Colleen Doran Adapting Neil Gaiman’s “Troll Bridge”

That’s the thing about Neil Gaiman. A great artist attracts other great artists, and the result is (hopefully) great comics. Why shouldn’t it be? Gaiman’s “Troll Bridge” is a beautiful, painful, and slightly scary story. Doran would do it absolute justice. So here’s another one for my wish list. Thanks, Dark Horse.

From Dark Horse:

As announced last week, Dark Horse Books is pleased to offer Troll Bridge, a beautiful graphic novel adaptation of a tale from the mind of master storyteller Neil Gaiman (Sandman), illustrated by artist Colleen Doran (Sandman, Orbiter).

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. The artwork of the inimitable Colleen Doran makes this book a gorgeous new addition to your Gaiman library.

“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.

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.

Look for new hardcover editions of Gaiman’s Creatures of the Night and The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch in 2016!

Troll Bridge is in stores September 14, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through these fine retailers:

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
IndieBound

Neil Gaiman’s Troll Bridge (Hardcover) | 978-1-50670-008-3 | 9/14/2016 | $14.99

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Coming soon:

Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties (Hardcover) | 978-1-61655-955-7 | 6/15/2016 | $17.99

The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch (Hardcover, Second Edition) | 978-1-61655-949-6 | 4/20/2016 | $13.99

Creatures of the Night (Hardcover, Second Edition) | 978-1-50670-025-0 | 11/2/2016 | $12.99

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