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The Sea-Wolf

Jack London Daniel Clowes

Mcsweeney's Literary Arts Fund

After surviving a shipwreck on the San Francisco Bay, Humphrey Van Weyden is rescued and then compelled into service aboard Ghost, a seal-hunting ship captained by the tyrannical Wolf Larsen. With wisdom and humility, Van Weyden navigates tense psychological drama and dangerous seafaring, as he becomes an unwilling participant in the confrontation of his lifetime. Jack London’s timeless 1904 adventure novel is being reissued with bonus material from the Jack London archive and new illustrations by acclaimed cartoonist Daniel Clowes.

Author Bio

Daniel Clowes is the acclaimed cartoonist of the seminal comic book series Eightball and the graphic novels Ghost World, David Boring, Ice Haven, Wilson, Patience, and The Death-Ray. He is the subject of the monograph The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, published in conjunction with a major retrospective at the Oakland Museum of California and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

He is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, the recipient of numerous awards including the PEN Award for literature, Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz, and a frequent cover artist for the New Yorker.

Jack London was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist.