BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse
By Chris McDonnell, Lisa Hanawalt
About the book:
Netflix’s BoJack Horseman has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed animated comedy series in recent memory. Set in an off-kilter, cynically spun rendering of modern-day Hollywood, the show follows washed-up horse actor BoJack Horseman (voiced by Will Arnett) as he attempts to turn his life around. BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse is the official behind-the-scenes companion to this cult-hit series. Part oral history sourced from original interviews with the show’s cast and crew, part art book—including sketches, storyboards, and background art—this book will trace the series from conception to post-production. Beginning with the initial development of creator/ showrunner Raphael Bob-Waksberg and production designer Lisa Hanawalt’s inimitable aesthetic vision, The Art Before the Horse goes on to reveal all of the moving parts—direction, writing, casting, animation, and music—that come together to form this uniquely bleak, emotionally potent, very funny show.
Chris McDonnell has designed books on Ralph Bakshi, Bill Plympton, the Joker, Wonder Woman, and more. McDonnell served as author and designer for Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo and Steven Universe: Art & Origins. He lives in Philadelphia.
Lisa Hanawalt is an artist in Los Angeles. She is also the author of My Dirty Dumb Eyes, Hot Dog Taste Test, and most recently, Coyote Doggirl.
Raphael Bob-Waksberg is the creator and executive producer of BoJack Horseman. For more information on BoJack Horseman or Raphael Bob-Waksberg, please buy this book.
This book is beyond excellent! This is a true behind-the-scenes exploration that gives aspiring creators, and fans alike an idea of the process of what it takes to make a great show like BoJack Horseman. You feel like you were working with the team! If you are a fan of the series, then this is a must have!