I'm afraid I don't much care for this guy's artwork style, but he made 552 illustrations for Moby-Dick (one for each page of his edition), which I think is a great project.
He also claims to have "the world's largest personal collection of Nazgul art"
This is a recent article about him.
While digging around to find out more about this guy, I discovered there is now a biennial "marathon reading of Moby-Dick" in New York City. This happened in 2012 and 2014. In 2013 there wasn't a reading, but there was a "Moby-Dick Not-Marathon," aka a convention. The next marathon will be in 2016. Its Kickstarter campaign is a sight to behold.
I found out about Matt Kish via a pattern by Ann Weaver, "His Mark," in the new (50th!) edition of knitty.com:http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEw14/PATThismark.php
She has published two books of knitting patterns based on Moby-Dick. The paper versions of the books have illustrations by Matt Kish.
This entry was originally posted at http://firecat.dreamwidth.org/859152.html, where there are comments. I prefer that you comment on Dreamwidth, but it's also OK to comment here.