Castle Waiting

Castle Waiting

Book - 2006
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WW Norton
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 PublishedOfficial 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)

Baker & Taylor
A single-volume collection of the graphic fantasy series follows the modern fable of an abandoned castle and its eccentric inhabitants, in an anthology that includes such pieces as "The Curse of Brambly Hedge," "The Lucky Road," and "Solicitine."

Norton Pub
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 PublishedOfficial 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)

Baker
& Taylor

A single-volume collection of the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning graphic fantasy series follows the modern fable of an abandoned castle and its eccentric inhabitants, in an anthology that includes such pieces as "The Curse of Brambly Hedge," "The Lucky Road," and "Solicitine."

Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2006
ISBN: 9781560977476
1560977477
Characteristics: iv, 457 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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marai
Apr 24, 2014

A delightful book chronicling the intertwining stories of a series of misfits living in 'castle waiting.' It is tender, funny, and imaginative. Well worth a read for any age or interest.

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artemishi
Aug 07, 2013

Alternately hilarious and tender, this story (within a story within a story within a story, at times) is lovely and fun. It combines fairy tales, fairy tale elements, and heart, and is well-drawn. I was hard-pressed to pic a favorite character, and I can't wait to continue the adventure in volume 2! :)

I recommend this for fans of fairy tales, wry humor, graphic novels that tell stories, imagination, and medieval fantasy.

vickiboo Aug 17, 2011

Other reviews have called this graphic novel charming, whimsical, ironic, unique and hilarious. I fully agree! A series of interconnected tales - the first is a re-telling of Sleeping Beauty and sheds some light on the origins of Castle Waiting- are also examples of friendship, caring for others and loyalty. Not all the characters' background are explained, and this may frustrate some readers. However, the tales contained in vol. 1, such as Sister Peace and the nuns of Saint Wilgeforte are satisfying in themselves. I, for one, am looking forward to vol. 2

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kbosch1
Jul 22, 2011

A totally engaging read! I'm new to graphic novels and I really loved it. Funny, thoughtful and not at all what you'd expect.

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Ninja123
May 31, 2010

Lots of old time favourites with a new twist.

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GGirl
Sep 04, 2008

The story changes all the time and is sometimes hard to follow. It borrows some Christian stories ideas. Book layout is in comic book style, with many chapters.

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