Monday, 17 October 2011

Batavia

2 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Now there's a ship with a bloody story

kellie said...

Yes, horrific. As these ships are for a new concertina-book version of the strip Worse Things Happen At Sea, it seems an appropriate choice, though in my version the real world's terrors are replaced with fantastical fishy dangers. It's a double distancing of disaster, first in the title phrase, then in the fantasy monsters. A bedtime picture book designed so that we still may find some sleep despite those real terrors. A refuge from the newspaper. A harbour for the battered reader, without even a word within to agitate us. A picture paper to paper over the cracked mind.