Sunday, 24 November 2019

Friday, 22 November 2019

randall enos


randall enos is better known as a cartoonist but, being that he's from new bedford, it seems inevitable he'd be doing some illustrating of moby dick at some point which he does in the form of the story of mocha dick. these linocuts are absolutely exquisite and absolutely worth a browse

Thursday, 21 November 2019

timothy lamb


i like the insouciant nature of this image of queequeg by timothy lamb (no web presence?). that said i'm struck by the lack of figurative pictures from moby dick beyond queequeg or ahab. the ahab images seem to lean heavily on the gregory peck iteration which is all fair and good but seems to me rather limiting. as for the queequeg, as far as i can see most of these images are by white artists, who seem to be predominantly american and male. i've always thought of queequeg as polynesian and it would be nice to see some representations from that part of the world.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

carson ellis


it being the bicentennial of melville's birth i cam across this illustration by carson ellis in the new yorker. true, it's more of melville but i think she's managed to capture the essential ahabian in him.

Monday, 18 November 2019

matt kish


matt kish's illustrtated moby dick is a story in itself but it shouldn't take away from the images. i was beguiled by these images from the moment i saw them and was an easy purchaser of his book!

Friday, 15 November 2019

mark milloff


i could go on and on about these images from mark milloff but i shan't. apparently there could be more. i'd love the chance to see these in the flesh.