Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
A Graphic Novel Adaptation
By Octavia E. Butler
Adapted by Damian Duffy
Illustrator John Jennings
Introduction by Hopkinson Nalo
  • Imprint: Abrams ComicArts
  • Publication Date: January 28, 2020
  • Price: $24.99
  • Trim Size: 6 12 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-3133-4
  • EAN: 9781419731334
  • Page Count: 272
  • Illustrations: 272 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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The follow-up to Kindred, the #1 bestseller, comes Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking dystopian novel

In this graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind the #1 bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, the author portrays a searing vision of America’s future. In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher’s daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.

Praise

“…the graphic novel is faithful to Butler, yet still fresh in its world building.”
USA Today
“…alarmingly prescient and relevant…This accessible adaptation is poised to introduce Butler’s dystopian tale to a new generation of readers.”
Publishers Weekly
“…Jennings’ work in the book is beyond stunning…”
The Beat
“The Parable of the Sower graphic novel… is as faithful an adaptation as you can get. Not only does it hit all the plot points, it perfectly portrays Butler’s balancing act in regard to how far society has fallen apart.”
Kirkus

About the author

Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) was a renowned African-American author who was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. Since her death, sales of her books have increased enormously as the issues she addressed in her Afro-Futuristic, feminist novels and short fiction have only become more relevant. Damian Duffy, author of Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, is a cartoonist, scholar, writer, and teacher. He holds a MS and PhD in library and information sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, where he is on faculty. John Jennings, illustrator of Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, is a professor of media and cultural studies at the University of California at Riverside.

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