The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Volume 1

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Volume 1, is a successful adaption by P. Craig Russell of Neil Gaiman's Newbery Medal-winning novel. Its 200 pages, divided into 5 chapters (with an interlude), where each portion is illustrated by a different artist but their artistic styles blend so well that nothing jars the readers from the story. They did an amazing job with seamless transitions. Actually everything about this is just A+ craftsmanship, from picking the right storyline elements to bring to life, the amazing artwork coordinated by various artists, even down to the high paper quality which brings a tactile pleasure in flipping the pages.

I enjoyed Neil Gaiman’s book about Nobody Owens, a boy who escapes being murdered with his family by being rescued and raised by a group of misfit ghosts at a local cemetery. The book’s tagline, It takes a Graveyard to Raise a Child, really sums up the quirky charm and warmth about this novel. As much as I enjoyed the book, I knew the story would come more to life if told visually and I was right. Seeing the vast cast of characters on the pages was a real treat. This reviewer is eagerly awaiting Volume 2.

Book Blurb for The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Volume 1

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.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2014 4.00