This Old Pond comic is inspired by a SHARP 2017 talk by Lisa Gitelman, New York University: “Emoji Dick, Prequels and Sequels”.
Did you know Amazon produced a translation of Moby Dick using emoji? The book is called Emoji Dick. It could have been a fun project. Unfortunately the book is gibberish, as most translations were produced randomly. Here are some pictures:
Lisa Gilteman presents Emoji Dick at SHARP 2017 conference.
This comic is inspired by Maxianne Berger’s book Winnows (Imago Press) featuring haiku found in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.
Actually, I love that book, Japanese Death Poems. I just thought it would be inappropriate to give it to someone for Christmas. However, If we exchanged gifts on Halloween, then that would be the perfect gift!