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Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant is a beautiful and ambitious graphic novel by illustrator Tony Cliff. And you can start reading the first 50 pages right now, free.

The project is absolutely stunning. It instantly brought to mind my old Tintin books (and a touch of Miyazaki in that flying sailboat!), with the promise of grand adventure you feel the moment the story begins. The rich colours and awesome layouts just add to the whole experience. The story: 

In 19th-century Turkey, an officer in the Janissary army must struggle to repay a brash adventuress for saving his life, even though she was the one who endangered it in the first place. The webcomic unfolds with four or six new pages each Saturday. The number of pages varies each week in service to the story, usually determined by which page would make a more cruel, heart-wrenching cliffhanger.