<em>Anya’s Ghost</em> Graphic Novel (Excerpt)
Oct 25 2012 5:00pm

Anya’s Ghost Graphic Novel (Excerpt)

Vera Brosgol

An excerpt from Anya’s Ghost, by Vera BrosgolPlease enjoy this excerpt from the graphic novel Anya’s Ghost, written and illustrated by Vera Brosgol, out now from First Second.

Anya is embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and has given up on fitting in at school. Her normal life isn't going so great until she falls down a well and discovers that any friend—even a ghostly one—might be better than no friends at all.

Hopefully, she's right....


Ian Johnson
1. IanPJohnson
This is great! I love the simple art style– all the characters are distinct and effectively designed. It reminds me a little of Persepolis– which makes sense, since they both deal with alienation and adolescence (which, come to think of it, are pretty much the same thing).

Just a remark– the name Vera Brosgol seems familiar, but I can't remember where I've heard it before. Was she in one of Kazu Kibuishi's Flight anthologies, or am I completely and utterly wrong? (Wouldn't be the first time…)
Chris Battey
2. DarthParadox
Yes, Vera Brosgol has been in a few of the Flight books. She also had an awesome webcomic called Return to Sender, though she dropped it due to time constraints. I miss it.
Autumn Greenley
4. NoQuestions
This looks pretty great. I'll have to check it out sometime.
Greg McElhatton
6. Greg McElhatton
"Please enjoy this excerpt from the graphic novel adaptation of Anya's Ghost"

It's not an adaptation. Anya's Ghost exists solely as a graphic novel.
Bridget McGovern
7. BMcGovern
@Greg McElhatton: Fixed; I'm assuming the copy got garbled somewhere along the line. Thanks!
Greg McElhatton
10. Jill in a Box
Well, I am totally in love with this character
My Eastern European background means she totally speaks to me. I think that is my mother in there.

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