A stylized top border made of looping vines, leaves, and two strange open-eyed reptilians. At its center, contained in a circular frame, are Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice. The lines are thin and dark.

"Welcome to the Unknown, boys ...

... You're more lost than you realize.

A stylized bottom border made of looping vines, leaves, and two strange close-eyed reptilians. At its center, contained in a circular frame, is the Woodsman. The lines are thin and dark.


An illustration of Wirt and Greg in a forest during the day, knee-deep in foliage. Greg is pointing ahead while talking to his frog, and Wirt is glancing worriedly over his shoulder.

Over the Garden Wall is a 10-episode animated miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network. It first aired between the 3rd and 7th of November, 2014, and in the years since, has accumulated a devoted following thanks to its rich art and music, loveable characters, and layered storytelling.

"Like many people upon encountering Over the Garden Wall, Rob Sorcher was confused. "I don’t understand this," the executive vice president of Cartoon Network told Patrick McHale, glancing over the project’s storyboards."

The show follows two half-brothers, Greg and Wirt, as they wander the strange forest they've become lost in with no apparent memory of how they got there; the land of the Unknown. While searching for home, the pair encounter several of the realm's inhabitants. Chief amongst them are the mysterious Woodsman and the irritable bluebird Beatrice.

An episode title card done in shapes that resemble papercut artwork due to the crude shapes and blacked-out silhouettes of the objects it contains. Its four corners are studded with a single white star each. It shows Wirt and Greg standing beneath a thick tree branch. The text taking up the left half of the image reads, 'WHEREIN, Wirt and Gregory find themfelvef LOST on HALOWE'EN night.'.

Initial Pitch

A storyboard header featuring stylized text that reads, 'TOME of the UNKNOWN', next to a small square icon in linocut style that depicts Wirt and Greg's silhouettes inside of a forest.

While it was aired in 2014, Over the Garden Wall's first pitch was put forward in 2006, under the name Tome of the Unknown. The pitch carried the same loose premise and aesthetics as its eventual successor, but the differences were key.

Tome of the Unknown followed brothers Gregory and Walter, who would accidentally board a train destined for the afterlife. The pair would jump from the train mid-journey into a forest wherein a devil named Old Scratch would trick Gregory into a Faustian bargain: He would promise to return the pair home if they first read from the titular Tome of the Unknown. Should they fail, they would be whisked away to "live in the dark kingdom forever".

Old Scratch, in the manner of all Faustian bargainers, had from the start meant to trick them, and once the pair signed, he tore out the book's pages and let them fly into all corners of the Land of the In-Between. The remainder of the series followed Gregory and Walter as they hunted down the pages, whose stories eerily mirrored the duo’s own adventures.

Listed in the Over the Garden Wall artbook is a full list of proposed episodes for Tome of the Unknown. These include "Goose Step" and "Frogland", which feature a skinless witch and J. Bliss' father (J. Bliss being the name for Gregory's frog). While these episodes bear little resemblance to the plot of the final episodes, others like "Lovesick Millionaire" would mirror plotlines that would be edited and re-used.

A chalky, white-on-black concept drawing for the 'Tome of the Unknown' titlecard, showing the series' name inside a stylized frame. Most noticeable is the top border, which depicts a skull.

A traditional illustration of Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice. The trio appear to be cresting a hill upon which a large, bare tree stands. Its twisting branches take up most of the drawing, and Beatrice is perched on one of them. She and Wirt are looking at each other as Greg walks, dressed in a sailor's outfit instead of his canon garb. The entire image has a faint, dreamy air about it.

Dramatis Personae


Wirt in a field with his jaw dropped and eyes wide, looking shocked.
Wirt is, alongside his brother Greg, the main protagonist of Over the Garden Wall.

He wears a bright red conical hat and a navy-blue cape.

"Sometimes I feel I'm just like a boat upon a winding river, twisting towards an endless black sea, further and further, drifting away from where I want to be, WHO! I want to be."

Wirt is an anxious over-thinker, and, much to Beatrice's chagrin, often contradicts and re-contradicts himself as he puzzles things out aloud. He has an affinity for poetry and can play the clarinet, but lacks the confidence to let others see his talents. He often accidentally says rude things and then wildly backpedals, which is why he tries to stay quiet and therefore comes off as shy.

While he's initially annoyed by Greg, their adventures in the Unknown make him realize just how much he appreciates his brother.


Greg sitting on a table and grinning big as he waves around two plates at either side of his head like cymbals.
Greg is, alongside his brother Wirt, the main protagonist of Over the Garden Wall.

He wears a pair of green overalls, and an upended teapot on his head.

"That’s a rock fact!"

Greg is energetic, carefree, and loves to play. He has a strong sense of justice but is often misguided because he doesn't quite understand the nuances of what's going on around him. These traits often put him in serious danger without him even realizing it. He rarely ever worries or fears, and has a gung-ho attitude that opposes his brother's indecision.

Greg loves and cares for his brother a lot, and is oblivious towards how annoyed Wirt sometimes gets with him.


Beatrice perched on a branch and looking down with her eyebrows raised in surprise.
Beatrice is a talking bluebird who offers to take Wirt and Greg to Adelaide, 'the good woman of the woods', who she says knows how to get them back home.

"Curse you, lady! Curse you! You'll die someday, and I'll laugh - laugh! HAHAHAHA!"

Beatrice has been cursed to be a bluebird, along with her whole family. She's very sarcastic and prickly at first, though as she comes to form a friendship with the pair, this façade starts to crumble to reveal a heart that's kinder than she lets on - she still loves teasing Wirt, though!

Beatrice initially lies to the pair about Adelaide, but even she doesn't know the witch's true intentions. Wirt, thinking she'd known Adelaide's true plan all along, takes Greg and leaves her behind. After Adelaide's death, Beatrice is able to get the scissors that would allow her to return herself to her human form, but doesn't use them until she's able to find Wirt and Greg. When the pair leave the Unknown, we get to see her with her family, all human again.


The Woodsman bending a knee in order to pick some Edelwood sticks up off the ground, mid-speech.
The Woodsman remains a mystery for much of the series, and serves to warn Wirt and Greg of the dangers of the Unknown. He is dressed in a pilgrim's garb, and carries a lantern and an axe with him at all times.

"Everyone has a torch to burn, and this here is mine. I grind the horrid Edelwood trees into oil to keep this lantern lit. This is my lot in life, this is my burden."

Despite what his cryptic warnings and menacing appearance have Wirt believe, the Woodsman means well and his advice to the brothers is genuine. He tries to look over them as much as he is able to.

The Woodsman wanders the Unknown chopping down Edelwood trees because he has been duped by the Beast into believing that this will keep his daughter's soul - which he believes he carries in his Lantern - alive. He opposes the Beast when he learns of the truth, and is happily reunited with her when Wirt and Greg leave the Unknown.


The Beast with his hands raised to either side of him. He is wreathed in fog, standing in a dark wood.
The Beast is the primary antagonist of Over the Garden Wall.

He has the silhouette of a human, save for the antlers which come out of either side of his head and strongly resemble tree branches. He is depicted as a black shadow, and his only discernible features are his glowing white eyes.

"Come wayward Souls, / That wander through the dark-ness; / There is a light for the lost and the meek. / Sorrow and fear, / Are easily forgot-ten, / When you submit to the soil of the earth."

Little is known about the Beast other than that he lures in children to turn them into the very Edelwood trees the Woodsman has been tricked into chopping down. It is implied he needs these to live.

He enjoys taunting the Woodsman with his daughter's fate, and stalks Wirt and Greg throughout their sojourn through the Unknown. Most residents of the land know of and fear him. His intentions are unclear; he spends his time wandering the Unknown, singing eerie opera songs.


Wirt, Greg, Beatrice, and Fred the horse sitting at Quincy Endicott's table. Endicott and Greg are getting along like a house on fire, but everyone else seems bored or annoyed.
Wirt and Greg meet many more inhabitants of the Unknown as they pass through it, such as heartbroken school teacher Ms. Langtree, eccentric quadrillionaire Quincy Endicott, and the animated skeletons that inhabit Pottsfield. Most of these characters are confined to their own episodes. Wirt and Greg are merely passing through their lives, delivering a snapshot of what life is like in the Unknown.

