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Castle Waiting – tekijä: Linda Medley
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Castle Waiting (vuoden 2006 painos)

– tekijä: Linda Medley

Sarjat: Castle Waiting (Vol. 1 - complete (issues 0-17))

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Castle Waiting is a fairy tale graphic novel 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.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:andrewbatty
Teoksen nimi:Castle Waiting
Kirjailijat:Linda Medley
Info:Fantagraphics (2006), Hardcover, 448 pages
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Kim lent me a copy of the hardbound first collection of the graphic novel Castle Waiting by Linda Medley and produced by Fantagraphics Books. The story is a sort of feminist Chaucer set in the never never land of fairy tales. It opens with the story of Castle Waiting, a castle set over a land once lush and prosperous until it became the bramble-covered castle of the story of Sleeping Beauty. Once the Prince woke the Princess and everyone else from their century-long sleep the town was gone and the castle destroyed. With the castle abandoned by all but a few, it became Castle Waiting.

The stories in Castle Waiting are charming and entertaining but lack emotional punch. It's difficult not to be charmed by the book as the stories are light, funny and entertaining. A pregnant woman flees from her abusive husband and falls into peril before she manages to reach Castle Waiting and give birth to her strange green son. A horse-headed knight and the stork-shaped keeper of the castle go into town for supplies and meet up with bandits. A full second half of the book involves the story of the local nun and how a bearded girl joined a circus, left a circus, and found herself among a feminist order in the service of God. The story of the nun goes on too long -- it spins into backstories about backstories that have backstories -- but is otherwise fun to read. It's sort of the fantasy lives of the women of various fantasy series while their men go off and fight wars and the great battles between Good and Evil.

It's a fun read. It's well and clearly written. The art is top-notch for being b&w. It's very light. I'm not certain it's a "read more than once" but it is handsomely bound and looks good sitting on a shelf among other books. It makes a nice introduction to comics for people who aren't enormous comic-book people and aren't interested in requiring an encyclopedic knowledge of this universe or that one going back 40 years. Although it has fairy tale references it is a self-contained volume.

I'll happily read volume #2 when it comes out. This one comes recommended for those looking to get into comics and not knowing where to start, or those who enjoy comics from time to time but don't want to invest in some huge story. It's a great intro-story. It may not be a good recommendation for people who are hard core comics nerds who are looking for more meat out of their stories.

(Also, it needs to go back to its owner!) ( )
  multiplexer | Jun 20, 2021 |
Eisner Award winner checked off my Panels Read Harder challenge list!

While this wasn't without its problems, I really liked the snappy, clean illustrations and the whimsical mishmash of fairy tales. What pushed it up to 4 stars for me were the Solicitine chapters that comprised the second half of the book. An order of bearded nuns and circus swindlers? Count me in! ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
For a children's graphic novel, this book has a surprisingly complex storyline. Early chapters explain the origins of the castle (and some of the resident's backstories) before continuing with the "present" plotline centred around the Countess of Carabas. The majority of the chapters are meant to establish the cast of characters rather than having any present action, but Medley draws on the storytelling style of the Canterbury Tales (a tried and true method) to keep readers engaged. She also references a bevvy of classic fairytales, both through plot points and characters, so readers are treated to a blend of familiar tropes within a new story. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
One of my absolute favorite graphic novels of all time. Beautiful illustrations, wonderful storytelling, and it never fails to make me chuckle. The fractured fairy tale nature of the world only adds to the atmosphere. ( )
  Shofbrook | Nov 6, 2020 |
This is a really reluctant 2 stars - should really be more 2 1/2 edging towards three. There's a lot to like about Castle Waiting: the blending of fairy tales with a delightful cast of new characters, the crisp, clean artwork, the strong female protagonists but the story veers off track in a number of cases with multiple flashbacks that I felt watered down the main narrative. Also, plotwise, there's very little that actually HAPPENS - no conflict, no payoff. Its a book that meanders and while I can see the appeal of that after about 300 pages I started to lose interest. Despite my disappointment, Castle Waiting does have a lot of strong points mentioned above that would make me seek out the 2nd volume when it comes out this Fall. ( )
  scout101 | Sep 15, 2020 |
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Castle Waiting is fantasy for everyone, with a refreshing everyday take on what medieval folktale life would be like. It’s a lovely portrayal, optimistic and inspiring. The cast are such rich characters that the reader wants to know more, all of their secrets, quickly, but as we get to know more about their backgrounds, there promises to be much more of this terrific story yet to come in future years.
 

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Castle Waiting is a fairy tale graphic novel 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.

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