In 1922, Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the youngest survivors of Captain Scott’s ill-fated attempt to reach the South Pole, published his memoir of the expedition. The Worst Journey in the World humanised the epic tragedy with its sensitive observations of the men involved and evocative descriptions of Antarctic life.
A century later, this classic of travel literature is being adapted into a series of graphic novels by Disney veteran Sarah Airriess, who has spent over a decade researching the expedition in order to tell the story completely and faithfully. The personalities of the men, and the science they undertook, are equally as important to understanding the story as the famous feats of exploration.
The book is available in the UK in London and Cambridge, in the US at Silver Sprocket in San Francisco, and in New Zealand via the AHT. See the link above for more details. If you are a bookseller who’d like to stock it, please contact my fine publishers at Indie Novella.
The first nine pages of Vol.1, available as a free PDF on Gumroad
From animation to polar history comics, in several dangerous and exciting steps
Privileged access to the creation of the graphic novels, plus fun (nerdy) extras
The best thing about the Terra Nova Expedition is the people! To turn them into drawings, I had to get to know them all. Here you can find a directory of everyone in the book.
29 Sep – 1 Oct: Lakes Int’l Comic Art Festival, Bowness-on-Windermere, UK
24 – 25 November: Roald Amundsen Memorial Lectures, Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway
Worst Journey: The Graphic Novel is getting a German release! On 23 May 2023, the super-large deluxe Die Schlimmste Reise der Welt will hit the shelves.
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Buds are swelling, birds are singing, and book events are popping up like daffodils … Here are some upcoming dates if you find yourself on this side of the Atlantic: NOW to 23 March – Exhibition of ‘making of’ artwork at Jam Bookshop, 21a Hackney Rd, LondonA lot of the artwork from my show at…