Wirt talking to Sara at a house party. He's awkwardly explaining something to her, and she's listening with interest.
As the audience, we are also introduced to several characters from back home during a flashback episode, such as Sara, a cool, nerdy girl who Wirt has a crush on, and Jason Funderburker, Wirt's self-proclaimed rival. These characters are wonderfully weird in their own way, but serve to highlight how bizarre the varied personalities of the Unknown truly are in comparison.

Each character we meet has a unique style that distinguishes them from all the rest, while still falling into the general aesthetic the show leans so strongly into. From Margueritte Grey's ghostly glow to the Tavern Keeper's rosy cheeks, everyone's personality and manner is reflected in their dress and design!

Episode Guide

The following is a list of all ten episodes of Over the Garden Wall, as well as a brief synopsis of each.

Chapter 1: The Old Grist Mill: Wirt and Greg, lost in the Unknown, encounter the mysterious Woodsman. He offers them shelter in his mill and warns them against the dangers of the Beast, who stalks the land and steals children such as themselves.

"Wirt: Greg! I, I think we're lost! We, w-we should've left a trail or something.

Greg: I can leave a trail of candy from my pants!"

Trivia: The design of the dog that terrorizes the brothers in this episode was inspired by an old illustration from Hans Christian Anderson's story The Tinderbox.

A screencap from episode one, showing Wirt and Greg shocked as the the Woodsman surprises them.

Chapter 2: Hard Times at the Huskin' Bee: Wirt and Greg, now accompanied by the bluebird Beatrice, come across the town of Pottsfield, which is populated entirely by what they think are people dressed in pumpkin costumes. They run into trouble, and are judged by their leader, Enoch.

"Enoch: So by the order of the Pottsfield Chamber of Commerce, I find you guilty of trespassing, destruction of property, disturbing the peace ... and murder."

Trivia: In a proposed version of the intro shown in episode one, Enoch could be seen in human form coming to Pottsfield. The idea was that he would be a drifter who would come to Pottsfield in order to take over the town and create a death cult.

A screencap from episode two, showing a pumpkin man standing beneath a dreary, grey sky. He's overlooking a field and holding a pole to which a white flag has been tied.

Chapter 3: Schooltown Follies: Wirt, tired of being called a pushover by Beatrice, decides to act as one fully. This leads him to become a pupil at Ms. Langtree's school for animals while Greg plays hooky.

"Ms. Langtree: 'A' is for the apple that he gave to me, but I found a worm inside ..."

Trivia: Character designer Nick Cutter was the one to insist on including a scene towards the end of the episode where Mr. Langtree wipes a tear and it clings to his finger. It was meant to refer to a trend in old kids' cartoons that had traumatized him as a child!

A screencap from episode three of Greg and Ms. Langtree smiling at each other as she plays piano.

Chapter 4: Songs of the Dark Lantern: Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice enter a tavern at night looking to ask for directions, but in order to get them, they first have to deal with the patronage's eccentricities.

"Wirt: My name is Wirt and his name is Greg / We're related 'cuz my mom remarried and then gave birth to him with my stepdad ... We're not from around here / Can you all give me some directions today? / So we can be on our / Wa-a-a-a-y?"

Trivia: The Edelwood tree seen in this episode is supposed to represent the final resting place of the people inside the Dark Tavern. Originally, it was supposed to mark the grave of Civil War soldiers who had fallen asleep under it.

A screencap from episode four showing the patronage of the tavern holding Wirt and Greg up above their heads; everyone is cheering.

Chapter 5: Mad Love: Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice, in the pursuit of change to ride a ferry, must help the wealthy but slightly loony Quincy Endicott solve the mystery of a beautiful yet terrifying ghost that has been haunting his massive estate.

"Endicott: Yes, tea! That's my trade! 'Quincy Endicott's Health Tea'.

