Author: Justin Roiland
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Featuring exclusive never before seen concept art with a killer Glow-in-the-Dark cover, this is the art book that Rick and Morty fans have been waiting for! The animated science-fiction adventures of Rick and Morty are irreverent, shocking, and hilarious--from the cynical and rapid-fire one liners, to the grotesquely and endearing character designs. Now, take a deep trans-dimensional dive into the creation of these many insane universes with The Art of Rick and Morty! This new book is a must-have, not only for followers of the series, but for fans of animation as well! Featuring intimate commentary from the show's creators accompanying a vast collection of process, concept, and production art, this volume offers a tantalizing exploration of one of the most outlandish and beloved shows on television. Don't miss your chance to see the amazing art that goes into creating this twisted and fantastic Adult Swim series!
Author: Lester C. Abesamis
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
Release Date: 2019-02-05
The adult-oriented science-fiction cartoon series Rick and Morty, shown on Cartoon Network as part of its late-night Adult Swim feature, is famous for its nihilistic anti-hero Rick Sanchez. Rick is a character who rejects God, religion, and meaning, but who embraces science and technology. This leads to a popular show that often presents a world view favorable to science and dismissive of spirituality. It is existentialism mashed up with absurdism with a healthy (or unhealthy) dose of dick jokes thrown in. Rick and Morty and Philosophy focuses on the philosophical underpinnings of the show. The authors explain and develop ideas that are mentioned or illustrated in various episodes, so that fans can get really solid evidence for what they know already: this show is awesome and deep. Rick has access to technology that allows him to jump between dimensions or realities. He brings his grandson, Morty, along with him on these adventures, often putting Morty in mortal danger. However, Rick’s attitude is that there are an infinite number of Mortys in the multiverse, so if his Morty dies, he can always replace his Morty with another Morty from a different dimension. One question that arises is, are these Mortys really identical to each other? And if one of them dies, can he really be replaced without loss? Another character in the show is Jerry, the husband of Rick’s daughter. Jerry is a complete and total loser with no self-respect, desperate to get any kind of respect from others. Why is it so important that he has self-respect? How does his lack of self-respect affect those around him? In one adventure, Jerry finds himself in a position where he can save one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the universe whose heart is failing. Jerry can save his life by donating his penis, which is the perfect organ to match the alien’s failing heart. Does Jerry have a moral obligation to do so? Recently, ethicists such as Peter Singer and Julian Savulescu have argued that people have a moral obligation to donate a kidney to people who need one. Why wouldn’t the same apply to Jerry’s penis? Is such a donation above and beyond a moral obligation, and consequently optional, or is it a basic moral obligation and therefore required, as noted ethicists like Singer and Savulescu suggest? This volume also includes chapters that examine the experience of watching Rick and Morty. One writer argues that many of the Rick and Morty episodes induce within viewers a state of “Socratic aporia,” or confusion. Viewers are forced to reflect on their own moral beliefs about the world when characters do something that seems good but results in horrendous consequences.
The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious Adult Swim™ animated show RICK AND MORTY™ is available in its third deluxe hardcover collection! This special edition collects issues #21-25 of the main series, as well as the entire Lil' Poopy Superstar miniseries. It also includes a brand-new introduction by Rick and Morty™ show co-creator Dan Harmon, over thirty pages of extras, and an exclusive sound clip voiced by Justin Roiland. Wubba lubba dub dub! Catch up on the adventures of sociopathic genius scientist Rick Sanchez and his inherently timid grandson Morty Smith as they embark on dangerous adventures across the universe! Recoil at the despicable Doofus Jerry and his attempt to take over the family (and the world)! Relive the joys and sorrows of Tiny Rick! Join Summer and Mr. Poopybutthole on their own adventure through fame and misfortune! All that and more in this oversized collection!
