Matt Kish read Moby Dick, then Illustrated every single page

Matt Kish read Moby Dick, then Illustrated every single page

Matt Kish read Moby Dick, then Illustrated every single page

Call him thorough. Matt Kish has illustrated every single page of the Herman Melville novel Moby Dick. Formerly a high school English teacher, he has read the text several times, each reading reinforcing his appreciation for the depth and breadth of the work. In his own words: “Friends often question my obsession with the novel, especially since I am not a scholar or even an educator any longer, and the best explanation I have been able to come up with is that, to me, Moby-Dick is a book about everything.” Well now there is a book about the book about everything, as Matt’s 500-something illustrations of each page from the novel have been bound together in Moby Dick in Pictures. His idea of illustrating a page each day is almost exactly the opposite of the re-covered contests and you can buy some of the original illustrations here.

Alex

Alex Dent

October 28, 2011 / By

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