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I'm not sure if you knew this or not, but Neil Gaiman is a pretty great writer.  The guy has a ton of novels and comics under his belt and I've loved every one of them that I've read.  What's interesting about his prose work is that it often lends itself to comic book adaptation, such as the recent Graveyard Book comics helmed by P. Craig Russell.  Dark Horse Comics has announced that another of Gaiman's stories is getting the funny book treatment as Troll Bridge will be adapted by Colleen Doran.  Here's the write-up from the publisher:

Based on a story originally published in Gaiman’s Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions, Troll Bridge is a tragic coming-of-age fantasy masterpiece. Troll Bridge tells the story of Jack, a young boy whose world was full of ghosts and ghouls, one of which—a ravenous and hideous troll—would haunt him long into manhood. As the beast sups upon a lifetime of Jack’s fear and regret, Jack must find the courage within himself to face the fiend once and for all.


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“She showed me an unusual style that isn’t like classic comics. Her pencils are wonderful, layered full-color drawings. They’re subversive, more like children’s book illustrations from 50 years ago,” said Neil Gaiman in an exclusive interview with Publishers Weekly.

I love everything about this, although I haven't read Smoke and Mirrors just yet, although I assure you, it's on the list.  Troll Bridge is set for release on September 14th, 2016.




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James Ferguson
Lord of the Funny Books
James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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