In his spare time, First Second’s editorial director Mark Siegel moonlights as a cartoonist. If you haven’t seen his review of Scott Pilgrim 5, you really should.
Well, now he’s taken to using his mornings to write and illustrate a webcomic. Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid in the Hudson is up and running at SailorTwain.com. A tale of 19th century Manhattan, a sailor and the allure of the water, Sailor Twain is running new pages every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
It looks great and the story is shaping up nicely. No mermaids yet, I like how he’s letting the story build itself slowly and organically. And a deer swimming in the Hudson is bizarre enough to make me forget all about the promise of mermaids.
I have only two question: Mark Siegel has free time? And does his staff know about this?