BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse

Chris McDonnell, Lisa Hanawalt


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.

Also Available: BoJack Horseman 2019 Wall Calendar (ISBN: 978-1-4197-3177-8)

Creator Bio

Chris McDonnell has designed books on Ralph Bakshi, Bill Plympton, the Joker, Wonder Woman, and many more. McDonnell served as author and designer for Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo (Abrams, 2014) and the forthcoming Steven Universe: Art & Origins (Abrams, 2017). He is a founding member of the Meathaus comics/art collective. McDonnell lives in Philadelphia.

Price £26.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 4 September 2018
Pages 240
Height 254mm
Width 305mm
Illustrations 300 colour illustrations
Rights World
ISBN-13 9781419727733