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Book details
  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Captain Jack Pistol
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:118
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781543995473

Captain Pistol's Paradise

by Rowland B. Wilson

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In "The World's First Cartoon Opera", Captain Jack Pistol, Former Pirate and Rich Man, becomes embroiled in an adventure of romance, competition, revenge, wacky politics, corruption, theater, grand opera, weddings, honeymoons and mistaken identity. All this and more is depicted with the distinctive humor and cartoon style of Rowland B. Wilson.


Described as ‘The World’s First Cartoon Opera’, it is easy to see where author and illustrative team Rowland B. Wilson and Suzanne Lemieux Wilson gained the inspiration for the crazy hijinks of their plot, which is filled with great imagery and inventive puns that are sure to keep you giggling throughout the story.--K.C. Finn

You can almost hear the singing bananas while you read!--Anne-Marie Reynolds

There is drama, there is romance, there is action and there is adventure. When you join Captain Pistol on a new journey, you know it is bound to be a bumpy yet thrilling ride.--Rabia Tanveer

Captain Pistol and Madam Moo’s love story is captivating, beginning with divorce as it moves towards the hope of marriage. The chaos surrounding them intensifies and makes the story suspenseful…The colorful, comical illustrations bring the scenes to life and add humor to the work.--Edith Wairimu

The accompanying images are worth a thousand words – and then some. Captain Pistol’s Paradise is truly a feast for the eyes and an assault on the funny bones.--Marta Tandori

Captain Jack Pistol was a pirate, so he made his money when you could keep it. His swashbuckling days may be over but not his adventures. When he falls in love with a portrait on a poster, he quickly becomes embroiled in the tumultuous quirky life of an isolated "banana republic" with its unfathomable politics, mistaken identities, dueling divas, theater rivalries and general mayhem. In his pursuit of the incomparable Madame Mona Mercy Moo he encounters a host of entertaining characters. Among them are El Supremo, the leader of Bananazu and the impresario Captain C. Jasper Corkscrewe with his devious henchman, Smellez La Feete. Then there are the zany Don Juan Fiasco Y Tabasco, director of the Teatro Fiasco, his star Hedda Lettice, the husband-seeker Lolo La Bow-Wow and the Casino-and-Honeymoon-Hotspot owner, Mal de Mario. And what will become of the idyllic island of Bananazu when El Supremo slips on a banana peel and changes all the rules—can it really ever again be just another day in paradise?
About the author
Rowland B. Wilson was a famous cartoonist for the New Yorker, Esquire and Playboy magazines and an artist at Walt Disney on The Little Mermaid, Treasure Planet,Hercules, Tarzan and Atlantis and others. His hand-drawn Captain Pistol books are a culmination of both careers, combining encapsulated humor with the action of an unfolding full-length story.