Friday, May 20, 2022

Reader's Diary #3010- Neil Gaiman (writer), Colleen Doran (artist): Chivalry

While Neil Gaiman can often bring the dark, Chivalry brings the charm. 

A short story adapted into a comic by Colleen Doran, Chivalry follows an elderly British widow who buys the Holy Grail at a second hand store because she thinks it'll look nice on her mantle. 

Before long, however, a knight, straight from the days and legends of King Arthur, visits and hopes to convince the woman to give it to him. The relationship they build is sweet and gentle, like a grandmother and adult grandson, and the absurdity of the situation is never treated as such. 

Managing to embrace both the warmth of the story as well as the British fantasy/folklore vibe, Colleen Doran's detailed watercolours are stellar.

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