Knight & Dragon

Story: Matt Gibbs
Illustration: Bevis Musson
Colours: Nathan Ashworth

RRP: £8.99
ISBN: 978-1-4733-0851-0
Format: full colour; 64 pages; soft cover, perfect bound, 178mm width x 254mm height (7” x 10”)

Written by Matt Gibbs and illustrated by Bevis Musson, with colours by Nathan Ashworth, 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.

Designed with both print and digital in mind, Knight & Dragon is a picture book comic for all ages, due out in 2013.

You can also download a PDF version of the Knight & Dragon preview (Knight’s Tale).

Reviews
06.01.2014 comicbookGRRRL (2013 Awards – Innovation of the Year)
08.12.2013 Geek Native
27.11.2013 Page Forty Five
15.11.2013 The Beat (Thought Bubble 2013 recommendations)
09.11.2013 Geek Pride
29.10.2013 Forbidden Planet International Blog

Podcasts
21.12.2013 Stacey’s Pop Culture Parlour #23 [00:23:00]
02.12.2013 Whittle Waffle #4 [00:13:30]
29.11.2013 The Orbiting Pod #135 Thought Bubble interview [01:53:00]

Interviews
20.11.2013 House of Betty interview – Bevis Musson
20.11.2013 House of Betty interview – Matt Gibbs