Archaia Gives Us The Reason for Dragons

Archaia Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of The Reason For Dragons, a new, hardcover original graphic novel from two fresh voices making their creator-owned book debut.

The Reason for Dragons, by Chris Northrop and Jeff Stokely, tells the story of Wendell, a high school outcast who lives a lonely, suburban existence, losing himself in books in order to avoid his distant, motorcycle-riding 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. His new acquaintance seems the definition of crackpot, believing himself to be a medieval knight named Sir Habersham, tasked with the duty of slaying the dragon he insists is wandering the woods. But when Wendell starts hearing rumblings—and listening to Habersham’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.

The fantasy hardcover will also contain an Introduction written by Sean Gordon Murphy and a pin-up gallery featuring contributions from fellow Archaia creators Tom Brown, mpMann, and Yehudi Mercado. Sharing color duties with Northrop on The Reason for Dragons is Andrew Elder.

The Reason for Dragons ($19.95, 128 pages, full color, 6.625” x 10.25”, ISBN 978-1936393749) will debut in comic book shops and wherever books are sold in May, 2013.