Call him thorough. Matt Kish has illustrated every single page of the Herman Melville novel Moby Dick. Formerly a high school English teacher, he has read the text several times, each reading reinforcing his appreciation for the depth and breadth of the work. In his own words: “Friends often question my obsession with the novel, especially since I am not a scholar or even an educator any longer, and the best explanation I have been able to come up with is that, to me, Moby-Dick is a book about everything.” Well now there is a book about the book about everything, as Matt’s 500-something illustrations of each page from the novel have been bound together in Moby Dick in Pictures. His idea of illustrating a page each day is almost exactly the opposite of the re-covered contests and you can buy some of the original illustrations here.