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Check out this beautiful book collecting Adventure Time's bizarre title card art

Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

Fans of Adventure Time will readily admit that the show is equal parts funny, artsy and spooky. In fact, that's why they like it so much. But some of the funniest, artsiest and spookiest parts of the show can go by in just a few seconds. In the form of a single, beautifully rendered title card per episode, that is.

Adventure Time - The Original Cartoon Title Cards (Vol 2) is the second collection of the art of the cartoon show's first couple seconds. The book is a gorgeous hardcover full of glossy pages full of the preliminary sketches and color work that went into the final title card paintings, as well as commentary from the artists and showrunners who created them. Even if you know the title cards, there's plenty of insider tidbits in the commentary, like that the blue ghost in the title image for "Morituri te Salutamus" is Jake. Or that the tiny, cat-like assassin Me-Mow was invented and designed by a young fan, whose artwork so delighted the Adventure Time crew that they gave Me-Mow a lead role in "Jake vs. Me-Mow."

Plus the front and back covers are embossed, and that's just cool. Adventure Time - The Original Cartoon Title Cards (Vol 2) includes art and commentary on every title card from the show's second and third seasons, and will hit shelves Aug. 4.