Neil Gaiman’s stories works in so many different mediums. His prose has been adapted for film, television and radio dramas. He writes graphic novels and his stories have been adapted into graphic novels. The Graveyard Book is the latest book to be adapted. The plot is simple; a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family and is brought up by ghosts in a graveyard. There’s a lot to be learnt from the dead, except why someone would want you killed. Unfortunately, I haven’t read the original novel and the graphic novel comes in two volumes, talk about suspense.
The great thing about this graphic novel is that every chapter is illustrated by a different artist. The design is over seen by P. Craig Russell but each chapter offers different interpretations of Gaiman’s world. Not only is it a thrilling read, but each panel is a work of art. You’re torn between reading the next page and finding out what happens, and enjoying the art on the page.