Saturday, June 17, 2017

Graphic Novel Review of Over the Garden Wall by Jim Campbell, Pat McHale & Amalia Levari

Read for: Graphic Novel Challenge

Synopsis: "journey home in a style reminiscent of The Wind in the Willows and Sleepy Hollow.

Return to the Unknown with new Over The Garden Wall stories that expand the world of the Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network series.
Writer and artist Jim Campbell spins a tale that follows Greg and Jason Funderburker as they traverse the Unknown and find new friends along the way. Meanwhile, the Woodsman’s daughter Anna, wanders alone in the Unknown after her father is tricked by the Beast. Written by Amalia Levari with artist Cara McGee—find out how Anna learned to survive on her own as she starts her journey to save her father before his fate is sealed. Both of these stories are something no Over The Garden fan will want to miss!"

My Review: I happened to pick this up at a sale not too long ago, Munchkin was done shopping so I just grabbed something and this happened to be it. I found it to be really kind of obscure. It has a series of little adventures but they don't seem to be in any sort of timeline or sequence (if you know me you know I like chronological order). The stories strike me as folk tales along the lines of Boy Who Cried Wolf but with an Alice in Wonderland obscure twist. The art was also a little odd, and I believe it is along the lines of Adventuretime, but I have never seen that show or gotten into that fandom at all. This might be a great ones for those fans but it really just didn't suit me, just a little too out there for my liking.

My Rating: I must admit that maybe it wasn't the best idea to just pick up something random. This definitely wasn't the one for me either in story line or in illustrations. I give it a rating of Two Paws.


  1. The synopsis sounded fun, but I don't like random jumbled stories very much. The cover art reminds me of something, but I can't think of it right now.

    1. It was just really odd, the stories, the way it was laid out in the book and the artwork, it didn't really suit me.