The New Adventures of Queen Victoria: A Very Short Review

What to do, if you can’t draw but you want to create a comic?  In days of yore you would confine yourself to the writing end of the process, leaving the visual stuff to your art team.  But now, technology to the rescue! The New Adventures of Queen Victoria is a great example of a strip done purely with clip art.    Not having to draw, ink, or color the thing allows creator Pab Sungenis a much greater speed in production.  It also forces the writing to the fore — you can’t count on the art to carry the load.

And of course using images that we all recognize allows for a lot of commentary and humor.  Click back in the archive to Sunday Feb. 7’s Superbowl strip, for instance.  And why should Queen Victoria and her son Price Edward not comment upon Superbowl advertising?  Everybody else does!


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About Brenda Clough

Brenda W. Clough spent much of her childhood overseas, courtesy of the U.S. government. Her first fantasy novel, The Crystal Crown, was published by DAW in 1984. She has also written The Dragon of Mishbil (1985), The Realm Beneath (1986), and The Name of the Sun (1988). Her children’s novel, An Impossumble Summer (1992), is set in her own house in Virginia, where she lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest. Her novel How Like a God, available from BVC, was published by Tor Books in 1997, and a sequel, Doors of Death and Life, was published in May 2000. Her latest novels from Book View Cafe include Revise the World (2009) and Speak to Our Desires. Her novel A Most Dangerous Woman is being serialized by Serial Box. Her novel The River Twice is newly available from BVC.


The New Adventures of Queen Victoria: A Very Short Review — 4 Comments

  1. We can blame Esther Friesner, who recommended it to me! My husband has a sweatshirt, which says “Stanford University” in flowing Arabaic script along with the college logo. He is careful to never fly on airplanes while wearing it.