Dark Horse Books is planning a pair of graphic novels adapted from short stories by Neil Gaiman: How to Talk to Girls at Parties, with art by Brazilian artists (and twin brothers) Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, and Troll Bridge, with art by frequent Gaiman collaborator Colleen Doran.
Dark Horse will also publish hardcover reprints of Creatures of the Night and The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch, also adapted from Gaiman stories, both with art by Michael Zulli.
Of the new titles, Gaiman told Publisher’s Weekly:
He chose Bá and Moon to adapt How to Talk to Girls at Parties because he’s a “huge admirer” of the two artists. He went on: “They have a storytelling aesthetic where [depicting] body language is everything. The story is all about what’s in the narrators’ heads, so it can be very hard to do that in comics. It’s incredibly enjoyable to write a story and see them make it real.”
Gaiman said he has worked with Doran many times, beginning with Sandman, his acclaimed fantasy comics series. He chose her to adapt “Troll Bridge” because he knows “how good she is.” Gaiman added that Doran’s art choices for the story have been an “absolute delight.” He explained: “She showed me an unusual style [done with color pencils] 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.”
How to Talk to Girls at Parties will be out in June 2016; look for Troll Bridge in September 2016.
Images from Troll Bridge via Dark Horse Books.