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Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel (Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novels #1)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  4,522 ratings  ·  360 reviews

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. F
Paperback, 112 pages
Published 2007 by Penguin Books UK
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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
Aug 07, 2008 Katrina rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Reluctant Sci-fi/Fantasy Juvenile Readers
Shelves: juvenile
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 sho ...more
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 Artem
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
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
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 ...more
L-Crystal Wlodek
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 particula
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 rel ...more
Julie Decker
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 do ...more
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
Jonathan Gurvey 3rd Chapman 4-15-14
Everyone and their mother have read Artemis Fowl, or at least everyone should. For those who have read the series this graphic novel does well to illustrate and detail what Eoin Colfer pictured in his mind’s eye. The book takes place during Artemis’ first contact with The People and Captain Holly Short. All of this combines together to create a wonderful masterpiece. The book is fulfilling because it provides an in depth visual ac
Amy Lindsay
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
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.
Sep 14, 2009 Jenell rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Artemis Fowl Fans
Shelves: owned
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.
Pat (Get Kids to Read) Tierney
Colfer, Eoin, Andrew Donkin, Giovanni Rigano, and Paolo Lamanna. Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel. New York: Hyperion for Children, 2007. Print

This review is also posted on Get Kids to Read:

Artemis Fowl The Graphic Novel is an adaption of the classic Artemis Fowl book by Eoin Colfer. The story is of Artemis and his capture of Holly Short. He holds her ransom so that he can force the fairy folk to use magic to heal his mother. The novel is a must read and the graphi
I've been wanting to read this for some time. I have read all of the Artemis Fowl books up to The Atlantis Complex and enjoyed them. This was a well done adaptation of the first full length Artemis Fowl novel into graphic novel format.

This graphic novel covers the first Artemis Fowl book. That is the novel where Artemis manages to trap Holly and gain access to some of the Fairy’s technology. There are dossiers of the characters and places at the end of each chapter that add quite a bit to the s
Aug 07, 2008 Ryan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: "artemis fans" ya
Shelves: laugher, ya, drama, thinker, irish, crime
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.
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.
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.
Shira Karp
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.
Miss Clark
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.
Sarah Thompson
I chose to read this book because I have read the original Artemis Fowl series with my younger brother. I loved the original books but was not necessarily a fan of this graphic novel edition. The storyline is the same as the original but it has been transformed into an entirely different book with the collaboration with Andrew Donkin. I think that there is too much going on in the illustrations and it almost distracts from the text bubbles rather than enhancing them. I am not sure how young read ...more
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?
So much of the humor found in the original novel is lost in this graphic novel. I might have enjoyed this more if I hadn't read the original book first.
Kate Orr
Having already read (and loved) the Artemis Fowl series I thought I would try the graphic novel.
I found it thoroughly enjoyable. I loved the way character profiles were added and how snippets of information from later books were added in.
I thought this graphic novel was excellent at maintaining the original novels humour and storyline without being too wordy.
I did not particularly like the graphics on some of the characters. I hated what they did to Butler and some of the fairy characters were
Ida Munther
The first book i've read that i've only given 2 stars, i have given all my previous books at least 3 stars, i don't think it was that i didn't like this, i did enjoy some parts of it. And i do know this is a graphic novel and the real book is probably better but i just didn't feel anything special while reading this. Usually even if i read a book that i don't love or even like i have some emotions for the characters, hate, love, annoyance etc. This however i didn't feel anything special at all. ...more
Reba Chin

Pictures are fantastic - the details not only tell the story along with the words but they ADD to the story, giving sense of place and sense of character superbly

It's been years since I read the original novel that I don't remember enough to compare the two, but I do get a sense that the Graphic Novel only includes barebones of the plot- which I guess is par for the course in the world of Graphic Novels - there's not an efficient way to include all of a 300+ page
Janne Varvára
Just like the graphic version of The Arctic Incident, this novel's well executed as a whole, only has some minor flaws.
I still don't much like the jumping from one first-person storyteller to the next, at least not in the same panel, that's very confusing, and a less than straightforward way of doing things. It would have been much better had it followed the original novel's third person form.
The art is good, but again I wish that it had been more characteristic, especially where characters are
NS-Lisa Skrzypczynski
In Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel, readers meet and are captivated by twelve year old genius named Artemis Fowl. In the story, Artemis kidnaps Captain Holly Short, a fairy from the LEPrecon Unit. Fowl’s plan is to use Captain Short in order to collect one ton of fairy gold. Fowl is protected by his bodyguard, Butler, and has acquired a fairy book which helps him to plan his attack. Captain Short’s superior, Julius Root, must negotiate with Fowl in order to retrieve his captain and to ensure tha ...more
Nicola Mansfield
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 ...more
Dec 15, 2008 Tanner rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone 8-up
This book is about a 13 year genius named Artemis Fowl.In the Begganing of the book Artemis is trying to look for a fairy rule book. The fairy rule book contains the rules of the people and its like their lifeline.Artemis's dad is a rich crimanal(famous by all crimanals).So Artemis has alot of contacts to find what he's looking for.After calling alot of people he found one person who knew a old nasty fairy.That fairy was older than dirt and and uglier than a cows butt.What Artemis did was convin ...more
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Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father and mother, who were both educators.

He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the A
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