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I really like Moby-Dick (the novel by Melville).

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.

http://www.tinhouse.com/books/fiction-poetry/moby-dick-in-pictures.html

He also claims to have "the world's largest personal collection of Nazgul art"

http://everypageofmobydick.blogspot.com/p/the-worlds-largest-personal-collection.html

This is a recent article about him.

http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/artsmindsblog/wild-weird-world-matt-kish/

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.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amandabullock/moby-dick-marathon-nyc

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.

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fauxklore
Dec. 15th, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
There is an annual Moby Dick marathon reading in New Bedford, MA. They even move over to the Seamen's Bethel for the chapter set there.
firecat
Dec. 15th, 2014 05:27 am (UTC)
Oh cool!
epi_lj
Dec. 15th, 2014 01:23 am (UTC)

I have a similar book based on Thomas Pynchon's, "Gravity's Rainbow." :)

firecat
Dec. 15th, 2014 05:28 am (UTC)
I came across that in my Matt-Kish-related wanderings.
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