In Hyperallergenic, Kish explained that he illustrated Conrad's Heart of Darkness using mostly yellow and green markers -- spring-y colors -- because “it was folly to think that terrible things happen only in the dark.” Eesh.
So that you can compare the happily-colored illustrations with the novel, here are some unsettling quotes from Heart of Darkness pared with Kish's art:
“Even extreme grief may ultimately vent itself in violence--but more generally takes the form of apathy.”
“We live as we dream -- alone."
"It echoed loudly within him because he was hollow at the core.”
Now that I'm aesthetically-frazzled from the psychological horror ("it was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice”), it's time for me to pet my black-and-white kitty and read some funny Tweets. That is, after I check out more of Matt Kish's art and stuff. Doo doo doo.