Price: $14.95 (US)
Jonsson has created a rarity in the field of romantically-focused autobiographical comics: a story that is both universal and personal. Whereas most entries in this subgenre simply focus of the universally relatable aspects of romantic/sexual relationships, Hey Princess takes the opposite route. Rather than limiting the exposition of his characters, Jonsson takes great efforts to imbue his supporting cast with personality. Ranging between subtle, caring recreations and unashamed caricatures, Jonsson’s girlfriends, friends and diabolical nemeses alike are brought to life in lengthy sections detailing their behaviour and interaction with the author.
Our personal favourite highlights from the book include: Jonsson’s time with his manic depressive Goth girlfriend, the vignettes featuring his aforementioned diabolical nemesis and love rival DJ Marcus Gerdin, and an unexpected cameo by then-child star Aaron Carter as he finds a vandalised poster of himself in the offices of Galago’s publishing house.
Hey Princess is available to pre-order now for all fans of drink, casual sex and melancholic heartbreak everywhere.
Marc Dutroux being an infamous serial killer and child molester from the mid-90s)