THIS IS NOT A DRILL! I REPEAT, PRINCELESS FANS, THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
New Princeless is in Previews TODAY! Your comic shop got Previews magazine, from which they order all of their comics TODAY and in that hefty volume is the advertisement for:
PRINCELESS: SHORT STORIES FOR WARRIOR WOMEN #1
The order code for your comic shop is JUL120704
It is written by Jeremy Whitley (Princeless, Order of Dagonet)
It features an awesome cover by Jules Rivera (Valkyrie Squadron, Hard Graft, Marsh Rocket)
It has amazing interior artwork from:
Nancy King and
and beautiful pinups by:
and Laura Guzzo!
Your first look at the first four pages of Princeless Book 2, with art by
and colors by
I seem to remember that some of you have had trouble finding Princeless. Was that right? And of course, who is going to want to dish out the money for the trade if they’ve never read an issue, right? Well, Mr Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool and I have come up with that I believe to be an elegant solution to this problem.
PRINCELESS ISSUE 1 is FREE right NOW at BLEEDING COOL!
All we ask is that if you enjoy it you vote at http://www.eisnervote.com and that you buy the trade and come back for Volume 2 this fall! Oh and the short story collection!
Please, share this link with all of your friends, relatives, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandchildren, followers, nemeses, and anybody else you think may enjoy it.
Retweet, repost, reblog, reread, repeat.
Check out the new review of Princeless Book 1 from Comic Book Critic at http://comicbookcritic.net/2012/04/08/review-princeless-action-lab/
Here’s a little taste of what he had to say.
“Although this is an all-ages comic, it doesn’t mean it’s just for kids. Everyone from 5 to 50+ will enjoy this series. The writing is smart and witty and the art is very appealing.”
And so begins Issue 3 of Princeless, the issue for which we have been nominated for an Eisner for Best Single Issue. If you want to see the rest of the story: buy it on itunes, android, graphicly, nook, or plain old paper at your local comic book shop. Or, you can hang out right here and wait for a special announcement coming from Action Lab Comics.
This comics creator Jeremy Whitley is truly brilliant. I love the way he approached the comic, I love the execution and I love the characters that he’s allowed to be met so far. I’ve only read up to book 4 (which I believe in the most recent) but, it is not only good for all ages but something new. You meet a princess who wants nothing more than to not be locked up in a tower become locked up in a tower through deceit from her food-poisoning parents. You meet a goofy, lovable, oafish yet fierce girl dragon of whom the princess can understand. You meet her overbearing father of a King and her (so far) misunderstood in a way mother. The prince, the sheepish prince and her beloved brother. The half-dwarf girl who has been moonlighting as the towns blacksmith because her father is at the pub more often than not. Basically…. it’s awesome. I got all 4 books on itunes for $1.99 each. Not bad at all and definitely worth it.
It’s official ladies and gents, Princeless is an Eisner nominee! Not only that, we’re nominated in two different categories: Best Single Issue and Best Publication for Kids (8-12).
Honestly, I had hoped for the best, but just getting nominated for an Eisner was beyond my wildest expectations.
Also, Princeless can’t win if you don’t vote, so there are two things you can do to help Princeless win:
1) If you are a comics professional, go to www.eisnervote.com and vote for us in both of the two categories for which we are nominated: Best Single Issue and Best Book for Kids (8-12).
2) If you are not a comics professional: share this post, tweet this post, reblog this post, put it on your facebook, like it, favorite it, put it anywhere that more people can see it. We’re up against some very big and very popular comics and if we’re going to take on that well known blind attorney in red spandex, we need your help.
New Review of Issue 1 of Princeless from I Smell Sheep.
“What a freakingly fun comic. Princess Adrienne is the princess you want your young daughter to like. She is smart independent and so not waiting for a prince to rescue her. Her parents stuck her in a tower guarded by Sparky the dragon so a prince can prove himself worthy of her and eventually the crown by slaying the dragon and climbing up the tower to rescue her, as if!”
*smile* thanks Comickergirl! I’ll treasure this one!
Btw, not an uncommon question. The dragon’s name is actually Sparky, though Adrienne often calls her Sparks as a nickname
Sorry for the lack of updates but the great thing is that it’s because I’ve been pretty busy. You’ll be glad to hear there are a number of things going on.
1: This picture. That’s me and my daughter Zuri (this picture is actually a few months old now, but still an apt description of being a comic writer and dad.) She is, after all, the biggest reason why I started this book.
2: T-Shirt! This is happening! Watch here for finished design shortly.
3: Princeless Volume 2! Me and my new artist Emily C. Martin aka Megamoth are hard at work.
4: And most exciting at the moment! We have a collection of Princeless short stories in the works. All written by me with art by some of the finest women in the biz. More details once everything is ready, but prepare for more Bedelia, more Young Adrienne, more adventure, and…what you may not have been expecting…more Prince Wilcome!
Well, Adrienne has always been black from the first pages of this book I wrote. I wanted a character who represented a group of women who are very rarely represented in comics or fantasy stories.
When I saw The Princess and the Frog, it bothered me that Disney felt the need to place this story in the real world. When Thor came out, it bothered me that so many people reacted negatively to Idris Elba being Heimdall.
Why on Earth is it we feel like black people can’t be part of a fantasy world? If the story takes place in a magical kingdom, black people have just as much right to be in the story as white people or Asian people or Hispanic people.
Hey, that’s me talking! Thanks for the love!