Princeless Vol 3: The Pirate Princess #1 Page 13
This is the first page of the exclusive preview of Princeless you’ll be seeing in the Halloween Comics Fest book from Action Lab Comics on October 25th.
What does everybody think?
Princeless - The Pirate Princess #1
5 Page Preview
Welcome to the new volume of Princeless! You still have a little while to wait to get the book in your hands, but there’s no reason we can’t get you excited for it now, right?
Here’s you first look into the life and history of our new co-heroine for this volume, Raven Xingtao. Raven’s got a quest of her own but can it coexist with Adrienne’s quest or will they end up coming to blows?
The Three Leading Ladies of Princeless - The Pirate Princess
Top: Princess Adrienne Ashe
Middle: Raven Xingtao
Bottom: Bedelia Smith
Hello Tumblr, above are the three leading ladies of the upcoming volume of Princeless titled “The Pirate Princess”. This will be volume three of Princeless, but as with all volumes it is a story unto itself and designed to be a book you can read on its own.
If you are not familiar with Princeless, it is a fantasy comic which is appropriate for all-ages and centers around Adrienne (Top Image) who is a princess of a far away kingdom who is locked away in a tower by her parents and rather than waiting to be saved, decides to save herself.
This particular story follows Adrienne’s rescue of another girl she finds locked away in a tower. But when that girl turns out to be the revenge bent daughter of The Pirate King, Adrienne finds that she’s gotten more than she bargained for.
Princeless is, I believe, fairly unique in the fantasy and comics world. Its lead, Adrienne, is a woman and princess of color. Her sidekick, Bedelia, is a mixed race girl from two very different worlds whose overcome a lot to be where she is. This volume’s new co-heroine, Raven, is a character of Asian descent who fights alongside (and sometimes against Adrienne) to right a wrong and reclaim her birthright.
While the characters are often distressed, there are no damsels in this story. These girls all have (or are finding) agency. They are all heroes and they are the ones doing the rescuing. They’re still girls, they still have insecurities and issues, but their lives are defined neither by those insecurities nor by the presence or lack of romance.
Princeless is an action comic about fully dressed (often in armor), capable, self-determining, ambitious, sword fighting, dragon riding, rule breaking girls. And while it’s for everybody, my hope is that those are exactly the kind of girls in will find - the kind of girl I want my daughter to know she can be.
There will be hugging, hair cutting, fairy tale reading, and occassionally even the color pink. But first and foremost there are these amazing things that there just aren’t nearly enough of in comics - GIRLS!
Please, seek it out and enjoy.
liking how this page of Snow is turning out! COMICS EVERYBODY! COMICS
[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.
1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson
1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson
1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson
1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson
1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]
I apologize as this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.
I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.
When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.
And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.
But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, or passive racism that plagues our country.
And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.
Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.
But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?
That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.
So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.
And then let’s turn the damn page.
I do love kickstarters, and while I am no scifi guy, I thought this one was interesting. Today marks the first full week of the Kickstarter campaign for writer Jeremy Whitley and artist Heather Nun…
(From what I understand, the police thought they heard a gunshot and started throwing tear gas into the crowd. Correct me if I’m wrong)
A future where anti-immigration policies meet government microchips - In the future, every move you make will be tracked by a microchip under your skin. And you
New article about “Illegal” from dot429 magazine! Check it out and, if it moves you, head over to the Kickstarter to bring the book to life! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/787527503/illegal-by-jeremy-whitley-and-heather-nunnelly
OMG you guys made it! I’m so excited!!! :D
I know right?
Yaaaaaaayyyy! This is such happy news to me! Oh man, I can’t wait to have it in my hands!
It’s very exciting. We are excited.