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posted 12th Jun 2020, 1:00 PM

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12th Jun 2020, 1:00 PM

pocketsizedquasar

This page has not one, not two, not three, but FOUR complex/detail oriented backgrounds and I’m mad, y’all. I’m also salty that I have to shrink the pages down in size for the web, because it really does obscure a lot of the detail (psst if you wanna see higher res versions of the pages in all their glory, as well as read a few updates ahead and/or gain access to page WIPs, you should check put my Patreon!)
anyway, fun fact! I’ve been to this church before. Melville calls it “whaleman’s chapel” but it’s actually “seamen’s bethel” in real life. The backgrounds from the next few pages inside the church (and these outside shots!) are 100% referenced from pics I took while actually there, so that’s pretty cool. This marks the start of one of my favorite chapters from the book, the Sermon, so I’m pumped.

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12th Jun 2020, 3:57 PM

shyangry

Well the backgrounds look great! This might be a little silly, but I had no idea that the book featured actual locations you could really visit. That must have been a cool trip.

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12th Jun 2020, 4:56 PM

pocketsizedquasar

Thank you! and yeah, there’s a few locations mentioned in the book that you can actually go visit — the chapel is the most notable/specific, but the town of New Bedford (where they’re in right now) and the island of Nantucket (where they’ll go in in a few scenes) are both lovely places & have museums dedicated to their whaling histories. I haven’t been to Nantucket but I’ve been to the museum & church in New Bedford; they’re both really cool!

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12th Jun 2020, 10:13 PM

shyangry

That's so neat... the east coast has so much history, I'd love to get out there for a trip sometime.
I've been really curious, what made you want to do an adaptation of Moby Dick? I know it's a book with a lot in it but otherwise I'm not too familiar.

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12th Jun 2020, 11:56 PM

pocketsizedquasar

it does! i go to college up there & the history is super cool.
and ha hoooo boy, that really is a whole can of worms, but i guess to keep it brief: it's a really fun and compelling story that genuinely means a lot to me, and one that I wish was more accessible to a larger audience. Like you said there's a whole lot in it and a lot of the themes - colonialism, race, whiteness, queerness - are really interesting and important to me (even if the source material doesn't always handle them well), and I like the more softhearted parts of the books too (gay wedding! dick jokes!) As of yet, there doesn't exist a MD adaptation that satisfies me (and i've seen, uh, a lot). ya want something done right do it yourself sort of thing. so here I am.

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13th Jun 2020, 9:25 PM

shyangry

I appreciate the thought process! I feel like I have a similar relationship with a different classic novel (Catch 22...) It's definitely a really cool project to take on.

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