STAFF PICKS :: THE REASON FOR DRAGONS HC:: JULY 24, 2013

July 19, 2013 at 9:08 am By:

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seth_smlSETH’S PICK :: THE REASON FOR DRAGONS HC: I’ve been anticipating this new Archaia book since first hearing about it.  Chris Northrop and Jeff Stokely (of Boom’s excellent sci-fi/western Six Gun Gorilla) tell the story of a teenage loner who stumbles upon the ruins of a Renaissance Fair and meets an aging man in a knight’s garb.  The quixotic man believes himself to be a literal knight hunting a nearby dragon.  The book then takes on elements of ’80s coming-of-age tales.  There’s been a good bit of advanced buzz for this graphic novel, garnering comparisons to The Fisher King and interest from the film industry.  With its mix of literary writing and kinetic artwork, I’m betting that this will end up on at least a few ‘best of the year’ lists. reasonfordragons

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