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Thu
Feb 6 2014 4:00pm
Excerpt

Sailor Twain, or: The Mermaid in the Hudson (Comic Excerpt)

Mark Siegel

Sailor Twain paperback Mark Siegel Check out a 14-page excerpt from Sailor Twain, or: The Mermaid in the Hudson, a graphic novel by author/illustrator Mark Siegel. The paperback edition is available March 4th from First Second.

One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular—and notoriously reclusive—author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens.

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Thu
Sep 27 2012 11:30am
Original Comic

Steamboat Willy

Mark Siegel

Read Mark Siegel’s original comic Steamboat Willy

Enjoy this original comic by cartoonist and author Mark Siegel, who's first graphic novel Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid in the Hudson comes out next Tuesday, October 2nd, from First Second Books.

In “Steamboat Willy,” a lovesick sailor requests divine help in showing his affection to a beautiful mermaid. What the sailor receives is... exactly what he asked for.

(Note: Mermaid nudity ahead! Mildly NSFW.)

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Thu
Aug 16 2012 3:00pm

The Summer Storm: Mermaids and the Mid-Life

The Summer Storm: Mermaids and the Mid-LifeI started working on Sailor Twain in my mid-thirties. This is a peculiar time in a man’s years, the summer of life. By then some inhibitions have dropped off, the anxieties and contradictions of the spring-chicken-days have quieted, and a man’s sense of himself and his power changes. A strident but dispersed potency gives way to a more focused, laser-like intention, sometimes. It’s also a time when mermaids sing.

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Wed
Aug 15 2012 2:00pm
Excerpt

Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson (Comic Excerpt)

Mark Siegel

In honor of Sea Monster Week we bring you this 14-page excerpt from the upcoming graphic novel Sailor Twain, out on October 2nd from First Second.

One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular—and notoriously reclusive—author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens.

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Wed
Aug 15 2012 12:00pm

A Gallery of Favorite Mermaids

Detail from Herbert James Draper’s ’Ulysses and the Sirens’

In honor of Sea Monster Week and the impending release of Mark Siegel’s mermaid-centric graphic novel, Sailor Twain, (look for a sneak peek of it later today) the author is sharing some of his favorite mermaids with you! Take it away, Mark:

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