On The Luck of an Irish Sailor is a fantasy about a young cabin boy who is rescued from drowning by a mermaid. It is told in the voice of the boy, now an old man. Sailor springs from the imagination of a young, then 15-year-old Mike Mirabella, inspired by the tall tales he heard as a small child from his seafaring uncles and grandfather.
Sailor is written as a children’s story-song and illustrated by Amy O’Hanlon, a brilliant and talented illustrator whose art perfectly captures the whimsy and humor of Mike’s text. It’s appropriate for any age level and promises to put a smile on the faces of young and old alike.
Listen to the musical score by Mike Mirabella sung by Shay Black!
Amy O’Hanlon is a designer and illustrator from the Bay Area currently working in London. She began working as a freelance illustrator after getting her bachelor’s degree in 2012 and is continuing her education at Kingston University.