The White Ship, Page 6

The White Ship, Page 6

Another great Dreamlands author is Gary Myers, author of The House of the Worm. After reading some absurdist plays (Eugen Ionescu, etc.) in college, I would have sworn that Myers’ almost abstract little horror stories were influenced by absurdism and surrealism, but I had the good fortune to get to ask him in person at NecronomiCON 2001 and he said he wasn’t. My dad got this book for me from Arkham House’s catalog when I was 12 or 13, and I remember reading it while my little brother played “Metroid” in the background, so it is forever associated in my mind with the title screen music for the 8-bit “Metroid” for Nintendo.

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Discussion (4)¬

  1. Ken Kobori says:

    The last panel, showing the rocky arched harbor of Sona-nyl, is truly awe-inspiring. Unfortunately, it’s too large to see on my screen without scrolling, which dilutes the impact a bit. Oh well, no medium is perfect–all have their own drawbacks. My favorite part of this page is the gulls; they are positioned so cunningly that you can almost hear their cries as they dart and wheel among the crags. Very effective, Jason! And the faint moon-shadow of the white ship on the waters of the harbor–beautifully rendered. This whole scene is worthy of being enlarged to poster size…

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  3. Esn says:

    Man, this is perfection!

    I also am glad to see the main character at the oars with everyone else. The last few pages made me worry about what the rowers must think of someone who wants to disembark on every pretty island but leaves it to others to make the ship move.

  4. Mike Davis says:

    That last panel is incredible.