Dark Horse has just announced that Mark Buckingham will be working with Neil Gaiman to bring to us a new graphic novel, Likely Stories.
“Eisner-award winning creator Mark Buckingham is adapting four of New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman’s prose short stories for the upcoming graphic novel anthology LIKELY STORIES, to be published as a hardcover original graphic novel by Dark Horse Book later this year. Buckingham (Fables), will adapt and illustrate the stories “Looking for the Girl”, “Foreign Parts”, “Closing Time”, and “Feeders and Eaters.” These dark and imaginative tales feature an odd and subtly linked world of bizarre venereal diseases, a creepy old woman who feasts on raw meat, a man obsessed with a skin model from a magazine, and a story within a story about ghosts. LIKELY STORIES will retail for $17.99 when it goes on sale in comic shops on August 29 and in bookstores on September 11, 2018.”
As a giant fangirl of Neil Gaiman, I am beyond thrilled for this. And it sounds that Mark Buckingham is as well.
“Having been friends and collaborators for over thirty years, Neil Gaiman and I have worked together in a variety of different ways, from illustrating his full scripts, to our current cowriting of new Miracleman stories. However, I had never adapted any of Neil’s prose stories before, so this was an irresistible challenge,” said Buckingham.