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Castle Waiting Vol. 1

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  • Castle Waiting Vol. 1
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  • Castle Waiting Vol. 1
  • Castle Waiting Vol. 1

Castle Waiting Vol. 1

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.

"Medley's big book ranks with Jeff Smith's Bone as a nearly-all-ages graphic-novel triumph." - Booklist, "Core Collection: Graphic Women"
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Credits

Written by

Linda Medley

Art by

Linda Medley

Genres

Fantasy
Leading Ladies

About Comic

Page Count

460 Pages

Print Release Date

December 31 2012

Digital Release Date

January 2 2013

Age Rating

All Ages

Copyright

2012 Linda Medley/Fantagraphics Books, Inc.