We received this late so I haven’t had time to read the whole graphic novel but based on just the first few chapters and Sean Murphy’s introduction I’m giving this a huge thumbs up!
Wendell and Sir Habaersham are wonderfully realized characters, written with wit and heart by Chris Northrop. If you’ve survived that awkward time in your teen years where you weren’t the popular one, picked on and looking for a way to get through it then this book will resonate with you. Jeff Stokely’s art is whimsical and fantastic but finely detailed, I was sucked right in.
Here have a page or two… or six.
Get it at your local comic shop today or in bookstores on August 6th! I’ve got to get going I have a graphic novel to finish reading!
THE REASON FOR DRAGONS
Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Page Count: 128 pages
Format: hardcover, 6.625” x 10.25”, full color
Ship Date: July 24 in comic shops, August 6 wherever books are sold
Written by Chris Northrop
Illustrated by Jeff Stokely
Cover by Jeff Stokely
Rating: T – TEEN (12 and up, may contain mild violence or mild profanity)
Synopsis: Wendell lives a lonely, suburban existence, losing himself in books in order to avoid his motorcycle-driving stepfather, Ted. When the school bullies convince Wendell to venture into the forest around their neighborhood and explore the long-abandoned Renaissance Fair grounds they all believe to be haunted, Wendell is surprised to find a man living in the barn—and even more surprised by the man himself. Believing himself to be a medieval knight named Sir Habaersham tasked with the duty of slaying the dragon he insists is wandering the woods, Wendell’s new acquaintance seems the definition of crackpot. But when Wendell starts hearing rumblings—and listening to Habaersham’s stories—he starts to wonder if perhaps it could all be true. In a heartfelt coming-of-age story, Wendell must defy logic in order to follow his heart…and face the dragon of the forest!