Polly and the Pirates by Ted Naifeh
I have to be totally honest–Polly and the Pirates appealed to me because of a story missing from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. You see, the titular Zelda is a girl pirate with a crew she probably inherited from her mother, but we don’t know. Her mother is mentioned once and appears in a painting in the captain’s quarters. That’s it. Being the geek I am, I often wonder about the two. So when I heard about Polly and the Pirates during a fandom celebration of female characters, I put it down on my list, but it proved elusive–until I walked into my local library and found it on the very small graphic novel bookshelf. Oh, I love this library.