Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thar She Blows: Another Peek At My Graphic Novel Manuscript

Here is a page that owes a debt to the stark illustrations that Rockwell Kent created for an elegant edition of Moby Dick. An artist with wanderlust, Kent actually spent some time in South Central Alaska. He lived for a period on Fox Island in what is now Kenai Fijords National Park. It's hard to imagine someone with a greater ability to strike the proper tone for Melville's novel than the rugged Kent, who would have felt right at home with the rigors of a whaling voyage. As it turns out, there is inspiration for those of us that have PD in Melville's book as well.


Anonymous said...

Beautifully written and drawn - Looks like you went through a LOT of black ink on this one.
It would look good in my office as a reminder to NEVER GIVE IN!
Thanks for sharing

Peter Dunlap-Shohl said...

Don, You're welcome! And thanks in turn for your handsome compliment. As for the ink, no octopi were harmed in the creation of this drawing. It's completely digital.