Comic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy that’s mainly humorous in tone and intent. Set in imaginary worlds, comic fantasy includes puns on and parodies of works of vision.
The subgenre climbed from the nineteenth century. Elements of comic fantasy are discovered in these nineteenth century functions as a number of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, Charles Dickens'”Christmas Books”, and Lewis Carroll’s Alice books. The first author to concentrate in the subgenre has been”F. Anstey” in books like Vice Versa (1882), in which magical disrupts Victorian culture with humorous results. Anstey’s job was popular enough to inspire many imitations, such as E. Nesbit’s light-hearted children’s fantasies, The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904) and The Story of the Amulet (1906). The United States had many authors of comic fantasy, such as James Branch Cabell, whose satirical fantasy Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice (1919) was the subject of an ineffective prosecution for obscenity. Another American author in a similar vein had been Thorne Smith, whose functions (like Topper and The Night Life of the Gods) were more popular and powerful, and frequently adapted for film and tv. Humorous fantasies narrated at a”gentleman’s club” setting are typical; they comprise John Kendrick Bangs’ A Houseboat on the Styx (1895), Lord Dunsany’s”Jorkens” tales, and Maurice Richardson’s The Exploits of Englebrecht (1950).
Based on Lin Carter, T. H. White’s works exemplify comic fantasy, L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt’s Harold Shea stories are ancient exemplars. The majority of the dream of de Camp was funny. De Camp and pratt were to Unknown Worlds, a pulp magazine that highlighted vision with a element one of contributors. Fritz Leiber’s job looked at Unknown Worlds a jocose carry about the sword and sorcery subgenre.
In more contemporary times, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, Piers Anthony’s Xanth novels, Robert Asprin’s MythAdventures of Skeeve and Aahz novels, and Tom Holt’s books offer great illustrations, as do Lots of the functions by Christopher Moore. Additionally, there are comic-strips/graphic books in the humorous fantasy genre, such as Chuck Whelon’s Pewfell show along with also the Theater and The Order of the Stick. Other recent writers in the genre contain Toby Frost, Stuart Sharp, Nicholas Andrews, and DC Farmer, along with the writing staff of John P. Logsdon and Christopher P. Young.
The subgenre has also been reflected in television, like in the tv show I Dream of Jeannie, Kröd Mändoon. Cases on radio would be the Hordes of the Things and ElvenQuest of the BBC. Comic fantasy films can be parodies (Monty Python and the Holy Grail), comedies with fantastical elements (Being John Malkovich) or revived (Shrek). Additionally, it has been applied from the movie Jumanji.