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Saturday, January 14, 2012

FANART FRIDAY: SAILOR TWAIN or "The Mermaid in the Hudson"



I could not possibly communicate to you how much I love this comic.

But I will try anyway.

My little sister told me to read Mark Siegel's SAILOR TWAIN.  So I did.  It was THE BEST decision I made that week.  Sailor Twain is a careful, deliberate, brilliantly handled story of love, loss, mystery, and mermaids.  The restraint and delicacy with which the story is revealed over the hundreds of pages that currently make up Sailor Twain is astounding.  There are few people working in any medium that can tell a story like Siegel.

It's really good comics, people.  And, amazingly, it is currently FREE online.

So... read it.

You may start




I like Sailor Twain so much I drew a picture about it.

And here's some detail, 'cause we all love that.




Seriously though.

Read this comic.

If you don't, you will feel foolish about it one day.

17 comments:

Margaret Marshall Moon said...

Very nice, Jake! Excellent choice for this round of fanart! Great stuff.

L ROSSI said...

Awesome as usual!

Jeff C said...

Thanks for the recommendation! And I love this picture that you did for it. So great!

Simini said...

Very cool Jake. I'm enjoying the return of Fanart fridays :)

Jacob said...

Great recommendation, and great painting!

Kactiguy said...

I've been following that comic for a while now, it's cool. This painting of yours is extremely cool. You're a freakin' genius.

Scott C. Gwynn said...

Yeah, I love this and the stories already got me hooked.

Kt Shy said...

Daaaaamn dude, so gorgeous. Also this got reblogged like crazy on tumblr, nice one! :D

Yasemin Baran said...

Wow, I'm in love with your style! Gorgeous work :D

brittanywhited said...

Jake, THIS IS SO COOL! I love the shapes and the colors and the subject matter so much. I will totally have to check this comic out.

Jared Scott Greenleaf said...

thank you for my new desktop image

Spencer Hawkes said...

killer. sailor twain is amazing. I'd say this does it justice.

Josh H. Black said...

I think you've almost reached perfection Jake in your work, this is amazing!

Carrie Liao said...

This is so gorgeous! :)

Shelley Whiting said...

I love this picture. It's very edgy and eerie but also fairy tale like. Beautiful and captivating work.

Mandy said...

I loved the fanart of the mermaid and I followed your words and read the Sailor Twain. It's totaly perfect! I love mermaids and it's stories.
You are a great artist. Thanks for sharing your talent with us! ^-^

Anonymous said...

I saw this image in Spectrum 19 (congrats, btw) and had to track you down to find more of your work. Love your stuff. The style and color on this is gorgeous. And thanks for turning me on to Sailor Twain.