What a happy Tuesday today is, considering the newest installment in Drawn & Quarterly's Pippi series is now out! Pippi Won't Grow Up is the third in the translations of Astrid Lindgren's amazing Pippi comics, which are, as always, lustrously illustrated by Ingrid Vang Nyman.
Pippi is back, everybody, and she is just as cheeky as ever. In Pippi Won't Grow Up, she takes on school quizzes, refuses to be evicted from her home, and brings Tommy and Annika to visit the island where her father lives. And while those particular island adventures might shock modern readers, with this eloquent review on Bleeding Cool addressing why, Pippi still holds up.
But let's not even worry about the plots of these vignettes for a second, and look instead at what makes Pippi such a cool little winner.
She cares about animals! Sometimes quite possibly just a little bit more than humans! But it's really only because she knows that when she's around, everybody's safety is totally under control, so animals deserve her empathy as well.
Not to mention that Pippi is a liver of an independent lifestyle that surely grants her status as the original Single Lady. Next time some jerk tells you you need a boyfriend, just casually quote them the above. No arguing with that.