Written by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Michael Zulli.
48 pages. Hard cover. Full color.
From the New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman comes a brand new hardcover
collection, featuring two magical and disturbing stories lushly adapted to comics by
veteran painter Michael Zulli (The Last Temptation). Newly rewritten by Gaiman for this
graphic novel, these two ominous stories from the author's award-winning prose, Smoke
and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions, feature animals and people not being quite
what they seem. In "The Price," a black cat like a small panther arrives at a country home
and is soon beset by mysterious and vicious wounds. What is he fighting every night that
could do this, and why does he persist? "The Daughter of Owls" recounts an eerie old tale
of a foundling girl who was left—with an owl pellet—as a newborn on the steps of the
Dymton Church. She was soon cloistered away in a local convent, but by her fourteenth
year word of her beauty had spread—and those who would prey upon her faced