Princess Ugg

Books: Graphic Novel

Princess Ugg Vol. 1 (2014), Princess Ugg Vol. 2 (2015)

Princess Ugg Vol. 1 (2014) Ted Naifeh and Warren Wucinich

Princess UggPrincess Ülga is traveling to the low-lands at her mother's request, hoping to learn how to help her people.


Princess Ugg

What she learns isn't quite what she was expecting.

Princess Ugg

I didn't remember the premise, so when I started reading I wasn't quite sure where things were going, but I was interested, so I kept reading.

Once we learned why Princess Ulga is at the academy, things became much more interesting. I also found myself liking the head mistress, who is obviously used to dealing with spoiled brats. (Mistress of deportment? Not so much.)

It's an interesting story, and I found myself enjoying it. This story is for teens rather than kids, and the themes are more subtle than in Princeless; regardless, it was still enjoyable.

Published by Oni Press

Rating: 8.5/10

Princess Ugg Volume 2 (2015) Ted Naifeh, Warren Wucinich

The second (and final) volume of Princess Ugg finds Ulga still at the academy learning to be a princess.

She's slowly learning to write, and learn the other bits of decorum that are expected in the lowlands, but her roommate still hates her and belittles her, no matter what she tries.

But she doesn't give up.

She slowly gains acceptance from the other princesses.

And finds that her skills may come in use.

I did enjoy this. It had the girl determining to remain herself despite peer pressure, following through on her quest, even if she isn't good at it, and in the end helps her people–which is what she had wanted to do in the first place.

Fun and good for older teens (because there is some minimal acknowledgement of boinking).

Published by Oni Press

Rating: 8.5/10