Animator Tony Cliff makes his debut at First Second this fall with Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, a new GN from First Second, about a globe-trotting adventuring heroine in the picturesque past.
Lovable ne’er-do-well Delilah Dirk is up to her ears in trouble . . . as usual. Our story opens with Delilah, up to her typical mayhem and in jail for plotting to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan’s guards, deals handily with a number of disgruntled pirates, then dusts herself off and embarks on a new escapade. For Delilah, life is one thrilling adventure after another.
Looks a little Adele Blanc-Sec, a little Flashman.
UPDATED TO ADD: My Heidi sense was tingling and I should have remember that this is actually a webcomic that’s been running for a while. You can read it all free for now but will want to get the permanent paper edition as well. Amazing art!