Part of the goal, Kish says, was to create a work that was personal, raw, created by hand, and in direct opposition to the computer-generated impersonal art that is so pervasive today. While the lines on the page are very much drawn by a singular human hand, the images that we see are heavily influenced by the same digital culture that Kish is hoping to counter. For example, taking their inspiration from mass-produced imagery, so many of the human characters are rendered as robot-like figures. This seeming contradiction is what ultimately makes this book so interesting. This is a story about Matt Kish, not Moby-Dick. It's the opportunity to share in one man's literary obsession and to see, through his eyes, how a story written over 150 years ago can still resonate with a digitally immersed audience today.