Nimona

Nimona

Author + Illustrator: Noelle Stevenson

Lord Ballister Blackheart, our protagonist, scientist and villain, finds Nimona at his lair. Nimona is a young, powerful and impulsive shape-shifter with a desire to cause havoc and bring about destruction. She convinces him to take her on as a sidekick. The pair work together to mess things up in the Kingdom and get revenge against Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin­the story’s ‘hero’ and the nemesis of Lord Ballister Blackheart. This graphic novel is based on the webcomic made by Stevenson, but contains some extra material. Definitely worth seeking out, even if just online. It’s a sweet and unpredictable story, subtly challenging ideas without being confrontational.

This article first appeared in Issue 21, 2016.
Posted 1:17pm Sunday 4th September 2016 by Laura Starling.