Delilah Dirk: International Mistress of Swordsmanship


a series of action-adventure graphic novels and comics set in the early 19th century.

Written and illustrated


Tony Cliff

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

~ Book One ~

…in which Delilah saves the life of Turkish tea-master Erdemoglu Selim, and he becomes duty-bound to follow her across Turkey, struggling to repay the debt he owes her.

  • 180 pages
  • Full colour
  • Available now!
  • Published by First Second books
  • 80-page online preview

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Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling

~ Book Two ~

…in which Delilah is framed for a crime she didn’t commit. But will her friendship with Selim be able to survive her quest to clear her name?

  • 260 pages
  • Full colour
  • Coming March 8, 2016
  • Published by First Second books
  • Currently being serialized online

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Delilah Dirk and the Seeds of Good Fortune

~ A Short Story ~

…in which Delilah and Selim find themselves exposed to the harsh winds of happenstance.

  • 36 pages
  • Black & white
  • Self-published
  • Available now as a pay-what-you-want (i.e. free) e-book

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Delilah Dirk Travel Poster Prints

~Travel Poster Prints~

…in which Delilah and Selim are depicted in a series of colourful, handsome illustrations celebrating their travels and adventures.

  • Fine art-quality printing on beautiful archival-quality paper
  • Ideally suited for framing
  • Most available in two sizes
  • Shipped in secure, reliable packaging.

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"Glorious... fast-paced and unabashed fun"

- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Marvellous and exceptionally lovely... this is the pure, distilled essence of adventure"

- Cory Doctorow,

"A terrific action story for... anyone with an insatiable appetite for high adventure"

- Booklist, starred review

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