Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel

Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel


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In 2001, audiences first met and fell in love with a twelve-year-old criminal mastermind named Artemis Fowl. Since then, the eight-book series about his adventures has sold over twenty-five million copies throughout the world. To coincide with the major motion picture coming from the Walt Disney Studios in May 2020, here is an all-new graphic novel adaptation of the book with crisp, accessible storytelling and clear, cinematic perspectives. Readers of all ages can now follow the siege at Fowl Manor between Artemis and the fairies in action-packed, full-color panels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781368043700
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 06/25/2019
Series: Artemis Fowl Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 43,213
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: GN460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Eoin Colfer is the author of the New York Times best-selling Artemis Fowl series, which was adapted into a major motion picture from the Walt Disney Studios. He also wrote the critically acclaimed W.A.R.P. trilogy, and many other titles for young readers and adults, including Iron Man: The Gauntlet, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, Eoin Colfer's Legend of . . . books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. In 2014, he was named Ireland's laureate for children's literature. He lives with his wife and two sons in Dublin, Ireland, where he is working on an Artemis Fowl spin-off novel, The Fowl Twins.
To learn more, visit He is also on Twitter and Instagram @EoinColfer.

Michael Moreci is the author of the Black Star Renegades series of science fiction novels and The Throwaway, an espionage thriller. He has also written comics, including the critically acclaimed sci-fi series Roche Limit and Wasted Space, in addition to writing Superman, The Flash, and a Nightwing young adult graphic novel for DC Comics. Michael lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with his wife, two sons, and their dog. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelMoreci.

Stephen Gilpin ( is the illustrator of more than thirty children's books, including Volume 2 in the Wires and Nerve graphic novel series based on Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles. Follow him on Twitter @Sparkgilpin.


Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland

Date of Birth:

May 14, 1965

Place of Birth:

Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland


Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987

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Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
d1nk1ns More than 1 year ago
Sherlock Holmes + Ocean's 11 ÷ a Fantasy/Sci-Fi twist = Artemis Fowl. This Graphic Novel adaptation is original, clever, completely entrancing, and all in's just plain fun. They stay true to the spirit of the source material as well. If you're looking for something new to read, it doesn't get much better than this; not to mention the phenomenal artwork. The unique style, coupled with such rich color schemes, is beautifully articulated and gives each panel this vibrant, edgy atmosphere. They have really outdone themselves. Find a fireplace this winter, grab your favorite snacks, and step into the wondrous, maniacal world of Artemis Fowl. I look forward to all of the subsequent installments. Highly* Recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a huge Artemis Fowl fan like myself, you were really excited to hear about the graphic novel of our favorite criminal mastermind. This graphic novel exceeded my expectations and explained every detail of the first novel perfectly. The images are well-drawn and accurate, and the quotes and narrative was almost like the novel.I enjoyed seeing my favorite characters drawn out and can't wait for the next graphic novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The illustrations are absolutely amazing, the lighting is spectacular, and it follows the novel splendidly. I recommend this to all of my friends. Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little leery about reading the Graphic Novel version of Artemis Fowl at first. As a avid fan of the books, I was afraid that it would be strange to see all of my favorite characters in graphic format. But, as I picked up the book and started reading it, I was surprised. I really enjoyed it! The art is great and the color is wonderful, and I think that everyone working on this project was really able to capture and stay true to the story. A must have for any fan.
Stacy_Renee 12 months ago
Brilliant twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl acquires and translates a fairy's magical book and learns all the secrets he needs to get what he wants from the fairies. He captures one to fulfill his plan but the fairies won't give in so easily! This was action-packed and illustrated well. I felt like it was sort of a Lara Croft for boys with Artemis's wealthy upbringing and luxurious family estate. Likewise, Artemis is very intelligent and has all the latest technological gadgets and advancements as well as a highly-trained butler/housemade brother/sister combo to keep him safe and protected. Also, I think this was the first time I've come across an anti-hero main character in middle-grade fiction. Artemis Fowl doesn't seem all that bad since he's the character we're supposed to be rooting for but his motives are purely selfish and materialistic and he's willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants.
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terriko on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Twitter-sized review: I read too many books about fairies and cops and geniuses. But then someone recommends another good one... Longer notes: Someone recommended the (novel) series to me at some point, but I never got around to reading it, so when I noticed this book was available I figured a graphic novel was a quick and easy way to see if I'd like the series. The answer is a definite yes. Fairy cops, incredible magical technology, and an anti-protagonist who takes pride in his reasoning skills? My curiousity is now definitely piqued. The art in these is quite pretty, though, and the storyboarding well-done, so I might go read any further graphic novels first even at risk of spoiling the actual novels.
lvelazqu2000 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this graphic novel the character Artemis Fowl does project his arrogant and calculating ways via images that set up the tone of events. The allure can be the character because of the fantasy of using high technology and accessing the fantasy world. The text is very simple but not very substantial. This kind of story and genre can be beneficial for struggling readers and yet keep an interest in a larger age range. Due to the text being very simple, for classroom and learning purposes, there would be a need to have an extended discussion of the graphics by which encouraging using the imagination and inference skills.
richiespicks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Richie's Picks: ARTEMIS FOWL: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL by Eoin ColferNearly seven years ago, I wrote about how much I loved ARTEMIS FOWL by Eoin Colfer. I've been booktalking it ever since then. By far, my favorite graphic novel of 2007 is ARTEMIS FOWL: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL. The story doesn't let up for one moment and the artwork and the quality of the finished book are stunning. This one should be in every single school library from elementary up through high school.
mdyewhea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
4P: 12 year old Artemis Fowl is wealthy, brilliant, and corrupted to the core. Now that his father is missing and presumed dead, he has taken on the family "business". His latest plan: interpret the ancient language of faeries to discover and pillage their treasure-gold. He pits himself against Holly, a tiny but very tough faerie on the underground (literally) Recon police squad, a squad that keeps the various supernatural creatures under control and avoids human encounters above ground at all costs. But Artemis may have figured out this system when he buys a faerie book with runes from a "drunk" in Bangkok, and he begins to execute his grand scheme.....
hjjugovic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For those who haven't read the original book - I recommend you read it first and then read this. You will enjoy both.For those who have read the original book - you won't be disappointed. The graphic novel does a great job of capturing the plot and characters, is true to the original in all ways, and has some really great art. I like the original book a bit better - Colfer's writing is just great and doesn't need to be shortened - but this is a nice way to experience the story too.
ambookgeek on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I haven't read the novels, but the graphic novel version is excellent! Teens love it!
erineell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel is packed with adventure, fantasy and a storyline that deals with the conflict of good vs. evil. Artemis Fowl, a twelve year-old prodigy and a mastermind criminal, devises a plan to restore his family¿s fortune by kidnapping a fairy for a large ransom of gold. Ingeniously, Artemis confirms the world of fairies and with the help of his trusted beefy bodyguard Butler, uncovers the fairies¿ holy book, The Book of the People. This holy book, written in Gnomish, unveils the rules and secrets of fairy life giving Artemis all the information he needs to abduct Captain Holly Short. In a series of events, Artemis and his clan experience a full out war with the fairy world that leads him victorious. Yet this accomplishment is not done without distractions and major hiccups, as Artemis struggles with his insane mother and the disappearance of his father. Readers will not be disappointed in this graphic novel! The sequential full-color panels (help readers understand the tone and mood of the story), detailed illustrations (style of art fits the storyline) and overall layout (appropriate text font/size and non-distracting gutters) will keep the interest and attention of readers. A major asset to this graphic novel is the strategically placed FBI wrap sheets/files of the main characters- detailing out background information needed to fully understand the novel. This helps with the flow of the storyline. Overall, the team of writers (Colfer and Donkin) and artists (Rigano and Lamanna) fittingly and creatively bring to life the novel Artemis Fowel.Age Appropriate: 13 years-old and upThe graphic novel contains fight scenes- showing blood and the use of weapons.
smaashthemac on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I never read the actual novel, so I don't have anything to compare this to... but I enjoyed it. I've always enjoyed the concept of a young evil genius, and this book made it even more interesting with fairy cops and fantastical flying machines and tools. The art was great, and it read easily - it seems like a fun beginning graphic novel for youth. I really enjoyed the emotional aspect that Artemis' mother provided, and the ending was great.
MissClark on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
lunanshee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have read the novel version and really enjoyed that, but the graphic novel offers a whole new dimension. I really enjoyed this graphic novel.
mkaczmar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Easy read. I had a different interpretation of what the characters looked like but a good read.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It has been so long since I read the novel that I barely remembered the story before I started to read this. I wasn't impressed with the first Artemis Fowl novel but reading it in graphic novel format seems to have done it a bit of good as I did quite enjoy this version, though I still find the story rather on the mundane side. The end of each chapter finishes with a dossier on a character, event or place which adds a lot of background information in a unique way; I found these entertaining and hope they continue throughout the series. I love the illustrations and seeing the characters coming to life, so to speak. Holly and Butler were done very well but Artemis was not how I envisioned so he had to grow on me through the book. I felt that Artemis was also presented not as mean as he was in the novel. Sure he is shown as self-centred, mean, with no remorse but he's even worse in the novel. My favourite character is Mulch Diggums and I love how he has been brought to the page. A good adaptation of a not so great book that starts off a much better series.
callmecayce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nothing really special here, but it is a nice adaptation and the drawings are pleasing to look at.
mmleynek on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Personal Response:My students like the Artemis Fowl books but I've never read them. I'm didn't really like this graphic novel. I would have preferred the regular novel.Curricular Connections:I would use this to encourage reluctant readers.
TeenBookReviews on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have read the novel version and really enjoyed that, but the graphic novel offers a whole new dimension. I really enjoyed this graphic novel.
pkonkol on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The art in this book is fantastic. The storyline is highly original and inventive, with new takes on fairys, goblins, and dwarves. Even though this is a graphic novel, it deserves a close read because of the shrewd plottings of Artemis - I still don't really understand how he escaped the time block!
erambeau77 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Loved the original, Artemis Fowl series. The fact that they made it in to a graphic novel just made it better. I loved the wonderfully drawn pictures that accompnaied the story.
pdxwoman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
3 Stars: Read once (&/or) recommend selectively. A decent read or a ¿have to read staple¿. It would probably appeal to people interested in the genre or topic.Middling artistic merit; middling adaptation of the text. Huge and inexcusable liberties take with character appearance. Butler looks like nothing short of a blond haired mutant, with his tiny, and very much not "Eurasian", head on a 24" neck. The artwork is too dark (in color, not content) to clearly distinguish features. Foaly is drawn as if the artist thought a centaur was part lion (or some strange Dr Seuss creature). I liked the use of pages from someone's background files on the characters; it was a creative way to cover material that would have bogged down the story. However, the dialog and text, in general, wasn't impressive.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Artemis Fowl is a genius, but coming from a criminal family he's going to use that genius for illicit reasons. His curiosity leads him to find a book of the Faerie and he sets about translating it for his own uses.It's an adaptation of the book and it shortens the story but it retains much of the essential components of the story. It's not as detailed but it's not a bad version.