Creators: Matt Gibbs (Writer) & Bevis Musson (Illustrator)
Colourist: Nathan Ashworth
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Editor: Luke Foster
RRP: USD $14.99 / CAD $ 15.99 / GBP £8.99
Format: full colour; 64 pages; soft cover, perfect bound, 178mm width x 254mm height (7” x 10”)
Knight & Dragon playfully subverts the story of a heroic Knight defeating a ferocious Dragon to rescue the fair Maiden, by offering variant paths and multiple outcomes to the classic fairy tale adventure.
Each narrative begins the same, with a beleaguered Knight riding his Horse into a seemingly deserted village, where the majority of the Villagers mistake him for a heroic warrior. Distracted by the beauty of the Maiden, before he really knows what he’s doing, the Knight agrees to fight a Dragon and, much to the Maiden’s evident dismay, the Village Chief offers the Knight her hand in marriage should he succeed. Learning too late from the Villagers that the Dragon is both huge and ferocious, the despondent Knight heads out to meet his fate, and at this point the stories begin to diverge…
From here, the Knight, Dragon and Maiden, along with the Horse, Farmhand and Village Chief, provide different paths through the unfolding narratives before reaching different endings.
Suitable for Children of All Ages.
“It’s fun and quite fascinating how your perspective of the story changes depending on which character you’re following—even though each storyline borrows pages from the others.” Charles de Lint (The Borderlands Series, Ghostwood, Moonheart, Someplace To Be Flying)
“While it seems aimed at a younger audience, it will still keep everyone that picks it up entertained, with a story that’s both funny and intriguing.” Cristina Daniela, Geek Pride
“The innovation of Knight & Dragon took me completely by surprise… It’s a brilliant piece of work, and one that I heartily recommend.” Laura Sneddon, comicbookgrrrl.com
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