Carlo Rispoli Brings You TREASURE ISLAND from Sea Lion Books.

A three volume series coming from Sea Lion Books in Summer of 2012.  Stunning art for a classic tale.  Take all of the nostalgia you may have for Classics Illustrated and increase it 10 fold.  This will be a gorgeous series that I cant wait to add to my shelf.  Look at some pretty pictures and more from Sea Lion Books!

The Tales You Remember!
Danger, Suspense, Adventure!
Treasure Island!

 ATLANTA, GA – March 8, 2012 – Sea Lion Books announces a multi-book deal with creator Carlo RispoliTREASURE ISLAND, an adaptation of the iconic Robert Louis Stevenson novel. The first of the three-volume series will be released Summer of 2012.

To relive the adventure, bringing pirates, the search for treasure and the promise of adventure to a new generation of readers, Carlos Rispoli has chosen one of literatures most famous works. TREASURE ISLAND is the timeless epic that is loved and “treasured” by each generation that steps inside its pages.

A simple letter, its words filled with excitement, expectation and the promise of treasure, riches and begin the journey that has taken so many to a far away world. Beautifully illustrated by Carlo Rispoli the detailed art brings each scene, each character, each golden treasure to life.

Carlo Rispoli’s TREASURE ISLAND is a remarkable adaptation of an iconic work. We are excited to bring this masterful work to readers.” said David Dabel President of Sea Lion Books.

About The Artist:

Carlo Rispoli was born in 1961 in Grosseto, in Tuscany, Italy, where still lives and works. He’s married to Paola and has two children, Chiara and Riccardo. In 1987 he obtained a degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pisa.

Between 2000 and 2003 he attended comic courses at the “Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art”. In 2008 he published 2 graphic novels in Italy, published as “SWEETS” and “SOPHIE”, now collected in one graphic novel “KNIGHTS AND LADIES”. Carlo is currently working on the second volume of TREASURE ISLAND and working with actor, screen writer Kevin Grevioux. You can find Carlo on the web at: or

About The Translator and Adapter:

Martina Vescera was born in Grosseto. In 2011 she obtained a degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures (English and Spanish) at the University of Siena. Currently, Martina is doing post-graduate work at the University for Foreigners of Siena. Before working with Carlo, she worked as translator for various websites.

Manuel Pace was also born in Grosseto, Italy. From 2006 and 2008 he studied script writing in the “Scuola Internazionale di Comics” in Florence, Italy. Currently, he is working on Treasure Island’s second volume and he cooperates with the Associazione Culturale “Arte Invisibile” as a Creative Writing teacher.

About Sea Lion Books:

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Sea Lion Books LLC is a newly established publishing house which specializes in all formats—hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market and in urban fantasy and young adult genres. Sea Lion Books LLC recent roster of authors include: International Bestselling author, Anne Rice, Paulo Coelho, New York Times Bestselling authors, Richelle Mead, Patrick Rothfuss,Richard A. Knaak, F. Paul Wilson, Melissa de la Cruz and Becca Fitzpatrick.  You can visit Sea Lion Books at:

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