The original edition of Frederic Pillot's glorious picture story book, beautifully designed and lushly produced, from Paris' premier bande dessinee art gallery.
Frederic Pillot creates vibrant, jewel-like paintings and great characters and animals.
This children's book is a canvas for Pillot to paint great tableaus with iron ships, pirates, sea battles, whales, birds, and rolling ocean waves.
There are 32 double-page illustrations and 11 full-page illustrations.
From the publisher:
A confrontation between two worlds, that of royalty and that of piracy, between conformity and diversity.
In the sea of Sarboucanes, sailing is dangerous! On his brigantine, The Enraged, Balbuzar the pirate reigns unchallenged. He attacks, plunders, sinks, or ransoms everything that passes within his reach. Empress Pépita XIII, worried about this state of affairs, sends her best officer, the Commodore, and his whole armada to deal with Balbuzar.
The two exceptional sailors will face off, in a shattering, tumultuous battle, but the Commodore has an army behind him and the power of the empire. Will the cunning Balbuzar be able to find the breach in the monster's armor?