Looking for a rollicking adventure on–and above–the high seas? Perhaps in the form of a gorgeously detailed comic about a badass adventurer swashbuckling her way through 19th century Turkey? Tony Cliff’s highly researched, exquisitely rendered webcomic Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant has been delighting audiences online for years–garnering three Eisner Award nominations in the process–and at the end of August, it hits print as a 168-page full-color paperback from publisher First Second. Meanwhile, you can whet your appetite with a 12-page excerpt (above).
The story of Deliah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant is told from the point of view of Erdemogu Selim, the eponymous Turkish Lieutenant. Tea connoisseur Selim longs for a quiet life—he’s none too happy even in Constantinople’s rough-and-tumble Janissary Corps—but finds himself with just the opposite when he’s rescued from execution by globetrotting adventurer Delilah Dirk.
Intent on somehow repaying her for saving his life, Selim signs […]
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