Greg: Your tea sounds good.

Endicott: Ugh! Never touch the stuff myself."

Trivia: Because the Unknown is informed by Wirt's interests, Endicott, too, is a character from Wirt's real life. In episode nine, you can see a tombstone bearing Endicott's name!

A screencap from episode five showing Greg, Endicott, and Fred the horse standing in Endicott's greenhouse.

Chapter 6: Lullaby in Frogland: Now aboard the ferry, Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice have a chance to relax. However, once they disembark and secretly trail Beatrice to Adelaide's house, Wirt and Greg discover that Beatrice hasn't been entirely truthful with them.

"Wirt: What's wrong with George Washington being naked?"

Trivia: Amalis Levari, a writer on the show, was the one who provided the idea for the bird-scissors Adelaide holds over Beatrice's head. They're inspired by a real pair of scissors Levari's mother showed her, and they pay homage to how her mother was the one to teach her textile arts.

A screencap from episode six of Wirt and Greg playing with the band aboard the ship. Greg is 'disguised' as a drum.

Chapter 7: The Ringing of the Bell: Stung by Beatrice's betrayal, Wirt and Greg seek shelter in what they assume to be an abandoned cottage. Things get complicated when they meet its residents: Lorna, and her Auntie Whispers.

"The Woodsman: Stop! Listen! The Beast knows your presence, ready to claim you as part of his dark forest, but only if you give up! Keep hearty in both body and spirit and you shall be safe from him. Fall ill or lose hope and your life shall pass into his crooked hands. Children, please heed my warning! Boys, beware the Beast!"

Trivia: The mystery of the black turtles was one the show writers never intended to solve, but it was clearly hinted that they represented some form of evil to the Unknown. Auntie Whispers serves as a sort of sin eater to counter Adelaide, but the devouring of the turtles has clearly had an effect on her.

A screencap from episode seven showing Wirt and Greg shushing each other and covered in turtles.

Chapter 8: Babes in the Wood: Exhausted, Wirt has a one-sided argument with Greg before the pair fall asleep beneath a tree. While sleeping, Greg has a strange dream at the end of which he finds out Wirt cannot leave the Unknown, as the Beast has claimed him.

"Wirt: I don't know much of anything anymore.

Greg: Oh. Did you know that dinosaurs had big ears but everyone forgot 'cuz dinosaur ears don't have bones?"

Trivia: In the background of Greg's dream, you can see a little gnome of an old man, dressed vaguely like Wirt and holding a lantern. It has been heavily implied this man is Wirt from an alternate timeline, trapped in the Unknown forevermore.

A screencap from episode eight that shows Greg singing along with a host of colourful creatures such as winged animal heads and child angels.

Chapter 9: Into the Unknown: It's Halloween, and Wirt has finished recording a cassette for Sara, his crush. Greg decides to help Wirt deliver it to her when Wirt backs out, but this has unintended consequences for the pair.

"Greg: Thank you, Old Lady Daniels!

Mrs. Daniels: Goodbye, Gregory. And please don't call me 'old lady'.

Greg: Yes, sir, young man!"

Trivia: Patrick McHale wanted all of the kids in the background to look like they were wearing homemade costumes because he likes the authenticity this lends. He dislikes storebought costumes because they look artificial and nothing like the character being represented.

A screencap from episode nine showing Wirt after he's put on his signature outfit. He's looking in the mirror with a fan on to make his cape blow, and he's throwing his arms in the air.

Chapter 10: The Unknown: Wirt and Beatrice hunt down Greg in the middle of a snowstorm, and are horrified to find the Beast seems to have taken him. The pair must make one last stand against their otherworldly pursuer, lest they lose Greg forever.

"Beatrice's Mother: Now, eat your dirt!

[The whole family laughs genially.]"

Trivia: McHale wanted this episode to feel like an opera because of how prominent the Beast is in it. The backgrounds and lighting are all meant to emulate the feeling of a stage, and the team toyed with the idea of having the sounds of an orchestra warming up playing in the background.