Author: Matt Brady
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: 2019-10-01
Genre: Performing Arts
Explore the real science behind the Cartoon Network phenomenon Rick and Morty—one of television’s most irreverent, whip-smart, and darkly hilarious shows—and discover how close we are to Rick’s many experiments becoming a reality. Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty is one of the smartest (and most insane) shows on television. Genius alcoholic Rick Sanchez and his hapless grandson Morty have explored everything from particle physics to human augmentation and much more in their intergalactic adventures through the multiverse. With biting humor and plenty of nihilism, Rick and Morty employs cutting-edge scientific theories in every episode. But, outside of Rick’s garage laboratory, what are these theories truly about and what can they teach us about ourselves? Blending biology, chemistry, and physics basics with accessible—and witty—prose, The Science of Rick and Morty equips you with the scientific foundation to thoroughly understand Rick’s experiments from the show, such as how we can use dark matter and energy, just what is intelligence hacking, and whether or not you can really control a cockroach’s nervous system with your tongue. Perfect for longtime and new fans of the show, this is the ultimate segue into discovering more about our complicated and fascinating universe.
Just in time for season 4, this official illustrated guide features a unique look at all the gadgets and inventions created by Rick Sanchez from Adult Swim's Emmy-winning show Rick and Morty. Just in time for the release of season four of Rick and Morty, dive into this one-of-a-kind guide that explores and explains all the inventions, gadgets, and machines -- not just the ones with a sci-fi word added to it -- that Rick and Morty have encountered on their mind-blowing adventures! In the Book of Gadgets and Inventions, author Robb Pearlman explores the science and backstories as well as includes humorous how-to instructions for of all the gadgets and gizmos from all three seasons of Rick and Morty, breaking them into seven themed-categories including items like: Body and Mind: Anatomy Park, Mindblower Helmet, and Pickle Serum Interdimensional Power & Travel: Interdimensional Cable, Interdimensional Goggles, and Microverse Battery Weapons, Guns & Suits: Concentrated Dark Matter, Groin System 6000, Rat Suit, and Suicide Machine Ships, Machines & Boxes: Curse Purge Scanner, Demonic Alien Containment Box, Detox Machine, and Science Microwave Robots & Clones: Butter Robot, Drones, Tiny Rick, and Toxic Rick and Morty Extracurricular Gadgets & Inventions: Alien Vaccum, Beth's Toys, Ovenless Brownies, Time Stabilizing Collar, True Level, and Wishing Portal Interdimensional Gadgets & Science: Brainalyzer Helmet, Conroy, Gwendolyn, Meeseeks Box, Plubus, Roy: A Life Well Lived, and Zigerion Simulation Chamber With full-color illustrations, concept art, "Rick Facts" sidebars, episode references, and handwritten notes from Rick and Morty throughout, Book of Gadgets and Inventions is a truly unique and must-have guide for fans of one of the most bizarre and beloved animated shows on television.
The smash-hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim]™ animated show RICK AND MORTY™ is available in its fourth deluxe hardcover collection! When aliens threaten to destroy the world (again), what happens when Jerry tries to talk 'em out of it? Nothing good! Morty and Summer need dates to the prom, but when Rick tries to...help...everyone BUGS out! From Interdimensional Cable to Beth's never-ending struggles for even the smallest amount of respect...you'll find all that and more in this oversized collection, not to mention 5 full issues of Multiple Morty Madness!! This special edition collects issues #26-30 of the main series, as well as the entire Pocket Like You Stole It miniseries, based on the bestselling mobile game. It also includes a brand-new introduction, cover art, and a gallery of Pocket Like You Stole It trading cards! Get schwifty!
Explore the extraordinary Rick and Morty artwork from the sell-out Gallery 1988 exhibition in this exclusive collection. Delve into the worlds of Rick and Morty in this stunning memento showcasing the best of the Gallery 1988 exhibition. Together with Adult Swim, the gallery commissioned a series of art pieces to celebrate moments, characters, storylines, and episodes from the show. The event was a huge hit and the limited pieces sold out at one one-hundredth the speed of reality. Rick and Morty: Show Me What You Got allows fans to explore the stunning artwork from the exhibition. Artists have contributed passionately made posters, sculptures, book covers, hip flasks and much more to commemorate this beloved series. Discover what inspired them, see their work in progress, and enjoy a collection of stunning, original Rick and Morty artwork.
