This is the graphic story of one of the sailing trip of Luna Rosa, a sailboat I helped take south to the Canaries Island in December 2020.
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. – Jack London
Four years ago, my dad pushed me to take a job offer coming from the other end of the world. I discovered an America that I like – Seattle, a vibrant city, but yet close to nature and the sea. One day, I met someone I could not get off my thoughts. Together, we speak more than five languages of four different roots, share three cultures, and have a life across three continents. Our relation is for me also a reminder that borders, and politics, are entirely man-made – that nature knows no frontier. That cultures are to be experienced, not feared. That similarities are much more important than differences.
Le Crétin? My collection of stories carried away by the wind!
After a month spent locked down, it was great to get out on the water again! – Maender
“Can’t Hear You” is a graphic novel that was originally published on a weekly basis to let everyone in love…
Last ski day of the 2019 ski season at Stevens Pass, Washington State, USA, with unexpected spring snow! – Maender
Many people have painted a picture of the USA as not being suited for biking. It is an overgeneralization. Seattle,…
What would happen if we could create automated medical centers capable of perfectly controlling our DNA and of creating perfect beings with an enzymatic equilibrium making them virtually immortal? What would be the limits of life as…
My grandfather took me apart
He told me
You went to America and came back
I knew you would leave again
I wish I had answered back then
That I would never forget him nor them
That they would remain islands
Floating on my distant heart
“One of history’s few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations. Once people get used to a certain luxury, they take it for granted. Then they begin to count on it. Finally they reach a point where they can’t live without it. Over the few decades, we have invented countless time saving machines that are supposed to make like more relaxed – washing machines, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, telephones, mobile phones, computers, email. We thought we were saving time; instead we revved up the treadmill of life to ten times its former speed and made our days more anxious and agitated.” -Yuval Noah Harari
In 2018, we set sail on a transatlantic crossing from Horta, Azores, to La Rochelle, France. The crossing took us…
“Yes, we weave real fabric things from the dreams tuff of mathematics, but the universe is hardwired with arithmetic. Scratch a circle and pi peeps out. Enter a new solar system and Tycho Brahe’s formulae lie waiting under the black velvet cloak of space/time. But where has the universe hidden a word under its outer layer of biology, geometry, or insensate rock?” – Dan Simmons
Yes, we weave real-fabric things from dreamstuff of mathematics, but the universe is hardwired with arithmetic. Scratch a circle and…
Let us start by seeing how the great cathedrals, Chartres and Notre Dame, were made within a pattern language…. There…