Matt Kish, one of the kindest humans I’ve ever corresponded with, is donating four original illustrations from Heart of Darkness to be silent auctioned (silently auctioned?) at next Thursday’s Conversations on Practice event with Glenn Kurtz. The auction will benefit Housing Works. THANK YOU MATT, and everyone should come to the event it will be great!
Matt will be here on November 7 for Conversations on Practice: Matt Kish with Glenn Kurtz, Presented with McNally Jackson AND we just confirmed he’s donating four original Heart of Darkness images for a silent auction to benefit Housing Works!
Coming in October 2013 from my fine publisher Tin House Books, a new edition of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness with 100 full color illustrations by me. Above is the final cover, and I couldn’t be more pleased. It captures everything I was trying to convey with my illustrations, and is just a brilliant piece of work. Many many thanks to Diane Chonette at Tin House for putting this together, and to Tin House in general for making this dream a reality.
GIMME. Love Matt Kish’s work, so excited about this.
MOVING SALE! I am moving in March and I don’t own a couch. Or a dining room table. Or chairs. Or dishes. And I need to buy them. So I put a bunch of art, including the pieces above, up for sale in my Etsy shop. Take a look and see if there is anything you like.
Also, since I am done with Heart of Darkness now, I am available for commissions. Let me know if there is something you want me to draw for you.
I support all things Matt Kish. Get on this.
In honor of this weekend’s Moby-Dick marathon at the Housing Works Bookstore, I am re-posting 64 of my favorite Moby-Dick illustrations from my book Moby-Dick in Pictures.
MOBY-DICK, page 053: His father was a High Chief, a King; his uncle a High Priest; and on the maternal side he boasted aunts who were the wives of unconquerable warriors.
11 inches by 7.75 inches
ink on found paper
September 28, 2009
Ooooooh. Matt very generously donated two pieces from Moby-Dick in Pictures and two original pieces created just for this weekend that will be silently auctioned at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe during the marathon, ending at 4:30PM Sunday.
Here’s what’s coming up this week at The Bookstore:
Design Rebels Unite | TONIGHT 7pm | A panel of talented designers tackle the curious conundrum that design professionals face when attempting to make their work meaningful while still paying the rent.
The Moth StorySLAM: Wash | Tuesday, 7pm | One of the most well known and storied story telling events in the city. $8 at the door, and it always sells out, so come early.
First We Take Manhattan: Leonard Cohen | Wednesday, 7pm | Authors Syvlie Simmons and Alan Light along with musician Suzanne Vega and producer John Lissauer take on the legacy of the renowned songwriter.
Tumblr Prep!: The Books They Gave Me, Fake Science 101, I Love Charts, and My Daguerrotype Boyfriend | Thursday, 7pm | Let Tumblr educate you on the stuff you really need to know. And like any good educational experience, there’ll be free booze!
Festa Brasiliera: Celebrating Granta 121: The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists | Friday, 7pm | Join Granta and a slew of youthful Brazilian writers providing the best in their country’s unique brand of literature.
Moby Dick Marathon NYC | Saturday, 10am - 3pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm | Housing Works is proud to host to the first ever marathon reading of Herman Melville’s classic American epic, Moby Dick. The marathon starts at WORD in Brooklyn on Friday night and continues with us through the rest of the weekend. There will be merchandise from Out Of Print, chowder provided by Littleneck, original works from the artist Matt Kish, and beer from Sixpoint.
And don’t forget about:
Cookbook Sale | Nov. 12 - 21 | Housing Works Bookstore is the perfect place for all your cookbook needs. Like much of our selection, normally expensive cookbooks are much less expensive here. Add a 30% discount to that, and you can afford enough cookbooks to get you from this Thanksgiving to the next one.
A sneak peek at Matt Kish’s Moby-Dick in Pictures pieces plus two brand-new (!!!!!) pieces specifically for Moby-Dick Marathon NYC. Matt is generously donating the work; All four works will be sold at silent auction at the marathon, with proceeds benefiting Housing Works’ mission to fight homelessness and AIDS.
You bet your ass I’ll be bidding on these myself.