Read Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer Andrew Donkin Paolo Lamanna Giovanni Rigano Online


In 2001, audiences first met and fell in love with a twelve-year-old criminal mastermind named Artemis Fowl. Since then, the series has sold over seven million copies in the United States alone. Now, this phenomenally successful series is being translated into a graphic novel format. Eoin Colfer has teamed up with established comic writer Andrew Donkin to adapt the text. FIn 2001, audiences first met and fell in love with a twelve-year-old criminal mastermind named Artemis Fowl. Since then, the series has sold over seven million copies in the United States alone. Now, this phenomenally successful series is being translated into a graphic novel format. Eoin Colfer has teamed up with established comic writer Andrew Donkin to adapt the text. For the first time, rabid fans will be able to see what Foaly's tin hat looks like; discover just how "Beet" Root got his name; and of course, follow their favorite criminal mastermind as he plots and connives in action-packed, full-color panels....

Title : Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
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ISBN : 9780786848829
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 112 Pages
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Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel Reviews

  • Laura
    2019-02-24 15:43

    A graphic novel version of the first book in the Artemis Fowl series.I was highly disgusted with the illustrations in the book. Butler's neck was drawn out of proportion and was a revolting mass of flesh that only made me feel ill. Further more, the rest of the illustrations, the ones that I had crafted in my head when I had first read the book were NOTHING like the ones in this book. Everybody was crudely drawn and uglier then I could have imagined. Among the opening chapters was a page that I thought was highly inappropriate for Juvenille readers. I would not want my children reading a book with a shower scene that sexually portrayed a female elf with no clothes on, but a couple of carefully placed hands. I thought it was degrading to that character when she is supposed to be a very strong, self-assured staple to the storyline. This was an abominable book and one I would hate to see anyone else read.*Taken from my book reviews blog:

  • Alena
    2019-02-20 20:40

    I love the Artemis Fowl book series, but in my opinion the heavily-stylized artwork of the graphic novel really detracts from the story -- to the point where I'm too busy shielding my eyes from the lumpy, mutated character designs to actually read any of the text.I generally enjoy graphic novels (as anyone who has seen my manga and comic book collection can attest), but I find the presentation of this specimen fairly uninteresting. For example, looking at the front cover: Does this picture make you want to dive immediately into the story? Does it give the slightest hint what the story is about, or even what genre it is? Nothing about this version attracts a reader or draws him in unless he is already familiar with the source material -- in which case the graphic novel will be a bland review, since the text is largely a copy/paste from the original book. The artwork doesn't help, either, as some of the characters are really almost painful to look at; I physically cringed looking at Butler's deformed neck and pin-sized head. This is a popular art style for some applications, but it's not something I want to look at for the length of a book.There's no advantage to reading the comic book version when you can get a more complete experience by reading the original novel -- and the pictures painted in the reader's mind by the novel text will undoubtedly be more fulfilling.

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-02-15 16:08

    I didn't understand the point of this book. The main character was completely unlikable! A spoiled, pretentious little kid who needs to learn when to just shut up, Artemis Fowl is a terrible main character. I kept hoping he'd die or get arrested or something. Sadly, he doesn't.

  • Jenny Ko
    2019-02-12 17:03

    Πολύ ενδιαφέρον graphic novel! Ωραιά γραφικά, γρήγορη πλοκή. Μου φάνηκε ότι τέλειωσε γρήγορα οπότε πιστευω το ιδανικό θα ήταν να διαβαστεί πρώτα το βιβλίο και ύστερα το graphic novel σαν συμπληρωμα. Πολύ καλή προσπάθεια όμως.

  • Romana (abooknerd13)
    2019-02-21 20:05

    My love for Artemis Fowl knows no end. <3

  • Katrina
    2019-02-24 21:45

    Overall I really liked this book. I understood that the characters features would be exagerated (as they are in many GNs) and so I was only slightly disappointed in the artists depictions. My biggest complaint about the characters was the portrayal of Butler. I alwasy saw him as a huge guy but with slightly more finesse and style. I was also a little shocked by the sexyness of Holly. Our very first view of her is in a tank-top that is falling off and boyshorts and our second is of her in the shower with a side view of her breast. Not exactly R rated but surprising to me. Each of the character depictions has things that I would have drawn differently but that is always the case when a book is turned into a visual reality. You just accept that interpretation and move on. Along these same lines, just as when a book is made into a movie, I feel that books made into graphic novels tend to loose something in depth and imagination. I can appreciate interpretations and I thought the art in this book was beautiful but if I was recommending this series to someone (not a reluctant reader) I would suggest the original.

