The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1

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Overview

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 includes Chapter Six to the end.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062194824
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 107,585
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.


P. Craig Russell lives in Kent, Ohio, and has spent forty years producing graphic novels, comic books, and illustrations. He is well-known for his graphic novel adaptations of Neil Gaiman's Coraline and Sandman: The Dream Hunters, as well as his Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series. His work ranges from such mainstream titles as Batman, Star Wars, and Conan to adaptations of classic operas and a Jungle Book series. He has won several Harvey and Eisner Awards.


P. Craig Russell lives in Kent, Ohio, and has spent forty years producing graphic novels, comic books, and illustrations. He is well-known for his graphic novel adaptations of Neil Gaiman's Coraline and Sandman: The Dream Hunters, as well as his Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series. His work ranges from such mainstream titles as Batman, Star Wars, and Conan to adaptations of classic operas and a Jungle Book series. He has won several Harvey and Eisner Awards.

Hometown:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

November 10, 1960

Place of Birth:

Portchester, England

Education:

Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77

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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
I am not one for horror stories. The Graveyard Book is not really a horror story – it is more a supernatural story. I am a fan of graphic novels especially when they are done well (just like with movies – it’s sad to see a graphic novel adaptation of a favorite story fall short). I am glad that this book has finally had a graphic novel adaptation, and this one was marvelously done. It really captures the spirit (no pun intended!) of The Graveyard Book. The illustrations add feeling to the story and the text tells the complete story. I like the look of the artwork. Bod was done very well – he’s just what I imagined. I don’t like how Silas was represented. He was pictured as a stereotypical vampire. I wish he was more mysterious and not so obvious. Still, the artwork was excellent and the story was adapted very well. I think it is cool that more than one artist worked on this book. Someone did Chapter 1, another did Chapter 2, etc. (there are 6 chapters in this volume). I am glad the book is broken into 2 volumes and that Mr. Russel took his time adapting the story to graphic novel form. I like the Volume idea – there will be two volumes. As a kid, I think the graphic novel makes the book easier to understand. There is a bit of violence at the beginning (Bod’s family is dead, killed by the man Jack.), so it is for a slightly older audience (the same as the original book). *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book for school and it was pretty good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the art and the story.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gaiman is a master of graphic novels. Reminds me of the Sandman series.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
I loved Volume 1 better than Volume 2 as I felt as if I was reading right along with the sound recording of the same novel. Beautifully done, I cannot say enough about this graphic novel except, do I have to return it to the library? Bright, crisp illustrations bring this dark tale to your fingertips as you read along and discover how Bod’s family was murdered and how he ends up living inside a graveyard. A human boy living inside a graveyard filled with spirits seems impossible yet somehow it all works. His name is Nobody, Bod for short and his adventures with the ghouls, the demons and the hounds keep him busy and remind him that he is not part of their world but his adventures with the humans that wander inside the grounds that he calls home also reminds him that he is part of a bigger world that he has not explored yet. Bod, a boy of the living who mixes with the dead, he has the best of both worlds. With ghosts and Silas as his main caretakers, Bod grows to accept living inside his gated community until the world outside begins to spark his curiosity and he begins to wonders exactly what he is missing. If you like graphic novels, I highly recommend you check these two volumes out. I have read through them twice now and I decided that I have to purchase them; they have to be in my collection. I am not a graphic novel reader, I can count on one hand the number of graphic novels I have read but this series, has definitely won me over. I enjoyed the narration – I think it helped the flow of the story and set the stage. I loved the story and the way the story flowed throughout the pages, I loved how the creatures in the graveyard were cast on the pages, I enjoyed the illustrations with their bright colors and their attention to detail. Really, I enjoyed the whole thing! If you have read it, let me know what you think. If you know of any other great graphic novels that you think I would enjoy, let me know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago