Sunday, 24 November 2019
Saturday, 23 November 2019
Friday, 22 November 2019
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
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
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.