The 365 Day Graphic Novel Challenge


Writer: Neil Gaiman

Artist: Michael Zulli

Dark Horse, 2004


CreaturesOfTheNight_Hardcover_1185751835This is a short volume containing two stories by Gaiman and Zulli.  I hadn’t known about this book until it was brought home by my wife as a candidate for the 365 Challenge but it’s a delightful read.

In the first story, “The Price”, a Gaiman like writer finds himself and his family adopted by a stray black cat who begins to turn up in the morning with scars from horrendous nocturnal battles.  Perplexed, the writer resolves to stay up and find out what the cat has been fighting but is not prepared for what he discovers.

The second story, “The Daughter of Owls”, is a more fairy tale type story.  A baby is discovered in a village one morning and it is believed that she is the child of owls so, despite the original temptation…

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About Sam Gafford
My name is Sam Gafford and I've been doing critical work on William Hope Hodgson for many years. I wrote the article "Writing Backwards: The Novels of William Hope Hodgson" in which I presented evidence that WHH wrote his novels in the reverse order in which they were published. I've recently written an article on Hodgson's confrontation with Houdini and am currently working on a book length study of WHH.

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