Isaac the Pirate: Vol. 1 - To Exotic Lands
Why this book?
This is the first book I read by the French cartoonist, Christophe Blain—now one of my absolute favorite artists. The titular Isaac is a young artist who gets hired by a wealthy sea captain to accompany him on his voyages as a sort of “ship’s artist.” The twist, of course, is that the captain turns out to be a pirate. Sadly, only the first four books of the French series have been translated into English, but what’s available is great! Start with this initial book, which collects the first two French volumes.