The Unwritten

Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice

By Mike Carey; Peter Gross (Illustrator)
(Vertigo, Hardcover, 9781401229764, 160pp.)

Publication Date: September 24, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

A New York Times Bestseller!

One of Publishers Weekly's Hot Fall Books of 2013!

Tom Taylor has lived his life being mistaken for Tommy Taylor, the boy wizard from the world-famous series of novels penned by Tom's long-lost father Wilson. However, after a series of strange events start to parallel the lives of both Taylors--fictional and real--Tom realizes that he might be the character on page made flesh.

In this first-ever original graphic novel spinning off from the pages of the critically acclaimed THE UNWRITTEN series, writer Mike Carey explores the origins behind Tom's mysterious powers and the odyssey his father has sent him on.




About the Author

Writer Mike Carey, best known for his work on Vertigo's THE UNWRITTEN, LUCIFER and JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER has made his mark in comics.  Born in Liverpool, England, Carey worked as a teacher for fifteen years before gaining regular work writing for several independent companies. In 1999 he wrote THE SANDMAN spinoff miniseries THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: LUCIFER.  This led to the Lucifer solo title which earned him a nomination for the 2001 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Best Writer. His additional Vertigo projects include FAKER and CROSSING MIDNIGHT. Beyond DC, Carey was also recognized for his work on Marvel's X-Men titles.  He makes his home in London with his wife, Lin, and his children, Davey, Ben and Louise.




Praise For The Unwritten

“Fantasy literature’s wish-fulfillment machine gets coated in a sardonic darkness reminiscent of Lev Grossman.… With this super standalone graphic novel, Carey and Gross explore the roots of their mythology.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


Praise for Mike Carey's The Unwritten:

"Incredibly fun and ridiculously addictive.... For fans of literature (from classics to contemporary) this series is worth a read.... The Unwritten is a roller-coaster ride through a library, weaving famous authors and characters into a tale of mystery that is, at once, oddly familiar yet highly original."—USA Today

"A wish-I'd-thought-of-it premise, beautifully executed. Highly recommended for anyone who thinks that fantasy can do more than just help you escape the real world."Brian K. Vaughan, Y: The Last Man

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