A screencap from episode ten of the Beast speaking to the Woodsman, who looks troubled, from behind.

Media Guide

A colour test for Tome of the Unknown showing Greg in his sailor's uniform standing in foliage and looking at J. Bliss the frog, who is sitting on a stump, with a smile.

There's a lot of content available for both anyone who wants to take their first journey into the Unknown, and everyone who's revisiting it. From music to books, I tried to compile everything you'll need to rival even the Beast's knowledge of the Land of the In-Between! I've listed things in the following order: video, literature, and audio.

If you need help accessing anything below, including links to reach the show or comics, feel free to email me at eskewcity@gmail.com.

  • Over the Garden Wall: Obviously, the first thing you'll need to get your hands on is the miniseries itself. Nothing compares to the experience of curling up in bed with blankets, pillows, tea, and the opening chimes of Into the Unknown playing over laptop speakers!
  • A page decorator from the artbook showing Wirt and Greg happily showing off the Emmy award the series won.

  • Tome of the Unknown: Harvest Melody: This is the show's pilot episode. It aired in 2013 and now exists as a sort of bonus episode that isn't officially part of the ten mainline episodes. The whole thing has been posted to Youtube by Cartoon Network, and features a lot of vegetable people. You can watch it here!
  • A screencap from Tome of the Unknown showing Greg throwing his arms in the air with delight as John Crops, a vegetable man with a pumpkin for a head smiles at him.

  • Art of Over the Garden Wall: This is a truly beautiful book that chronicles the creation of the show, and is a must-read for any fan. It features hundreds of pieces of concept art, backgrounds, and character designs, as well as notes from all sorts of crew members. The book itself had a limited release and sells for well over 800 dollars on eBay, but a high-resolution scan of it is available for free on the Internet Archive. You can access it here!

  • The Over the Garden Wall comics series: The show spawned an entire series of comics published by Boom! Studios. The first one was released in October of 2014, and since then, a whole slew has followed. They feature different art styles and authors, but all of them expound on the adventures Wirt and Greg had in the Unknown. The run has been listed on the show's Fandom page, and you can see the list here. They're often available on digital library apps, such as Hoopla.
  • A comic panel showing Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice hiding behind trees, apparently preparing to ambush a man atop a horse-drawn cart which is transporting hay.

  • The story of Over the Garden Wall with songs: This fully-narrated account of the adventures the show chronicles is a charmer. It features original illustrations, and is a fun flip-through for anyone interested! It was uploaded to Youtube in 2017 by user "Henrique Paredes Ferreira"; this is the only available record, as far as I can tell. You can access it here! The book came with a vinyl, but unfortunately, as with the artbook, copies of this work only sell for crazy amounts of money.
  • A marketing image of the OtGW read-along and vinyl set. Included are the book, a box, and the vinyls.

  • Over the Garden Wall (Original Television Soundtrack): The series' soundtrack, which plays a tremendous role in establishing the Unknown's atmosphere, was created by American folk band The Blasting Company. It features, amongst others, the voices of country blues musician Blind Boy Paxton, and opera singer Samuel Ramey (who also provides the Beast's voice)! The soundtrack had its own vinyl release, featuring original spread artwork and designs; you can see them on page 175 of the artbook. You can listen to the albm on the band's Spotify page here!

  • Sketches of the Unknown: This is an EP put out by The Blasting Company in 2020 that contains six previously unreleased songs created for the show. Their content leads to believe that these were songs used to get the right feel of the music before creating the official soundtrack, as shown above; my very favourite of these is The Tithing Man, which hearkens back to folktales and myths of yore. You can listen to it on the band's Spotify page here!
  • The album cover for Sketches of the Unknown, which is a pencil sketch of Greg's frog sitting at a piano with his back turned to the viewer. He's turned his head so the viewer can see his smile.

