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Matt KishHeart of Darkness


Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Illustrated by Matt Kish

Matt Kish
Heart of Darkness

Book Signing Follows

Wed, Oct 30, 2013 7 PM

Following his epic Moby-Dick in Pictures, artist Matt Kish has set himself upon an equally impressive—and no less harrowing—task: illustrating each page of Joseph Conrad’s masterpiece, Heart of Darkness. Kish’s rich, imaginative drawings and paintings mirror Conrad’s original text and illuminate Marlow’s journey into the heart of the congo, and into the depths of the human soul. Heart of Darkness is a text ripe for analysis and argument, formally and thematically; it explores matters of imperialism, racism, gender, and the duality of human nature. Kish’s illustrations add another layer, and another voice, to the conversation. His visual interpretation of Heart of Darkness is not just essential for fans and students of Conrad, it’s a work of art all its own.

Matt Kishis a self-taught artist from Ohio, where he lives with his wife, their two frogs, and far too many books. He has created one illustration for every page of Moby-Dick, fully illustrated Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and had his work appear in the Chicagoan, Propeller Magazine, and Salt Hill Journal. He has also illustrated The Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss and the upcoming The Desert Places by Amber Sparks and Robert Kloss.


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Josef Albers, Leaf Study IX, c. 1940Leaves on paper28 x 24 ¾ inches© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ Artists Rights Society New YorkPhoto: Tim Nighswander/Imaging 4 Art

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