When the mighty Endurance becomes trapped in the Weddell Sea, Ernest Shackleton's dream to cross the Antarctic becomes a fight to save the twenty-seven souls that set sail with him. With five others, he takes to the sea in the lifeboat, James Caird, and sets a course for South Georgia, 800 miles away across treacherous waters. This graphic depiction brings to life the ceaseless struggle against the harshest environment on Earth, and culminates in the most dramatic real-life open-boat journey in the history of mankind. It is the first illustrated retelling of the greatest feat of leadership and survival ever recorded.
David Butler, from Kildare, is a graduate of the Dun Laoghaire Film Institute of Ireland, Animation Production Course. He has worked on several award-winning projects in Ireland and the UK, including the BAFTA award winning Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. He is a sequential comic book artist.
Gavin McCumiskey, originally from Dundalk, now lives in Tullamore with his wife and three children. He works with Coca-Cola Hellenic Ireland, enjoys writing and has self-published three comics.
"Adventures are brought to life in a most gripping way, with vivid illustrations and carefully written captions."
"An extraordinary tale, brimming with excitement, hardship and daring."
– Midwest Book Review