Trust Distributes The Worst Journey in the World: The Graphic Novel
Antarctic Heritage Trust is proud to announce it is now the New Zealand distributor of ‘The Worst Journey in the World: The Graphic Novel’, with copies of Volume 1 available for purchase on the Trust’s website. Adapted by Sarah Airriess from the book by Apsley Cherry- Garrard, Making Our Easting Down is the first in what will be a four-volume full-colour graphic serialisation of The Worst Journey in the World, made in cooperation with the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge and published by Indie Novella.
This stunning graphic novel captures the story of one of the most gruelling and tragic expeditions in history.
The memoir, originally published in 1922, was a personal account of the British Antarctic (Terra Nova) Expedition 1910–1913 led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Cherry-Garrard and his companions faced unimaginable challenges in their quest to explore the unknown regions of Antarctica, including blizzards, frostbite, hunger, and the ever-present danger of death.
Sarah Airriess, a Disney veteran with over a decade of research under her belt, has adapted this classic work for a new generation of readers. Her graphic novel captures the personalities of the men involved, from the leaders to the support crew, and the harsh realities of life in the Antarctic. She also highlights the scientific research conducted by the expedition members, underscoring the importance of scientific exploration and discovery. Airriess’ illustrations are both beautiful and haunting, capturing the stunning landscapes and the isolation and desperation of the men.
Her storytelling is equally vivid, bringing to life the triumphs and tragedies of the expedition. ‘The Worst Journey in the World: The Graphic Novel’, is a powerful work of graphic literature that captures the spirit of exploration, the pursuit of knowledge, and the human experience in extreme conditions.
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About Sarah Airriess
Sarah Airriess is a Canadian animator and graphic novelist, with a career spanning Canada, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and London. She trained as an animator in Canada and was working at Disney when she heard a radio dramatization of Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s ‘The Worst Journey in the World’, which inspired her to create a graphic novel adaptation. Sarah is currently an Institute Associate at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge. She travelled to Antarctica in 2019 with the US National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, which provided her with valuable insights that inform her graphic novel adaptation of Apsley Cherry-Garrard’s classic memoir.