NEIL GAIMAN Short Stories Adapted by MOON, BA & DORAN

How To Talk To Girls At Parties
How To Talk To Girls At Parties
Credit: Dark Horse
How To Talk To Girls At Parties
How To Talk To Girls At Parties
Credit: Dark Horse

Dark Horse has announced plans to publish two new original graphic novels based on Neil Gaiman's short stories in 2016, according to Publisher's Weekly.

The first, an adaptation of How To Talk To Girls At Parties, originally published in the collection Fragile Things: Short Fiction and Wonders, will feature art from Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon. It will hit shelves in June 2016.

“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," said Gaiman of Moon and Ba. "It’s incredibly enjoyable to write a story and see them make it real.”

The second, Troll Bridge, from the fairy tale anthology Snow White, Blood Red, will follow in September, 2016 with art from Gaiman's one-time The Sandman collaborator Colleen Doran.

"She showed me an unusual style [done with color pencils] that isn’t like classic comics,” Gaiman said of Doran’s work on Troll Bridge. “Her pencils are wonderful, layered full-color drawings. They’re subversive, more like children’s book illustrations from 50 years ago.”

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