I don’t think there will be too many people who disagree with me when I say that Adventure Time is one of the best things Cartoon Network has going for it right now. The animated show focuses on the epic adventures of hero Finn and shapeshifting dog Jake, in a brightly colored world where there’s a princess for everything (Muscle, Hot Dog, Doctor, Warrior, Ghost, and Lumpy Space, to name a few notable ones) that… also might be the freakish result of the total nuclear apocalypse that ended our own civilization. Like, it’s there. If you read into things. While Finn and Jake are the main characters, the majority of the extended cast are hilarious or kickbutt or politically powerful ladies.
That ratio was reversed by Natasha Allegri, one of the artists, designers, and writers behind the show. And in another age, character designs for Fionna, Cake, Prince Gumball, Marshall Lee and the Ice Queen might have been kept in a sketchbook or portfiolo. But we live in the internet age. So instead this alternate version of an obscure cartoon has spawned fanart, cosplay, fan animations, and even an entire episode of the actual show featuring celebrity guest voice acting. And now, it’s own comic series.