Monday, December 1, 2014

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1

20262401From Goodreads:    It Takes a Graveyard to Raise a Child.

Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completelynormal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead.

There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy—an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family.

Each chapter in this adaptation by P. Craig Russell is illustrated by a different luminary from the comic book world, showcasing a variety of styles from a breadth of talent. Together, they bring Neil Gaiman's award-winning, nationally bestselling novel The Graveyard Book to new life in this gorgeously illustrated two-volume graphic novel adaptation.

Volume One contains Chapter One through the Interlude, while Volume Two includes Chapter Six to the end.

My Thoughts:

-    I love the illustrations! Brilliant! I loved seeing the variety of styles from the different artists.

-    On the flip side, I wish there had only been one or two illustrators for consistency. 

-    Galen Showman was my favorite artist. I liked his version of Silas the best.

-    This was a great adaptation of the book! It was wonderful to see the characters. I loved how they portrayed everything. I pictured Scarlett a little different, but other than that, everything was how I imagined. 

-    I highly recommend this to everyone who enjoyed The Graveyard Book! 

-    I can't wait to read the 2nd half!

The Graveyard Book:
(click on cover to see my thoughts)

The Graveyard Book


  1. I haven't read the original yet, but I really want to. I'm glad to hear that you like the book as well as the graphic novel. :) I need to give graphic novels another try.

  2. Sooo.. I loved the novel and after reading your review I totally put this book on hold at the library. I can't wait to read it. AND the library already has the second book on order. Too fun!