One of the coolest things about Neil Gaiman is that understands that sometimes the written word is all the more powerful for being paired with art, and that illustrations aren't just for kids. He's worked with many illustrators to create some really fantastic books and graphic novels. The latest collaboration, with illustrator Eddie Campbell, is The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains.
The text and illustrations work seamlessly in this novella length work. Campbell's art illuminates Gaiman's prose, which as always, is just perfect for the story he's telling. This is a dark tale set in a dark and haunting landscape, and though it's fairly short, it will stay with you long after you close the book.
Graphic and illustrated novels are available at your local library in just about every conceivable genre, including some non-fiction. If you haven't experienced the way words and art can bring a story to life, check one out!