Victricia Malicia

by Mark on December 12, 2011

I recently finished up a super fun pirate picture book. Carrie Clickard is the mastermind behind this tongue twisting pirate adventure, you can check out her site here. It will be published by Flashlight Press in 2012. Here is the description from their website:

Although Victricia Malicia Calamity Barrett was born on her family’s pirate ship, this mild-
mannered, book-loving girl is sick of the sea:

“I loathe when my sisters speak pirate vernacular,
gag when my lunch is Spaghetti Tentacular,
want a new pet that’s not scaly or spiny,
and wish I could keep my books somewhere less briny!”

With her nose permanently buried in a book, Victricia is a disaster at pirating chores:
her knots slip, she falls from the rigging, and her cooking makes rats abandon ship!

When Vic’s mistakes finally cause a treasure to slide overboard, the pirates decide she must be
grounded – sent ashore until she’s ready to become a better buccaneer. But a sea-serpent
appears and things don’t turn out as planned. V
ictricia saves the day and is granted her wish –
to live on the little island where the pirates bury their treasure.

Far from the waves and foam, Victricia is finally able to follow her dream. She opens a
bookstore with Sea Story Hour, and Landlubber Books becomes the pirates’ favorite port in a

I figured I would start by posting a couple of the sketches and then in a few days I post up some of the finished paintings. Also be sure to check out

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Jenni Bielicki January 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Thanks for posting Mark! Your sketches are so fun and I agree that Carrie’s a mastermind too! Congrats to you both for this awesome collaboration.


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