This is the story of Salomon August Andrée, Sweden’s first balloonist, who attempted to become the first person to reach the North Pole in 1897 by flying over it in a hydrogen balloon. The expedition was unsuccessful.
Emi Gennis is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator, and an alumna of the Savannah College of Art & Design’s Sequential Art MFA program. Her macabre historical and true crime comics have appeared in both print and online publications, including several anthologies. She is the editor of Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends, an anthology of nonfiction mystery comics from Hic & Hoc Publications. Emi currently lives in Portland, Oregon.