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Webcomic / No Rest for the Wicked

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No Rest For the Wicked is a Web Comic by Andrea L. Peterson set in a world where many Fairy Tales are true, in all their grim glory.

Some are Fractured Fairy Tales, but that does not prevent them from being as grim as the originals.

The main plot features the insomniac Princess November from "The Princess and the Pea" setting out to save the moon, buried as in the fairy tale "The Dead Moon." She gathers a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits about her from various tales, and they encounter more fairy tale characters along the way.

Other included fairy tales are "Puss in Boots," "Diamonds and Toads," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," "Hansel and Gretel," "The Girl Without Hands," "Sleeping Beauty," "The Boy Who Set Out to Learn What Fear Was," "Bearskin," "Snow-White and Rose-Red," and "The Raven."


Unfortunately, it appears to be an Orphaned Series, as it hasn't been updated since February 28, 2013.


  • November, the princess from "The Princess and the Pea." Suffering from insomnia ever since the moon vanished. (Not that she slept well at any time.)
  • Perrault the cat from "Puss in Boots" — except that he's a Funny Animal, not a Talking Animal. Still working for his master, the Marquis, until November persuades him to leave.
  • Red from "Little Red Riding Hood." Has an ax. Uses it freely.
  • Jack-or-maybe-Hans, The Boy from "The Boy Who Set Out To Learn What Fear Was."
  • Clare, the Girl Without Hands.
  • The Witch, an old woman who's lived alone in the woods. For a long time.
  • Anna & Klaus, two children the witch has kidnapped.
  • Prince Ricardo, AKA "Picky Dick," the prince from "The Princess and the Pea." A Prince Charmless if there ever was one.

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