Welcome to the world of Baggywrinkles—a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore, built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood's time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy's comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure with "a sheer and unremitting sense of joy" [Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier]. Bellwood sailed aboard square-rigged vessels for months to collect the experiences found in these pages. Readers will learn about the secret language of sailors' tattoos, why it's a terrible idea to make someone walk the plank, and how scurvy went from a misunderstood scourge to a curable disease.
"Lucy's love of life at sea is infectious, and her skill at explaining things with comics is top notch. Well-researched, beautifully drawn, and completely entertaining. You want this book on your shelf." Ben Hatke, Zita the Spacegirl.
"We all know that comics as a medium have a unique facility for sharing and communicating personal experience with their readership but you’ll find few series that do it with such a sheer and unremitting sense of joy than Lucy Bellwood’s Baggywrinkles." - Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier.
"You can read a dozen books about tall ships and not learn half as much as you might spending an evening with Baggywrinkles in your hands. Bellwood is a great storyteller, a fine teacher, and an incredible cartoonist whose unfettered passion for her subject matter is evident in every panel that she draws." Chris Schweizer, Crogan Adventures, The Creeps.
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
53 W Main St
Mystic, CT 06355