Sunday, August 25, 2013

ONLINE: Princess Princess by Strangely Katie

winsome ...  I’m trying to come up with synonyms for “sweet”. 

“Sweet” just doesn't sound right when considering the webcomic Princess Princess. The story is just so that saying too much gives the whole dang thing away, but I would most definitely describe the webcomic as charming and thoughtful. Two delightful Princesses, Sadie and Amira, go off in search of adventure all in winsome shades of pink, purple, and burgundy.

I found this comic through a lucky click on The Mary Sue in a post by Isabella Kapur, Brooke Jaffe, and Susana Polo on 40 WEBCOMICS YOU NEED TO READ. Specifically, Princess Princess came recommended from Isabella Kapur.

I have always loved Webcomics; right now I’m in the middle of reading the ongoing Strong Female Protagonist by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag, (also on the The Mary Sue’s list) and the also ongoing Monster Pop! By Maya Kern. And as I continue to explore the 40 new suggestions I am guaranteed to have started many more by the end of tonight.

Before you think I’m about to send you off into the vortex of some webcomic that will drain away your entire afternoon. (As many a webcomic are known to do) Princess Princess is unique as it is a completed stand alone story that is only 44 pages in length. Short & darling just doesn't have the same alliteration to it.

The art of Princess Princess is probably what will get the most attention. From the masterful colouring to the character designs that express everything unsaid in just 44 pages. I could not have loved this more. It reminded me a lot of the graphic novel Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol in that the art is very expressive and colourful. If you enjoyed that tone of art and story you should check out Princess Princess.

Packed with a narrative punch and tons of blunt humor, Princess Princess is so nice you will most certainly read it twice!

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