Kirk Hamilton, Erik Kain, Benjamin Popper, Michael Abbott, and hell, the rest of mainstream games journalism out there, stop embarrassing my race. You fucks, you sick fucks. I’ve never been more disgusted with games “journalism” and “criticism” in my life until lately, with the release of…
In which NASA wins at Gangnam Style parodies now and forever. Everyone else go home.
look @ these baller slippers
There’s a wide range of art in Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women #2 and it’s all good. Rivera gets full run on “The Smiths,” showing why she has a complete handle on the vibe Whitley is going for. Lawrence’s work on “The Runaway Prince” is very reminiscent of an old-school JRPG, so much so that you’re waiting for the menu box to pop up and offer you equipment options. And it’s great.
The pin-ups by Moriarty and Leuver are nice intermission pieces. They really capture the Princeless universe quite well and are also great to look at. Action Lab could easily offer the pin-ups as standalone prints and they’ll likely be snapped up by many.
Say what you want about comics from the big two, but it’s books like Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women #2 from Action Lab that offer readers something a little lighter. That’s not to say they don’t tackle the bigger issues, as the Princeless series always deals with issues such as racism and feminism. They do it in a way that’s not preachy though, instead relying on good storytelling and art to subtly get the message across.
Please reblog! We will start posting new work from these creators very shortly! I’m already getting some sketches. Let everyone know and get them following the Princeless tumblr to see what we’re up to!
I’ll tell you Bedelia, we’re announcing the artists for the second Princeless short story collection:
Adriana Blake - http://www.littleteacup.net/
Angi Shearstone - http://www.blooddreams.com/blooddreams/home.html
Isabelle Melancon - http://www.namesakecomic.com/
Jessi Sheron - http://mysweetphantom.deviantart.com/gallery/
Tara Abamondi - http://www.tarabba.com/
Jackie Crofts - http://jackiecrofts.com/
Nilah Magruder - http://nilahmagruder.com/
Autumn Crossman - http://www.secretidentitiesandhijabis.tumblr.com/
Cullen Gardepe - http://culleng-lss.deviantart.com/?rnrd=19467
Jessica Gonzalez - http://www.jessicalynngonzalez.com/
Marian Pham - http://www.marianpham.com/gallery/607197
Congratulations to everyone who will be a part of the team. I wish we had more room in our books because I’d love to work with each and every one of the nearly 75 female artists who got back to me!
If you’re not in the list above and you’re still interested in contributing to the Princeless universe, keep your eyes peeled for more announcements. Additional short stories will be up for grabs next summer and I have plans for a Princeless day, where we can bombard the internets with Princelessy goodness from all corners! Keep a look out and keep kicking butt!
Even Audrey Hepburn read comics!