A. Quinton — Sep. 30th 2015
ViaÂ FlayrahÂ comes news of aÂ graphic novel adaptation of German authorÂ Cornelia Funkeâs young adult âLittle Werewolfâ books. I’mÂ not a parent or a young adult, but I can appreciate all-ages material, especially when the art looks this fun.
I’m a little fuzzy on the specifics of the source material.Â At first I thought this was based onÂ Dutch author Paul Van Loon’s “Alfie the Little Werewolf” books, previously adapted into a film, but nope, Funke has her own, more action-adventure-yÂ take on “young kid gets turned into a werewolf”. The publisher, Magnetic Press, refers to a “series”, but I can only find one book, titled “Young Werewolf”. Funke seems like a prolific author, though, so there could be more coming.
The adaptation itself is still in production, butÂ Magnetic Press has released a 48-page art bookÂ called “BITTEN: The Full Moon Book” to showcase the process. I’m a sucker for behind-the-scenes stuff, soÂ even as my introduction to the franchise, this is extremely cool to me.
Based on International Best-selling YA author CORNELIA (The Inkheart Trilogy) FUNKEâs âLittle Werewolfâ, this production artbook by artist extraordinaire FRANCISCO HERRERA (Megamind, The Prodigies) and animation director RAUL GARCIA (Aladdin, The Lion King) opens the door to a hidden side of Hollywood, where werewolves are real and hiding in plain site!
This limited edition artbook is filled with character designs and concept art being poured into the upcoming graphic novel series by Herrera and Garcia in 2016, including a number of onionskin sheets tipped in for special effect!