East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Delilah Dirk


No music, no movies this sunday, but still something media-related.
It’s just a different medium!
A few nights back I was wandering through the web and I chanced upon this “travel poster”…


I was intrigued enough to set my browser to the URL in question, and I discovered something absolutely beautiful.

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant is graphic novel set in the Near East and around the Mediterranean in the first decade of the 19th century. There’s adventure, swashbuckling, derring do, hot tea, mystery and danger, and a nice dose of humor.
Oh, yes – and a flying boat.


Wittily written and delightfully drawn by Tony Cliff, this is the sort of intelligent entertainment that I’m always more than happy to point out to friends and readers of my blog.


Check out the series website – there’s information, previews of the first half (!!) of the graphic novel, and a 36-pages, stand-alone episode in pdf/cbz format available for a free offer.
Give it a spin and see if it’s your cup of tea.
Me, I’m a fan already.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

4 thoughts on “Delilah Dirk

  1. didn’t know it… I’ll give it a try ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. I’m waiting for the book.
    I will have it in my hands on Tuesday.
    Can’t wait to read it! Thank you for sharing. ๐Ÿ˜€


  3. Pingback: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant | Karavansara

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