Adventurous Books

Adventure Time Scores Big in Eisner Award Noms

The nominees for this year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards — the comic book industry’s version of the Oscars — were announced this week, with plenty of nods for mainstream hits like Marvel’s Hawkeye, Brian K. Vaughan’s sci-fi favorite Saga … and Adventure Time? Most modern comic book readers are grownups, after all, so it’s a bit of a surprise to see an adaptation of a kids’ cartoon getting so much attention. Then again, Adventure Time isn’t just any kids’ cartoon — or, for that matter, just any comic book.

See for yourself: We’ve got the complete 16-page lead story from Adventure Time #1 available below for your reading pleasure, courtesy of publisher Boom! Studios. Written by by Dinosaur Comics webcomic creator and Kickstarter hero Ryan North with art by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline, the comic introduces Jake, Finn and Princess Bubblegum to readers and faithfully translates the dream logic (and occasionally nightmarish glee) of the animated series onto the page.

Adventure Time originally launched from Boom! in February 2012, followed by Marceline and The Scream Queens, a spin-off written another much-loved webcomic creator, Octopus Pie‘s Meredith Gran. Adventure Time: Playing with Fire, an original graphic novel written by Girls with Slingshots webcomic creator Danielle Corsetto, will be released later this month. The primary title’s three Eisner nominations for Best New Series, Best Publication for Kids and Best Humor Publication (plus a Best Publication for Teens nod for Adventure Time: Marceline and The Scream Queens) cap off a particularly successful first year for the comics based on Pendleton Ward’s popular Cartoon Network show.

“What’s phenomenal about Adventure Time, ” Boom!’s Vice President of Publishing Filip Sablik told WIRED, “is that not only has the amazing creative team of Ryan North, Braden Lamb, and Shelli Paroline managed to create something that has been critically-acclaimed as an example of how to do all-ages comics right, but it’s also been incredibly commercially successful. Not only in the comic book specialty store direct market, but now in the book market, in the digital comic market, and even book clubs.”

The Adventure Time comic is currently on its fifteenth issue, and available in comic stores and online right now, with the third collected print edition due this summer. But if you’re a fan of the show and curious about the comics, you can also just read the lead story of Adventure Time #1 for free right now.


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2004-08-30 09:26:39 by alliterlove

So, I have decided that I want to become a better baker. Although I have mastered the art of the chocolate chip cookie, and sometimes I even get adventurous and bake a pie, I have set a goal of trying to teach myself to bake more complicated things.
As an aspiring baker, to which books should I turn to teach myself? I want to learn how to bake more complicated cakes, pies, pastries, and desserts...and probably not bread. I think learning to bake a great, beautiful cake would be wonderful.
Any suggestions or advice? Any tools I should buy that will become indispensable? Any ba

Book recs

2007-12-13 19:01:50 by jdbosshog

That time of the year again to sit down and read a couple of my favorites.
Kem Nunn is an incredible author, I like all of his books with the exception of "tapping the source" which was later a foundation for some HBO series, John from cincinnati or something.
That being said:
The Dogs of Winter and Tijuana Straits are two books that anyone with half of an adventurous spirit should read.
They are blue collar books, nothing over literate about them.
You can thank me later.

Start with magazines and books

2006-02-17 16:58:54 by iansgirl

Buy some books or magazines on landscaping and gardening, and start cutting out the articles and photos that you like best.
Then, if you can, meet with a Landscape Designer, talk about your ideas and your budget, and the best way to implement them. A good Landscape Designer will be able to give you a quote on the estimated amount of time & money it will take to implement your dreams, as well as suggest contractors that can do the work, either all at once, or over time.
Or, if you are more adventurous, you can do it yourself. But you have to start with a plan, and some basic knowledge about what kind of plants grow best where you live, etc.

One of my favorite books (no Hitler nor OBL)

2001-11-05 14:56:12 by Bagheera

Ready to endure 130-degree heat, wade across swollen rivers, ward off poisonous snakes, and deal with four feisty camels,
Robyn Davidson set out on a solo trek across the Australian Outback. Her 1,700 mile journey began as an expression of independence and quickly turned into a struggle against the forces of nature and civilization. Tracks is the compelling story of Davidson's extraordinary courage and her odyssey of discovery and transformation.
'It's all very well to set off on a train with no money telling yourself that you're really quite a brave and adventurous person, and you'll deal capably with things as they happen, but when you actually arrive at the other end with no one to meet and nowhere to go and nothing to sustain you but a lunatic idea that...

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