Author: Neil Gaiman
Adaptation & Illustration: P. Craig Russell
Wonderful. Whimsical with a slight hint of creepy.
Coraline is a bright, adventurous child who doesn't get enough attention from her parents, but she's perfectly capable of occupying her time exploring. There is a cast of wacky characters, a key to a door that leads nowhere, and then somewhere. It becomes a doorway to another version of her world where the characters are twisted copies of the ones from her world. And the Other Mother, is clearly a creepy monster disguised as her mother to lure her into a false sense of security so she can eat her...probably. Most definitely. And EWWWW spiders!
The artwork was wonderful and while I haven't read the original novel and cannot compare the adaptation to it, I think it's fantastically done. I've seen the movie so I had something to go on. And as with anything that features a sassy cat--or any cat--he was my favorite character! I very much enjoyed reading this.