This is the original Troll Bridge illustration which appeared in A DISTANT SOIL 25. I adapted the Neil Gaiman short story for comics in an 8 page black and white version, didn’t like it, and redid it this year as a painted graphic novel for Dark Horse, with the kind support of Neil. The book ended up spending a nice several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, which was a nice surprise.

I was asked not to do the new project in watercolor, because a lot of clients prefer digital art, but the painting probably would have gone faster since I really didn’t know how to do this sort of digital painting when I started! Well, now I do.

Here is a comparison with the new cover.

I’m not sure your book will arrive by Christmas at this late date, but if you order a copy from me, you get nice extras.

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TROLL BRIDGE! Now a the New York Times bestseller!


Colleen Doran adapts Neil Gaiman’s tragic coming-of-age fantasy masterpiece!

When Jack was a young boy, his world was full of ghosts and ghouls, but one such monster–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! Hardcover 64 pages, Dark Horse Comics.

TROLL BRIDGE hardcover

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