En at Sea is a spectacularly illustrated graphic novel that features eight short stories and samples seven They are as dark and short stories and samples seven They are as dark and as the sea that binds them all together The illustrations are eavy and dark which gives off an ominous tone that all together The illustrations are eavy and dark which gives off an ominous tone that the forefront of the collection The short stories are made even pronounced by the single color tones used to ighlight each tale Excerpts of other stories are done in single cell black and white which are laid out between each of the short stories While I understand this is a precise and condensed collection of stories meant to show the remarkable illustrations I really would love to see The stories and images work well with each other and are executed masterfully If it were possible to give the works of Poe and all the other authors an even macabre Gothic and aunting tone Men at Sea Huiti Me Partie Des Affaires Du Temps has done it andas done it very well Men at Sea completes the Trilogia Marinara although unlike the first two titles which each illustrate a single work this title features Riff Reb s graphic adaptations of short stories by Jack London Pierre Mac Orlan Robert Louis Stevenson Edgar Allen Poe Marcel Schwob Joseph Conrad and William Hope HodgsonFor both the artist and the authors the sea is a fickle ambivalent force likely to take than to give According to the included interview with. Reck Robert Louis StevensonThese eight tales themselves interspersed by seven double page spreads dedicated to extracts from illustrated classics a rich poetic and masterfully crafted wor. ,
Series are The Sea Wolf and On board the Morning Star The book alternates between retellings of 8 tales by authors such as Edgar Allan Poe Joseph Conrad and Robert Louis Stevenson told graphic format with one page excerpts of prose by luminaries such as Homer Jack London Jules Verne and Victor Hugo There is a thread that flows through the book although it does not need to be read strictly in order The macabre illustrations are well
"matched with the "with the stories There are some stunning images such as the bucking Princeton College horses found in the stormy wave at the end of The Sea Horses and the drama and peril of the whaleboat when chasing the whale in Malgorn the Whaler My only caveat on the book is the publisheras chosen to print black text on gray pages which is difficult to read as it is muddy looking Otherwise a classic in the makingRecommended for sea dogs and other lovers of tales on the Lettres D Italie 1878 1879 high seas Riff Reb s illustrates someaunting tales at sea from some of the greatest writers of the 19th century The illustrations were sometimes macabre fun sometimes arrowing always thrilling If that sounds of interest strike up your best sea shanty and get to reading Received a review copy from Dead Reckoning and Edelweiss All thoughts are my own and in now way influenced by the aforementioned Reviewed on Books Cats Tea Instagram Bound from William Hope The Galley Slaves and The Far South from Pierre Mac Orlan; A Descent into the Maelstrom from Edgar Allan Poe; Three Customs Officers from Marcel Schwob; The Shipw.
review Hommes à la merThis is a aunting set of stories about men at sea I was excited to see this on Edelweiss and immediately downloaded it I work for a maritime welfare charity and
I WANTED TO READ A BOOK OF GRAPHIC STORIESwanted to read a book of graphic stories take place on the seaThere is a mix of graphic cartoon format and short one page prose stories some of which are adapted from classics The way the prose stories and graphic stories are interspersed works really well The artwork is excellent with drawings that are mostly black on one colour The artist G Ldi G Ldli G Ldlin has managed to capture the many forms of the sea from calm waters to ranging tornadosOverall the bookas a very gothic and aunting feel to it and ghosts do appear in a couple of stories Some of the characters sail at peace with the sea and others don t because these are tales of old about adventure on the seaThe book did make me think about seafaring today and The Loneliness And Danger That Still Exists For The Women loneliness and danger that still exists for the women men who sail The sea is still wild and dangerous and will always be so These stories remind us of this This is a really great volume to read with inexplicable and aunting tales portrayed in excellent graphicsCopy provided via Edelweiss in exchange for an unbiased review Translated from French this is the third of Riff Reb s collection of classic stories of life on the sea The first two in the. Men of the Sea is an opus of eight spectacularly drawn dark poetic stories adapted by Riff Reb's This collection offers A Smile of Fortune from Joseph Conrad; The Sea Horses and The Shamraken Homeward.