You’ve probably heard of The Graveyard Book, even if you haven’t read it. This very popular work from Neil Gaiman tells the story of a boy being raised in a graveyard, and now you can catch this story in graphic novel format! It’s been split into two volumes. The last one came out last Wednesday, and the conclusion will be available October first.
Adapted by P. Craig Russell, there are illustrations here by a mix of artists, which I love because it adds an unpredictability to the turn of the page. The fancy book description, for those unfamiliar with the story, is here:
‘There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.’
Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy – an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack – who has already killed Bod’s family.
Neil Gaiman’s Newbery Medal-winning The Graveyard Book reaches new heights in this glorious adaptation by P. Craig Russell. Each chapter is illustrated by a different luminary from the comic book world, including Kevin Nowlan, P. Craig Russell, Tony Harris, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman, Jill Thompson, and Stephen B. Scott, to create an imaginatively diverse and yet cohesive interpretation of Neil Gaiman’s luminous novel.
Do you read graphic novel adaptations of books or tv shows you’re already a fan of?