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Into the Unknown

Jason Funderburker (the frog, not the nerdy kid in the suit) is finished and waiting for opening night! This sculpture will be on display at the upcoming Over the Garden Wall tribute show at the Cartoon Network Gallery on November 15th. 

This is a closed event and runs for about a month, but I will be allowed to make a limited number of copies available to those who are interested in preordering one while the show lasts!

This just happened, so I don’t have all the details worked out yet, such as price, quantity and timeline. As soon as I know more, I will let everyone know.
If you are interested in this project or have questions, please message me, thanks!

  • <p> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>Most people:</b> "Goodbye Summer, hello Autumn!"<p/><b>Me:</b> "Goodbye <i>Gravity Falls</i>, hello <i>Over The Garden Wall</i>!"<p/></p>

somnovenator  asked:

In OtGW, was the Unknown real? Or was it all in Wirt's mind?

Thanks for the ask! UuU I’ve been wanting to gush about this show (even more than I already have haha)

First and foremost, no, I don’t think The Unknown was all in Wirt’s mind, or that it was all a coma dream or whatever. This doesn’t make sense with the content of the story. If it’s all Wirt’s dream, why does Greg know about everything too? Why is Jason Funderburker (the frog) still with them, and why does he still have the bell? Why do the other kids seem shocked to see the frog glowing from his stomach if it wasn’t happening?

As many people have theorized already, The Unknown is most likely a form of Limbo; a place that lost souls teetering between life and death reside and wander around.

Depending on their choices they either make it back to the world of the living, make it to a heaven sort of place (like Greg reached in episode 8; he only returned because he didn’t want to leave Wirt behind)

or are consumed by the Beast to be forgotten and lost

There’s also the fact that for the majority of the show, they are in a wood that is in the middle of autumn, and by the end it has become winter time. Autumn is the time in-between summer (the time of most life) and winter (which tends to get associated with death).

Another constant is the half moon. Whenever we get to see the moon, it is in the middle of its cycle, which I interpret as another symbol of the state the boys are in.

It’s even a half moon before they go over the wall and into The Unknown. This reinforces the symbolism because it’s like time for them just… stopped.

And when you can’t see the moon anymore, or even any of the sky, is when Wirt and Greg are closest to proper death; when winter has come, and it’s started to snow.

I feel like the “pockets of story” that Wirt and Greg encountered are the people that have settled down, so to speak. They are the people buried in the graveyard, and so they have a place to stay. They don’t have to wander through this wood of literal lost souls because they already have a designated home.

(One of the biggest examples people have brought up is Quincy Endicott. You can see his name on the gravestone that Greg is hiding behind)

The graveyard itself is called The Eternal Garden. The wall the boys jumped over could be taken as them going “over the wall” into what humans consider The Unknown – the place that is there when you die.

A bunch of other things have been brought up by others: the allusions to Dante’s Inferno, the two cents being like the price to cross the river Styx, Pottsfield being a representation of a Potters Field and so many other clues and hints.

I highly, highly recommend a rewatch, because you will catch so many more little details. It’s super satisfying to look at everything in this show!

The fact that Over the Garden Wall leaves you a lot of room for interpretation is one of the best parts, and it lets you keep thinking for hours or days afterward. It’s really beautifully done, and I haven’t seen a story do its telling as well as this little series has in a long, long time.

(Thoughts on The Beast)

(Thoughts on Beatrice)

(Thoughts on The Turtles)

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Now taking preorders for “Into The Unknown”

I will be taking preorders for this Over the Garden Wall™ limited edition collectible from now until December 4th. To get your name on the preorder list, please email me at:

skulptduggery@gmail.com

  • The price is expected to be around $195 plus sales tax and shipping.
  • A minimum of 100 orders will be needed In order to meet this price. If the minimum is not reached, it’s still possible that they will be made, but the price will increase significantly, so please tell everyone you know who may be interested. Re-blogs, retweets, etc. are also much appreciated!
  • Please include your name, mailing address and whether you will be ordering more than one set. There is no obligation to purchase until the manufacturing order is placed after December 4th, but please only preorder if you intend to buy, thanks.
  • More details to follow.

Thanks to everyone who has expressed their interest so far! Please feel free to email me at skulptduggery@gmail.com with any questions.