Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book (Graphic Novel)

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Main Plot Points:

  • The first volume of a glorious two-volume, four-color graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning novel The Graveyard Book, adapted by P. Craig Russell and illustrated by an extraordinary team of renowned artists.
  • Inventive, chilling, and filled with wonder, Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book reaches new heights in this stunning adaptation. Artists Kevin Nowlan, P. Craig Russell, Tony Harris, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman, Jill Thompson, and Stephen B. Scott lend their own signature styles to create an imaginatively diverse and yet cohesive interpretation of Neil Gaiman’s luminous novel.
  • Volume One contains Chapter One through the Interlude, while Volume Two will include Chapter Six to the end.

What We Thought:

  • I had never read Neil Gaiman’s prose book upon which this graphic novel is based, but I don’t think it matters. The Graveyard Book is simply brilliant.
  • Adapted by frequent Gaiman collaborator P. Craig Russell on writing duties, and with seven superstar artists on board for the art chores — including Russell, Kevin Nowlan, Tony Harris, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman, Jill Thompson, and Stephen B. Scott — this book is gorgeous in every single way.
  • What really stands out is how cohesive the art is. Even with different styles at play, everyone’s take on the book works so well together that it never feels disjointed or jarring when the transitions come.
  • And of course, the story is beautiful. At times funny, sad, introspective, suspenseful, and curious, it’s everything you’ve come to know and love from a Neil Gaiman story. And if you haven’t read him before, you’ll want to after reading this!

Recommended if You Like:

  • Neil Gamain’s other books
  • Inventive fantasy fiction
  • Children’s stories for adults