  • Kathryn
    2019-01-26 23:02

    Who knew Butler is blond, Artemis is near anorexic skinny and Julius is, well, gray. I loved the visuals that a graphic novel can give a book to make it come alive. While the graphics are amazing, the story hasn't changed, in fact, it looses a lot of its depth because it is so short. The two best things about the Artemis Fowl books are the sharp dialogue and rounded characters, and both of these qualities are lost in the graphic novel. Because I am already a huge fan of Eoin Colfer and the Artemis Fowl books, I found this an entertaining and quick reminder of what happened in first book but not a stand-out book in its own right. However, if you love graphic novels but have never read the Artemis Fowl books, I think you will like this book. The best part is, if the graphic version gets you interested, you are already half way to becoming obsessed with one of the best YA fantasy series out there.

  • Reading is my Escape
    2019-02-23 22:51

    Artemis Fowl Graphic Novel   Honestly, I'm not a huge fan. I never read the original books, so I don't have any background knowledge. Maybe I would have liked the story better if I read it in the traditional format first. As a first-time reader, I found Artemis to be cocky (although as a 12-year old genius, I guess he has the right to be) and irritating. All he cared about was money, it seemed. And his evil plan was to steal the money by kidnapping a fairy and holding him for ransom. I can see this story appealing to kids, with characters like Mulch Diggums, a dwarf criminal who digs tunnels by eating the dirt and then ejecting it from his rear end. And the technology Artemis and the fairy people use, like the time-stopper and the bio-bomb. Cool elements, but I just didn't enjoy the story. And I couldn't root for Artemis - I thought he was a jerk. I don't think I'll be reading any more of this series, in graphic or traditional format...

  • Sooraya Evans
    2019-02-07 23:02

    Fairies and elves from a magical realm with technology beyond the human world still needed time to 'hack' into Interpol's database. Haha. Some agencies get too much credit.Overall, this book is surprisingly entertaining.I loved the color work and the twist at the end.

  • Stacey Kym
    2019-01-28 18:42

    'Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel' could have been better. Like extremely better. Having read the series and knowing how it goes did ruin what I thought of the graphic novel because the novel itself was SO GOOD. Like incredibly, amazingly, stupendously good. Artemis Fowl is a complicated character who was quite attractive and intelligent in the novel. In the graphic he just looks like a weirdo with an even weirder hairstyle. And acts as if he is only a criminal and not the child prodigy that he is. The graphic also captured the bare minimum of the plot and I believe lost a lot of detail which would have made it spectacular. That being said I thought a lot the characters looked...bizarre. Seriously, they are not that ugly! Anyways, a nice quick read overall.Congratulations to Eoin Colfer on publishing his first graphic novel!

  • Kayla Loewen
    2019-02-05 15:47

    Pretty good. I like the artwork.

  • Noah
    2019-02-16 19:06

    As many times as I've read the source material, I've never actually gotten around to reading the graphic novels. Needless to say, this didn't disappoint! It was every bit as amusing as the book.

  • Andy
    2019-02-02 20:55

    Ich mag "Artemis Fowl" und der Comic hat mir Spaß gemacht zu lesen. Wer des Englischen nicht mächtig ist, wird hier betrübt sein. Es ist nur der erste Teil als Comic auf Deutsch erschienen.

  • Celine
    2019-02-05 15:02

    Summary: Based on the children's book (or YA?) Artemis Fowl, this graphic novel follows a child genius trying to kidnap a fairy for ransom. What I liked:- I used to absolutely love the Artemis Fowl books, and read them all when I was about nine or ten. Since that's quite a while ago now, I had mostly forgotten about the details of the story and it was lovely to revisit my childhood hero (who doesn't want to be an extremely intelligent criminal mastermind?)- This graphic novel doesn't seem to pre-suppose any knowledge of the Artemis world. Though it might be a bit overwhelming without knowing anything about it, it's easy to follow the story without having read the book- It's so much fun to finally see what all the characters look like!- The art is very intricate and requested quite some attention. After the minimalistic art of Sin City this was a bit of a shock, but not necessarily a bad one- Throughout the book there were pages with "files" where the characters get some background and other world-specific objects are explained - perfect for first-time readers What I didn't like:- The troll! What the hell was that? That doesn't look like a troll to me- It was hard to distinguish the fairies when they were all wearing the same uniform- It might just have been my edition, but the drawings sometimes got really tiny, and my crappy eyes had a hard time seeming all the detailsRant time:There have been some reviews on Goodreads stating how shocked they are at how sexualised Holly is portrayed. At this, I can only react with "WHAT?!". Holly is a full grown fairy woman, she is not a girl. We have to keep this in mind. The entire discussion was sparked by the fact that she wears a tank top and short shorts to bed, and the fact that she's clearly naked in the shower. Well, I'm sorry, but how do you shower? In your two-piece? We don't even see any body in the shower panel, only her face and the top of her shoulders. We don't even see a silhouette or anything that could be considered sexy. And to be honest, even if it did, why would Holly as a character suddenly be considered less "kick ass" if she was attractive and feminine? There is nothing wrong with being sexy, and it doesn't subtract to your credibility or your awesomeness. Just my two cents.Verdict: Seamless adaptation of the book, a great read for old fans and new ones alike. And one hundred percent safe for children, in opposition of what some people seem to think

