Wednesday, October 21, 2009

the candles

Moby Dick, chapter 119: "The Candles"

5 comments:

Vic Sage said...

This is one of my favorite illustrations you've done.

tommy said...

Wow, this is awesome! Dax, I had no idea of your blog until recently. This is definitely one of my favorite things i've seen on here so far.

Dax said...

Thanks! This is based on a drawing I just rediscovered, one I did about ten years ago. This one is better.

Other Ahabs of mine:

http://daxblog937.blogspot.com/2008/09/old-ahab-is-bound.html

http://daxblog937.blogspot.com/2008/09/new-ahab.html

Stewed Hamm said...

I try to read Moby Dick every year. Try meaning "attempt," not try meaning "if I can carve out some time, I re-read Moby Dick, cuz I like it so much."

Thanks for rubbing it in, Dax. You and your Ahabs can go suck balls.

Dax said...

The first and last third of the book are pretty great.

In the middle, though, there's quite a few chapters where it seems as if the plot of the story has disappeared, and in turn you get a tutorial on how to cut in on a whale carcass, and the many different uses of whale meat, blubber, and ivory.