What’s it all about?
It’s 1987 and the Queen Mum has decided to get away from it all at the Castle of Mey. However, her holiday doesn’t quite go to plan as her arch-nemesis Princess Alice shows up, along with the pesky ghost of the Green Lady.
What do I like about it?
It’s a delightfully cute A6 mini-comic, with a gently mocking tone. Whatever you may think of the Royal Family, how could anyone resist a fun adventure starring a tipsy Queen Mum, giant cyber-corgis and old rivalries.
What about the artwork?
The deceptively simple cartoon style David employs here conveys a wealth of atmosphere and immediately endears you to the characters. The use of tones and spot colour adds an extra dimension to the black and white line art, and continues the theme of fun running throughout.
I particularly like the blue colours and textures of the Queen Mum’s outfit, as it makes her look adorable, even when brandishing a glass of G&T or a sword!
Why might Girly Comic readers like it?
It’s really good fun, full of strong female characters, and even includes short biographies about the real women the story is based on.