Mad, Hopeless, and Possible
"Mad, Hopeless, and Possible" is inspired by the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance. In 1914, Shackleton and a crew of 27 sailed the Endurance to Antarctica in an attempt to be the first expedition to cross the continent. On route, the Endurance became icebound and eventually sank in the Weddell Sea - the crew survived in the harsh frozen landscape for over two years before being rescued. The work in “Mad, Hopeless, and Possible” centers on the crew’s fruitless efforts to free the ship from the crushing ice as well as their leisure activities in between these efforts. These drawings are pared down to include only the star players in what is essentially the ultimate underdog story, so popular in film and TV today.