A Wave Blue World Honors Herman Melville's Bicentenary
Jun 11, 2019
This August marks the 200thanniversary of the birth of Herman Melville, an American author, best known for the literary masterpiece Moby Dick. To commemorate the author’s bicentenary, publisher A Wave Blue World unveils FROM HELL’S HEART (JUN191557), an illustrated celebration of the works of Herman Melville that features artists from all disciplines including Dave Malan, Cosimo Miorelli, Ryan Sook, and Brahm Revel, who have been inspired by this celebrated American writer and poet.
FROM HELL’S HEART editor, John Arcudi (B.P.R.D., Rumble) says “Herman Melville laid the foundation upon which all modern American literature is built. You can't celebrate him enough, but I wanted to try. When I realized the bicentennial of his birth was coming in August of this year, I really wanted to be part of something tangible to mark and honor the day."
“No American author has provoked the imaginations of readers more than Herman Melville. To mark the occasion of the bicentennial of his birth (August 1st, 1819) fifty-seven world-renowned artists have come together with gorgeous, brand new illustrations for Moby Dick, Bartleby, The Confidence Man, Pierre, Typee, Billy Budd, White Jacket and much more. A short passage of text will accompany each illustration, giving context to the story. Artists include Matt Kish, Dave Malan, Hunt Emerson, Evan Cagle, Brahm Revel, Ryan Sook, and Cosimo Miorelli.”
See Melville’s works uniquely captured by these diverse group of artists and share in their profound creations in this gorgeous 128-page artbook, FROM HELL’S HEART, available to order now.