Friday, December 20, 2013

Married To The Sea

After last weeks portrait of a sailor, I decided to create a single page, silent, mini-comic titled Married To The Sea. I wrote a short poem to accompany the comic, which helped me capture the mood and story behind this lonesome sailor.

he's bound to the sea and calls her his own
but knows his place

bowlines and hitches, his second nature

like that, the love of the ocean air

his compass finds home in the pocket

closest to his heart attached to the
anchor he's never cast

waves rock the boat to sleep

until morning

forever bound to the sea 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Oceans End

The idea of a lonesome adventurous sailor spending his life exploring the sea is to me, the definition of what it is to be a man. A man with the wisdom of the ocean reflected in his eyes. A man who knows every map like the back of his hand and can read the weather days before it arrives. As for me, I get seasick pretty easy.