Recommend Graphic Novels: Elsewhere Chronicles

By Peter

From Europe, there’s a very cool graphic novel series called The Elsewhere Chronicles by Nykko and Bannister. A girl’s grandfather passes away, and when she and her friends explore his old house, they find a device that opens a doorway into another world. That’s a common fantasy theme, but the Elsewhere Chronicles has some very imaginative aspects, including ghostly shadows that kill on contact, but can be driven away by light. (First use I’ve seen of a camera flash used as a weapon.) It’s up to Volume 4 now, published as a series of slim, full-color books. I’ve read up through Volume 3, which you can find in the Seattle Public Library.

Although very different from Coiled, the Elsewhere Chronicles are probably the closest I’ve seen to tone and audience that we are looking for.