sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Men at Sea (Book Review)

Comic books and graphic novels are making their return. In many quarters they are replacing novels because they are showing a story, not only telling it. I tend to prefer the printed word (don't judge me), there is still a place for talented art blended with a good yarn. 

Riff Rebs (born in Algeria, raised in Le Havre, France) has made a name for himself by taking classic works and blending them with graphic representations. Such is the book, Men at Sea, an opus of eight spectacularly drawn dark, poetic stories, freely adapted.

From galley slaves being inspected by a young lady of royal blood to Homer's Odyssey, with Ulysses standing on deck navigating between Scilla and Charybdis, the journeys are graphically represented.

My sense is that it might make an interesting gift to the millennial or Gen X'er in your life.

From Men at Sea: