The Prince & The Swan Cover
Title: The Prince & The Swan
Creators: Format: Webcomic
Color: Color
Romanceiness: Definitely a Romance
Heat: PG13
Tags: royalty retelling gay bisexual queer fantasy
Where to Buy or Read:

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Synopsis from the Creator:

Our comic was inspired from Tchaikovsky’s “The Swan Lake”. However we have twisted the characters, events, and setting into our own shape and made a story of loyalty, love, duty and greed that we are very excited to share with you all.The comic begins, as fairy-tales so often do, in a faraway land, with mysterious events on the edge of a forest that will put the Prince of the kingdom on the path of an adventure that will forever change his fate, and the fate of two kingdoms.

Review: The Prince & The Swan

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 24, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne

The Prince & The Swan is a gay retelling of The Swan Princess, complete with two princes and a curse. As I write this, the story is just starting Chapter 10, at a rate of 1 page per week. That means it's been several years in the making, and it shows.

The art is lovely, with lots of attention paid to the balance of light and shadow and the metaphorical nature of both. The selection of panels, costuming, and colors really play up the differences between the two princes, as well as the curse and the Bad Actors who are working to keep the Swan Prince trapped.

The romance is a very slow burn, but I have faith that it'll be worth it in the end. I've rated the comic PG-13 at this point for some violence, but it's mostly just these terribly creepy owlmonsters in some terribly creepy woods.There's a fair amount of politics, some humor, and lovely costuming and backgrounds.

I bought the first volume in print for $20.00, which I will say was a misstep as it's only 3 short chapters and I ended up reading the webcomic anyway. It would make more sense to support the project on Patreon and wait for the story to be complete before purchasing a print copy.

In summary: if you like fairytale retellings, cute princes trying to save each other and falling in love, or lovely artwork, this is a webcomic you should check out.

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