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Graveyard Quest

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  136 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Running the family business in the shadow of your father can be a drag, especially when you re a gravedigger and that shadow is actually your dad s overly critical ghost. From creator KC Green s hugely popular webcomic Gunshow, Graveyard Quest follows a blue-collar skeleton and his mole buddy on their journey to Hell and back to retrieve his most prized possession. It s a ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 5th 2016 by Oni Press (first published March 23rd 2016)
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Jul 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's funny, I had two false starts with this, I read a tiny bit, did not feel "grabbed" and I got distracted, ... twice.
Then the third time it clicked, I loved the art from the get-go, but it was not until this third time that the writing "spoke" to me.
And I have to say, it provoked such deep emotion from me, that I am pretty astounded.

I don't want to say much more than that, but though this looks like it possesses no depth, ...
it made me confront some pretty heavy emotions.
Powerful stuff.
Cassie  R. (cassie-loves-reading)
I received this book in a subscription box so I didn't know anything about it going in. The art took some getting used too as its not a style I'm typically drawn too. After a while I got used to the art and that helped the story flow a bit better for me.

The story itself is very simple, it follows the gravedigger from his home to hell and back again. Along the way he meets new people and learns a little about himself and his family. The writing is a little choppy, particularly in the beginning b
Darcy Roar
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen, graphics
An odd one for sure. Subverts a bit of that 'epic questing can do no wrong' narrative that many teen stories still have. The consequences work out here, but it's nice to have character call out when they need to be.
A webcomic from Gun Show artist K.C. Green, origin of the “This is Fine dog” meme, Graveyard Quest features all of the absurd pathos and grim humor of the poor, overly optimistic pooch. With its spooky, morbid, and bizarre subject matter and weird storyline, it’s the kind of thing I could see appealing to fans of certain brands of absurdist cartoons and video games.

The gravedigger, a skeletal but schlubby little dude, lives a lonely, uneventful life in the graveyard, digging graves and continuin
Charles Mitchell
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
weird as hell. awesome as hell. good graveyard humor. puns intended
May 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Love the homage to Fester's Quest with the cover
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
SEE-IT Award nominee. I'm giving these all 5 stars to avoid spoilers, and holding off on review until the award has been presented.
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I received my copy of Graveyard Quest through the Paper Street Books monthly subscription box! I highly recommend it, as my October/November box had so many awesome spooky gifts.

The protagonist of this graphic novel is a gravedigger—he’s the owner of a family business that his late father passed down to him. Unfortunately, the gravedigger’s father will not leave him alone, even in spirit form, and subjects him to frequent visits and negativ
Apr 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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This book was quite an acid trip. Based off KC Green’s webcomic, "Gunshow", his 59 strips about a petulant gravedigger with mommy issues has been turned into this unique novel, with an added epilogue bonus.

The gravedigger (no name given) has inherited the family business of you guessed it-gravedigging. He keeps his beloved mother’s bones in a box near his bed so he can converse with her, much to the dismay of his f
Paul Mirek
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this on KC's website a year or so ago, but I saw the collection was coming out and thought it would be a great addition to my "Boo-d Reads" shelf, so I'm adding it now. If you enjoyed early Gunshow comics like "The Ghost Ship" or "The Blood Cloud," this has a similar feel: plenty of slightly uncomfortable outsider humor with an undercurrent of emotional realism. I also really liked the weird "early animation" art style Green employs as he riffs on Dante's Inferno, Alice in Wonderland, and ...more
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. There was no requirement to provide a review of the book.

I really enjoy the cartooning of KC Green. You may not recognize him by name, but you have definitely seen at least one of his cartoons after it's been given the meme treatment. He has a style and sense of humor that reminds me of the more off the wall cartoons of the 90s (think Ren and Stimpy). Graveyard Quest is one of this arcs from Gunshow I had not read in its entirety. It's a quick
May 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Full Disclosure - I checked this out because I have fond memories of Fester's Quest for the NES, which was the inspiration for this cover. I have no familiarity with Gunshow, so I had no idea what to expect. The story's interesting, about a weird little guy who has serious parental issues and decides to go to Hell to face his ghost father for stealing his mother's bones.... It's weird and very quirky, and has some touching moments. The art definitely feels like a web comic. The story feels a lot ...more
Chihoe Ho
Dec 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
Daddy issues. Mummy's boy. Using "drug" as the past tense for "drag". Just some of the things about this comic that irked me. I wasn't familiar with KC Green or the Gunshow webcomics before casually picking up a reading copy of "Graveyard Quest." It's very much in the same vein like the popular animated show Adventure Time, where the highly unusual events are as random as a toss of a coin, but it doesn't have quite the sharp slapstick humour like the cartoon show is so good at. The plot of the c ...more
Mandy Benanav
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of modern humor/fantasy mashups like Adventure Time
Shelves: unowned, comic, fantasy
Read this back when it was being published online and have been periodically checking to see if it had been collected somewhere. Glad to see it in print, as it was squished in between Gunshow's regular fare online which made it pretty difficult to read and get other people to read.

Anyway, this is exactly my cup of tea. It's funny and at times creepy which is nicely reflected in the cartoony, yet occasionally unsettling, art style. The story is pretty straightforward but the charm of Green's humo
Oct 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: paper-st-books, owned
A very strange comic that I initially thought I would not enjoy (the artwork is not to my usual liking) but then I was pleasantly surprised and ended up enjoying it.
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, ggn17
This was just incredibly stupid and I hate the art style. The only saving grace is the mole.
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reread this from one of my long-favorite webcomic artists. It's aged a little, but still good.
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
Ehhh i didnt like it
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“I work at the graveyard. It's a family business passed down to me. I seem to be the last in line, however. But I don't plan to stop. I forget to stop and just keep going. Work to be done. Always something to do. I've been working here for hundreds of years. Burying more and more. It's a family business.” 0 likes
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