Rejected Princesses Book (autographed!)


Note: this is a prose book with illustrations, and not the comic entries (those we are still working out the publishing rights for). Click on the pictures for previews of the inside.

A hundred chapters, 300+ citations, 400 pages – this is the motherlode. 80% of the contents of this book (which is probably hefty enough to stop a bullet) are not on the web in any shape or form. Each chapter comes with content warnings and a maturity rating, and the book is arranged to go from PG, to PG-13, to a handful of R-rated entries at the back.

Order from here and you can get your own personalized copy, signed by the author, complete with a sketch to go with!

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To whom should I dedicate the book? (write “no dedication” for no dedication)


I’m happy to draw a little black-and-white sketch in your book – just nothing too complex, please! Think as much as you’d be able to fit onto a post-it note with a pen. If you’d like that, describe what you’d like to be sketched! (write “no sketch” if you don’t want anything; write “artist’s choice” to leave it up to me. if you want something very specific that requires photo reference, email it to… again, about the size of a post-it note, and nothing too crazy complex…!)

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Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog.

Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . .

Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princesses turns the ubiquitous “pretty pink princess” stereotype portrayed in movies, and on endless toys, books, and tutus on its head, paying homage instead to an awesome collection of strong, fierce, and yes, sometimes weird, women: warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and more who refused to behave and meekly accept their place.

An entertaining mix of biography, imagery, and humor written in a fresh, young, and riotous voice, this thoroughly researched exploration salutes these awesome women drawn from both historical and fantastical realms, including real life, literature, mythology, and folklore. Each profile features an eye-catching image of both heroic and villainous women in command from across history and around the world, from a princess-cum-pirate in fifth century Denmark, to a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, to a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess, and a former prostitute who commanded a fleet of more than 70,000 men on China’s seas.

Additional information

Weight 3.4 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 10 × 1.3 in

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