The Sea Shepherd at Artlink

The Sea Shepherd – Spotlight exhibition at ArtLink

I am exhibiting new work from my The Sea Shepherd project at Artlink.

This exhibition is a collection of work for a Graphic Novel project called The Sea Shepherd. Prints and drawing about the marine wildlife conservation organisation are displayed alongside pages from the book. The Sea Shepherd book is both a history of the organisation and an exploration of the issues faced by marine conservation and how this will affect the planet Issues that are real and happening now.

Sean Azzopardi is a Hull based cartoonist who has worked for a number of publisher including Image Comics, 1st Comics and Soaring Penguin Press.He self-publishes as Phatcomics and has produced acclaimed publications Twelve Hour Shift, and Last Orders. Sean was awarded an Arts Council grant to write and Illustrate a Graphic Novel, The Sea Shepherd, a documentary comic about Sea Shepherd, the marine conservation organisation.

Full details and links.

Start: February 1st 2020
End:  April 3rd 2020
Artlink Hull
87 Princess Avenue
Hull, England HU5 3QPUnited Kingdom
01482 345104
Work In progress

The Sea Shepherd – Page samples

Here are some early examples of page designs for The Sea Shepherd book. This is a sequence of the origin ‘story’of Paul Watson and what started his journey.


Exhibition at Ground Gallery – October 2019

Work In progress

Early page development

I’m going to be exploring various ways of depicting the info for this project.
These are two examples of collage using Lino cuts, watercolour fishing line and hooks.
One of the roles the Sea Shepherd engages in is removing fishing nets and line from Oceans.

Work In progress

Canvass work in progress

I have an ongoing project, The Sea Shepherd. A recent exhibition of works in progress included a couple of large scale canvasses. This one didn’t make it. To get back into this comic, I’m working on finishing this. Starting with a portrait of Paul Watson, who formed Sea Shepherd nearly 40 years ago.