The Mariner’s Revenge

There is a certain song by the Decemberists that I really like called “The Mariner’s Revenge Song”. It’s a jaunty, nautical rhyme about a young orphan seeking vengeance on the man who betrayed his deceased mother.

The narrative quality of the song always spoke to me as something that would make a great illustration, like something out of an old picture book of sea-faring tales.

I tried to capture the climactic moment in the story below. Thanks for looking!