Siegfried: Dragon Slayer

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Impulsive young Prince Siegfried craves glory and recognition from his aloof parents, the king and queen of Denmark. Starting a war with a neighbouring country and seeking out the most feared dragon in the realm seems like a good place to start.

An epic tale full of action, adventure, mythological beasts, magical swords, powerful rings, and a treacherous companion.

Adapted from the ancient Norse mythological Völsunga Saga, Siegfried: Dragon Slayer is the first in a two-part series by Canadians Mark Allard-Will and Jasmine Redford.

ISBN: 9781989754115

Dimensions: 6.625" x 10.25"

Page Count: 144

Release Date: 02/16/2022

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Description

The first comic book adaptation of the myth that inspired The Hobbit.

Impulsive young Prince Siegfried craves glory and recognition from his aloof parents, the king and queen of Denmark. Starting a war with a neighbouring country and seeking out the most feared dragon in the realm seems like a good place to start.

An epic tale full of action, adventure, mythological beasts, magical swords, powerful rings, and a treacherous companion.

Adapted from the ancient Norse mythological Völsunga Saga, Siegfried: Dragon Slayer is the first in a two-part series by Canadians Mark Allard-Will and Jasmine Redford. 

Reviews:

“Adventurous and epic, this wonderful retelling of Siegfried and the dragon brings the classic story to life right before your eyes. Every detail of the story and the art is bang on perfect”
– Arthur Slade, author of Modo: Ember’s End and Dragon Assassin

“This is a marvellous retelling of the Völsunga Saga. Mark has made it accessible to such a wide range of readers, Jasmine’s whimsical illustrations are charming and complement the text perfectly.”
Catriona Glazzard, CEO of Asgard (Asgard.scot)

“Fantasy lovers will dive right into this graphic novel which starts with a sword fight training scene before cutting to a dream of treasures and a dragon. […] This retelling of an ancient story was created so more readers could delve into the Völsunga saga, and this graphic novel achieves that goal. The text is easy to read and has an appropriate pace for the fantasy story while still challenging readers to expand their vocabulary or perhaps their understanding of the mythology. Recommended.”

– Lindsey Baird, Canadian Materials

“Jasmine Redford uses crosshatching to shade her drawings and coffee painting to add a touch of golden colour. The result is a Viking engraving feel that simply immerses you in the story. Mark Allard-Will’s scenario introduces bits of the original saga into the main storyline naturally enough not to confuse new readers of Norse mythology or bore well-versed readers […] the art was mesmerizing and the story was well-paced. An enchanting read.”

– redrobinmeg, via IZNEO

“Siegfried: Dragon Slayer is a wonderful introduction to the rich trove of tales that no doubt exist within the Völsunga Saga, and definitely shows how much it inspired modern fantasy, specifically the work of Tolkien. […] If you are a fan of the fantasy genre, this is a prime text, delivered by the knowledgable and loving hand of a writer dedicated to sharing it with the world. Recommended.”

– Oli Jacobs, via GoodReads

About the creators:  

Mark Allard-Will is best known for writing Canadiana comedy comic, Saskatch-A-Man, and adventure graphic novel, Årkade (Renegade Arts Entertainment). Living in the the cold but welcoming tundra of Saskatoon, and born and raised in the picturesque, rural depths of Suffolk, England, Mark loves nothing more than reading a good book, soaking in world mythology and participating in the international film festival circuit. Mark is also an award winning screenwriter.

Jasmine Redford: “Illustrator, copy editor, teacher’s assistant, full-time single parent, and graduate student working on some sort of crazy thesis about Canadian comic books. I snagged my B.F.A. with a major in Visual Arts from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and, years later, followed up with a B.A. Honours from the University of Saskatchewan where I am currently a graduate student.  Clearly, I have fallen down the rabbit hole of Humanities, and there is no waking up yet. I might need someone to shake me by the shoulders.”

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Description

The first comic book adaptation of the myth that inspired The Hobbit.

Impulsive young Prince Siegfried craves glory and recognition from his aloof parents, the king and queen of Denmark. Starting a war with a neighbouring country and seeking out the most feared dragon in the realm seems like a good place to start.

An epic tale full of action, adventure, mythological beasts, magical swords, powerful rings, and a treacherous companion.

Adapted from the ancient Norse mythological Völsunga Saga, Siegfried: Dragon Slayer is the first in a two-part series by Canadians Mark Allard-Will and Jasmine Redford. 

Reviews:

“Adventurous and epic, this wonderful retelling of Siegfried and the dragon brings the classic story to life right before your eyes. Every detail of the story and the art is bang on perfect”
– Arthur Slade, author of Modo: Ember’s End and Dragon Assassin

“This is a marvellous retelling of the Völsunga Saga. Mark has made it accessible to such a wide range of readers, Jasmine’s whimsical illustrations are charming and complement the text perfectly.”
Catriona Glazzard, CEO of Asgard (Asgard.scot)

“Fantasy lovers will dive right into this graphic novel which starts with a sword fight training scene before cutting to a dream of treasures and a dragon. […] This retelling of an ancient story was created so more readers could delve into the Völsunga saga, and this graphic novel achieves that goal. The text is easy to read and has an appropriate pace for the fantasy story while still challenging readers to expand their vocabulary or perhaps their understanding of the mythology. Recommended.”

– Lindsey Baird, Canadian Materials

“Jasmine Redford uses crosshatching to shade her drawings and coffee painting to add a touch of golden colour. The result is a Viking engraving feel that simply immerses you in the story. Mark Allard-Will’s scenario introduces bits of the original saga into the main storyline naturally enough not to confuse new readers of Norse mythology or bore well-versed readers […] the art was mesmerizing and the story was well-paced. An enchanting read.”

– redrobinmeg, via IZNEO

“Siegfried: Dragon Slayer is a wonderful introduction to the rich trove of tales that no doubt exist within the Völsunga Saga, and definitely shows how much it inspired modern fantasy, specifically the work of Tolkien. […] If you are a fan of the fantasy genre, this is a prime text, delivered by the knowledgable and loving hand of a writer dedicated to sharing it with the world. Recommended.”

– Oli Jacobs, via GoodReads

About the creators:  

Mark Allard-Will is best known for writing Canadiana comedy comic, Saskatch-A-Man, and adventure graphic novel, Årkade (Renegade Arts Entertainment). Living in the the cold but welcoming tundra of Saskatoon, and born and raised in the picturesque, rural depths of Suffolk, England, Mark loves nothing more than reading a good book, soaking in world mythology and participating in the international film festival circuit. Mark is also an award winning screenwriter.

Jasmine Redford: “Illustrator, copy editor, teacher’s assistant, full-time single parent, and graduate student working on some sort of crazy thesis about Canadian comic books. I snagged my B.F.A. with a major in Visual Arts from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and, years later, followed up with a B.A. Honours from the University of Saskatchewan where I am currently a graduate student.  Clearly, I have fallen down the rabbit hole of Humanities, and there is no waking up yet. I might need someone to shake me by the shoulders.”

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