Wednesday 1 August 2012

Oyster War

Eisner-nominated cartoonist Ben Towle, writer of Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean, is now working on the intriguing webcomic Oyster War. Apparently swashbuckling steampunk oyster pirates (there were oyster pirates?) fought with American authorities from the 1860s to 1959, off the US coast. Fascinating topic for a comic, and something I knew absolutely nothing about. Charming images with a touch of Dr. Seuss about them propel the well researched story forward. And in full colour!

Check it out and learn about Treacher Fink.

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