My friend Tobin Becker recently reminded me of my undying love for Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick, or The Whale.
Because I honestly consider Moby-Dick to be the greatest novel ever written, I am now going to create one illustration for every single one of the 552 pages in the Signet Classic paperback edition. I'l try to do one a day, but we'll see.
Here is the first illustration, from page one, entitled Call me Ishmael.
8.5 inches by 11 inches
colored pencil and ink on found paper
August 5, 2009