  • For Sara: This Mondo cassette is meant to be a reproduction of the cassette Wirt created for Sara in the penultimate episode of the show. It features original poetry and music (created, again, by The Blasting Company), all meant to have been created by Wirt. The cassette is an absolutely charming companion to the series, and was posted to Youtube in 2017 by user "Demighoul". I highly recommend sitting down to listen to the 20-something minutes it runs for! You can listen to it here! The cassette itself is available for purchase on Mondo's shop, here.
  • A yellow cassette labelled, 'For Sara''.

    " ... Somewhere, lost in the clouded annals of history, lies a place that few have seen. A mysterious place, called the Unknown; where long-forgotten stories are revealed to those ... who travel through the wood ... ."
    A transparent image of Wirt, Greg, Beatrice, and the Woodsman. The Woodsman is holding his lantern and is looking annoyedly down at Wirt, who is running from him in fear. Greg is standing off to a side, his frog under one arm, waving happily at the Woodsman. Beatrice is flying above all of them.
    The rock Greg stole from Mrs. Daniel's garden. It has a silly face painted on it.

    Over the Garden Wall & Me

    Obviously, I made this page because (surprise, surprise!) Over the Garden Wall means a whole lot to me. I first watched the show when I was in Sec. 8, and it was basically love at first sight.

    A pencil sketch concept art of Wirt and Greg, drawn mostely as crude shapes, trekking through the forest.

    I can't really explain the weird degree of comfort I get from getting lost in the quiet pastoral towns, deceptively wonderful winter wonderlands, and dense forestation of the Unknown, but know it's a lot! Every time I rewatch this show, I notice something new, and it always surprises me just how much such a short show was able to pack in.

    My favourite episode is probably 'Songs of the Dark Lantern' by a hair. I love the varied personalities we're introduced to, the silly songs, and the confrontation with the Woodsman. My favourite character is eiter Wirt, the Woodsman, Beatrice, or Greg, but that's basically the entire main cast so it's a moot point. My favourite songs off the soundtrack are 'Patient is the Night', 'Send Me a Peach', 'A Courting Song', 'Tome of the Unknown', and 'Black Train/End Credits'!

    A pencil sketch concept art of the Beast, showing him as a furred creature with a man's stature but the vague silhouette of a devil. He is wreathed in a raggedy cape and is holding a staff in one thin hand. His eyes are round white circles, and his front teeth are long and thin.

    I love watching it with my friends or with my siblings, or just by myself. I love listening to Ms. Langtree bemoaning the loss of her beloved Jimmy, and I love the weird rotoscope-y animation of the Highwayman's song. I love the Woodsman and his tragedy, and I always sniffle a little when Anna, his daughter, returns home in the epilogue. I love Enoch and his contemplative voice, and I love the sprawling expanse of the joint Endicott-Grey mansion. I always look forwards to getting to rewatch it when Fall rolls around.

    A pencil sketch of Greg running up to an Edelwood tree captioned, 'Greg: We found the ugliest tree in the world!'.

    All that to say, I hope you liked reading through this page almost as much as I liked spending hours making it, and I hope it's inspired you to watch the show if you haven't, and made you think about it if you have!
    That's goodbye for now ...

    With much love,


    A pencil sketch on a sticky note showing Wirt standing on a grassy shore, looking at the roiling sea ahead. There are wind lines in the sky, and he appears to be looking at a simple sailboat, aboard which the silhouette of a figure is visible. It is captioned, in cursive: 'goodbye...'.

    A transparent image of Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice. Greg is holding his frog under his arm and has taken Wirt's hand in his free hand. He's running happily, and Wirt is looking down at him, confused. Beatrice is hovering between the two.
    "Led through the mist, / By the milk-light of moon, / All that was lost, is revealed. / Our long bygone burdens, mere echoes of the spring, / But where have we come / And where shall we end? / If dreams can't come true, then why not pretend? / How the gentle wind, / Beckons through the leaves, / As autumn colors fall; / Dancing in a swirl, / Of golden memories: / The loveliest lies of all."

    Art Gallery

    Again, Over the Garden Wall is hailed for its absolutely beautiful artwork, and the brunt of this appreciation falls on the paintings created for the backgrounds. I love zooming in on concept illustrations and backgrounds and just exploring! That love is why I've put together some of my favourite pieces from the artbook in this mini-gallery.