Author: Sarah Graley
Publisher: Oni Press
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
The runaway hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [Adult Swim] animated show RICK AND MORTY explores the complexities of friendship and fame in LIL’ POOPY SUPERSTAR! Mr. Poopybutthole is in trouble, and he turns to the one person he can trust: Summer Smith! She's more than willing to help, but is he telling her the whole truth? Summer will find out as she and Mr. Poopybutthole embark on their very own fantastic adventure across space, complete with jailbreaks, hijackings, and high school prom. Plus, backup comics featuring good ol' Rick and Morty!
When Morty sees a cute girl at school playing Dungeons & Dragons, he asks Rick to show him the ropes, only to discover that his grandfather is a veteran gamer. Next thing he knows, the entire family has been pulled into a campaign that escalates from virtual D&D simulations to alternate universes governed by the rules of the game. And as it turns out, Rick isn't the only one who knows his way around a d20. #1 New York Times-bestselling fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), acclaimed comics writer Jim Zub (Dungeons & Dragons- Evil at Baldur's Gate, Skullkickers), and Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little (Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) bring you the comics crossover of the year! It's an irreverent, unexpected adventure sure to please fans of both franchises. Collects the complete four issue miniseries.
Re-presenting the sold-out first issue in deluxe format! This special edition includes excerpts from Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub's original script, work-in-progress process pages from the art table of Troy Little, and a section of rare and hard-to-find covers!
Author: Jim Zub
Publisher: Oni Press
Release Date: 2020-03-03
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
In Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons, the pop culture juggernaut and the best-selling role-playing game team up once again in an all-new companion story! Once upon a game, Rick, Morty and the Smith family went on magical D&D adventures…now, magical D&D adventures are coming to Earth, and no one will survive the Painscape! The world’s greatest role-playing game returns to plague the world’s most dysfunctional animated family! Fan-favorite dice dependent Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Savage Sword of Conan) re-teams up with Eisner-nominated cartoonist +5 Troy Little (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Powerpuff Girls) to destroy Adult Swim’s pop culture juggernaut and the best-selling role-playing game that once used the term “THAC0.”
The biggest pickle-sized character in pop culture comes to comics! In this reimagined version, written by Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars) and with art from series artists CJ Cannon and Nick Filardi, Rick gets out of some much-needed family therapy time by inventing a fruit gun, which he uses on himself, and things go...poorly. What's that, you say? You didn't know cucumbers are fruits? How embarrassing... Plus: Jaguar's back too, and he's on a mission to save his daughter from a fan-favorite character you'll never expect.
Learn the secret stories and hidden pasts of your favorite Rick and Morty characters in Oni Press's RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS! These 4 oversized comics, collected here for the first time, focus on fan-favorite characters and storylines, with writing and art from today's top talent! Each story is illustrated by series artist CJ Cannon, with Nick Filardi and Brittany Peer. From writer J. Torres (Teen Titans Go!, BroBrots), delve into the secret history of THE VINDICATORS! Writer Daniel Mallory Ortberg (co-founder of The Toast) tells the tale of KROMBOPULOS MICHAEL, the professional assassin who just loves killin'. Writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Eternity Girl) wonders if it matters that SLEEPY GARY's a mind-altering parasite, if it makes Jerry...happy? And writer Delilah S. Dawson reimagines the Emmy award-winning episode PICKLE RICK.
Author: J. J. Wagner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2018-02-08
Get Schwifty with killer coloring with the Very Very unofficial coloring compendium! this coloring book contains Fan-Art coloring pages based on our favorite scenes from the show, with a sketchy almost improvised tone to the artwork. As an Official made coloring book exists we at Killer Coloring Advise You to buy theirs first, to help support the show! Grab your colored pencils and GET SCHWIFTY!