Read Over The Garden Wall Vol. 1 by Jim Campbell Amalia Levari Pat McHale Online

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Two lost brothers venture across a strange forest and discover incredible and bizarre things on their 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 GregTwo lost brothers venture across a strange forest and discover incredible and bizarre things on their 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!Issue 1-4...

Title : Over The Garden Wall Vol. 1
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ISBN : 9781608869404
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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Over The Garden Wall Vol. 1 Reviews

  • India
    2019-03-09 18:28

    It's probably impossible to disappoint me with 'Over the Garden Wall'. The art, the story, the characters are all so beautifully done to me and I can't wait to read more, particularly of Anna's storyline.

  • Justin (JustinisWesley) Mackie (andnotDavid)
    2019-02-25 23:26

    in love with this dark, whimsical world and characters. Greg and Wirt are wonderful treat to read about. their adventures through the Unknown will be something I'll continue to read and enjoy until I die. also, it was magical to read about Anna (the woodsmen's daughter) again. specifically her time along at the family home, waiting for her father's return. This simple tale had filled in some grapes from the mini series once again. and it was just a treat to visit this world. these story(s) continue to empress, with their themes of stone spun truths truths on life that you can feel a kinship with. I want more. <3

  • Laura (ローラ)
    2019-03-06 18:35

    I've never seen the animation, so this is my first look at this world, and these characters. Contained are two stories: the first is a frolicking dreamy adventure, and the other is a hauntingly melancholic story. I liked both, but not knowing how these characters intersect or relate to each other made this a confusing curation. The first story was aimed significantly younger and had a light quick pace; the second was aimed slightly older older, and was slower and more densely written. I just didn't feel like they meshed well. I thought the art was fun.

  • Blake Howard
    2019-03-20 21:31

    Wow, just wow. I was once proud to openly say that Over The Garden Wall was the greatest piece of animation of all time, but now I am proud to say that it's one of the greatest franchises of all time. The first part was a nice trip back to the whimsical world we love, with mostly just Wirt. The second half, the return to the series other half, pure and unrivaled melancholy. I definitely liked the second half better, as it touched on themes that hadn't been in the original series.

  • Elisa The-Bookie-Monster
    2019-02-25 21:31

    The first half is a continuation of the show where Greg and Jason Funderberker the frog go on adventures. The second half is the story of Anna, the woodsman's daughter. Not as good as the show in my opinion but still enjoyable

  • Katherine
    2019-02-23 18:35

    Lovely as always. We need more stories like Over the Garden Wall.

  • Kateri
    2019-03-21 21:49

    3.5 I love this world and the characters in it. However, this volume was a little underwhelming after reading the OTGW Ongoing "Tome of the Unknown." This continuation takes a departure from Wirt and Greg's twosome adventures with Beatrice, giving Greg and Anna, the woodsman' daughter, their own features. Greg is as whimsical and endearing as ever, but I missed Wirt's foil to Greg's carefree attitude. The one part where Wirt does appear seemed sloppily written. Anna's piece was interesting in providing more background into the woodsman's origin story and the mystical nature of the forest, but was hampered by its wordiness. Overall, the book gives fans another taste of the OTGW world, but doesn't sate as well as either the miniseries or the prior volume written by creator Pat McHale.

  • SJ
    2019-02-28 01:51

    There are 2 stories in this comic, and in my opinion they're just okay. They don't feel polished, even as tidbits that would have fit in-between episodes of the TV show. Greg is doopy and cute in whatever media form he takes (even when the story isn't great) but I think Over the Garden Wall doesn't work very well in comic book form, at least as it's done here. Generally, I was missing the better writing and music from the show. More specifically, I felt that the cursive font used in the second story (when Anna writes in her journal) wasn't a good choice for a comic book. Although it wouldn’t be a problem in a episode with a voiceover, using that font in this medium shuts out fans who haven't been taught cursive (mostly younger fans) from sharing in that part of the story.

  • Angie
    2019-03-09 22:48

    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.

  • Cale
    2019-03-20 19:56

    This book does a good job of capturing the look and feel of the animated series. The art is near perfect in reflecting the animated series. There are two stories here; the first focuses on George and a 'mystery' that becomes a rambling series of situations he manages to resolve on his way to solving a mystery whose solution lies in the bottom left corner of the final frame. This story very much encapsulates George, with a small bit of Wirt thrown in. It's... quirky I think is the best word.The second story focuses on Anna as she lives in the woods on her own, and does a very good job capturing the melancholy the series often displayed, as her regular existence is interrupted by the reflection of her mother, with whom she is happily reunited, but only for a short time. The themes of growing up and loneliness and self-sufficiency are all dealt with, and there's a taste of the poetry and music that also permeated the show. Both stories work well for readers who are familiar with the series, but I don't know how well they would stand on their own for others. I've been a bit conflicted on my feelings over the whole experience that is Over the Garden Wall, and this book doesn't do anything to alleviate that, but I don't think it was intended to.

  • Kiki
    2019-03-02 01:34

    3.5 stars A perfect addition to the miniseries: Over the Garden Wall. I enjoyed the second story more than the first one. The first story covers Greg who embarks on an innocent journey, meeting huge cats, squirrels, and on his way to find the Hero Frog with Writ and Jason (the frog). The second story was where it turned into an emotional blow. Anna, the daughter of the woodsman, is coping with isolation as her father hunts for the Beast. We meet Anna's deceased mother, who offers advice to a sheltered Anna. This is where I cried uncontrollably (mother/daughter relationships always hit home for me). I loved the scenes with Anna and her departed mother. The conversation they had about love, opening up to strangers, and everything else a mother would want to talk discuss with her daughter. A mother who only has a few, precious moments to talk with her living daughter. It was a wreckage of emotion (that perhaps I looked into a bit too much)? I didn't expect to cry, the target audience for this comic is probably ages 7-12, yet here I am. Wiping my tears. Recommend for all lovers of Over the Garden Wall.

