Congratulations on the publication of SQUIRE & KNIGHT by Scott Chantler publishing today with First Second Books!

A young squire tackles mysteries, monsters and magic, but the inept knight he serves takes the credit. Every time.

Squire is brainy, bookish, and terribly under-appreciated by the brawny, inept knight Sir Kelton, who somehow always gets all the glory. So when the two mismatched heroes find themselves in a cursed village plagued by a demonic dragon, Kelton rides off to slay it and Squire stays behind to catch up on some reading. But Squire starts to notice that something isn’t quite right about this town . . . Can he uncover its strange secrets?

Praise for SQUIRE & KNIGHT:

“A timeless, smart take on a classic story.”—Booklist, starred review

“Compelling and full of adventure, with a plot as clever as its main character.”—Kirkus

“Readers will ­appreciate how Squire solves problems using his mind while the inept Knight fails using just his brawn, highlighting the ­importance of thinking ­before you act. The artwork sets the medieval scene beautifully with quirky, detailed characters and earthy coloring that reflects the simplicity of the classic village. VERDICT: A witty, adventurous tale with excellent character building, this graphic novel gives readers of fantasy and medieval stories plenty to enjoy.” – Julie Kurtis 

Scott Chantler is the acclaimed cartoonist of the graphic novels TWO GENERALS (which was long-listed for CBC’s CANADA READS: TRUE STORIES, named one of Chapters-Indigo’s Best Books of 2010, and selected for BEST AMERICAN COMICS 2012), NORTHWEST PASSAGE (which was nominated for Eisner, Harvey, Shuster, and Doug Wright Awards), and the THREE THIEVES series (the first book of which, TOWER OF TREASURE, won the Joe Shuster Award for Best Comic for Kids). He also teaches Writing for Graphic Novels at Max the Mutt Animation School in Toronto.

Scott Chantler is represented by Samantha Haywood.