The Griff: A Graphic Novel

The Griff: A Graphic Novel

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by Christopher Moore, Ian Corson
     
 

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“If there’s a funnier writer out there, step forward.”
Playboy

The always outrageous Christopher Moore—New York Times bestselling author of Bite Me, Lamb, You Suck, The Stupidest Angel, and a host of other prime cuts of literary hilarity—joins forces with award-winning screenwriter and director

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“If there’s a funnier writer out there, step forward.”
Playboy

The always outrageous Christopher Moore—New York Times bestselling author of Bite Me, Lamb, You Suck, The Stupidest Angel, and a host of other prime cuts of literary hilarity—joins forces with award-winning screenwriter and director Ian Corson to bring you The Griff. An absurdly entertaining graphic novel about alien invasion—in the grand tradition of Cowboys and Aliens, but considerably more ridiculous—The Griff is vintage Chris Moore…with pictures! Get ready for thrills, chills, and a chain-smoking professional squirrel, in this high-octane tale of the infestation of Earth by extraterrestrial interlopers and the motley crew of humans who save the world…sort of.

Editorial Reviews

The alien's four-step plan to conquer our planet included the attack of minivan-sized griffin-0like dragons and the destruction of all humankind. Into that ominous sounding onslaught wander a trio of earthly survivors who don't seem to take anything too seriously. Writer Christopher Moore and artist Ian Corson have created a graphic novel that could probably keep even its bad guys laughing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061977527
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
474,027
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Moore is the author of fourteen previous novels, including Lamb, The Stupidest Angel, Fool, Sacré Bleu, A Dirty Job, and The Serpent of Venice.

Ian Corson is an award-winning screenwriter and director whose credits include Bloodline for Castle Rock Entertainment and Starting Five for Paramount Pictures. He has also directed Monster Garage for the Discovery Channel and the feature film Malicious (starring Molly Ringwald). He teaches screenwriting at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Hawaii and San Francisco, California
Date of Birth:
August 5, 1958
Place of Birth:
Toledo, Ohio
Website:
http://www.chrismoore.com

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Griff 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
This graphic novel seemed like a home run to me. I'm a huge Christopher Moore fan, having read all but two of his novels and list him as my favorite writer. Add to that the fact that I have been an avid comic book reader for sixteen years. I have often said that many of Moore's works would be perfect for an animated show on the likes of Comedy Central or HBO. That isn't a far stretch from a graphic novel. Here however what I read was lacking so much. Overall, the plot is interesting and a small fraction of the dialogue is Moore-like. The rest is really bad though. There are enormous problems with the timeline as things happen at different times but the reader can't tell that. I kept turning pages and felt pages or panels were missing. Part of that comes from the artist, Jennyson Rosero, who might be a good artist but here proves not a very good story teller. Many of the panels prove hard to decipher what is happening because many of the characters never change facial expressions. Overall, as sad as it is for me to say this, this book looks like it was made by people who don't usually work in this form, which is true but unfortunate. I expected a lot more especially for the price. I can't wait to read the next Moore novel which will hopefully be in his wheelhouse.
Wil Lucy More than 1 year ago
A great story with Christopher Moore's trademark humor, along with fantastic artwork. My only complaint is that the pages are very scrunched up and the text is difficult (and in several panels impossible) to read. This is the first graphic novel I have read on my Nook, so I'm not sure if this is a common problem. Something like the magazine article view would be better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply an enjoyable graphic novel. Recommend you only read this on the larger nooks like like HD+ (and in color). Only one page was particularly difficult to read. I hope nook updates their software to make graphic titles like these easier to zoom in and out as necessary.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Enjoyable, but not up to Chris's usually high standards for plot and character developement, or witty dialogue. Graphics were very good. The rest seemed to lack polish. Maybe I'm expecting too much from a graphic novel. The Monty Python reference made it all worthwhile though. (ps: format worked well on my 10" Galaxy Tab nook)
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Its totaly random in cunclusuon it stincks
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wonderwendy More than 1 year ago
I love Christopher Moore's books. His humor is snarky and intelligent, with characters who are funny even when they're obnoxious. If I hadn't known this was co-written by him, I would have recognized the writing anyway. That said, this graphic novel really feels like a short story, which he mentions in the foreword. (Actually, he said it was too much material for a short story, but it's certainly not a full novel.) The point of view shifts far too abruptly for my taste, as the authors shift from one group of survivors to the next. I wish that the transitions between groups hadn't been so jarring. I was also a bit disappointed in the characterizations. The characters could have been fleshed-out a little more, and I would have been more invested in what was happening to them. It was entertaining, I don't regret buying it or the time I spent reading it, but I was a little disappointed. This feels like an unfinished work, like a first draft that should have been expanded upon. The art is quite good, and it's really disappointing that both authors have their own acknowledgements and bios, but nothing from Jennyson Rosero (who only illustrated the whole thing).
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This is a really good comic i love comics but on my nook color i couldnt read the tiny leteres but i tried my best and it was a good funny amazing and a i wish this doesnt happen story plus theres great humor and illustrations
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow i love the book so im gonna give it 5 stars because it amazing :)
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