Fat Princess Petronia

Fat Princess Petronia

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The whole universe worships the Little Prince, who sees everything 'with his heart' - but no one pays any attention to his cousin, Fat Princess Petronia. In contrast to the angelic blond boy, she's sullen and completely unsentimental. She just doesn't fit the princess cliché at all: She hates pink frills and loves maths. Naturally, the Little Prince has a huge planet while Petronia is stuck on probably the tiniest and most boring planet in the whole wide universe. With the help of multi-purpose worm Mirco, she tries to pep up her dismal life by travelling the cosmos by wormhole or by attempting to meet David Bowie - usually without success. Petronia's absurd and funny adventures draw on the themes of The Little Prince, fairy tales, science fiction and the classics like Faust. The imagery is also packed full of allusions: Sometimes the art looks like advertising, sometimes like a board game or even like a modelling sheet.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 104 pages
  • 189.23 x 238.25mm
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Color illustrations throughout
  • 1912278375
  • 9781912278374

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Greve's space comic skilfully parodies various science fiction classics such as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Star Trek, Alien and the notion of parallel worlds in the multi-verse. Greve succeeds in depicting her title character's emotional world with just a few strokes.'-Holger Moose, Goethe Institut
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About Katharina Greve

Katharina Greve, born 1972 in Hamburg, studied architecture at the Technical University, Berlin. An artist, writer, cartoonist and comic strip creator, she lives in Berlin. In addition to drawing cartoon and comic strips for Titanic, Das Magazin, Taz, Neues Deutschland, Der Tagesspiegel etc., Greve has published several graphic novels. In 2010, she received the ICOM Independent Comic Book Prize for Outstanding Artwork and the German Comic Strip Prize for New Talent for her comic book debut. In 2013, she predicted the retirement of Pope Benedict in a comic strip and won the Sondermann Förderpreis for Humorous Art. Her webcomic 'Das Hochhaus' was awarded the Max and Moritz Prize for Best German-language Comic Strip at the International Comic Salon Erlangen. In 2019, Fat Princess Petronia appeared as a humorous satire of the 'Little Prince. '
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