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Dark Horse Comics will be soon need some new shelves for its ever-expanding Neil Gaiman Library. The publisher has announced that Mark Buckingham will adapt four of Gaiman’s prose short stories in a new graphic novel anthology called Likely Stories. The hardcover original graphic novel will include “Looking for the Girl,” “Foreign Parts,” “Closing Time,” and "Feeders and Eaters.” Topics range from an odd and subtly linked world of bizarre venereal diseases to a creepy old woman who feasts on raw meat to a man obsessed with a skin model from a magazine. Oh, and there’s a story within a story about ghosts.

“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. “Not all of these stories were new to me. Feeders and Eaters started life as a comic strip Neil and I created for a UK publisher way back in 1990. When Neil revisited it as a prose story a few years later he added a lot of depth and richness, which opened up new narrative possibilities. Ever since then I have been eager to take another shot at it myself. So imagine my delight when Dark Horse approached me to do just that as part of the Likely Stories collection!”


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“This will be quite a different experience to people’s previous encounters with these tales,” said Buckingham. “I knew I wanted this to read as a cohesive whole, rather than a set of short stories, so I have woven them together, Into a single narrative, linking them all to the Diogenes late night drinking club that plays such an important role in the Closing Time story.”

Likely Stories will be available in comic book stores on August 29th, 2018 and in bookstores on September 11th, 2018.


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