Here There Be Gerblins Tops NYT Trade Fiction List
By: Stacey A. Giulianti, Owner, Lauderdale Comics
First Second Books’ The Adventure Zone GN Vol. 1: Here There Be Gerblins arrived in stores on July 18 — and also arrived at the top of The New York Times‘ Trade Fiction List, becoming the first GN to do so!
The GN also came in third overall in the combined print and e-book fiction list.
“I’ve been in a pretty consistent state of shock since we found out, to be honest,” Griffin McElroy, Adventure Zone podcast host and co-writer of the book along with his brothers and father, told The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Heat Vision” column. “We worked on this book for over two years, and when you work on a project that long, it’s kind of easy to lose context for what the demand for that project actually is. To receive the support we received during the book’s first week on shelves, and to top a NYT Best-Seller List is such a staggering reminder of how generous and supportive our fans are. We love making The Adventure Zone, and loved adapting it to this new form, and seeing so many other people share that same love is something I’ll never forget, and something I’ll never stop being grateful for.”
Based on the McElroy family’s smash hit podcast, a graphic novel following the metafictional adventures of three D&D characters and their interfering Dungeon Master, with art from rising star Carey Pietsch. Harken to my tale. Once upon a time (a couple of years ago) there were these brothers who had a bunch of really successful podcasts, and they decided to do a new podcast with their dad, where they all played D&D together as a family, and lo, this new podcast was called The Adventure Zone, and verily did it get downloaded over 10 million times, and wow did it totally eat the brains of all who listened, because: It was just. That. Rad. And then did these guys team up with artist Carey Pietsch, and make a graphic novel where the weirdly sweet and brilliant but also super vulgar and honestly kind of bizarre story of The Adventure Zone got adapted into a goofy, innovative, and compelling graphic novel!
Come to Lauderdale Comics and check it out — but supplies are limited! Of course, we can SPECIAL ORDER almost anything you want!
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