Sandokan? Did you say “Sandokan”? Hugo Pratt (greatest comic artist ever and creator of Corto Maltese) did a take on Emilio Salgari’s “Tiger of Malaysia”. Sadly, like much of Pratt’s canon, it’s not available in English.
Herbert George Ponting, A Cavern in an Iceberg; Scott’s Last Expedition, The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910
Herbert Ponting was the official photographer for Captain Scott’s tragic final expedition, enduring sub-zero temperatures to document this uncharted environment. In The Great White South (1921), he recalled discovering this cavern: ‘A fringe of long icicles hung at the entrance of the grotto and passing under these I was in the most wonderful place imaginable. From the outside, the interior appeared quite white and colourless, but, once inside, it was a lovely symphony of blue and green.’ (source)
The photographer’s daughter Christina at Lulworth cove, Dorset in 1913
The dawn of colour
The images defy the decades, but these remarkable pictures date back almost 100 years to the Edwardian age and the dawn of colour ‘autochrome’ photography. They are part of the exhibition The Dawn of Colour: Centenary of the Autochrome at the National Media Museum