with Ken Plume. It’s a fine piece of Venture memorabilia for one’s collection or as a gift for any dedicated Venture fan. So don’t delay, pick up a copy today. And remember…Go Team Venture!!

PopCultHQ’s Rating:

5 out of 5 Stars

PopCultHQ Rating - 5 Stars
PopCultHQ Rating – 5 Stars

GO TEAM VENTURE! THE ART AND MAKING OF THE VENTURE BROS. HC
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Writer – Ken Plume

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Writer/Artist – Jackson Publick

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Writer/Artist – Doc Hammer

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Publisher – Dark Horse Comics

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