The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds
Neil Gaiman’s novelette The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was originally published in the collection Stories: All New Tales edited by Gaiman, which went on to win an award. It is now reprinted and made available in this beautifully illustrated and collectible version. This four-color edition is illustrated by renowned artist, Eddie Campbell.
It is the moving story of one man’s journey with an untrustworthy guide in search of a specific cave in the black mountains in Scotland where they hope to find gold. Along the way, they meet some strange characters and face some daunting odds.
Told with the powerful, haunting words of Gaiman showing his talent for the craft, the illustrations help to make the story fuller and more complete. Sometimes the illustrations show small scenes of the ongoing story; other times, they simply add to the feel and emotion of the page. A mixture of media and color help to enhance the story and make a journey for the reader also.
Neil Gaiman, Eddie Campbell, Illustrator