Sunday, October 16, 2011
Book Talk with Artist Matt Kish Thursday Oct. 20th @ 7pm
Inspired by one of the world's greatest novels, Ohio artist Matt Kish embarked on an epic voyage of his own, and the result is Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page of Moby-Dick.
Join us for a reading, discussion of the project, and signing. Plus, hopefully, Matt can draw some pictures in your book.
Kish said he felt as foolhardy as Ishmael, the novel’s narrator, and as obsessed as Captain Ahab in his quest for the great white whale. “I see now that the project was an attempt to fully understand this magnificent novel, to walk through every sun-drenched word, to lift up all the hatches and open all the barrels, to smell, taste, hear, and see every seabird, every shark, every sailor, every harpooner, and every whale.”
Kish spent nearly every day for 18 months toiling away in a small closet he converted into an art studio. To share the work with family and friends, he started the blog “One Drawing for Every Page of Moby-Dick,” where he posted his work on a daily basis.
Kish lives in Dublin, Ohio and works full-time as a librarian for the Dayton Metropolitan Library. For more details, check out his blog at http://www.everypageofmobydick.blogspot.com/. And Tin House Matt Kish