Alan dunne is a Dublin based Irish graphic designer and illustrator. He works for RTÉ Television, Ireland’s national broadcaster. He regularly exhibits with Brainbelt Illustration Collective.

get off that ship is a graphic novel by Alan Dunne. It sets out to chronicle the true story of Frank Browne, a Jesuit novice and photographer who travelled from Southampton to Queenstown on the ill-fated Titanic. It tells the story that surrounds the famous photographs he took on that voyage with his humble Kodak Brownie No.2 and the twist of fate that saved his life.

In the interest of historical accuracy, the illustrations have been painstakingly researched. The words are also sourced and edited from a variety of first hand accounts made by Frank Browne himself – apart from where artistic licence was used in invented conversations and editorial rearranging for purposes of narrative flow.

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The fr browne collection & further reading:

The photographs referred to in this web comic are available to be viewed online and purchased at:
The Fr. Browne photographic collection is managed and maintained by David Davison & Associates.
If you are interested further in the life and photographs of Fr Frank Browne, there are a variety of publications by Dr. E. E. O’Donnell SJ – quite simply the authority on the photography and life of Fr. Frank Browne.
His most recent edition of Father Browne’s Titanic Album is available to buy here.