New graphic novel retelling the voyage of the James Caird

Shackleton’s Endurance expedition is an epic story of adventure, survival and bravery. In a last ditch effort to be rescued Shackleton along with fellow Irishman Tom Crean and 4 other members of the crew courageously embarked on one of the most harrowing real life open boat journeys the world has ever seen. Aboard the James Cairn they battled daily against the harsh environment on a quest for survival. This epic story is perfectly suited to the pages of a graphic novel.

And that’s what comic book author Gavin McCumiskey has done with his latest graphic novel ‘Shackleton – The Voyage of the James Caird: A Graphic Account’. The graphic novel was illustrated by David Butler, a graduate of Dun Laoghaire Film Institute of Ireland and is the first graphic retelling of this  amazing story.

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100 years on from the voyage, the graphic novel is the perfect way relive this amazing story and can be enjoyed by Adults and children. The book is out now and available in online or in all good book shops.

Click here to get the book now on Amazon

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Ann Robinson

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