Monday, December 31, 2012

"Mistah Kurtz - he dead."

Today I completed what will be my final drawing of Kurtz, from page 91 of Heart of Darkness. He is a remarkable man.


My task is nearly complete, and it has haunted me these last few days. Let's hope 2013 brings more pleasant thoughts and happier dreams.

3 comments:

Sandy Longhorn said...

Awesome!

I'd say, pick a happier book for the next project, but, as my world lit students continually point out, all literature is sad & tragic.

If all else fails, I'd be glad to send you some pictures of our cats as inspiration of happy material! :)

Matt Kish said...

Actually Sandy I have two things in mind, both of which are original and not just illustrations for classic literature. I expect to begin work in earnest on each of them in either January or February, and after some consultation with my agent I will have a clearer idea of whether or not either of these is fit for publication. One of them is perhaps a bit creepy and horrific, but in a more fantastic way, while the other is definitely more lighthearted. Poignant, but with moments of great humor and levity.

Sandy Longhorn said...

Ooooh, can't wait to see what's coming next. You are a constant source of inspiration!