Samuel Coleridge’s ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ helped inspire the Blakesware Set and the ‘Haymakers Survey’. Curious then that an author named Nick HAYES has brought Coleridge’s tale up to date as a cautionary environmental story.
The poem has been re-imagined as a stunning graphic chic novel. The adapted tale refers to the North Pacific gyre – an enormous plastic and chemical sludge double the szie of Texas floating as if an island in the ocean, caused by humans excessive consumption. Hayes was inspired to act after seeing an item online of an albatross whose stomach had exploded after eating plastic bottle tops which it mistook for shrimp.
We wish the updated book every success.