[[caption-width-right:300:Schoolgirl by day, pirate queen by night.]]

'''''Polly and the Pirates''''' is an independent comic by Ted Naifeh published by Oni Press. The comic follows Polly Pringle, a sheltered young girl who lives at a boarding school and has no desire to go on any adventures--unlike her friend Anastasia. One night Polly gets swept up in an adventure when she is captured by the former crew of the famous Pirate Queen Meg Malloy.

!!Tropes associated with this work:
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Claudio tries out this trope on Polly. He fails spectacularly.
* AlliterativeName: Poppy Pringle. Meg Malloy.
* AlternateHistory: The United States has an emperor.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Anastasia "Stasia" Van Vervendander.
* {{Blackmail}}: Attempted by Claudio, to Polly.
* BoardingSchool: Polly is living in one while her father is away doing diplomatic work.
* AChildShallLeadThem: Because of course a girl with no knowledge of nautical travel, crime, or even that her mother was a pirate is the perfect candidate for a captain. Only it turns out Polly is extremely gifted at this.
* CoolHat: It's also a very important hat.
* GenerationXerox: Implied by Claudio's father, who states that Meg Malloy used to trick him often (as Polly bested Claudio).
* GentlemanAdventurer: Polly's father.
* InTheBlood: Piracy, apparently, is a genetic trait.
* LittleMissSnarker: While Polly isn't as mean as [[ComicBook/CourtneyCrumrinAndTheNightThings Courtney Crumrin]], her dialogue is full of dry wit.
* MissingMom: Polly has no memories of her mother, and thus far what happened to her hasn't been revealed.
* ModestRoyalty: The emperor looks like a pauper.
* PirateGirl: Polly!
* PirateParrot
* ProperLady: Polly is determined to be one at all costs. She believes her mother was this as well.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Polly's friend Stasia would seem to be this at the outset as she is the one who wants to sneak out at night... but played with when proper Polly turns out to be the pirate.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Polly looks uncannily like Meg Malloy, to the point that everybody believes Meg is her mother before Polly is willing to accept it.
* TellMeAboutMyFather: Polly of course wants to know all about her mother, and her father has been spinning stories for her for years... just not true ones.