If anyone can draw a you into a story it’s Frank Santoro, especially when combining soap-opera-esque drama and historic tragedy, as he does with Pompeii. Drawn in moody sketches and watercolor, Pompeii looks and feels like a sketchbook, each scene beautifully composed telling the story of Marcus and his entangled relationships. Working as an artist’s apprentice, Marcus plays the middleman between Flavius (artist) and his romances, not to mention his own drama with his girlfriend Lucia. The story feels very human and relatable, an intimate look into a life in Pompeii through one man’s perspective. I love it for its originality and emotion, each sketch adding to the overall feel of the story, and its tragic, but lovely ending. I would definitely get it while you can from PictureBox, and learn more about Frank’s work here.