My niece and nephew are both reaching an age where I can start shaping them to be better humans via the influence of comics. My nephew is easy as he’s already awash in all things Batman and Super Hero Squad. My niece, she’s a tougher egg to crack as she’s been led straight down the Disney princess path. There’s a cure for that: Princess Ugg.
From Oni Press:
Within the fairy-tale kingdom of Atraesca lies the prestigious Princess Academy, where young royals from all the five kingdoms come to get their education. But they’ve never before seen the like of Princess Ülga of Grimmeria. Armed with axe and sword, riding her war mammoth through the city gates, Ülga has come in search of schooling. But this barbarian princess might just end up schooling the people of Atraesca before that happens!
Princess Ugg is a new project by one-time Harvey Award nominee and two-time Eisner Award nominee Ted Naifeh. The writer/illustrator received his Eisner nods for his work on Courtney Crumrin and the Harvey nod for Polly and the Pirates. Naifeh will be appearing at Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge, 326 Fell Street in San Francisco, on June 7 between noon and 5 p.m.