I didn’t quite picture him like this, but that’s not a big deal. Artemis Fowl can now be taken in the form of cartoon as well as “proper” book. Eoin Colfer has collaborated with Andrew Donkin, making his first Artemis Fowl story into a comic. Or to use the new term – graphic novel. It’s called Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel. Though I always think graphic means something else altogether.
But this is really good. I’m always suspicious of new things, as you can never be too careful. In my mind Artemis and Holly and Butler, and particularly Root, look different. But Foaly is pretty much as I imagined. It’s like films, though, when the actor doesn’t look as the character should. You can still like the film, despite the casting people getting it “wrong”.
As a tool for getting non-readers to read I can think of nothing better than a graphic novel like this one. And seeing as Eoin was in on this, it must be as he wants it. I hope he and Andrew will give the other Artemis books the same make-over. I don’t believe you can have too much Artemis Fowl. Ever.