“Bojack Horseman: Putting the Art Before the Horse” Celebrates Netflix’ Quirky Cartoon

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Bojack Horseman is one of the more unique animated offerings currently in production — with its dark humor and deeply flawed characters, who happen to inhabit a weird world where humans and animals interrelate like people. Now a new book, Bojack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse (Abrams, $35), offers an intimate and wonderfully quirky look at how real life stories and meticulous production came together to inspire the popular Netflix show centered around a horse(man) suffering the slings and arrows of show business. With an introduction by the show’s creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg, the book takes readers on a journey through embarrassing experiences that became part of Bojack’s dark and boozy story and reveals how its unique world came into focus with 121 pages of illustrations and concept art. It’s evident how much energy and inspiration were poured into every aspect of the show; the evolution of the look of each character, the filters chosen to give the show its signature style, even the most minute background details convey the effort put in. Stream past seasons of BoJack on Netflix and learn more about the book online. abramsbooks.com

Last modified: August 22, 2018