Save Yourself

Save Yourself

Comic Book - 2013
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"Funny riffs on adventure story stereotypesfill this graphic novel, and parents and educators will be delighted with thediverse characters."

Honored as an AmeliaBloomer Project title, through theALA.

Adrienne Ashe never wanted to be aprincess. She hates fancy dinners, is uncomfortable in lavish dresses, and hasnever wanted to wait on someone else to save her.

However, on the night of her16th-birthday, her parents, the King and Queen, locked her away in a towerguarded by a dragon to await the rescue of some handsome prince. Now Adriennehas decided to take matters into her own hands!
Come join the Eisner-nominated team ofJeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin for a tale of swashbuckling in the face of sexism. Princeless is the action/adventure for the girl who's tired of waiting tobe rescued and ready to save herself!

Publisher: [Canonsburg, Pa.] : Action Lab Entertainment, c2013.
Edition: Encore ed. --
ISBN: 9781939352545
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. --
Additional Contributors: Goodwin, M.


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AL_LAURA Jan 09, 2018

A beautiful, heartwarming tale about a Princess and her dragon who fly off into the sunset to smash the patriarchy.

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

Princess Adrienne is tired of waiting to be rescued, so she sets out with her friends (including her dragon guardian) to discover her own adventure. Good for little princesses and anybody who likes adventures.

Chapel_Hill_MaiaJ Aug 30, 2017

I've been waiting for this princess story my whole life! Adrienne isn't content to wait for some prince to come and get her--she takes matters into her own hands and saves herself (as the title suggests) and then takes it a step farther to go rescue all of her sisters! While this is an all ages comic, adults will find plenty of funny asides to make it entertaining, and it can lead to great discussions with kids and teens about gender stereotypes and tropes.

PinesandPrejudice Dec 16, 2016

How have I never read this graphic novel before? I adore this series and wish I had discovered it as a young girl. Adrienne is awesome and I want to be her when I grow up.

me_tis_awesome Oct 08, 2016

It was cute and quirky with a zany dragon. The little thing about the prince school ...

AL_BRIDGET Aug 24, 2016

I loved everything about this story, from the art to the dragon to the AMAZING PRINCESS. Oh jeez. If you like fantasy and humor and dragons and girls being awesome then you should read this immediately.

AL_ZOEY Aug 08, 2016

Are you craving a strong female character that isn't on the fringe or catering to a male audience? Here is a story that does all that and more. This graphic novel takes on, and successfully (and with humor) takes down one ridiculous fairy tale troupe after another.

Princeless Vol. 1: Save Yourself offers a hilarious takedown of popular fairy tale tropes. Story writer Jeremy Whitley pushes back against stereotypes of damsels in distress and scantily clad lady warriors with humor that both kids and adults will appreciate. M. Goodwin’s bold, attention-grabbing art also provides visual interest for readers of all ages.

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PimaLib_MargaretB Jan 21, 2016

Ditch the stereotypes. This princess saves herself, the dragon and her sisters too. Can't wait for the next book.

mvkramer Jul 30, 2015

I wanted to like this - but the message was just too heavy-handed. I couldn't have fun with the story because it was too busy beating me over the head with the message that *gasp* girls can do stuff! So many stories have made the same point with much more skill.

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