Illustrating Every Page of ‘Moby Dick’

Back in late 2009 we told you about an interesting project by Ohio-based, self-taught artist Matt Kish. The concept? He was in the early stages of working his way through illustrating all 552 pages of Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby Dick. Now that he has finally completed the epic undertaking, a collection of the resulting artwork is being released as Moby-Dick in Pictures by Tin House. “[‘Moby Dick’] has been such a companion for me my whole life,” Kish explained to HuffPost earlier this year. “I’ve read it a bunch of times, I saw the TV movie, various comic book adaptations — it’s been such a part of me.” Click through to check out a trailer for his book, along with some of our favorite pieces from the project — all of which are available for purchase in Kish’s Etsy shop.


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