Preview: Breaking The Helpless Princess Trope With ‘The Princess Who Saved Herself’

by Brendan M. Allen

Aimed at fans of Tea Dragon Society and Zita the Spacegirl comes a new graphic novel that reinvents the princess myth for a new generation.

Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa tell the story, based on a beloved song by internet musician Jonathan Coulton, breaking the helpless princess trope.

‘Meet an awesome, independent, young kid who lives with her pet snake and plays rock ‘n’ roll all day to the huge annoyance of the classical guitarist witch who lives down the road. Hijinks, conflicts, and a fun reconciliation ensues in this young readers graphic novel showcasing determination, bravery, and understanding.’

The Princess Who Saved Herself hits comic book store shelves this Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Brendan M. Allen

Brendan Allen has probably had more jobs than you would reasonably believe. Dog trainer? He’s done it. Flooring contractor? You bet! EMT? Army NBC specialist? Road dog for a Celtic rock band? Yes, yes, and och aye! Now he reads comics and writes about them. It's a rough gig. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @SaintAmish where he tweets about comic books and cystic fibrosis awareness.

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