A writer whose work I follow with some enthusiasm, Joe Hill, has repeatedly showered David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet with laurels in interviews, tweets, and blog posts, so much so that I finally felt compelled to give the book a try sooner rather than later.  

The shockingly large cast of characters had me itching to draw them (you see a very small number of some of the more colorful characters here, and I’ve left out quite a few prominent ones - Snitker and Jacob’s boss and the sisters and the gouty captain - but if I were to draw all of them I’d never have time to work on actual work stuff), and so here you go.

We need a graphic novel adaptation of THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS, stat.

A phenomenal book from a ridiculously talented author.

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