Big Planet Comics is four comic shops owned by Jared Smith, Joel Pollack, Greg Bennett and Peter Cassazza in the Washington, DC area – named after the novel by Jack Vance. Besides that, Big Planet Comics also produces podcasts, co-publishes comics and organises events. Lifelong comic enthusiasts Jared and Greg share their love of Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese in .Cent’s The Cornucopia Issue, guest edited by Sebastiaan Bremer.
Images © Hugo Pratt, Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salt Sea, Universe, 2012. Courtesy of Rizzoli.