Please, indulge me if you would for a moment. This Sunday evening, I will complete the 100th and final illustration for my next book, a fully illustrated and full text edition of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. I will rest a bit and celebrate, but I will soon begin another big project. I have many ideas, and there are one or two that I am leaning toward very strongly. In the end, I will make my own decision and follow my inner guide, but I am curious. Since I have the ability to ask a question like this of literally hundreds of people, what would you be interested in seeing me do? In no particular order, here are some of my ideas...
Illustrating David Lindsay's gnostic sci-fi fable A Voyage to Arcturus.
An original and strangely autobiographical graphic novel using the framework of the legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to explore issues of guilt and redemption. And gardening.
Illustrating William Hope Hodgson's bizarre and difficult novel The Night Land.
Illustrating Lovecraft's The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath.
Or should I do something else entirely.
Please, leave your thoughts in the comments. You can comment entirely anonymously if you like. It's the ideas I am curious about. I do have some shorter projects in mind that I know I will do. A suite of illustrations for Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener, a series of portraits of the porn stars from the Golden Age of Porn, and, eventually, I will illustrate the Bible. But for now, what?