  • Kate
    2019-03-12 20:46

    In this continuation of the two brothers' journey, Greg finds a way back into the Unknown with his frog's (AKA Jason Funderberker) help. He goes on a quest to find the mysterious long-lost hero of the mole kingdom. He helps nut gathering squirrels, lazy beavers, and a brew making witch along the way. I think more is to come of the brother's quest for this hero. The second half deals with Anna handling her father's disappearance. She begins to question if the woods is as dangerous as she thinks; and whether she should connect with other people who lose themselves to wandering in the woods. Albeit that latter half got a bit lengthy, but I understand it shows how Anna goes from being a frightened child to a young woman venturing out into the world to "live" her life (versus just surviving in the isolated cabin). Overall, an interesting read on adventures not covered or looked at in the TV series.

  • Sam
    2019-02-26 21:36

    "Hey Wirt, a log just teleported me back to my bed!""Hey Fanderburker! I decided this duck said we can hitch a ride.""...and he is going to curse me if I don't keep stacking these logs...*to the mooooooooon.""*To the moooooooon?""Yeah, *to the mooooon*. - I can't do a good ghost accent.""Oh dear. I worry, Journal, that I'm falling prey to the preciousness of novels, that I'm attempting to wring purpose out of these long, similar days by forcing all of the particulars into some frivolous poetic meter.""Courtship is a flimsy attempt to contain our most precarious impulses.""You don't need my permission to feel all things deeply. But know that I hope that you grant yourself that permission, always."

  • Katerina
    2019-02-25 18:45

    I'm a HUGE fan of OVER THE GARDEN WALL, and I enjoyed this very much! It felt very true to the style/tone/etc. of the show, which is really all I could ask for! I totally got Greg's voice in all of his dialogue, and it was so interesting to learn about the woodsman's daughter Anna. Only complaint is that the stories aren't finished; I thought I'd be getting a complete story, but it's left "to be continued"! I want to find out what happens next!!

  • lesley
    2019-02-21 01:43

    Contains two short stories. "Dreamland Melodies," written and illustrated by Jim Campbell, is a sweet and simple tale of a small boy's imagination. "Homeland," written by Amalia Levari and illustrated by Cara McGee, is absolutely stunning. Excellent, profound writing about solitude, grief, and hope. Beautiful art as well. The lettering, done by Warren Montgomery, is so nice that I actually noticed it.

  • Geppis Baltimore
    2019-03-03 18:42

    This is a fun all ages comic! If you liked the cartoon mini series but it wasn't enough (it definitely wasn't!) this is the book for you. The first half of the book is a continuation of the show and the second is a side story about the woodsman's daughter. Greg is just as charming and lovable as the original series :) ~Elisa

  • Rebecca
    2019-02-27 00:46

    You definitely need to have watched the cartoon series before reading these stories or they won't make much sense. I really enjoyed the first story featuring Greg. It really captures the essence of the cartoon. The second one about Anna I didn't enjoy as much. Overall, though, a fun read to add onto the world of Over the Garden Wall.

  • NaomiRuth
    2019-03-18 01:46

    This was fun. Great artwork. Love Greg. The story of the daughter dragged a little for me, but I think that's because the script was difficult for me to read because I have weird eyes, and also it was a very different storytelling format than I am used to for Over the Garden Wall. But, overall, I enjoyed it. If you love the show definitely check it out.

  • Meghan
    2019-02-23 19:52

    Definitely satisfied my need for more Over the Garden wall! The first section is primarily a Greg and Jason adventure, lots of language and encounters similar to the series. Really enjoyed the second portion of the volume that focuses on an ancillary character to the animated series, the woodsman's daughter. Excited to continue playing in this world.

  • TheLibraryOfSarah
    2019-03-20 00:30

    I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this... like I like being back in this world, the stories are nice, but what is it really adding to it? I find myself confused and doubting previous theories about the nature of the unknown and it's not what I was hoping for. Still I find myself wanting to learn more.

  • Crys Jackson
    2019-03-19 20:50

    This was such a great adaptation of the miniseries. The tone was perfect, and had that haunting/whimsy balance that I loved about the show. The second story was also incredible, and spoke a lot to the weariness that comes from isolation and repetition. I can't wait to read on.

  • Chloe ✨
    2019-02-25 21:44

    Love!! Although I missed Wirt :(

  • Ghoul
    2019-02-24 19:30

    Anna's story was so long and boring. Zzzzzzz

  • Storm
    2019-03-19 19:36

    Read this for my comic book club.

  • Eujean2
    2019-02-19 23:53

    A nice follow up to the great cartoon.

  • Brittany
    2019-03-20 17:38

    Not exactly what I was expecting but still good. I feel like the second story is better if you've seen the show already.

  • Iris Bratton
    2019-03-17 19:26

    "Homeland" was by far my favorite story. Beautifully written and well designed with a gorgeous color scheme.

  • Nell
    2019-03-15 01:42

    3.5

  • Mary Zemina
    2019-02-25 00:51

    New Adventures for Wirt and Greg! Unlike the other graphic novel for Over the Garden Wall, this one doesn't take place in between episodes showing what other little adventures those two brothers get up to, but afterward (at least in Greg's storyline). The other half of this graphic novel follows the Woodsman's daughter Anna, before and during the events of the show, and shows what her life was like while he was being tricked by the Beast.I loved both stories. Anna's one gave that extra little bit of darkness and weirdness that I loved so much about the show, while Greg's lighthearted little detective story was all sorts of heartwarming fun.5 stars again.