Thursday, December 24, 2015

Colleen Doran Adapting Neil Gaiman's Troll Bridge


Neil Gaiman is nothing if not a prolific science-fiction writer. One of his works is Troll Bridge which Dark Horse is adapting with the help of artist Colleen Doran. 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 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.

Troll Bridge is in stores September 14, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop. Full press release below.

COLLEEN DORAN TO ADAPT NEIL GAIMAN’S “TROLL BRIDGE”


DECEMBER 22, 2015, MILWAUKIE, OR—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 IllusionsTroll Bridgeis 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:

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

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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For more information or interview opportunities, contact: Aub Driver aubd@darkhorse.com

About Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, and is the recipient of numerous literary honors. Originally from England, he now lives in America.

About Colleen Doran
Colleen Doran is a cartoonist/illustrator whose most recent work can be seen in The New York Times  bestseller "Amazing Fantastic Incredible Stan Lee". Her work has also appeared in "Sandman" by Neil Gaiman.
She was Artist in Residence at the Smithsonian Institution, and lectured at The Maryland Institute College of Art and Design, The Australian Society of Authors, and has exhibited and lectured in galleries, museums and exhibits around the world. Books featuring her work have received the Eisner Award, The International Horror Guild Award, and the Harvey Award.

About Dark Horse Comics
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

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