Patrick McHale is the creator of Over the Garden Wall, as well as serving as a storyboard artist for some episodes and as an executive producer for the series as a whole.

He previously served as a storyboard artist, writer and creative director on Adventure Time and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. He worked on Flapjack for its entire run, but left Adventure Time during Season Five to work on Over the Garden Wall.

Since finishing the series he has written a one-shot comic for Boom! Comics that complements the series. He has also published his own short book, Bags, which he sold via his website Someb Ooks. He is currently in the process of writing a four-part Over the Garden Wall comic series which will start in August 2015 and directing a Costume Quest animated short for Frederator Studios.

Episodes Storyboarded

  • Harvest Melody (Tome of the Unknown) (Pilot episode)
  • Hard Times at the Huskin' Bee
  • The Ringing of the Bell

Episodes Outlined

  • Harvest Melody (Tome of the Unknown) (Pilot episode)
  • The Old Grist Mill
  • Hard Times at the Huskin' Bee
  • Schooltown Follies
  • Songs of the Dark Lantern
  • Mad Love
  • Lullaby in Frogland
  • The Ringing of the Bell
  • Babes in the Woods
  • Into the Unknown
  • The Unknown


  • He has a tumblr page: Old Sideling Hill
  • He has composed and recorded two albums, The End and Down About Television, and his music can be found on his bandcamp page.
    • He, along with The Blasting Company, composed the music for the series and also created the songs "Oh, Marceline", "Dream of Love" and "Something Special" for Adventure Time.
  • He released a short book called Bags, which can be bought on his site Someb Ooks.
  • He originally concieved the show in 2004, with a darker tone and more adventure-based stories. He then pitched the show in 2006 before working on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.
  • It was originally envisioned as a Halloween special, but he struggled to adapt the show with a longer story-arc and a series-long narrative.
  • He thought the series would be "something that felt higher quality than what we could do with a regular series" and so they settled on a mini-series format.

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