• A Family of Rabbits Embarks on a Perilous Journey

    From the Illustrated Adaptation of Richard Adams's Classic Children's Story, Watership Down


    Excerpted from Watership Down: The Graphic Novel by Richard Adams; adapted by James Sturm and illustrated by Joe Sutphin. Available from Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC.

    Richard Adams, James Sturm and Joe Sutphin
    Richard Adams, James Sturm and Joe Sutphin
    Richard Adams is the author of many bestselling novels, including Watership Down (1974), Shardik (1976), The Plague Dogs (1978), The Girl in a Swing (1980), Maia (1985), and Traveller (1988), as well as several works of nonfiction, including his autobiographical The Day Gone By (1991). The winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for Children’s Literature, he currently lives in Hampshire, England.

    James Sturm is a cartoonist and the cofounder of The Center for Cartoon Studies. He is the editor of CCS’s graphic guide series and his writings and illustrations have appeared in publications that include The Chronicle of Higher Education, Slate, The Paris Review, The Onion, The New York Times and on the cover of The New Yorker. James was a 2020-21 Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellow and a 2008 and 2015 MacDowell Colony Fellow.

    Joe Sutphin is an illustrator for children’s literature, working primarily in quill pen and ink. His ink work can be found in the New York Times Bestselling novel Word Of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions by Sheila Grau, Raffie On The Run by Jacqueline Resnick, as well as other books.

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