How to Survive in the North

By Luke Healy
Illustrated by Luke Healy

A unique and visual retelling of Arctic castaways struggling to survive against the long northern winter.

1912... Captain Robert Bartlett sets sail aboard the Karluk, flagship of the Canadian Arctic Expedition. The journey ahead would be one of the most treacherous ever, with the loss of the ship and subsequent deaths of the crew. The survivors, Bartlett and an Inuk companion set out across the ice for the Siberian coast, in search of help... 1926... 23-year old Inuit Ada Blackjack signs on as a seamstress for a top-secret Arctic expedition. But soon she finds herself alone and stranded in the treachorous landscape of the arctic... Present day... A disgraced university professor, tracking the lives of these survivors soon finds history repeating itself as he follows in the footsteps of those before him... With stunning narrative skill, this compelling book weaves together true life narratives from 1912, 1926 and a fictional narrative set in the present day that will take you on an unforgettable journey of love, loss and most importantly shows the strength, no matter how harsh the circumstances, it takes to survive.

  • Historical graphic novel that charts the expeditions of Ada Blackjack and Robert Bartlett.
  • Beautifully written and well crafted, all ages narrative.
  • Accessible clear line artwork.

About the author

Luke Healy was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He received a BA in Journalism from Dublin City University, and an MFA in Cartooning from The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, USA. His comics work has been published in several anthologies and he has also worked as a colouring assistant with Lucy Knisley on her book Something New. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

ISBN: 9781910620069
Imprint: Nobrow
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Dimensions: 167 x 226mm, 192pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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