Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel

Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel

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by Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, Paolo Lamanna, Giovanni Rigano
     
 

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In 2001, audiences first met and fell in love with a twelve-year-old criminal mastermind named Artemis Fowl. Since then, the series has sold over seven million copies in the United States alone. Now, this phenomenally successful series is being translated into a graphic novel format. Eoin Colfer has teamed up with established comic writer Andrew Donkin to adapt

Overview


In 2001, audiences first met and fell in love with a twelve-year-old criminal mastermind named Artemis Fowl. Since then, the series has sold over seven million copies in the United States alone. Now, this phenomenally successful series is being translated into a graphic novel format. Eoin Colfer has teamed up with established comic writer Andrew Donkin to adapt the text. For the first time, rabid fans will be able to see what Foaly's tin hat looks like; discover just how "Beet" Root got his name; and of course, follow their favorite criminal mastermind as he plots and connives in action-packed, full-color panels.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Adapted from the fantasy book of the same name, this graphic novel is beautifully illustrated and should prove an enjoyable read to fans and newbies alike. Diabolical 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl is troubled by his father's disappearance, his mother's descent into madness, and the depletion of the family wealth. Determined to solve at least one of these problems, he hatches a brilliant plan to crack the secrets of the fairy world. Excellent use of color and shading gives the panels a tremendous sense of light with enchanting effect. Characters are expressively brought to life with fun, exaggerated style. A great addition is the inclusion of "files" from the fairy police force, with mug shots of criminals/monsters.—SLJ
It was only a matter of time and artistic genius for Artemis Fowl to emerge in full graphic splendor. Master illustrator Andrew Donkin has conjured up an Artemis worthy of the young criminal mastermind's reputation. Irish author Eoin Colfer has adapted the text to this new medium, heightening its crowd-pleasing effect.
Children's Literature
Artemis Fowl fans will not be disappointed with this graphic adaptation of the popular character from the series by the same name. A brief prologue introduces Artemis and provides the back story for unfamiliar readers. Fans may find it difficult to change their own visual images of the characters in this book as they are brought to life now on the printed page; they may gain some comfort in knowing that Fowl’s original creator was involved in this project, too. The underground fairy world, Fooly’s inventions and Fowl manor are brought to life, as well. The storyline stays true to the plot of the original book, and characters remain the same. The colors of the book are visually appealing, though the frames and text are small. The text size may be too small for some readers. This book is going to be a hit with Fowl fans and is sure to bring the reluctant reader to this fascinating fantasy series. Reviewer: Sue Reichard
School Library Journal

Gr 5 Up
Adapted from the fantasy book of the same name, this graphic novel is beautifully illustrated and should prove an enjoyable read to fans and newbies alike. Diabolical 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl is troubled by his father's disappearance, his mother's descent into madness, and the depletion of the family wealth. Determined to solve at least one of these problems, he hatches a brilliant plan to crack the secrets of the fairy world. Excellent use of color and shading gives the panels a tremendous sense of light with enchanting effect. Characters are expressively brought to life with fun, exaggerated style. A great addition is the inclusion of "files" from the fairy police force, with mug shots of criminals/monsters.
—Dawn RutherfordCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786848812
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
10/02/2007
Series:
Artemis Fowl Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Half Moon Investigations; The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer's Legend of Spud Murphy and Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth, and The Wish List. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

A talented, young Italian comic artist named Giovanni Rigano will be illustrating the book. Giovanni has illustrated many graphic novels, including the DAFFODIL series by Frederic Brremaud, several Incredibles graphic novels, and more.

Paolo Lamanna is the colorist. He also did the color work on DAFFODIL.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland
Date of Birth:
May 14, 1965
Place of Birth:
Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Education:
Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987
Website:
http://www.eoincolfer.com

