SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT (HARDBACK)
Deluxe hardcover edition of M D Penman and John Reppion's Graphic Novel adaptation of Sir Gawain & The Green Knight.
With an introduction by Alan Moore (Illuminations, Jerusalem, Voice of the Fire, The Show).
Note- This version is an A4 sized hard cover (210 x 297 mm)
"If ye will listen to this lay but a little while,
I will tell it forthright as I heard it told in town,
As it is set down in story that cannot be changed,
Long written in the land in true words."
Told and retold, re-translated, and re-imagined through the centuries, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was originally written in Middle English, circa 1350 CE, by an unnamed author.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has become part of the rich story-soil from which the forest of modern Western literature has grown. The journey undertaken by Sir Gawain is a familiar one, even to those who have not yet heard its telling, nor trod its course.
Adapted by: MD Penman and John Reppion
Publication Date: November 2021 (softcover zine)
Publication Date: November 2022 (hardcover deluxe)
Praise for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
"John Reppion and Mark Penman adaption of the Middle Ages masterpiece, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a wonderfully realised new graphic novel. A tale for the ages, and for all ages being both a faithful and fun adaptation of a literary classic." - Comicon.com
"Makes the tale of Gawain exciting and accessible without unnecessarily altering it to somehow make it “relevant” to a contemporary audience. " - Pipedream Comics
"This adaptation is great fun. It has respect for the original tale and all its folk horror glory, but it’s thoroughly modern and sleek. The art is phenomenal and the story is told with excitement and efficiency, which is saying something for a fourteenth century poem in a regional dialect with over 2500 lines. I highly recommend it, even if you’re not medievally-inclined — and especially if you are." - K. A. Laity
"This is one of the finest adaptations of classic literature I have reviewed here – not simply retelling the tale in comics format but actively looking to use the distinctive tools of the medium to highlight its themes and add layers to its subtext. It’s a collaboration that is nothing short of a narrative triumph and an absolute must-buy." - Broken Frontier