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The Dripping Boat

by (author) Julian Lawrence

Conundrum Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2020
Literary, General, Adaptations
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2020
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The final volume of the Drippy the Newsboy series based on the writings of Stephen Crane. Join Drippy, Harry, Bleeker and Zot in The Dripping Boat, as they battle waves, wind, wits, and wills. Following a shipwreck, the four find themselves stranded on a lifeboat, frantically trying to reach an invisible shore. Rub a dub dub, four men in a tub . . . but how many will return?

Drippy the character emerged in 1999. Lawrence had been working as a comics editor at a Vancouver weekly publication called Terminal City. When Terminal City folded, Lawrence and a couple of other ex-employees rallied to put together their own monthly newspaper, The Drippy Gazette. The mandate of the monthly publication was to feature artist interviews and events, and keep the Vancouver comics scene together. While the newspaper lasted 12 months, the mascot of the paper lived on in Lawrence's work.

About the author

Julian Lawrence is an award-winning artist and illustrator specializing in comic books. Born in England and raised bilingual in Québec, his work has been published and displayed internationally by Fantagraphics Books, Les Editions des Plaines, National Film Board of Canada, Penguin Books, Cartoon Network and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Julian lives in Vancouver, Canada and teaches courses in contemporary comics at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

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Editorial Reviews

"The Red Drip of Courage has a retro-comic strip feel like something that might appear alongside the Katzenjammer Kids... One might mistake the Drippy stories for parody, or even irreverence, but Lawrence is doing a great job of taking Crane's themes and transforming them into something completely modern and different, while still retaining their core and, therefore, their integrity." --Comics Beat

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