The popularity of Castle Waiting continues to grow, and to help new fans catch up on the latest installments of Linda Medley's award-winning ongoing epic, we're pleased to offer the first ten issues of Volume II in one handy package at a significant savings over the combined cover price — over a dollar off each issue!
In these issues, a new chapter begins as the Castle welcomes some new guests, undergoes some renovations, and reveals more of its secrets. Secrets about the Castle's denizens are revealed as well, as we delve into the pasts of Lady Jain, Iron Henry, and Dr. Fell. Medley's sharp pen and even sharper storytelling create a delightfully adventurous universe.
A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting is a fairy tale 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. Linda Medley lavishly illustrates Castle Waiting in a classic visual style reminiscent of Arthur Rackham and William Heath Robinson. Blending elements from a variety of sources — fairy tales, folklore, nursery rhymes — Medley tells the story of the everyday lives of fantastic characters with humor, intelligence, and insight into human nature. Castle Waiting can be read on multiple levels and can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.
This ultra-deluxe, hand-assembled edition of the Castle Waiting graphic novel includes the following:
• Full-color archival chapter-divider bookplates printed on acid- and lignin-free 50 lb. stock with pigmented inks; the adhesive is a permanent modified acrylic (no gooey rubber to gum up the works). Each plate measures 4" x 5". • Tipped-in front endpaper plate. • Gilded edge pages. • Tiny flat two-sided solid pewter charm added to the bound-in ribbon bookmark. Measures approximately 1/2" wide x 3/4" high. • Original dustjacket with brass protective corners. Reproduced from the vintage tooled-leather cover Linda's very own extra special personal copy wears. Printed in full-color on heavyweight glossy paper. • "Liberry Card" set of three cards: includes a Library Card, Borrow Slip, and Author Card in an acid-free pocket affixed into the book. All are printed both sides on acid-free cardstock and each card measures 2.75" x 5.5". The Library Card is reproduced from a Victorian (circa 1898) library card, and the signed Author Card is in the style of cabinet cards of the same era.
Since we mentioned Jordan Crane and his daughter Andalucia a few posts ago, I thought we should link to this video since we never have before. It's Lavender Diamond's first music video, "Open Your Heart." Lavender Diamond features cartoonist Ron Rege, Jr. on drums and is the fella at the end that the singer, Becky, embraces. But wait, that's not the only comics connection: the cameo of the man in the hat with the little girl? Jordan and Andalucia!
A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting is a fairy tale 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. In this issue: with nary a strip-mall in sight, the castle folk enjoy an evening of bowling and clothes shopping; and Jain learns some interesting details concerning lovable Doctor Fell's puzzling condition.
3 - 5PM: DASH SHAW (The Bottomless Belly Button, Mome)
11AM - 1PM: CRAIG YOE (Arf!)
1 - 3PM: PAUL KARASIK (I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets!)
1 - 3PM: MICHAEL KUPPERMAN (Tales Designed to Thrizzle)
3 - 5PM: MISS LASKO-GROSS (Escape from "Special")
3 - 5PM: DASH SHAW (The Bottomless Belly Button, Mome)
11AM - 1PM: LEAH HAYES (Funeral of the Heart)
11AM - 1PM: DASH SHAW (The Bottomless Belly Button, Mome)
1 - 2:30PM: KIM DEITCH (Shadowland, The Stuff of Dreams)
1 - 3PM: GLENN HEAD (Hotwire Comix)
1 - 3PM: CRAIG YOE (Arf!)
3 - 4PM: LEAH HAYES (Funeral of the Heart)
3 - 5PM: MISS LASKO- GROSS (Escape from "Special")
4 - 5PM: KIM DEITCH (Shadowland, The Stuff of Dreams)
New York Comic Con, taking place April 18-20 at the Javits Center in New York City, is the East Coast's biggest popular culture convention, and in 2008 Fantagraphics Books - the west coast's biggest alternative comics publisher - will join the ranks of exhibitors for the first time. Publishers Gary Groth and Kim Thompson will be on hand all weekend, hosting round-the-clock signings for several authors and debuting several new titles at the show.
We ended voting on our poll question "Which part of our product listings do you find most useful or persuasive?" and more than half of you who responded said "Preview images & downloads." We're already stepping up our efforts to give you more of what you want (and now that Flickr is hosting videos, watch for video previews in the near future), so thanks for your feedback! See the final poll results here. If you have any other comments, please drop us a line.
For our new poll, we're asking what your primary consideration is when making a purchase from our website. The poll can be found on the right column of FLOG and on our front page (and elsewhere on our site). We promise that we'll take a break from picking your brains for marketing info and put up a fun poll in the near future!
Time for another daily photographic sneak peek at an upcoming book that we recently received "in the flesh" at the office. Today it's the latest and final (for now) volume in our Love and Rockets Library reprint series, Amor Y Cohetes, collecting all the stand-alone non-continuity stuff from L&R Vol. 1. For a Flickr slideshow, click here, or to browse manually, click here.
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