Charlaine Harris; Stieg Larsson Estate Ink Graphic Novel Deals
By Calvin Reid
In what has turned into a big day for comics, in separate announcements Charlaine Harris, author of the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse prose novels, signed a deal with Penguin’s Ace Books imprint to publish Cemetery Girl, an original graphic novel trilogy; and DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint announced plans to publish graphic novel adaptations of the late Steig Larrson’s bestselling Millenium trilogy prose novels.
The hit TV series True Blood is based on Harris’s popular Sookie Stackhouse novels. Cemetery Girl is a paranormal/fantasy mystery novel about a teenage girl with amnesia living alone in a cemetery. It is Harris’ first effort at creating an original graphic novel series (IDW publishes a graphic novel series based on the True Blood TV show) and she will collaborate on the graphic novels with fantasy writer Christopher Golden and with artist Don Kramer. The first book in the graphic novel series will be released in 2013. All eight of the Sookie Stackhouse novels have appeared on the New York Times bestseller lists.
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