So many comics

goodneighborskinHow is it that I didn’t know that Ted Naifeh was working on graphic novels adaptations of with young-adult fantasy novels by novelist Holly Black? Admittedly, I’m not familiar with Black’s work, but I’m crazy about a lot of Naifeh’s comics (particularly Courtney Crumrin and Polly and the Pirates from Oni). And Graphix doesn’t even seem to have done the “bury the adaptor’s illustrator’s credit” thing that plagues so many projects of this type.

Anyway, there are two volumes out so far: The Good Neighbors: Kin (in hardcover and paperback) and The Good Neighbors: Kith (just in hardcover so far). (By the way, does the Scholastic store site look as horrible in other browsers as it does in Firefox?) I’m not wild about stories that involve someone being kidnapped to faerie, with the exception of Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Still, it’s Naifeh doing work in narrative territory where he generally excels, and I have a coupon from Barnes & Noble. It is settled.

Thanks to Michael May for tipping me off to the books in his post at Robot 6.

2 Responses to So many comics

  1. Quick correction — unless I am wildly misremembering, they’re not adaptations, they’re original graphic novels written by Holly Black.

  2. davidpwelsh says:

    You’re quite right. Thanks, Greg! I’ll correct.

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