Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ghost Ship HMS Resolute

This depicts the discovery of the HMS Resolute, an exploration ship abandoned in the Arctic after becoming trapped in the ice, and found a year later by an American whaling ship, floating some 1200 miles away from it's last known location. The tale of the Resolute is an integral part of The Cabinet, a graphic novel currently in production by my friend Christian Sager and artist Kelly Williams.

Summary of The Cabinet: On a doomed 1901 mission to the arctic Northwest Passage, a “shadow cabinet” of social outcasts opposing America’s government find horror and madness that leads them to the assassination of the President of the United States.

There is a Kickstarter campaign designed to raise funds for the production of The Cabinet. I painted this scene as part of the donation rewards packages. This print, as well as several other beautiful pieces are available, along with copies of the book in PDF, softcover, and hardcover, and original art. Christian has told me about this story and it will be a really fascinating project and a great read. I encourage you to check out the Kickstarter page and consider donating to the creation of The Cabinet!