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Isaac the Pirate: To Exotic Lands (Isaac le Pirate #1-2 omnibus)
Isaac is a talented artist with no money but with a wonderful lover back in the 18th century. He runs into a rich Captain who is taken by his abilities and hires him with a handsome stipend to come along in his voyages. It turns out he's a pirate. Isaac went to make some quick money and come back and marry the love of his life but has embarked upon a series of at turns hil ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by NBM Publishing
(first published January 1st 2001)
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Best European Graphic Novels/Comics
Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize For Best Album (Fauve d'Or)
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Isaac the pirate by Christopher blain. i take that book because i love to read about pirates and the people that live in the water. It talk about the pirates and how Isaac become a pirate in the story,he leave his wife to be with the pirates.it is rally cool story and fun.
A French painter finds himself swept up into a journey of piracy and discovery while his fiancé back home endures trials of her own while waiting for him to return. This is the first volume of a series, and did a good job of drawing me in and setting up interesting characters who have histories and emotions - in other words, they aren't just flat caricatures. The French cartooning style, with messy lines but expressive, often humorous posing, was well done and detailed.
The artwork and the action were well-integrated in this, but that's about the only good thing I can think of to say about it. The plot seemed to lurch this way and that -- it was often totally unclear to me why a character was doing a particular thing. And the end? It seemed to just plain stop, with no reason for doing so, and no attempt to tie up the many loose ends.
Apr 08, 2011 Hamster rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: People who like realistic pirate stories and who aren't bothered by disturbing images.
The realism almost made up for the stylized art, (Honestly who can identify with a square-headed hero) but then I got to a pirate rape/orgy scene and decided to call it quits. Who shelved this in the young adult graphic novel section?!
Christophe Blain is a French comic book writer and artist.More about Christophe Blain...
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