Genre : Comics & Graphic NovelsSubjects : Graphic Novels, Science Fiction And Fantasy, Novels, Comic Books, Strips, Etc, Other Prose & Writers, Fantasy Comic Books Issue : 17/01/2013 Editor : 1 Publisher : Fantagraphics Format : Paperback Pages : 472 Language : en Dimensions : 7.99 x 5.51 x 1.06 in ISBN-10 : 9781606996027 ASIN : 1606996029
This (wildly popular) graphic novel, a feminist fairy tale, is now in paperback.Castle Waiting is the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, it is a fairy tale that’s not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil — but about being a hero in your own home. The opening chapter tells the origin of the castle itself, which is abandoned by its princess in a comic twist on “Sleeping Beauty” when she rides off into the sunset with her Prince Charming. The castle becomes a refuge for misfits, outcasts, and others seeking sanctuary, playing host to a lively and colorful cast of characters that inhabits the subsequent stories, including a talking anthropomorphic horse, a mysteriously pregnant Lady on the run, and a bearded nun. Linda Medley lavishly illustrates Castle Waiting in a classic visual style reminiscent of Arthur Rackham and William Heath Robinson. Blending elements from a variety of sources — fairy tales, folklore, nursery rhymes — Medley tells the story of the everyday lives of fantastic characters with humor, intelligence, and insight into human nature. Castle Waiting can be read on multiple levels and can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, especially young girls.
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About the Author
Linda Medley lives in Portland, OR, where she is currently working on the Castle Waiting series.
BD Posted on February 2, 2013 at 9 h 06 min