The Reason for Dragons

The Reason for Dragons Cover

The Reason for Dragons

By Chris Northrop; Jeff Stokely (Illustrator)

Archaia Entertainment, Hardcover, 9781936393749, 119pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

Wendell is 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 Faire 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.

About the Author
Chris Northrop grew up in New Jersey. He would go to the movies often, raid his father s movie collection regularly, and disappear into bookstores hungry for good stories. As a writer and colorist, he s worked for several animation studios and publishers, starting at The Animation Collective as a background painter and currently as a freelance colorist for Oni Press. Additionally, Chris teaches comic arts at Artworks Studio and at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, CA. Chris currently lives in Los Angeles where he writes and colors all day, fueled by coffee and a love of his profession."