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Set To Sea

by Drew Weing
     
 

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A poet is shanghaied and adventures on the high seas in this graphic novel: now in paperback.
The central character of Set to Sea is a big lug and an aspiring poet who runs up tabs at the local bars by day and haunts the docks by night, writing paeans to the seafaring life. When he gets shanghaied aboard a clipper bound for Hong Kong, he finds the

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A poet is shanghaied and adventures on the high seas in this graphic novel: now in paperback.
The central character of Set to Sea is a big lug and an aspiring poet who runs up tabs at the local bars by day and haunts the docks by night, writing paeans to the seafaring life. When he gets shanghaied aboard a clipper bound for Hong Kong, he finds the sailor’s life a bit rougher than his romantic nautical fantasies, but he learns to live—and love—a Conradian life on the sea, all the while writing poetry about pirates, bad food, unceremonial funerals, foreign ports, and unexpected epiphanies. By the end of his life, he’s found satisfaction in living a life of adventure and finding a receptive and appreciative readership. What more could one ask for? Set to Sea is part rollicking adventure, part maritime ballad told in visual rhyme. Every page is a single panel, every panel is a stunning illustration, every illustration a part of a larger whole that tells a story in the deft language of cartooning.

Editorial Reviews

Win Wiacek - Now Read This!
“A true graphic odyssey which any lover of a dream-life must see, this eternally fresh yet solid entertainment is a genuine 'must read.'”
Hillary Brown - Paste
“...Drew Weing’s Set to Sea remains a wonderful pocket-sized seafaring adventure. Now released in paperback, the graphic novel provides an immersive, harrowing experience, following the transition from innocence to experience for an aspiring poet kidnapped and forced into sailor life.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606997710
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
11/16/2014
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Drew Weing lives and works in a small house with three cats and his wife, the cartoonist Eleanor Davis. When he occasionally leaves the house, he finds himself in beautiful Athens, Georgia.

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