This was a commission for a Christmas gift from one friend of mine to another. The receiver is a big fan of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey and Maturin novels which were the basis of the film Master and Commander. This scene in particular was asked for as a subject. It rather fittingly involves Dr. Maturin scolding Captain Aubrey for getting the ship’s pet sloth drunk: “Jack, you have debauched my sloth”.

Most of inking was actually done on the computer with a tablet as I can’t exist these days without an undo button.

It is the best single line in Aubreyad. So far.

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