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Castle Waiting. Volume 1

By Linda Medley

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 Angouleme (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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Book

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  • TGN Medley V.1, Teen Graphic Novel

ISBN

9781560977476


Format: Book
Author: Medley, Linda
Summary: " ... 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"--Publisher's description.
Title: Castle waiting. Volume 1 / by Linda Medley ; with an introduction by Jane Yolen ; edited by Gary Groth ; designed by Adam Grano ; lettered by Todd Klein.
Publisher Date: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor], c2006.
Subject: Fairy tales -- Comic books, strips, etc. Fantasy comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels Comic books, strips, etc.
Isbn: 9781560977476 (hbk.) 1560977477 (hbk.)
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: TGN Medley
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Bib Id: 418541

Format: Book
Author: Medley, Linda
Summary: " ... 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"--Publisher's description.
Title: Castle waiting. Volume 1 / by Linda Medley ; with an introduction by Jane Yolen ; edited by Gary Groth ; designed by Adam Grano ; lettered by Todd Klein.
Publisher, Date: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor], c2006.
Description: iv, 457 p. : chiefly ill. ; 21 cm.
Series: Castle waiting.
Subjects: Fairy tales -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Fantasy comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Graphic novels
Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc.
Other Author: Yolen, Jane
Other Author: Groth, Gary
Other Author: Grano, Adam.
Other Author: Klein, Todd
Other Author: Thompson, Kim, 1956-
Notes: " ... collects the first volume of the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning comic book series into one hearty hardcover"--Publisher.
Notes: Printed in both a regular and a "handmade" special edition, which features: twenty full-color archival chapter-divider bookplates printed on acid- and lignin-free 50 lb. stock with pigmented ink, tipped-in front endpaper plate, gilded edge pages, flat two-sided solid pewter charm added to the bound-in ribbon bookmark, and original dustjacket with brass protective corners. The book also includes a "Liberry Card" set of three cards: includes a Library Card, Borrow Slip, and signed Author Card in an acid-free pocket affixed into the book. All are printed both sides on acid-free cardstock and each card measures 2.75" x 5.5". [1].
Contents: The curse of Brambly Hedge -- Bahtalo Drom -- Your castle is your home -- Labors of love -- The caged heart -- Cavalier -- City mouse, country mouse -- Hook, line, and sinker -- Sweet temptations -- Solicitine.
ISBN: 9781560977476 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1560977477 (hbk.)
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Total Copies: 2
Call Number: TGN Medley