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Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
d1nk1ns More than 1 year ago
Sherlock Holmes + Ocean's 11 ÷ a Fantasy/Sci-Fi twist = Artemis Fowl. This Graphic Novel adaptation is original, clever, completely entrancing, and all in all...it's just plain fun. They stay true to the spirit of the source material as well. If you're looking for something new to read, it doesn't get much better than this; not to mention the phenomenal artwork. The unique style, coupled with such rich color schemes, is beautifully articulated and gives each panel this vibrant, edgy atmosphere. They have really outdone themselves. Find a fireplace this winter, grab your favorite snacks, and step into the wondrous, maniacal world of Artemis Fowl. I look forward to all of the subsequent installments. Highly* Recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a huge Artemis Fowl fan like myself, you were really excited to hear about the graphic novel of our favorite criminal mastermind. This graphic novel exceeded my expectations and explained every detail of the first novel perfectly. The images are well-drawn and accurate, and the quotes and narrative was almost like the novel.I enjoyed seeing my favorite characters drawn out and can't wait for the next graphic novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The illustrations are absolutely amazing, the lighting is spectacular, and it follows the novel splendidly. I recommend this to all of my friends. Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little leery about reading the Graphic Novel version of Artemis Fowl at first. As a avid fan of the books, I was afraid that it would be strange to see all of my favorite characters in graphic format. But, as I picked up the book and started reading it, I was surprised. I really enjoyed it! The art is great and the color is wonderful, and I think that everyone working on this project was really able to capture and stay true to the story. A must have for any fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a great book.
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The_Shadow412 More than 1 year ago
i loved the first book of artemis fowl and i loved this graphic novel vision of it. it's like watching a movie!!! hope eoin colfer makes the whoole series like this.
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Amajorbibliophile More than 1 year ago
In 2001, a wonderful thing happened. A book called "Artemis Fowl," by Eoin Colfer was published and won the hearts of many readers. In 2007, another wonderful thing took place. "Artemis Fowl" was reborn in a graphic novel, the whole first book cut down into comic. "Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel," adapted by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, with art by Giovanni Rigano, and color by Paolo Lamanna, was very hard to put together, but is now a masterpiece of words and art that readers will not want to ever put down!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I won this as a prize, but it didn't meet expectations. The art was overdone and somewhat disturbing. My friend died of laughter when he saw what Butler and Foaly looked like. The panels were too bland and got me bored after looking at repetitive square panels. The color schemes were great, though
Guest More than 1 year ago
Graphic novels aren't for everyone. In a growing genre, the marriage of a beloved book series with the graphic format can be as risky as putting it on the big screen, especially a book series as fantastic as Artemis Fowl. The books have such incredibly written worlds and characters that the readers will definitely have their own opinions about how things should be. Therefore it is with great pleasure that I can report to those Artemis fans that this graphic novel delivers. It is a faithful representation of the storyline and enhances the imagery and characterization rather than rewriting. Well done!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've written reviews about alot of things. THis will be one of the most hardest things to describe. I just finished the series today. And i absolutley love it, i definatley related to most of the charecters. Espescialy Artemis. WE have the same eyes!!! Ecxept for the hazel one, if you havent read lost colonie yet.THis will be a great book for anyone intrested in fiction, sci-fi, and mystery...
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is about Artemis Fowl, a boy evil genius who not only wants to find out where the fairies live, but wants to save his dad (who has been gone for years) and mother (who is mentally ill). Then there is Molly Short, our fairy, who meets up with Artemis and his evil plans. The graphic novel and the book are similar but there is one difference I would like to point out. The book you get to imagine what the characters look like, while the graphic novel you see them. I pictured all the characters a lot differently then it was illustrated from the graphic novel. I felt like they stayed true to the book, but I enjoyed reading the book then the actually graphic novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Artemis fowl ROCKS! best--ONE of the best books ive read. This kid could take over for harry potter. and coming from me, that means something. at first, i was a bit apprehensive, 'i was big on the HP bandwagon' but when i read it, i was hooked. Artemis has everything a book needs. action, adventure, humor, suspense, and originality. i LOVE that just because the book uses magic as one of its key points, it doesn't use it in the same way J.K rowling does. this is an AWESUMELY AWESOME book, and i cant wait 2 get the graphic novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book and all other Artemis Fowl books are the best books that I have ever read! If you like any awesome books you will love this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a person who loves graphic novels. Manga and stuff like that. This one tops my list on graphic novel. Now I know how Eoin Colfer depicted Artemis! But when I opened the page I almost died laughing! It looked like Artemis was so angry! Like someone stepped on his dog or something! All and all it was good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this series of books and i thought they were over when both the main characters died in the last book but it was very good to read and eion keep bringing them on so i can keep reading them again and again thank you for everything you have done and written in all of your book because they are soooooooooooooooo great to read