Chris Columbus to Adapt Graphic Novel ‘I Kill Giants’

i_kill_giantsI Kill Giants, the critically-acclaimed graphic novel by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura, is headed to the big screen! Major gasp! Have you read I Kill Giants? HAVE YOU? If not then what are you doing with your life? Go read it.

It features Barbara Thorson, a girl struggling with life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters. There’s a twist, which to be honest I couldn’t see coming, but like all twists perhaps you will. It also made me cry, with all its real, visceral gutsiness.

The artwork has an intensity to it that threatens to splinter apart at any moment, and which is beautiful to look at. This is a book to be returned to again and again, and we have high hopes for the film here at Girls Like Comics.

Get it on comixology and follow the writer Joe Kelly and the artist Ken Niimura on Twitter. Check out the artist JM Ken Niimura’s website and the writer Joe Kelly’s Man of Action website.

Interview: Danielle Lavigne, Irish comic creator

Danielle Lavigne creates deeply personal, political and observational comics. Her willingness to communicate her own story, no matter how difficult the subject matter, is impressive and shows her generosity as a storyteller. Being so open about tough topics, such as mental illness, undoubtedly increases awareness and hopefully reaches someone that might be going through a similar situation. Never underestimate the healing power in finding someones’ story out there and saying ‘Me too’.

Read the interview here!

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