Comics I Love – Tigress Queen

 Posted by Bob the Hamster on January 10th, 2021

In the year of 2020, one of my favorite ways to relax and de-stress was to read web comics and graphic novels. So for New Years 2021, here are some of my favorites, and why I love them

Tigress Queen – by Allison Shaw

Why I Love It

I started reading Tigress Queen for the crisp, clean artwork. What really made me love it though, was the diplomacy–

–Not diplomacy in the simple sense of looking for compromise, rather, in Tigress Queen, the diplomacy is the tense dance of a war that is no longer being fought with swords, and is now being fought with words, tricks, and political maneuvering.

Tigress Queen does a great job of employing shifts into different character’s perspectives to grant the reader greater insight into each of the warring cultures than those characters themselves possess. When the characters underestimate each other, or over-estimate the strengths of their own positions, we get to enjoy the knowledge of why this diplomatic undertaking is more perilous than they realize.

Oh, and I have to talk about the horses! No, I won’t spoil the horses for you. But I’ll hype them up. There’s not a lot of magic in the world of the Tiger Queen– at least not much that we have seen yet. Occasionally a character will call the Tigress Queen herself a “witch” but it seems to be an empty insult. Nobody has cast any spells (yet) in the story so far.

But those horses? Oh! Those horses! The first time you see the horse, you might think, “Wow! that’s a pretty intense looking horse!” but maybe that’s all it is, right? Maybe the horses in Zizumbir are just a little bit cooler than the steeds from the Empire of Jaez?

Nope. Wait until the horse does the thing. Oh, you won’t miss it. When the horse has done the thing, you will know that the horse has done the thing.

I appreciate it when an author of a fantasy world has figured out exactly the right amount of deviation from reality that best suits their story, and yes, Tigress Queen has hit that mark just right.

Read it here

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