Emily C. Martin - "Princeless"
"It's Not As Anti-Prince As It Sounds."
"All the different princesses have different definitions of what is being saved, what's being rescued...what is being free, what's being a princess." Emily C. Martin is the co-creator (with originator Jeremy Whitley) of the comic book "Princeless".
It is the story of Princess Adrienne, who is trapped in a tower, and will not wait for her prince to save her. She instead calls on her guardian dragon Sparky, and she saves herself. Her adventures continue with her friend, Bedelia the Blacksmith.
Emily & Jeremy's characters are all very different, all searching for their own truth. None need a prince, but some want one. "Even though it's Prince*less* - (Adrienne) doesn't have a prince - (it) doesn't mean that her sisters don't need one or don't want one - and they're not wrong."
"Princeless" orients the reader to the idea that all of us can choose the life we want, outside of pre-conceived boundaries for gender roles.
Emily discusses working on a comic book with female heroes, being a female artist in the predominately male populated field of comic books and the lack of other female artists in the field. We discuss her inspirations and influences growing up (especially Disney's "Sleeping Beauty"), and using comic books to learn not only learn how to read, but learn different languages as well.
An intelligent, creative, and inspirational artist, Emily also teaches comic book courses for teen-age artists, paying it forward with Megamoth Studio in Rohnert Park, CA..
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