  • Soobie can't sleep at night
    2019-02-09 19:50

    I read Artemis Fowl back in high school. That means more or less fifteen years ago. I actually loved him more than Harry Potter and it was one of the first books I've read in English as well as in Italian. Think about it for a moment. It was, let's say, the year 2000. Amazon was something that existed only in the US; the only way to get books in English was to actually go to an English-speaking country. But yeah, you could find something here and there but those books were soooo expensive. Artemis was one of those few.I loved it, despite not being a huge fan of fairies. I love Artemis as a character, even if I thought that Colfer's language was very difficult. Yeah, reading it was challenging. But as I read on the series I started to lose interest in it. Partly because the books were translated so far away that I forgot what was going on, partly because the Italian publisher suddenly decide to change the cover pattern and I disliked the new one, despite having almost all of the books at home. Anyway, I've never finished the series.Then Serena!, one of my GR friend, started reading the graphic novel and I was like: "Oh my, there's an Artemis graphic novel!! WOW! Should I read it? Uhm... Of course!"I don't remember absolutely anything about the original novel, so bear with me. It's always weird when you see the depiction of a character you've always imagined in your mind. I don't remember how I pictured Artemis when I was a teen but I'm pretty sure that it was far from the image that Rigano drew. Artemis was so skinny and dark.Well, the whole graphic novel was way darker than I expected. I do like bright colors myself and it was a bit difficult getting used to the darkness in the panels. I also had different imagines of Holly in my mind. For this reason, it was difficult to get into the story as well.I remember the book being much more engaging if I may say so. I didn't feel the same with the graphic novel, but it's true that I couldn't read it in one sitting and all the suspense got lost on me.Anyway, I don't know if I'll read the other adaptations. OK, maybe the second one: it seems cheap!

  • L-Crystal Wlodek
    2019-02-19 20:10

    In 2001, the Artemis Fowl novel was published. As a result of the novels popularity, Artemis Fowl has been transformed into a graphic novel format. Through this graphic novel, readers will be able to see and experience the underground fairy world, examine Foaly’s inventions, and follow their favorite character as this graphic novel is action packed and is designed with full-color panels. Even though this graphic novel is action packed and I am a big fan of the original novel, I did not particularly enjoy this format. I think the story loses a lot of its depth in this format, because it is so short. Even though I do see the draw struggling readers, ELL students, and visually inclined students could have to graphic novels, this particular novel was hard to follow because of the dark images and small print. I think the images had too much going on and were distracting, as were the character introduction sheets that were randomly inserted after the character had been already introduced. Overall, even though the author’s depiction of the made up world was fascinating to see, there was too much going on to fully enjoy Artemis Fowl in this graphic novel format. However, my opinion might have been skewed because of reading and greatly enjoying the original novel format beforehand.

  • Rebekah
    2019-01-27 14:57

    Artemis Fowl: The graphic novel by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin is about a boy named Artemis Fowl, a twelve year old who is one of the greatest criminal masterminds of the century. After the mysterious disappearance of his father, Artemis tries to save his family's declining fortune. Once he finds out that fairies exist, he begins to search for fairy gold. In search of fairy gold, he finds that he might need to hold a fairy hostage in order to find it. Artemis tells the fairies that he will release Holly, the fairy he is holding hostage, for a large sum of fairy gold.My favorite part is when Artemis gives up half of the gold so he can save his mom. This shows that family is worth more than any amount of money. This was the first graphic novel that I read and I really enjoyed it. It was also a very quick read. When I was younger, I read the Artemis Fowl books. Seeing them in picture form was really interesting. I enjoyed seeing the characters come to life. The pictures were in vivid colors and fun to look at. I would definitely have this book in my future classroom. I think it would be a good idea to have the students read the actual novel first and then read the graphic novel.