    A painting of what's assumed to be Pottsfield in the distance, depicted at dawn or dusk.

    The colours in this painting are so lovely. I want to live in this picture forever.

    A digital painting of the inside of a blackberry bush.

    The blackberry bush Beatrice gets "caught" in in episode two.

    The Woodsman smiling eerily out of a dark wood, axe hefted.

    The original design of the Woodsman, a nightmarish face in the dark.

    A pencil illustration of the Woodsman standing in a sunny wood and smiling.

    I love the colours and the trees in this illustration!

    Pencil sketches of the Beast's original design, showing him as a furry, bipedal, horned devil, swathed in a raggedy cloak and holding a sceptre or staff.

    I so adore the Beast we see in the show, but the concept sketches are amazing, too.

    Two sketches on a yellow sticky note. The first shows Greg sitting under a tree as Greg plays happily next to him. The second is a zoom-in on Wirt, eyes closed, looking weary. The text beneath him reads, '(RAIN) (Greg laughing)'

    These sketches makes me feel all of Wirt's loneliness. It's like we're getting a glimpse into something we weren't meant to see.

    A pencil sketch of the inside of a forest, filled with detailed trees.

    There's several landscapes like this one in the artbook, and they all take my breath away.

    The red silhouettes of Wirt and Greg in a rich and detailed forest.

    I don't even have words for how amazing this one is.

    A digital illustration of an apparently abandoned house in a clearing.

    This house raises so many questions: Who lives here? Are they still there? Why is the side door open?

    A digital concept for the Edelwood trees, depicting them as bulbous, twisted green growths.

    This version of the Edelwood is so disgusting - I love it!

    A painting of the grist mill, wreathed in mist. We can see a waterfall behind it.

    This image elicits such a feeling of voyeurism.

    A sketch of a chopped-down Edelwood, which has a face in it.

    The Edelwoods as a whole are such an eerie concept.

    A digital illustration of five pumpkin people leering at the viewer.

    This group of Pottsfielders is so goofy. I love their little haunted faces!

    A painting of the gilded gates to Endicott's manor.

    All of the art done for Mad Love is so rich and detailed, but I like this one the best. There's so much to see!

    Adelaide's bedchamber, a cozy room filled with strings of yarn.

    Despite the horror of what Adelaide is and does, I love her room - it feels so cozy!

    Wirt's silhouette on an iced-over lake, framed by trees.

    The art that shows the character's silhouettes in red is all so horrifying to me.

    The stark figure of a tree with a knot in its center, in the middle of a snowy clearing.

    The stark figure of this tree is so evocative. The scene feels so empty and cold.

    Wirt's desk, which is littered with cassettes, papers and crumpled up paper balls, and a train running on tracks.

    The clutter of Wirt's desk is rendered so wonderfully here.

    The interiour of a dimly lit living room, filled with armchairs, lamps, and paintings.

    As with Adelaide's room, this room from the party house is so comfortable-looking.

    A pencil sketch of Wirt, back turned to the viewer, shoulders haunched as he walks.

    This one makes me emotional; in saving Greg, Wirt finally gets to be the romantic hero he's always wanted to be.

    A snowy, moonlit clearing interrupted only by a treestump.

    This painting is so still, and perfectly captures the feel a snowy evening.

    Thumbnails for the confrontation between the Beast and the Woodsman in the final episode.

    This screenshot does these thumbnails no justice; see all of them on pg. 166 of the artbook.

    The Beast recoiling in horror as he's bathed in light, finally revealing his true form; he's pocked with holes and twisted faces.

    This shot of the Beast revealed at last is so amazing, in everything from his form to his expression.

    A pencil sketch of Greg on the back of a giant goose, hugging its neck happily.

    So cute! I love the frog here.

    A crude thumbnail of Greg pointing, horrified as he shouts, 'GORILLA!!'


    A crude series of thumbnails showing Wirt and Greg walking in Schooltown Follies, during the scene where they march off into the woods without a plan.

    They are so small here ... They are just little babies.