Mark Siegel shows his drawing process for Sailor Twain, drawing Captain Twain and the mermaid in charcoal.
A behind-the-scenes glimpse at SAILOR TWAIN, OR THE MERMAID IN THE HUDSON. Author/Illustrator Mark Siegel discusses his historical and personal inspiration for his new graphic novel.
One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular--and notoriously reclusive--author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens.
"Siegel’s illustrations underscore the multiple themes of deceit and deception: softly blurred charcoal riverscapes transform the Hudson into a proving ground for dark magic, and the doe-eyed characters are nowhere near as innocent as they look. You’re never too old for a well-told fairy tale." -- BCCB
"Absolutely not to be missed." -- Booklist, starred reivew
Or: The Mermaid in the Hudson