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Castle Waiting, Vol. 1 - Linda Medley, Jane Yolen
Castle Waiting, Vol. 1
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The multiple Harvey and Eisner award-winning fantasy is now collected in one volume! A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting 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... show more
The multiple Harvey and Eisner award-winning fantasy is now collected in one volume! A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting 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 456-page Castle Waiting graphic novel tells the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting 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 story, "The Brambly Hedge," 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. For the first time, Fantagraphics' Castle Waiting collects the first volume of the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning* comic book series into one hearty hardcover. 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. *Awards: 2007 Eisner Award nominee: Best Graphic Album — Reprint, Best Publication Design (Adam Grano) 2007 Harvey Award nominee: Best Graphic Album — Previously Published Official Selection, 2008 Festival International de la Bande Desinée de Angoulême (French edition) "20 Essential Albums for Summer 2008," l’Association des Critiques de Bandes Dessinées (French edition) Finalist, Prix de la Critique 2008, l’Association des Critiques de Bandes Dessinées (French edition) Black-and-white comics throughout
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781560977476 (1560977477)
ASIN: 1560977477
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Pages no: 457
Edition language: English
Series: Castle Waiting Omnibus Collection (#1)
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Malin
Malin rated it
4.0 #CBR8 Book 75: Castle Waiting, vol 1 by Linda Medley
The opening story of Castle Waiting, which explains how the castle came to be abandoned, so to speak, is a variation on Sleeping Beauty. Only once the princess is awakened from her century of sleep and the hedge surrounding the castle lets people in and out, she goes off with her prince and pretty m...
Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it
3.0
This is my second time reading this book. I like it, but at times it's almost despite itself.The illustrations are good, the off kilter look at well known fairy tales is more familiar to us now then it perhaps was when the comics were first coming out but the author's take holds up very well, and th...
Bitter Scheherazade
Bitter Scheherazade rated it
5.0
I love this book, and I am not in the least bit ashamed to admit that, even in the face of its more, shall we say, Hallmark moments. Reading this while I have been also reading the Bane origin story, [b:Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 1|12623655|Batman Knightfall, Vol. 1 (New Edition)|Chuck Dixon|http://...
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it
4.0 Castle Waiting
"Castle Waiting" tells the story of the inhabitants of Sleeping Beauty's castle, after she has been woken and long ago left. An isolated castle surrounded by the ruin of a town and a high briar hedge, it is a place which has become a sanctuary.This thick volume is divided into three main portions. ...
Escalla's Reading Life
Escalla's Reading Life rated it
5.0
I have been recommended this comic by many trusted people for more years than i can count, i've always avoided it though because it was really hard to find.I have to thank Fantagraphics for keeping the comic alive and printing these editions.It was everything i was told and more...
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