  • Catherine
    2019-02-20 23:03

    GRAPHIC NOVEL REQUIREMENT- Ok, so I loved this graphic novel. I'd read the original Artemis Fowl series, and so for my graphic novel requirement I thought it would be interesting to read this version to compare. It's a little bit upsetting to see some characters depicted so differently than I had pictured them, but I think the plot of the story fits perfectly with this genre. Artemis Fowl, twelve-year-old evil genius, has discovered the book of Faerie and decides to kidap a member of the faerie military/reconaissance organization, LEPrecon (Leprecaun, get it? Ha, ha) and ransom them for gold. Little does he know, Captain Holly Short isn't your average LEPrecon officer. But maybe LEPrecon is underestimating Fowl, too. This book is jam-packed with action, humor, and suspense. I would recommend it to any teenage boy (One of the characters gets knocked out by an epic attack of gas). I think this book would serve as a great transition to reading text novels, since I don't think all of the books have been made into graphic novels; in order to learn what happens next, boys would have to read the actual books.

  • Julie Decker
    2019-01-31 16:59

    I read the non-graphic-novel version of Artemis Fowl (and reviewed it here), and while I loved that story, this graphic novel didn't capture the same feeling. Having visuals was nice, but on top of the descriptions not matching the book's descriptions in some cases (most notably Holly, who seems whitewashed and more traditionally feminine than described), it pushed the story toward being more action-oriented than I like. Artemis also doesn't come across as the arrogant, brilliant character he does in the book, in my opinion. If I hadn't read the book version, I would not have enjoyed the graphic novel version at all; it doesn't really stand on its own, and I gave it a middle-of-the-road rating because I do like it as a companion (but not as a standalone).

  • Amy
    2019-02-16 23:03

    I finished but did not much like the original book of Artemis Fowl, but as a graphic novel, it is waaaayyyy cool. When I first saw that they turned it into a GN I thought it would be a great hook to get kids into the whole series. NOW, I'm hoping they just go ahead and GN all the books in the series. Excellent art can do amazing things to a story. When a teacher friend walked into the room where I was reading this today, I didn't even look up. "Wow," she said, "You're really in the ZONE."

  • Emmanuel hidalgo
    2019-02-15 19:01

    I'm still reading this book i know half of the story already. so this boy named Artemis from (mafia) and holly (fairy) so they are going to stop the goblins from taking over the world. also the leprocons are trying to help the fairies to stop them. also holly was risking Artemis life for him because she wants to have Artemis and his dad back together because his dad is missing.and holly is thinking in her mind why am i helping Artemis if hes a top criminal of the Mafia and hes only 17 yrs old.

  • Jenell
    2019-02-05 17:52

    It's the "first" of Artemis's adventures translated into graphic format. It's great for getting into the series, great for review, great addition to any AF collection, basically it's a great book.The graphic is astonishing, being different, sort of sketchy and georgeously coloured. It's nice to see other people interpretions of these wonderful characters.However, if you read this but not the novel, I advice you to read it. I imagine it not working well as a standalone piece.

  • Dina
    2019-02-14 21:49

    This is a 5 star rating from someone who has never read the actual book (but now wants to). Not sure how it holds up in comparison, but I thought this was extremely well done and entertaining. Can't keep it on the shelves in the Children's Room where I work either, which is the highest praise, I suppose.

  • Ryan
    2019-02-10 15:45

    I've listened to, or read, all the Artemis Fowl books. So picking up the graphic version just made sense. It's a great way to take in the first Fowl story. Solid depictions of the characters make it fun to look at and read. Plus it's a super fast read. I like to read slowly, especially when I've got pictures to look at, and I was finished with this thing in an hour or so.

  • Erin
    2019-02-17 22:40

    This was a nice visual experience after having read the other books in the series. It was interesting to see the interpretations of the characters, though some were not even close to what I pictured. Who would have thought Mulch Diggums could be cute? I'd recommend reading the original first, as this one is somewhat abridged.

  • Sophie Van der beke
    2019-02-19 21:52

    Ik heb dit boek ooit gekocht omdat ik in de graphic novel fase zat. Het os zeker niet slecht maar heb al veel betere gelezen. De tekeningen zijn erg donker en ik kon het verhaal ook maar moeilijk volgen.

  • Miss Clark
    2019-02-17 22:42

    Though interesting to see what the characters were envisioned to look like, I cnnot say that the style of the book enhanced my experience of the story, even though I've enjoyed comic book stories before, but always with stories that I have read exclusively in that format.

  • Mauri
    2019-02-01 15:55

    Probably only got as far as realizing that Butler was being portrayed as a hulking white man with a neck like a gorilla before chucking this across the room. My mental image has always been a bit more...dapper?

  • Shira Karp
    2019-02-07 14:43

    I thought this was a nice graphic novel interpretation of the first book. Although Butler looked VERY different than I ever pictured him. Obviously quite a lot was cut out, but I thought it was done very well so the story still made complete sense and the art in this book was also very nice.

  • Kirsten
    2019-02-01 22:54

    I had earlier read this book in its text form and loved it. This was a lot of fun, as I could see what the different fairy-types would look like. Though, I did think that the Artemis and his bodyguard would look a little different.