Troll Bridge by Neil Gaiman (Sandman) and Colleen Doran (Sandman, Orbiter) is a graphic novel adaptation from a story originally published in Gaiman’s Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions. Troll Bridge is a tragic coming-of-age fantasy masterpiece.

It tells the story of Jack, a young boy whose world was full of ghosts and ghouls, one of which—a ravenous and hideous troll—would haunt him long into manhood. As the beast sups upon a lifetime of Jack’s fear and regret, Jack must find the courage within himself to face the fiend once and for all.

“Getting a chance to adapt this story for Neil has been a great challenge and pleasure. So many of Neil’s stories have been recreated by wonderful artists, I felt challenged to bring a different look and feel to this work,” noted artist Colleen Doran. “I’ve had many years to think about this tale: I did a very short pen and ink work based on it years ago, but don’t think I really understood or had the tools to get at what Neil meant with the story. Now I think I’ve been able to bring it to life in a very unique way. It’s my best work, no doubt.”

“She showed me an unusual style that isn’t like classic comics. Her pencils are wonderful, layered full-color drawings. They’re subversive, more like children’s book illustrations from 50 years ago,” said Neil Gaiman in an exclusive interview with Publishers Weekly.

Troll Bridge will be in stores September 14, 2016. Pre-order it from Amazon today!