Graphic Novel of The Alchemist

Graphic edition of The Alchemist

Graphic edition of The Alchemist

The Alchemist described in the New York Times as quasimystical! Graphic edition due out in USA December 2010.

Also see

The Alchemist

The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel by Paulo Coelho

A lovely example of Synchronicity

Narcissus and the Lake

The Alchemist the movie

The Alchemist Himself

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4 Responses to “Graphic Novel of The Alchemist”

  1. Lainee Says:

    This is so exciting! I can hardly wait for this beautiful Christmas present. 😉

  2. danceswithcrayons Says:

    Very very excited too!!!! (Patience)

    Reaching more with this magical story… those who may otherwise be excluded or delayed. (YAHOO) Agreed, will make a great gift : ) Thankful that Paulo had the vision to see his book in graphic novel format and then step by step….

    Just thought to share a bit of an email that I wrote to you Keith a short while ago:

    ” Thinking a lot about Shirley MacLaine’s books and how they so nicely work along with The Alchemist. I am going to read more. It was not until reading your Blog (and around the same time, Shirley MacLaine’s book), when I realized that diving in to the language w/o words is not so easy for some. Enjoyed her suggestions very much.
    My very first friend off our street growing up, was deaf. She was one of my best friends, and passed away in 2005.
    When in first grade, realized that I could not read aloud. I could read, easily, and understood how the words were supposed to sound, but it took a long, long time to actually ‘get there’. As well my son was dyslexic, a different reading difficulty but still, he was very aware and disliked school for many years. But comic books helped; the characters were interesting for him and it was also more fun than standard readers.
    Noticed that my deaf friend was not only a keen observer, she could read vibrations and also lips so well that no one knew she was deaf until 1st grade!

    It just seems to me that when one is not so good at one thing, you become more skilled or gifted in another area. So perhaps that is why I was a little more adept with a language without words (not knowing what it was, or having an explanation until reading The Alchemist!). In North America, most do not understand this form of ‘sign language’. ”

    And of course readers who already love The Alchemist story are interested in the Graphic Novel too!!!! Oh gosh the clouds on the cover are beautiful.

    Love and Blessings,

  3. keithpp Says:

    I reserve judgment until I see the graphic edition. I share the concern expressed on Paulo’s blog by Carolena Sabah, will the original text be there? If not, then it is just a comic.

    HarperCollins wish to do this with other titles but I do not think it will work.

    What though I would like to see is an illustrated special limited 25th anniversary edition of The Pilgrimage, cf special edition of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

    This could have two appendices, the history of the route and what it means to present day pilgrims. The route had a tremendous impact on the art and architecture of churches in Northern Europe.

    I will be happy to volunteer myself.

    Paulo and HarperCollins, are you listening?

  4. danceswithcrayons Says:

    Interesting idea Keith!!!

    Going to remain positive with the graphic novel adventure. To have a ‘loosely based on’ will not work of course but I hope all concerned love Paulo’s original work, The Alchemist and convey all of the messages in such a way that Paulo is well pleased. What gives me so much hope is that it is Paulo’s vision. And when you want something….

    Lots of Love, Jane

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