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.
New issue of Storychord, who you might remember from such events as Around the Campfire and their Birthday Party here, guest curated by Michael Barron, featuring Kelsey Ford, Jocelyn Spaar, and Single Ben.
Check it out, I love this project. Every two weeks an issue features a short story, paired up with an image (photograph, painting, etc.) and a song. Discover the next big thing. (via Storychord.com: ISSUE #60: Kelsey Ford, Jocelyn Spaar, Single Ben)
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.
“The burning question, which Attenberg explores with patience and sensitivity, is why Edie has embarked on her self-destructive path. The answers themselves aren’t surprising: Edie married too early, felt ambivalent about parenthood, became disillusioned with her career. What’s remarkable is the unfailing emotional accuracy and specificity with which Attenberg renders Edie’s despair.” (via ‘The Middlesteins,’ by Jami Attenberg - NYTimes.com)
I keep telling y’all to read this, so if you don’t believe me, believe the NYTBR at least. (GO JAMI!)
Attendee Charles Shoopak did this great sketch of last night’s panel on Leonard Cohen with Suzanne Vega, Alan Light, Sylvie Simmons, and John Lissauer. We’ve got a bunch of signed copies of Alan’s book about “Hallelujah,” The Holy or the Broken, and Sylvie’s Cohen biography, I’m Your Man; come and get ‘em!
Most of you are familiar by now (or should be anyway) with artist Matt Kish’s stunning (and massive) Moby Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page. We’re thrilled to announce that his next undertaking will be an illustrated edition of Joseph Conrad’s masterpiece, Heart of Darkness. This project–unlike his Moby Dick–will include the the full text alongside 100 of his illustrations. (via Announcing: Matt Kish’s Illustrated Heart of Darkness | Tin House)
OMG OMG OMG AWESOME.
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