For several months I have been hearing whispers about a graphic novel adaptation of Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights trilogy. However owing to more pressing concerns I let them float by with a mental note to check it out when I had some time.
Well that time is now. The first book has been broken up into three volumes and is called Les Royaumes du Nord.
It is being published in French with an English translation to follow and has been adapted by Stéphane Melchior-Durand and drawn by Clément Oubrerie.
Clément Oubrerie is best-known for his work as artist on the Aya of Yop City series.
Les Royaumes du Nord has already been recognized at Angoulême International Comics Festival, winning Le Prix Jeunesse d’Angoulême 2015 (the Youth Award)
The artwork looks amazing, but not speaking French I will have to wait for the translation, but am looking forward to experiencing this wonderful story in a new format.
Tygerdale has a brilliant Q&A with Philip Pullman about the adaptation.