A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse is loosely based on a trip Frank made to the Antarctic Peninsula a few years back. He travelled with his good friend and great photographer Paul Orenstein who graciously provided these images from their adventure. We’ve paired the photographs with some of the pages of the book they inspired:
Antarctica's Deception Island, one of the locations in A Trip to the Bottom of the World, is the caldera of an active volcano that last erupted in 1969. While the island provides a safe harbor for boats, the narrow entranceway is treacherous and difficult to navigate. Inside the caldera, the black beaches offer warm, swimmable waters (depending on the weather and local currents).