Comments for The Arctic Marauder
The Arctic Marauder: 01/21/14
The Arctic Marauder by Jacques Tardi was originally published in French in 1974. Fantagraphics Books has been translating and republishing his graphic novels in English. The artistic style is reminiscent of Belgin comic author, Hergé.
Jérôme Plumier is searching for his uncle who has gone missing after the L'Anjou mysteriously crashed near the arctic circle. His search takes him to a frozen hideaway that brings to mind Captain Nemo's Nautilus. Plumier has to quickly decide which side to take.
The artwork is done in strong, well defined black and white ink strokes. While the caricatures of faces is the most like Hergé's Tintin, the backgrounds and overall affect is more like a hand-drawn broadsheet paper.