Calling all hands! The USS Constitution Museum is excited to host Lucy Bellwood, the illustrator and cartoonist behind the new book “Baggywrinkles: A Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea”, on Wednesday, June 8th. Baggywrinkles is a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore, built around Bellwood’s time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Bellwood’s comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure with “a sheer and unremitting sense of joy” [Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier].
Join us for a presentation on scurvy – how it went from a misunderstood scourge to a curable disease – at 1:30 in the Museum’s Old Ironsides 1812 Discovery Center followed by a book signing from 2:30-4:30 in the Gift Shop.
Lucy Bellwood’s work has appeared in a numerous print anthologies and magazines, as well as on websites like BuzzFeed, Macworld, The Stranger, and Medium.
Reviews of “Baggywrinkles: A Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea”:
“You can read a dozen books about tall ships and not learn half as much as you might spending an evening with Baggywrinkles in your hands. Bellwood is a great storyteller, a fine teacher, and an incredible cartoonist whose unfettered passion for her subject matter is evident in every panel that she draws.” Chris Schweizer, Crogan Adventures, The Creeps.
“Lucy’s love of life at sea is infectious, and her skill at explaining things with comics is top notch. Well-researched, beautifully drawn, and completely entertaining. You want this book on your shelf.” Ben Hatke, Zita the Spacegirl.